Downtown Crossing office space on Washington Street in Boston

Credit: Boston Business Journal

As I tour the Financial District with clients many ask about this building located and 276-278 Washington Street or 7 Water Street which is bordered by Washington, Water and Devonshire Street.  According to public record, the ownership is a Fidelity Company.

The Boston Business Journal reports that in order for the 9-story building at 276-278 Washington St. to become a historic landmark, “the process in Boston can take up to a year. The designation procedure is initiated by the submission of a petition, which is followed by a preliminary hearing before the commission, the preparation of a study report on the proposed landmark, and another public hearing. To be designated, a property must receive a two-thirds majority vote from the commission and be confirmed by the mayor and City Council. When a property is designated a landmark, any physical changes must be approved before they are undertaken.”

Additional details on the building are available in the full BBJ article, here.