On the edge of the city, a transformation
Tim Logan, Sunday, July 3, 2016.
First it was a rail yard. Then small factories. And now this nondescript stretch of Brighton is aiming to become a new hub for the economy of modern-day Boston, home to 5,000 white-collar jobs within a few years.
That’s what New Balance Shoe Co. is seeking at Boston Landing, the 15-acre campus the athletic shoe manufacturer is building around its new headquarters overlooking the Massachusetts Turnpike.
Among the seven buildings New Balance is putting up over the next few years are three — with nearly 650,000 square feet of office space among them — geared toward tech, life science, and other companies that want to be near downtown Boston but not quite in the heart of it.