Blog :: 04-2015

Boston's 50 Most Powerful People, 2015

Boston's 50 Most Powerful People

 

Boston Magazine's list of the City's 50 Most Powerful People is out. Coming in at number 33, it's clear that Tracy Campion helps run this town.

 

33. Tracy Campion/Kevin Ahearn

Principal and owner, Campion and Company/President and owner, Otis & Ahearn

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Campion in the Back Bay and Ahearn downtown have long dictated what luxe living means in the city. No developer would break ground without consulting one of these real estate merchants.

How were these Bostonians chosen? Ultimately, here's what the list gets down to: it's the people who can solve Boston's biggest problems--transportation, housing, education, healthcare--and bring the best and the brightest along with them.

Check out the other power players here.

 

Downtown Boston Development Update

Boston's next skycraper could be coming soon to Winthrop Square. Winthrop Square - future development site

Eight Boston developers has submitted proposals to build on the city-owned Winthrop Square site. Currently, a run-down garage sits on the site in Boston's Financial District.

Background: In February, the Walsh administration called for new proposals for the city-owned Winthrop Square garage. That call came after Trans Nat?ional Group -- which originally planned a 1,000-foot project at the site in 2006 -- had restarted city talks last fall about a 740-foot project. Trans National Group remains among the developers who has submitted new proposals.

Proposals elements include a 780-foot tower (rivaling the height of Back Bay's 790-foot Hancock Tower), a two-building residential complex, luxury condos, a hotel and a public plaza that includes a new church and school. These proposals were submitted with the Boston Redevelopment Authority this week and will be reveiwed by city officials in the coming weeks. After this review, the city will invite prospective developers to submit their projects in more detail.

Currently, two residential towers are under construction that will take Boston living to new heights: Millennium Tower at 685 feet and Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences One Dalton Street, Boston at 699 feet. Sales are quickly moving along at Millennium Tower, with over 70% of units reported as under agreement (as of March 2011). Campion and Company is the Exclusive Sales and Marketing Agent for the new Four Seasons tower adjacent to the Christian Science Plaza; those looking for additional information should contact us today.

Developers Vying for the Project:

HYM Investment Group

Accordia Partners (image 1)

Lend Lease Development, Hudson Group North America and Eagle Development Group

Millennium Partners (image 2)

Trans National Properties

Fallon Co. (image 3)

Trinity Acquisitions

Lincoln Property Co
 

Accord project rendering

Millennium Tower project rendering

Boston Fallon project rendering


Curious about existing hi-rise condominiums in downtown Boston? Click Here to view developments.

 

Boston among the U.S.'s top 3 walkable cities

Walk Score has published their 2015 rankings for the U.S.'s most walkable cities with populations of more than 300,000. Boston comes in at #3, behind New York City and San Fransisco. Perfect for pedestrians, this Walking CIty has a total Walk Score of 80. 

Boston's top walkable neighborhoods are as follows:

 

Rank

Neighborhood

Walk Score

Transit Score

Bike Score

Population

1

North End

98

100

76

10,107

2

Chinatown

98

100

79

7,621

3

Bay Village

98

100

75

1,246

4

Beacon Hill

97

100

77

8,960

5

Downtown Crossing

97

100

82

949

6

Back Bay

97

98

88

21,929

7

Downtown

95

100

83

2,307

8

West End

95

100

83

5,951

9

South End

95

97

82

29,990

10

Fenway

93

99

89

22,682

 

VIEW THE COMPLETE RANKINGS HERE

How the rankings are calculated: Walk Score analyzed over 10 million locations and computed more than 2 billion walking routes for 2,500 U.S. cities using the Street Smart Walk Score algorithm. The algorithm incorporates walking routes, depth of choice, pedestrian friendliness, population and neighborhood data.

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