Arsenal Mall to be transmogrified in that no man's land between Cambridge and Boston

Architect's rendering.

The owners of the Arsenal Mall, um, Project, today announced plans for a major revamp that will turn the old Army complex turned shopping mall into one of those new mixed-use residential/commercial/office complexes that are all the rage these days.

For those unfamiliar with the location of the new Arsenal Yards, its Web site pinpoints it as being "where Cambridge meets Boston."

OK, a press release from the developers does mention Watertown as the home for the planned 500 residences, 350,000 square feet of retail space and 100,000 square feet of office space.

This new community in Watertown’s East End will bring vibrancy of the city and an urban energy along with the convenience and warmth of a suburb. ...

Arsenal Yards is an all-in-one neighborhood destination for active people looking for the perfect place to meet up with friends and neighbors, take in a movie, grab groceries, share a drink, meet for breakfast or lunch, or settle in for dinner.

Planning for the Washington Street corridor in JP, Roxbury, falls apart in typical JP fashion

The Bulletin reports on the infighting that has delayed a BPDA vote on what to do along Washington Street in Jamaica Plain and Roxbury, which has devolved into people involved in the process only agreeing to talk to a reporter off the record.

MBTA rebuffs turning part of Arborway bus yard into a commuter parking lot

UPDATE: Post corrected to show the T turned down the idea.

Jamaica Plain News reports on a neighborhood meeting on a developer's plans to turn the 300-car Laz parking lot across from Forest Hills into a 252-unit apartment complex.

According to the News, the developer said it's not really his issue what happens to the people who park there now, but that he met with the T, which turned down his possible suggestion of using space at the "temporary" bus yard for car parking.

You'll never guess why Needham trains were late: Somebody's parking was less than great

Somebody parked their formerly expensive car just a little too close to the tracks at the Needham Heights station this mornin Needham Line train took exception and flipped that puppy upside down. One train was canceled and others were delayed, although things were mostly back on track by 8:20 a.m. or so.

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