Developer John Rosenthal has been trying for eons to construct the five-building mega-complex known as Fenway Center at Brookline and Commonwealth avenues in the busy, busy neighborhood of similar name. Yet each leap forward for the apartment-and-retail development has proved short-lived, whether because of financial constraints or persnickety neighbors. Well, Rosenthal is trying again, this time with a notable new name in the mix.
The Globe's Casey Ross reports that Rosenthal is pursuing a partnership with Gerding Edlen that "could finally jump-start construction of the $550 million complex" slated to rise in part over the Mass. Pike. You know Gerding Edlen: They're the hip Portland, Ore.-based developer behind such Boston projects as 315 on A in Fort Point (and its 20-Minute Living concept) and the recently ground-broken 6 New Street in Eastie. Whether Gerding Edlen's presence moves Fenway Center forward remains to be seen. But Rosenthal already has the support of the Walsh administration, the state and the Mass. DOT. All systems go. Again.
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· Our Updated Full Count of Construction Around Fenway [Curbed Boston]
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· Play Ball! Five-Building Fenway Center Definitely, Probably On [Curbed Boston]
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· Our Arrested Development archive [Curbed Boston]