development

By - 6/1/14 - 10:45 am

Don't Look Down, Beantown ambles about Assembly Row, the new mixed-use development going up in Somerville, likes the way it's coming together:

From materials to patterns, the faces of each building stand out from one another. Planned downtowns like this often run the danger of blending into a forgettable vanilla (nothing planned all at once could meet the eclectic nature of, say, Government Center

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By - 5/28/14 - 9:44 am

John Keith considers statements out of City Hall on the need to build middle-income housing in neighborhoods not being overrun by luxury towers and conversions of old garages into condos.

By - 5/16/14 - 8:53 am

The Wall Street Journal has a nice overview of all the new residential projects attracting rich white people to the Washington Street corridor that starts this way:

New high-rise developments are transforming the neighborhood once called 'the Combat Zone'

It is only a seven-minute commute by foot from Boston's Downtown Crossing to the office of Ben Howe, co-founder and CEO of investment-banking firm AGC

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By - 5/15/14 - 4:20 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports the BRA withdrew the proposed Gates of Heaven project from its Thursday agenda, effectively shelving it.

By - 5/14/14 - 5:03 pm

Suffolk Construction has posted this time lapse from the April weekend when it poured more concrete than had ever been poured in a single effort in Boston, as part of the construction of the Millennium Tower atop what used to be Filene's.

Earlier:
Photos from the concrete pour.

H/t Plunkett Prime Props.... Read more

By - 4/26/14 - 2:38 pm
Guys pouring cement

Workers this morning began pouring 6,000 cubic yards of concrete for a slab at the bottom of what will become the 50-story Millennium Tower where Filene's used to be in Downtown Crossing.

Suffolk Construction, overseeing the work, says the concrete project - which is slated to include deliveries from 600 trucks over 36 hours - will result in the largest "single pour" concrete slab in... Read more

By - 4/26/14 - 2:31 pm

WGBH examines the skyscrapers that are driving up rental prices in Chinatown and driving out longtime residents.

By - 4/23/14 - 9:37 am

The Boston Business Journal reports that Primark will be leasing four floors in the renovated Filene's building in Downtown Crossing.

Also planned for the project: A Roche Bros.

By - 4/15/14 - 3:20 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports the BRA has withdrawn the proposed mixed-use development from its agenda this week, with one official saying this is to try to reach a compromise with neighbors over the height of the buildings.

By - 4/11/14 - 12:05 am

The Bay State Banner reports the membership discount store has agreed to move into the mixed-use development that looks like it might finally get built on the parcel across from the police headquarters on Tremont Street that has been vacant for so long it has trees growing on it.

By - 4/10/14 - 9:01 am

The Boston Business Journal reports that one of our local power couples (he's a former BRA director, she's on the Kennedy Greenway Conservancy board) have sold a 206-room hostel at 40 Berkeley St in the South End to a developer for roughly $6 million more than they paid for it four years ago.

H/t Christian Koulichkov for the headline.... Read more

By - 4/8/14 - 8:52 pm
Armstrong building

Residents would rather keep fire trap than see 62 apartments here.

A developer who wants to tear down the old Armstrong pharmaceutical factory and replace it with apartments agreed tonight to try to reduce the number of units, maybe make them condos instead of apartments and add more parking - after listening to angry residents tear into the project for more than an hour.

Michael Argiros from Charles River Realty promised to come back before... Read more

By - 4/8/14 - 3:02 pm
Rebar at Filenes project

The Downtown Boston BID offers this photo of the rebah and stuff at the Filenes tower project, which is actually happening this time.

By - 3/31/14 - 11:00 am

Wicked Local Roslindale reports on progress to turn the hulking old trolley substation at Washington and Cummings into a restaurant wrapped with new housing.

By - 3/31/14 - 7:47 am

The Globe reports on business interest in Dudley Square as the new Ferdinand municipal building gets closer to opening.

By - 3/24/14 - 10:02 pm
Tearing down the Home for Little Wanderers

DR captured the demolition action at the old Home for Little Wanderers on South Huntington Avenue in Jamaica Plain today. It's being replaced with luxury housing.

By - 3/24/14 - 8:06 am

MassLive reports on plans to move the tiny Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel from Northern Avenue to space next to the Children's Museum, to make way for Yet Another Mega-Development.

By - 3/19/14 - 5:41 pm

With Tufts leaving the negotiation table on the Powder House School, the opportunity for the parcel to be developed is down to two candidates, one of which has a very direct connection to Ward 5. As I reported previously, one of the top contenders was Davis Square Partners who submitted a proposal that could bring between significant numbers in annual tax revenue for Somerville.

Gate... Read more

By - 3/14/14 - 1:30 pm

The Patriot Ledger reports it's looking more likely that the developer selected by the city for the $1.6-billion project is giving up.

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