The highly ambitious Columbus Center development over the Mass Pike is now officially dead.
They may be cheering in the immediate neighborhoods surrounding the proposed $800 million project. Columbus Center would have been a big pain for them.
But the Columbus Center — with its planned five buildings of condos, hotel rooms and stores — would have been good for the entire city, linking the Back Bay and South End and creating a more coherent urban flow in the area.
Then there were the hundreds of jobs, most of them in construction, that would have been created at a time when jobs are so desperately needed. But now it’s not going to happen.
File under: Time to move on.