Mayor Menino joins Downtown North Association for discussion

Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Downtown North Association Executive Director Bob O’Brien.As the special guest at the Downtown North Association luncheon at the TD Banknorth Garden last Tuesday, Mayor Thomas M. Menino spoke on the prosperous state of the city and the West End area.

“Despite the economy, Boston continues to move forward,” Menino said. “We currently have 25 projects underway in the city. By this time next year, five or six new buildings should be under construction in the City of Boston.”

Turning his attention to the West End area, Menino said Boston-based Trinity Financial was on board as the residential developer of One Canal Place.

“New rental housing will bring vitality to the neighborhood,” Menino said. “The city also remains committed to bringing a full-service supermarket to this site.”

Menino said he was also working with West End, Beacon Hill and Back Bay parents to open a K-8 school in the area.

Regarding ongoing site improvements to Thoreau Path – the 20-feet wide passageway that links together the high-rises in Charles River Park – Menino said the $1.5 million rehabilitation project would be completed next month.

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