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Seaport’s new stock of hotels finally has the guests to fill them

A slate of summer events, groups traveling for in-house meetings, and a sustained boom in leisure travel ushered in a hectic season for Seaport hotels.

Boston’s net-zero emissions zoning code raises concerns among developers

The new initiative, which accelerates the city’s push to reduce buildings’ reliance on fossil fuels by several years, has sent jitters through the real estate development industry.

OSHA proposes fining contractor $1.2m in fatal accident at downtown garage

The Brockton demolition company was cited with 11 safety violations for creating unsafe working conditions and not adequately training its workers at the demolition site.

The Greater Boston housing market is cooling, but it’s no easier to buy a house

Rising mortgage rates, inflation, and a stark supply shortage have pushed housing even further out of reach for many, with some measures of affordability hitting their lowest point in over 30 years.

Wu set to overhaul powerful city zoning board

Mayor Michelle Wu Monday wiped out most of the Zoning Board of Appeals members on Monday, nominating a slate of community developers, neighborhood organizers, and construction union representatives as replacements.

Boston’s sea-level rise will require a ‘Big Dig level’ solution, city leaders say

A recent federal report forecast that, by 2050, sea levels in Boston will be 16 inches higher than they were at the start of the century. Addressing this, city leaders say, will require a comprehensive, coordinated climate change effort.

One of the final pieces of the puzzle at Boston Landing is in place

Lendlease and Ivanhoé Cambridge are jointly developing the nine-story, 350,000-square-foot facility, dubbed “Forum," which they hope to open in 2024.

Boston explores converting office buildings into housing, but challenges abound

The concept of converting space in Greater Boston isn’t new, but it’s a post-pandemic priority for the Wu administration, which is aiming to inject energy into the city's downtown core.