The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council yesterday sued the city over the Zoning Board of Appeals' approval of a luxury housing project at the Home for Little Wanderers site on South Huntington Avenue, the Jamaica Plain Gazette reports.
Two non-profits that have been trying to turn the hulking brick husk of an old trolley substation in Roslindale Square into something useable say they now want to buy the funeral home next door for housing.
In an e-mail update this morning, Steve Gag and Stephanie Cave of Roslindale Village Main Street say the FJ Higgins Funeral Home on Washington Street is now up... Read more
Both are examples of sawtooth design, which, at least in the case of Millennium Place, allows for more profit-maximizing "corner" units. Utile explains.
The Globe surveys the coming explosion of residential units downtown.
The Herald reports on a BRA filing by the developer of the planned Nashua Street Residences.
John Ford writes the developer is sending out mixed signals about the skyline-changing project.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the state has chosen two finalists for Parcel 9 - next to Haymarket, one focused on out-of-towners, the other on apartments, both with restaurants and food-market space.
The Globe reports on plans for the old John Hancock hotel and conference center.
With one major residential project already in the works, the BRA has started work on a South Huntington Avenue Corridor Study. The first part, figuring out what the study will cover, should be out within a few weeks, the BRA says:
The objective is to define the collective vision and physical character of this corridor for the foreseeable future that will clarify the... Read more
The Herald reports City Councilor Mike Ross will return $2,000 in donations from executives of the company that wants to build a $195-million luxury housing project on South Huntington Avenue.
The Herald started nosing around yesterday after organizers of a campaign against the project released details of campaign contributions from developers and... Read more
The Herald reports the board approved the new luxury project on South Huntington Avenue after letting City Councilor Mike Ross (D-Not Jamaica Plain) speak, but not any of the residents there. Next step: A zoning board hearing on Nov. 13. The Herald notes a BRA member implored the developer to dig up somebody who lives in JP to publicly support the project at the... Read more
Kaid Benfield looks at what's going on in Codman Square, including the impending upgrade to commuter-rail service along the Fairmount Line:
The most striking improvement, of course, is the neighborhoodâ€™s new commuter rail station at Talbot Avenue, providing far better access than residents have previously had to jobs, services and amenities in downtown Boston and points along the way.... Read more
The Crimson reports on Harvard's latest imaginings for its vast tracts in Allston, which now include a new basketball stadium, a hotel and conference center and more buildings for the business school. Residents at a meeting on the latest proposals expressed concern about stuffing a stadium next to homes and about the way Harvard seems to keep coming up with ideas in bits and... Read more
The Jamaica Plain Gazette explains how the builder behind the Blessed Sacrament project in Hyde Square is fighting the Home for Little Wanderers project on South Huntington Avenue.
ClevelandCircle.org notices an unusual assertion in the filings by the developer of the proposed retail/hotel/residential complex on the old Circle Cinema site: it doesn't seem to show many truck deliveries. The 82 residential units supposedly would generate just one delivery-truck visit a day - which would mean they can get mail but not FedEx or UPS deliveries, visits from Peapod, movers, dry cleaners, WH... Read more
The Boston Redevelopment Authority today approved the proposed Millennium Tower and Burnham Building project, which will feature a residential tower on Washington Street and a retail and office complex focused on what's left of the old Filene's building.
The project, led by the group that built the... Read more