Boston Condo Tour

A financial planner, retired architect, real estate broker, dental medicine professor and others will open their Boston homes to the public next week to showcase the livability of Downtown Crossing.The Downtown Crossing Association is hosting its first annual home tour of a neighborhood that’s the focus of a city-orchestrated revitalization effort.

The May 10 self-guided walking tour of 15 homes is designed to change public perception that Downtown Crossing – which more than 6,000 people call home and where another 1,000-plus residential units are under development – is just a business district. The DCA and Boston Redevelopment Authority hope to lure more urban dwellers to the area and convince some owners of Class C office space there to convert their properties to residential units.

One of the growing populations of the Downtown Crossing neighborhood is our resident base, DCA president Rosemarie Sansone said. I thought the tour would be an important way for people to begin to look at the neighborhood in a different way and have an opportunity to experience why these residents have chosen to live (there). Continued…

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Source: Boston Herald

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