The owner of the Howard Johnson’s Hotel, near Fenway Park, wants to tear it down for a new Hilton Hotel, apartments and condos.

There are some heavy-hitter developers behind the project, and residents and the city seem to favor it. So the only thing holding it back right now is financing and the economy.

Boylston Street in the Fenway area has come a long way in recent years — and it’s still not over.

Sooner or later, the Red Sox will probably start developing the properties they’ve also snapped up in the area.