Hotel could replace Fenway gas station

The Boston Business Journal reports a developer wants to replace the Shell station at 1241 Boylston St., at Ipswich, with an eight-story hotel. With the recent closing of the Gulf station at Park Drive (snapped up by Star Market), the proposal would leave that Boylston Street with just one gas station - a Sunoco across from the Shell.

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Build a big garage

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Hopefully they'll include a giant garage so they can continue to charge suburbanites $100 to park their car for Red Sox games.

Just Curious

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Since it seems like this is happening in a lot of places in the city - gas stations snapped up for higher build, more dense development - is there a way to work gas sales into mixed used? Could your first floor retail be a gas station (with some modifications?) Could some of the underground parking be converted to fill up stations? Or is the fire code prohibitive? Is this something anyone's actually concerned about or is there a real glut in availability and people will drive further for gas than we think? The urban planning part of this is interesting to think about.

Like, yeah, ideal future is car free full of hoverboards and the urban ring, but realistically people need gas.

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Cambridge has one on Mem Drive

It's an office building with a Mobil station partly underneath. Not sure if it would be allowed to be built today.

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I'm guessing the real reason why it isn't done is that few people want to work or live next to a gas station.

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The real reason why...

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I'm guessing the real reason why it isn't done is that few people want to work or live next to a gas station.

That's probably a factor, but I'm more inclined to guess that the reason it isn't being done is that there is more money to be made building other things such as condos.

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Gas station shortage

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I've said this before, this IS a growing problem. The only way these urban stations will continue to exist is if they charge high prices. Gasbuddy reports that right now the Shell on Mass Ave at Columbus is charging $3.19 when people in most places can find stations in the $2.30s. Unless some effort is made to keep more of these stations viable, you'll soon have no choice but to drive to Allston or Chelsea or JP to tank up.