Fan Pier District to see Dramatic Changes in 2012

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The Departed: South Boston to Change Forever This Year Article Courtesy of:  Tom Acitelli You should stroll the South Boston waterfront sometime really soon. Then close your eyes at the end of your walk, and seal the memory in your mind. Because the area is about to change forever in one of those tell-the-grandchildren-how-a-candy-bar-cost-a-nickel ways. More than 1,700 apartments in several buildings on otherwise nondescript sites are expected to get under way in 2012, what could be, as The Globe's Casey Ross puts it, "the year the South Boston waterfront started to feel like a neighborhood." What's coming? · Seaport Square. 750 apartments in two 22-story buildings on a 3-acre site between Sleeper Street and Northern Avenue, … [Read more...]

Fan Pier Fanfare Feeds Boston’s Economic Hopes

Fan Pier Boston Ground Breaking Ceremonies

Joe Fallon on Fan Pier:  “If we weren’t going to get going I was gonna jump... (in the harbor).” Some of the 1,000 new construction jobs created by Boston's Fan Pier development (Curt Nickisch/WBUR) BOSTON — It was the sort of event that almost made you forget the recession ever happened. Sharply dressed bankers and developers, the mayor and governor took to a stage under a big white party tent with balloons and band lights. In front of them, a row of shovels and a neatly shaped pile of sand. When Matt Emmens, the CEO of Vertex Pharmaceuticals stood at the podium, he said he’s been to many groundbreakings before. “For those of you that haven’t,” Emmens said, “let me give you a clue. We like biomarkers in our business. The marker … [Read more...]

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