You know how everyone always complains that real estate agents make up neighborhood names?

That’s not the case here.

The Bulfinch Triangle is one of Boston’s oldest neighborhoods, so-named because Charles Bulfinch sketched it out, in the early 1800’s.

Now, 200 short years later, it will be the site of new housing and a ten-story office complex.

From the Herald:

Hines Raymond LLC has filed plans with City Hall to build a mid-rise office complex that will feature the first new downtown supermarket in years.

The development team wants to build a 10-story office project that will also include an unusual centerpiece – a 57,000-square-foot Stop & Shop.

The $100 million-plus project is the third plan to move ahead in the so-called Bulfinch Triangle, reclaimed rail and highway land a few blocks from North Station that was freed up after the end of the Big Dig.

Also to be built in the area, on land reclaimed after the depression (very depressing) Central Artery:

Boston Avenir development. Originally proposed as a condo project, it will now be a luxury apartment complex, run by Archstone / Charles E Smith. The project is currently under construction, with an expected completion date of mid-2009. (No pool in this one.)

Archstone Avenir has a clear understanding of urban life. Transportation, restaurants, shops, and numerous other conveniences surround you at street level. Then step from the fast-paced rhythm of the city into the world of Avenir, where Duffy Design Group has marked the transition with a stunning lobby – cool, sleek, and elegant in its quiet repose. Modern amenities, beautifully designed homes, pure style. All at a location that’s exactly right, exactly where you want to be.

Next door, on the second lot, Simpson Housing has proposed building a 283-unit apartment and retail complex (presumably, apartments, but I wouldn’t be surprised if something else develops, depending on market conditions).

Finally, we can only hope and pray that Delaware North, owners of the TD BankNorth Garden get busy on the 37-story residential tower they’ve proposed for land behind the complex.

We can dream, can’t we?

(Also, separately, I read that plans are under way to replace Mulligan’s bar (closed, today) and the Burger King with a Holiday Inn Express.)

Source: Bulfinch Triangle offices in works – By Scott Van Voorhis, The Boston Herald

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