Nearly 30 projects are planned or under construction in East Village, some of which are part of a district that developers have imagined as a home for innovation, design, education and arts — the IDEA District. Yet many of the new projects are displacing the elements it’s meant to embody. The art scene that’s survived for years in the neighborhood’s affordable warehouses is on its way out.

Old Town is for tourists. That’s the general consensus anyway, but now a group of landlords and their tenants are working to create a place locals might actually like. A collection of brightly colored, wooden, 1920s-era cottages stands at the corner of Congress and Twiggs streets. The building was purchased in December by three couples who now call […]