I’m excited that a developer has been chosen for the Filene’s building site, in Downtown Crossing.

Now we’ll have to see if the new owners are able to get their plans past the Boston Landmarks Commission and city hall (I didn’t know there was such a thing as “Boston Landmarks” – really. I thought everything was local & neighborhood-run – who is on this commission?).

I think two new highrises would be great – one made up of office space, the other a hotel / condo building.

We’ll see.

More details:

N.Y. realty trust wins bidding for Filene’s site: Vornado likely to pay about $90m for block – By Thomas C. Palmer Jr., The Boston Globe

Close to historic deal: Filene’s landmark vote may be key for Vornado – By Scott Van Voorhis, The Boston Herald

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