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Home of the Boston Red Sox, the Fenway area has attracted people from all around Massachusetts and the country to come see a game and grab a bite for many years. However, more recently the dynamic of the neighborhood has begun to change. New developments, like City Target, have brought in more retail and restaurant chains and more foot traffic than ever. A number of luxury apartment buildings have also gone up in the area as well, often becoming home to Boston's millennial generation because of the lower prices and atmosphere.
In the midst of all of this, the are is about to get an upgrade with the creation of the Fenway Center. The project will bring five new skyscrapers to the area, including two new retail buildings. This has been the dream of the developer, John Rosenthal, for over two decades. After all this time the construction finally has the approval and financial backing it needs to get things underway. Phase one will consist of the creation of the two real estate towers and is set to begin at the end of the summer.
In total the center will bring over 550 housing units, 160,000 square feet of offices, 50,000 square feet of retail, 1,290 parking spaces, a new community space, a daycare center, and a bike-share station to Fenway. The project is complex and includes the creation of an overhead bridge to connect buildings straddling the Mass Pike. With its completion, this center should greatly increase the number of visitors to the area and connect the surround parks of Boston like never before.
Fenway Center Construction [Curbed Magazine Boston]