When Boston’s real estate history is written, there will be a chapter on the legalization of marijuana.
One of the largest landlords in Boston, Archstone, has a new apartment complex named the Avenir, located at 101 Canal Street (picture above). They’re taking it a step farther at the Avenir. From their web site:
The community, which features 241 luxury apartment homes and 27,000 square feet of retail space, is the first large-scale, professionally managed apartment community to offer a smoke-free living environment in Boston. Smoking will be prohibited in interior common areas, inside apartment units, on balconies and the roof deck.
That’s right. Even the typical smoker’s refuge – outside on the balcony or a roof deck – is also off-limits.
Across the country, the movement to ban smoking marijuana in residential buildings is gaining traction. Even some public housing agencies have forbidden smoking.
ACLU Smokers need not apply.