The Boston Business Journal reports the BRA withdrew the proposed Gates of Heaven project from its Thursday agenda, effectively shelving it.
Suffolk Construction has posted this time lapse from the April weekend when it poured more concrete than had ever been poured in a single effort in Boston, as part of the construction of the Millennium Tower atop what used to be Filene's.
Photos from the concrete pour.
Workers this morning began pouring 6,000 cubic yards of concrete for a slab at the bottom of what will become the 50-story Millennium Tower where Filene's used to be in Downtown Crossing.
Suffolk Construction, overseeing the work, says the concrete project - which is slated to include deliveries from 600 trucks over 36 hours - will result in the largest "single pour" concrete slab in... Read more
WGBH examines the skyscrapers that are driving up rental prices in Chinatown and driving out longtime residents.
The Boston Business Journal reports the BRA has withdrawn the proposed mixed-use development from its agenda this week, with one official saying this is to try to reach a compromise with neighbors over the height of the buildings.
The Bay State Banner reports the membership discount store has agreed to move into the mixed-use development that looks like it might finally get built on the parcel across from the police headquarters on Tremont Street that has been vacant for so long it has trees growing on it.
The Boston Business Journal reports that one of our local power couples (he's a former BRA director, she's on the Kennedy Greenway Conservancy board) have sold a 206-room hostel at 40 Berkeley St in the South End to a developer for roughly $6 million more than they paid for it four years ago.
A developer who wants to tear down the old Armstrong pharmaceutical factory and replace it with apartments agreed tonight to try to reduce the number of units, maybe make them condos instead of apartments and add more parking - after listening to angry residents tear into the project for more than an hour.
Michael Argiros from Charles River Realty promised to come back before... Read more
The Downtown Boston BID offers this photo of the rebah and stuff at the Filenes tower project, which is actually happening this time.
Wicked Local Roslindale reports on progress to turn the hulking old trolley substation at Washington and Cummings into a restaurant wrapped with new housing.
The Globe reports on business interest in Dudley Square as the new Ferdinand municipal building gets closer to opening.
DR captured the demolition action at the old Home for Little Wanderers on South Huntington Avenue in Jamaica Plain today. It's being replaced with luxury housing.
MassLive reports on plans to move the tiny Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel from Northern Avenue to space next to the Children's Museum, to make way for Yet Another Mega-Development.
With Tufts leaving the negotiation table on the Powder House School, the opportunity for the parcel to be developed is down to two candidates, one of which has a very direct connection to Ward 5. As I reported previously, one of the top contenders was Davis Square Partners who submitted a proposal that could bring between significant numbers in annual tax revenue for Somerville.
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The Patriot Ledger reports it's looking more likely that the developer selected by the city for the $1.6-billion project is giving up.
With the new Hong Lok apartment building going in behind it, how many more years do you think it will be before some developer submits plans to tear down this two-story Japanese restaurant at Harrison and Essex and put up a high rise?
The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved a 44-unit apartment building to be carved out of part of the side of Mission Hill between Parker and Terrace streets and with solar panels and a geothermal unit aimed at pumping more electricity into the regional grid than it takes out.
Boston officials say this will be the first "energy positive project" in the city -... Read more
The red-hot South Boston housing market showed signs of chafing today when a divided Zoning Board of Appeals today approved a controversial residential project despite opposition from not only residents of a neighboring building but Mayor Walsh, City Councilor Bill Linehan and state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry.
The four-story, 45-foot-high building at 340 W. 2 St. will include 29 residential units, 43 parking spaces -... Read more
Cambridge Day reports the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority is miffed that changes to Google buildings in Kendall Square have dramatically strayed from the designs board members had earlier approved.
Born said Wednesday that designs for the two-story connector building have "strayed further from the initial rendering that the council and CRA approved every time weâ€™ve seen it," with a grand staircase shrinking to a "piddly"... Read more