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 neighborhood’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
"The backlash has caught the notice of biotechnology leaders, who are asking whether the industry is still welcome in Cambridge," Robert Weisman wrote on Saturday.
This would indeed be an interesting story... Read more
The Herald reports four development groups have submitted proposals for a city lot next to the waterfront restaurant complex, ranging from more restaurants to a boutique hotel to a "floating event space."
Seems neighbors of the old Bartlett bus yard on Washington Street didn't realize the community development group that now oversees the site was going to let a contractor use the yard at all hours for work related to a project to repair water and sewer pipes in Roxbury.
The Boston Business Journal reports on a presentation on the new residential tower that will allegedly fill the Filene's Memorial Hole. And while the developers aren't saying how much it'll cost to live 50 stories above Washington Street, the Journal finds one apartment expert who predicts "a 350-square-foot studio will cost $3,000 or more per month."... Read more
Adam Castiglioni reports on a BRA vote tonight to allow a 19-story hotel with 240 "micro guest rooms" at Stuart and Tremont.
Demolition crews are, finally, tearing down the hulking old Dainty Dot Hosiery building on Kingston Street, where Chinatown meets the Leather District and the Greenway. Once they're done with the 123-year-old building, construction crews will start work on a 26-story apartment building. So... Read more
In East Boston, that is.
The Crimson reports on a six-story, 300-apartment building with retail space proposed for Barry's Corner on what is now a Harvard parking lot and "a semi-underground" building. The Crimson dourly notes the structure would be taller than nearby Harvard Stadium.
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports a developer plans to turn the old Blessed Sacrament Church into condos going for up to $725,000 apiece.
The Boston Business Journal reports on a BRA hearing on the proposed $175-million One Canal project on a piece of land now owned by the state.