The BPDA board yesterday approved Harvard's request to ditch all the zoning on 14 acres it owns in Allston so the university can begin figuring out exactly how it wants to build out an innovation district of its own that would include 900,000 total square feet of office, lab and hotel space and new residences. Read more.
A developer has filed plans with the BPDA for 74 apartments and 9 condos on North Beacon Street, between Sinclair Road and Everett Street that it says will include public-art installations aimed at "celebrating the local artisan culture and history of Allston." Read more.
The Boston Real Estate Collaborative has filed plans to build a 54-unit residential building at 44 North Beacon St. in Allston's Union Square that would feature a mix of apartments and condos, a courtyard and a rooftop vegetable garden atop the seventh floor. Read more.
Psolidarity8 ran across the aftermath of a cash between a snowplow and a car on Amory Street at Commonwealth Avenue around 9 a.m.
The Boston Real Estate Collaborative says it will file plans with the BPDA for a 54-unit building at 44 North Beacon St. that will include a mix of condos and apartments. Read more.
The $1B reconstruction of the Mass Pike and Soldiers Field Road in Allston is also an opportunity to improve the cramped Charles River path between the River Street and BU Bridges. Chicago, Portland, Philadelphia, New York are some of the many cities improving paths and public spaces along their urban rivers and this project is an opportunity to follow suit in Boston. Locally, Kendall Square's Broad Canal boardwalk in the Charles River boardwalk provides a recent precedent. Read more.
Around 10:10 p.m. by two men, one described as Hispanic, 5'8" to 5'10" with a slight goatee and wearing a gray hoodie. They took the victim's book bag, phone and wallet and fled down Ashford towards BU.
State Police report arresting a Jamaica Plain man on drunk-driving charges early today after a trooper supervising a storrowed tractor-trailer inbound at the BU Bridge spotted him driving a van outbound despite the lack of two tires. Read more.
A developer has modified his plans for a proposed $107-million, three-building complex on Rugg Road to include eight affordable apartments for artists, all of which would be located above a ground-floor gallery for their work. Read more.
As has become usual in the City of Champions, Boston Police will once again set up cordons around the two sports-focused areas to prevent any massive knuckleheadedness, this time at the end of the third quarter of the Super Bowl. Read more.
Jonathan Levitt wonders:
How late is acceptable for a very bad band to be practicing in an Allston apartment building?
Stop & Shop and New England Development recently filed their formal plans to turn the current Stop & Shop property on Everett Street in Allston into "a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood focused on healthy living and eating," with up to 1,050 apartments and condos, a state-of-the-art "urban-style grocery store," office and retail space and a half-acre "community green." Read more.
Managers at Guilt on Warrenton Street had to explain to the Boston Licensing Board today how a 19-year-old Harvard student wound up requiring an ambulance ride to the hospital for extreme ethanol poisoning on Dec. 1, while the owner of T's Pub on Commonwealth Avenue had to explain how a 19-year-old BU student managed to get a rum and ginger ale on Nov. 28. Read more.
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