BOSTON: A New North Station
Next month, Converse will start fitting out its new HQ at the $250M, 225k SF Lovejoy Wharf in a relo from Boston's 'burbs. (It wants to stop getting grass stains on its new shoes.) This celeb tenant reflects the rush to downtown and is a star player in the $2B transformation of the North Station neighborhood. But the biggest game changer in the old industrial area's transformation just might be the $950M, 1.9M SF project by a JV of Boston Properties and Delaware North (the owner of Celtics and Bruins home TD Garden). The iconic Garden will get a new entrance and two towers with 497 residences, 668k SF of offices, a 306-key hotel, 800 parking spaces, and 250k SF of retail. Inside, they'll expand it by 40k SF and revamp both the concourse and North Station itself.