Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said last week he wanted to see startups in every neighborhood, not just the Seaport District, Fort Point, etc.—the usual suspects (and certainly not just in his predecessor's ridiculously amorphous Innovation District). Interestingly enough, the Boston Redevelopment Authority also approved a new apartment complex in Allston that will have commercial startup space from the get-go.
The project at 61-83 Braintree Street calls for replacing two one-story buildings with 80 apartments and 1,715 square feet of short-term incubator space for lease (there will also be 67 underground parking spaces; 562 square feet of retail; and three community rooms). It's probably just a coincidence that Hizzoner's a-startup-in-every-pot pronouncement came the same week as the BRA's Braintree O.K. Still. Developers are expected to break ground in June.
· Mayor Walsh: 'We Want to Make Boston the Tech Capital of the World' [BostInno]
· 6 Things You Should Realize About the Innovation District [Curbed Boston]