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Old September 26th, 2013, 08:21 PM   #401
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Lovejoy Wharf To Go Car-Less



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For the second time, Boston is confronting the idea of a parking-less residential complex. This go-round it's the residential component of Lovejoy Wharf near TD Garden, where developer Related Beal wants to build 175 condos now (instead of the apartments originally proposed) without... get this... any on-site parking. The reasoning's simple (and not all that surprising from a Manhattan-based developer): There's so much public transit nearby and it's smackdab in one of the nation's most walkable (and bikable) cities that it's sheer madness to follow the Boston regs of at least one parking spot for every two housing units.

Related Beal, the folks who brought you the Clarendon condo and the One Back Bay rental, asked the Boston Redevelopment Authority on Wednesday to please allow them to eliminate the 315-space parking garage in their earlier Lovejoy Wharf plans (the complex will still include a new Converse headquarters and a public park). Let condo owners take the subway or walk or bike or hail a cab—behave like New Yorkers, in other words, they can do it!

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Old September 27th, 2013, 04:59 PM   #402
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Might It Now Be Go-Time for South Station Tower?



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Friday, September 27, 2013, by Tom Acitelli

More Boston developers are switching their apartment plans to condo plans, buoyed by a mad-crazy market that sees condos go fast and for a lot more than they're asking. One of those developers might be Houston-based Hines, which has plans to construct a 49-story tower connecting the train and the bus parts of South Station. The 1.87 million-square-foot spire would be mostly office space, but would also include a 190-room hotel and 155 residential units.

Hines' website makes clear that it's up to the invisible hand to decide when everything gets under way: "While market demand will dictate the timing of construction commencement, South Station is destined to become a future landmark in Boston." Well, it looks increasingly like the market has spoken: Thomas Grillo at the Boston Business Journal reports that Hines is, indeed, leaning toward condos.
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Old September 27th, 2013, 06:02 PM   #403
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Such a tease. Lol. It will be a happy day if this ever gets built. Maybe the development around North Station could spur development around this.
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Old September 27th, 2013, 07:11 PM   #404
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Such a tease. Lol. It will be a happy day if this ever gets built. Maybe the development around North Station could spur development around this.
That and all the other 600 footers going up. Suddenly South Station doesn't seem so "looming" to the NIMBY jihadists!
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Old September 30th, 2013, 11:27 PM   #405
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Chiofaro Solicits Public Input For Revamped Garage Plan



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For developer Don Chiofaro, the hope still lives and the dream shall never die to build something on the Boston Harbor Garage, which his firm has owned since 2007. The developer spoke before an advisory committee on waterfront development last week, acknowledging the delicate history of his fight to build ambitiously on the garage at the tail end of the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Said Chiofaro: "Our previous approach has obviously not been successful."



That previous approach included sparring publicly with Mayor Tom "Shovels" Menino, who put the kibosh on Chiofaro's mammoth two-tower Aquarium Place plans in early 2012 (rendered above) because they were too big. Now, the developer is back and noticeably more amenable to suggestions re: scope and use, according to NorthEndWaterfront: "[H]e and his team have been 'toiling the vineyards' to come up Harbor and Greenway enhancement ideas for the site that might be received with more enthusiasm."

To that end, Chiofaro is asking for feedback. What would the public like to see in lieu of the Harbor Garage?

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Old October 1st, 2013, 02:26 AM   #406
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That site is just begging for a big old tower. It's too bad NIMBYs have such a death grip on Boston.
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 07:19 PM   #407
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 07:49 PM   #409
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BCEC Expansion Plans Come Into Focus



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The folks over at the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority are making another move toward expanding the existing Boston Convention & Exhibition Center with a $1B project. The existing building remains one of the Northeast' largest exhibition centers, but they're arguing it's still not big enough.

If you've been following along, the authority has been taking steps toward expanding the function and accessibility of the BCEC for a while. First, they pushed hard to lift a 15-year-old hotel development ban in South Boston, a feat which they accomplished. This resulted in the state approving up to seven hotels with up to 2,700 rooms. And, last year, they acquired 5.6 acres on busy, busy D Street across from the BCEC. Two hotels and possible parking garages are planned for this site.

Their argument: In order to make Boston a top destination for conventions, it has to get bigger and it needs to be competitive.

The proposed project would increase the existing facility by 60 percent. An additional 1.3 million square feet will include new meeting space, a ballroom, and exhibit space.

Construction could start as soon as the end of this year and be completed by 2017.
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Old October 3rd, 2013, 11:05 PM   #411
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One Canal A Done Deal



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WEST END/NORTH END— Trinity Financial, developer of One Canal, has secured a 99-year lease with MassDOT for the space near TD Garden. It will build a 12-story building with 310 apartments, 147 parking spaces, and a ground level supermarket. The agreement stipulates that Trinity will "diligently" market the available space for a supermarket. The $190M project is slated to be completed in 2016.
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Old October 4th, 2013, 09:50 PM   #412
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Great updates man. Boston is a booming big.
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Another Big Number for Fenway: 550 Apts. at Landmark Center



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Fenway has been one of the boom-ier neighborhoods during Boston's building boom. Between projects like the five-building Fenway Center (which will happen, promise) and the developments all about the ballpark of the same name, the neighborhood may be changing physically more than any other Boston enclave save Southie.

Developer Samuels & Associates, they of Fenway projects like 1330 Boylston Street, the Trilogy and the new Point, want to plop 550 apartments in three residential buildings at the site of a five-level garage at the current Landmark Center. And! The project would also bring 110,000 more square feet of retail space, including 75,000 square feet for a Wegmans (the city's first!).
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Great updates man. Boston is a booming big.
It's incredible, probably the biggest boom since the 1960s!
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Old October 8th, 2013, 10:13 PM   #416
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The last one looks nice.
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Old October 9th, 2013, 02:35 PM   #419
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It really is amazing what is going on right now. Seems like every week there is something new approved or construction starting. We may even get some height with a few of these.
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I would go as far as say that Boston boom is bigger than Baltimore, but don't tell Baltimorens that.
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