It’s time—time to pick the Boston area’s neighborhood of the year!
Here’s how the annual Curbed Cup works: We present two matchups a day during the first round. Polls stay open 24 hours for each one. The biggest vote-getter in each matchup advances to the second round.
We start with 16, and we whittle it down to one.
Here’s the last matchup of the first round. Go!
(2) Kendall Square
Cambridge’s technology hub became that much more technology hub-ier this year.
That was due largely to a proposal from Kendall Square fixture M.I.T. to redevelop the Volpe transportation center site that it bought from the federal government at the start of 2017 into a massive mixed-use campus complete with 1.7 million square feet of commercial space and some 1,400 housing units.
The project is also likely to contain what will be Cambridge’s tallest building.
M.I.T. also plans to build several buildings south of Main Street, including a 28-story dorm.
(15) Fort Point
The big news out of Fort Point this year was the same as during last year: The imminent arrival of General Electric’s new headquarters.
Though that imminence took a hit in August, when it became clear that the HQ wouldn’t fully open until 2021.
- M.I.T.’s Volpe Center redevelopment takes major step forward [Curbed Boston]
- M.I.T.’s Volpe Center redevelopment likely to include Cambridge’s tallest building [Curbed Boston]
- New M.I.T. dorm in Kendall Square: details and a rendering [Curbed Boston]
- General Electric pushes back opening of Fort Point building to 2021 [Curbed Boston]
- Boston’s 10 most walkable neighborhoods, explained [Curbed Boston]
- Fort Point corner unit comes with 14-foot ceilings and plenty of exposed brick [Curbed Boston]