development

By - 9/10/13 - 2:20 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports on the latest proposal over the past couple decades by the owners of the Garden for the parking lot where the Garden used to be - a mixed-use development with a 45-story tower and two shorter buildings.

By - 8/30/13 - 1:47 pm

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports it could take 18 months for the Massachusetts Appeals Court to consider and rule on the JP Neighborhood Council's request to be deemed a city agency, which would then let it sue to stop the Home for Little Wanderers project. A Superior Court judge ruled earlier this year the group is not a government agency and so has no... Read more

By - 8/19/13 - 9:55 am

Wicked Local Roslindale reports on a proposal to replace an old gas station at 18 Robert St., just outside Roslindale Square, with a 14-unit condo building.... Read more

By - 8/17/13 - 10:23 am

Tommy TowerWhen the tower made the national news. More.

The Boston Business Journal reports the BRA has started looking again for a developer to replace the city's Winthrop Square garage with a giant tower, now that the garage is shut due to problems that would cost $30 million to... Read more

By - 8/13/13 - 10:04 am

No more Filene's corner

Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko noticed this morning that the remnants of the Filene's building on the Franklin Street side are now completely gone.... Read more

By - 8/9/13 - 10:17 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the state Department of Transportation surprised many by selecting a developer that wants to build an eight-story, 180-room hotel on the so-called Parcel 9 at Haymarket, rather than a competing apartment/market oriented proposal that had the backing of many local officials and an advisory group.

By - 7/29/13 - 12:54 pm

Maybe not Science Center big anymore, but not just fallow land, either. Banker & Tradesman reports on the U's 10-year master plan for all its land in Allston, including a 200-room hotel, a 3,000-seat basketball arena and a six-to-nine story "Gateway Project" at the old Barrys Corner and either new housing for grad students or an office building.

Over at Allston Brighton Community... Read more

By - 7/19/13 - 4:47 pm

West End demolition

The Boston City Archives has posted some photos of the demolition of the West End on July 19, 1959, including this photo towards the old Registry of Motor Vehicles building from what was then Chambers and Barton streets.

Posted under this... Read more

By - 7/16/13 - 8:43 pm

The Herald reports on the authority's change of heart on 399 Congress St., in part because 60 of the apartments will be the micro-units the city fancies for the Innovation District.

By - 7/12/13 - 9:43 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports that Aaron Michlewitz, who represents the increasingly student filled North End and Beacon Hill, says the BRA needs to consider requiring dorms in the proposed garage re-do.

Perhaps Rep. Michlewitz is too young to remember when Beacon Hill residents managed to squash Suffolk's plans to turn the old MDC building across from the State House into a dormitory.... Read more

By - 7/5/13 - 8:19 pm

WBUR interviews BRA Director Peter Meade, whose thoughts on encouraging public transit and young residents who aren't so tied to cars come a bit too late for the guy who proposed an Allston apartment building with almost no parking, only to get shot down by the city when nearby residents protested.... Read more

By - 6/25/13 - 3:45 pm

The Herald reports Roche Bros. could help fill the Hole with a new store as part of the skyscraper now actually under construction.

Dear Herald: as 02132 notes below, this would be Roche Bro.'s second Boston store, unless you know something we don't about West Roxbury seceding.... Read more

By - 6/21/13 - 8:58 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America isn't going to just move out of its Washington Street offices now that a developer wants to turn the former Hughes Oil property into an apartment complex.

By - 6/7/13 - 7:44 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports a Suffolk Superior Court judge has dismissed the council's lawsuit against a proposed development on South Huntington Avenue because it's not a branch of city government and so has no standing to sue.

The council is considering whether to appeal. On the bright side, the ruling could mean the council, elected by JP residents, can go back to ... Read more

By - 6/6/13 - 8:02 am

New neighborhood downtown

A developer yesterday filed plans with the BRA to replace most of the Government Center garage over 10 years with a series of buildings housing 771 apartments, a hotel and 1.3 million square feet of office space. The plans, by Bulfinch Congress... Read more

By - 6/5/13 - 9:50 am

City Councilor and mayoral candidate John Connolly says Boston could end a $1.6-billion backlog in public-school renovation by working out deals with local non-profit institutions with expansion plans: Faster approval of their plans if they agree to help the city out with school projects.

The City Council today considers Connolly's request for a hearing on his proposal, which would go beyond the payments-in-lieu-of-taxes plan already... Read more

By - 6/4/13 - 6:28 am

Eagles

On June 18, the Zoning Board of Appeals considers a request from Leovofs LLC to turn the derelict Eagles Lodge at Dana and Hyde Park Avenues in Hyde Park into nine apartments and some commercial space and to add a five-car garage.

The proposal, which would be one... Read more

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