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New Brighton Landing

Brighton is a neighborhood known for residential streets and student-filled brownstones. Massive commercial complexes? Not so much. That’s about to change. Brighton-based shoe giant New Balance is about to undergo a Godzilla-sized expansion. This March, New Balance unveiled a $500 million development plan for a new headquarters, which will integrate several Guest Street buildings into a mixed-use complex dubbed New Brighton Landing — the center of Boston’s “emerging health and wellness district,” according to the project website. Slated to begin construction early next year, the company’s new home base will include a 175-room hotel, multiple restaurants and retailers, and a high-end sports complex with an ice rink and a 200-meter track and field facility. And to lure the masses, New Balance has struck a deal with MassDOT to open a nearby MBTA commuter-rail station on the Framingham/Worcester line. If the train’s ever down, at least we’ll have stocked up on running shoes.

_ Stuff Boston