Wonder condos in Natick

Last week the New York Times reported on the 215 luxury condos going up next to a Natick mall, on the site of an old Wonder Bread factory:

Applying the lifestyle-center model, where upscale retailers, sit-down restaurants, and condos are built around what looks like a city street, General Growth Properties has embarked on a $370 million Natick Mall expansion and makeover.

CommonWealth magazine first reported on the project in 2006, when correspondent Noah Schaeffer noted that the fear of the state’s Chapter 40B "anti-snob" law helped get the General Growth project approved. For the complete back story (we don’t expect the Times to get into the details of Chapter 40B), read "Playing It Smart."