City official warns against “overcorrecting” on office conversions

As developers and commercial landlords look to fast-track office-to-residential conversions, a senior City Hall official raised a caution flag Thursday. Maria Torres-Springer, deputy mayor of economic development, said the city must ensure conversions of languishing office space does not undermine the economic diversity of certain neighborhoods, Crain’s reported. “We have to make sure we are not overcorrecting in any of the districts that are hubs of activity but are really planning for the long term,”