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.
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
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
So there, authority says to South Boston.
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
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
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
Massport, which should really be renamed MassPortAndRealEstateDevelopment, has decided it's not going to let a develop build 300 apartments on some vacant land it owns near Bank of America Pavillion because, well, just because:
The statement did not elaborate on why the residential units are not allowed.... Read more
The Boston Business Journal reports that Peter Meade will leave as head of the BRA the same time as Tom Menino leaves as mayor.
WBUR reports on plans to finally hide that ugly blank front wall of the Garden with two mixed-use buildings featuring retail space, offices and, of course, 500 luxury apartments and a 200-room hotel.
The Boston Business Journal reports the Department of Transportation's Finance Committee this week approved a plan under which New Balance will build a new Worcester Line station near its impending new Brighton complex. The stop will be called Boston Landing.
The Boston Business Journal reports on plans for a 22-story building that would house 414 apartments, from studios to three-bedroom units, including nine "micro units" that would go for $1,700 a month. Also notable: Only 132 parking spaces are planned for the project, near a Silver Line stop.
When workers on the Hole restoration project took down the Christo wrapping on the old Burnham building last week, they revealed this plaintive message, still up there after all these years.
Meanwhile, on the back side of the remains of the Burnham buidling, you can see... Read more
Lori Magno photographed work this morning to remove the shroud covering the remains of the Filene's building, as part of site preparation to build the new skyscraper atop the Hole.... Read more
The Boston Business Journal reports Vornado Realty Trust has washed its hands of the Filene's project, with the help of $45 million from Millennium Partners, which bought its 50% share of the project. Under Millennium Partners' control, the project is actually back underway.