According to the Courant, a parcel of land is for sale in the Back Bay.

St. Cecilia’s Church may have answered the Berklee College of Music’s prayers.

The parish is selling an 11,000 square foot park that abuts the college, which has been trying desperately to acquire more property for a major campus expansion.

The small park with a grotto of the Virgin Mary is across Scotia Street from the church and is bounded by the Mass Pike and Cambria Street.

The property is being marketed by Meredith & Grew, which in a promotional brochure released last week describes the sale as “a rare opportunity to acquire a development site in the heart of the Back Bay.”

I’m not sure how Berklee could combine this parcel with others it owns, unless it somehow convinces everyone to allow the college to close down the streets that surround it.

Get Marty Walz on it, she can figure it all out!

From the Boston Courant

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Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

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