The grand opening of Olmsted Place marks the addition of luxury units to a housing market that so desperately needs them. One cannot open up a newspaper without reading the cries of people bemoaning the dearth in the city of upscale living spaces with amenities such as a swimming pool.
Some people might argue that we cannot build our way out of the housing crisis, especially by constructing luxury-unit building after luxury-unit building. Fools. Those people are simply NIMBYs who don’t realize we need to start bulldozing low- and moderate-income housing and replacing it with glitz and glamour of a Trump Tower.
Olmsted Place is the first step in S. Huntington Avenue becoming the fancy, expensive and soulless area that is Boylston Street and Brookline Avenue in Fenway.