A worker did welding on a beam today in what will be one of the entrances to the Prudential Center on Boylston Street after the completion of the building now under construction where the plaza in front of the food court used to be.
The BRA board this week approved a plan by the developers of a proposed 13-story residential building at 105A South Huntington Ave. to build 36 units of affordable housing someplace else in the area, rather than including them in the project, which will rise from 5 floors on the Jamaicaway side to 13 on South Huntington. Read more.
The Economic Development and Industrial Corporation this week selected a company to build a 405-room hotel in the Boston Marine Industrial Park.
The proposal, by Harbinger Development, calls for the hotel on a lot off Summer Street that is one of two in the industrial park not required to be used for marine or industrial use.
Harbinger is talking to Hilton Worldwide to operate the hotel, EDIC says.
The BRA yesterday approved plans to turn a lot that has been vacant for four decades into 40 units of housing - and a "peace park" with walkways in the shape of a peace symbol at Blue Hill Avenue and Quincy Street. Read more.
A developer that specializes in turning dilapidated industrial and commercial parcels into market-rate housing has its eyes on the dilapidated old warehouse at 1725 Hyde Park Ave., just north of the Readville train station. Read more.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports a developer has purchased the building at A and West 2 that houses Williams Tavern and My Diner and that, of course, its plans do not include keeping those two places open.
Adam Castiglioni watched the ceremonial last bucket of cement for the Millennium Tower rising to the top today.
JW Capital Partners this week filed detailed plans with the BRA for its proposed five-story, 277-room, two-building hotel on what is now a parking lot and rotting pilings at the end of Lewis Wharf. Read more.
The BRA board had been scheduled to vote on a proposed 17-unit condos building at Weld and Centre streets tomorrow, but has postponed the vote to let the developer answer neighborhood concerns about its overall size and height. Read more.
The Crimson reports Harvard dished its new Allston science center will now consist of one large building rather than four smaller buildings, at a recent residents meeting, but declined to release any renderings or floor plans. Also, Harvard said the new building will focus on undergraduates - the plans shelved in 2008 kept them on the other side of the river.
Shorenstein Properties of San Francisco, which owns Center Plaza, has filed plans with the BRA for renovations to the building between City Hall Plaza and the courthouses of Pemberton Square and to add roughly 30,000 square feet of new office and retail space. Read more.
Daniel Glennon shows us the Seaport Square construction along Seaport Boulevard in South Boston in this morning's rain.
The Globe reports Cambridge is looking at adding a fee for developers looking to build in Kendall Square for a new transportation-improvement fund.
Developers of some large projects have stepped up (think New Balance with its Brighton commuter-rail stop and Harvard with its Allston commuter-rail stop), but this would apply to smaller developments as well.
Our own John Keith reports that National Development, which developed the Ink Block project atop the spectral remains of the Boston Herald printing press, has purchased a small parcel on Albany Street - a small parcel that is now pretty much surrounded by the Ink Block.
The Globe reports Don Chiofaro thinks the city should help him out with his proposal to replace the Aquarium garage with a big complex because it won't let him build it quite as big as he wants.
In the second judicial defeat for the BRA in a week involving waterfront land, the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today the developer of an apartment complex in Charlestown has to comply with a state order to set aside most of its ground floor for "public accommodation" uses under state waterfront regulations.Read more.
The Boston Business Journal talks to developer John Hynes about the three-building, 750-unit Seaport Square complex on which work is set to begin in mid-2016.
Tim Lawrence watched the destruction of the Shopper's Park entrance to Downtown Crossing station this morning.
Shopper's Park was a small tree-lined area next to the headhouse, created by Filene's and then torn down when some New York developer demolished the main part of the Filene's building to create a giant hole.