And then there were eight—we’re down to the second round of the annual Curbed Cup to pick the Boston area’s neighborhood of the year.
Polls are open 24 hours for each matchup. Go.
Boston’s indispensable neighborhood had a typically variegated year.
There were big development proposals, including for the redevelopment of the 19.94-acre Bayside Expo Center site in Columbia Point into some kind of mixed-use competitor to Cambridge’s Harvard Squareand for a de-facto ground-up neighborhood at Port Norfolk that would include 150 condos and a 25-room hotel.
And let’s not forget major projects already underway, including the 11-acre one adjacent to South Bay plaza. That one’s due to have 475 condos and 130 hotel rooms.
There were the gorgeous houses for sale, too, and the speculation about further changes to come.
(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.
Still, though, Fort Point remains absurdly well-located in Boston, which renders it one of the most convenient neighborhoods in which to live and work in the region. It’ll cost ya, however.
- Bayside Expo Center the next Harvard Square? That’s what UMass wants [Curbed Boston]
- Dorchester’s Port Norfolk would get 150 condos under new plan [Curbed Boston]
- Dorchester’s massive South Bay project gets officially underway [Curbed Boston]
- Ashmont Shingle with oodles of openness drops price $86,000 [Curbed Boston]
- Old Boston Globe site in Dorchester would become office complex under new plans [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]