New Balance presented its vision for a “Health & Wellness District” for the 14 acres it owns along Guest Street, Brighton in a letter to the BRA today. It will include a new world headquarters, hockey and track and field facilities, and a boutique hotel, as reported on Boston.com. Presumably this will be the largest “no smoking” area in the world. (photo courtesy of Coolcaesar)
The Larz Anderson Bridge, which spans the Charles River between North Harvard Street, Allston and JFK Street, Cambridge, will be rebuilt and reconfigured at a cost of $20 million. Construction will this spring and end in the summer of 2014. If all goes to plan, the chaos of cars, runners, rollerbladers, bicycles and other travelers will be tamed by reducing the current four lanes to three, expanding sidewalks, adding a bike lane and other improvements.