0 Mayor Walsh Focuses on Four Neighborhoods for Boston’s ‘New Innovation District’

Where will our next round of innovators set up camp?  Some hot spots in Boston and Cambridge are simply too expensive so Marc Bernsau of the BBJ has provided a great comparison of various Boston locations with their respect pro’s and con’s combined with market price.  Where can you find a low $20’s rent per square foot?

In a previous post on Boston’s new innovation district, we discuss Mayor Marty Walsh’s recently-formed task force, which is considering an innovation district in four specific Boston neighborhoods: Bowdoin-Geneva and Fields Corner in Dorchester, Dudley Square in Roxbury, and East Boston.

Fields Corner in Dorchester

Credit: FieldsCorner.org

The accompanying article on the Boston Business Journal notes, “Gilad Rosenzweig, founder and executive director of Smarter in the City, thinks Roxbury has the potential to be a home for startups.”

0 Boston’s Next Innovation District? Four Neighborhoods Marked as Candidates

East Boston Waterfront real estate

Credit: Boston.com

Where will the innovation district go next to accommodate tomorrow’s new technology startups?  One of the key components is access and infrastructure; if you can’t get there without a car, it’s not going to be viable.

According to the BBJ, “a task force created by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh has been focusing on how to replicate the success of the Innovation District in other parts of the city…the group officially recommended the city focus those efforts on the following four neighborhoods: Dorchester’s Fields Corner, East Boston, Dudley Square in Roxbury to Uphams Corner in Dorchester, Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood in Dorchester.

More information on the administration’s plan for the new innovation district are available on the Boston Business Journal’s website.