Development

By - 1/13/15 - 2:44 pm
Jeffries Point proposal

Architect's rendering.

Two East Boston developers want to build 33 condos on what is now an overgrown old gas-station property at 320 Maverick St..

In their filing with the BRA, Joseph Ricupero and John Zirpolo said they would build 23 two-bedroom condos and 10 one-bedroom units, and provide 32 deeded parking spaces.

By - 1/12/15 - 8:30 am

Backers of a plan to replace a condemned parcel next to the Fairmount train station with a 27-unit apartment building hold yet another public meeting to discuss the plans on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Hyde Park municipal building on River Street.

The Southwest Boston Community Development Corp., which proposed the apartments, has already had two public meetings on the plan. Although the plans have not changed in the year since they first became public, proponents will hold the third because ISD says the project needs two variances from the Zoning Board of Appeals, not the one the CDC originally thought.

By - 1/9/15 - 6:03 pm
Building proposed for Dorchester Avenue in South Boston

Imagine the intro to "2001: A Space Odyssey" playing here. See larger.

Jason Cincotta's Evergreen Property Group has filed plans with the BRA to replace a parking lot at 248 Dorchester Ave. with a 6-story, 33-unit apartment building that would feature retail space at ground level, large enough for a restaurant.

By - 1/8/15 - 10:51 am
Paris Village proposed for East Boston

The East Boston Community Development Corp. is proposing a 32-unit apartment building at 191 Paris St. for people who might otherwise be priced out of the neighborhood.

By - 1/5/15 - 7:49 pm
Broad Street project old and new views

Current and proposed. See larger.

Developers have submitted plans to the BRA for a 12-story condo building on Broad Street that would completely demolish the building the Times pub is now in and turn the historic Bulfinch building that houses the Littlest Bar into a lobby for the new building and some residential units.

The Littlest Bar moved to 102 Broad St. after its longtime tiny space on Province Street was taken over by the 45 Province luxury project next door.

By - 12/30/14 - 10:20 am

The Boston Business Journal reports a newish, but painfully short office building at 171 Tremont, across Avery from the Loews complex, could be replaced by a luxury tower. In completely unshocking news, the architect will be Elkus Manfredi.

No word if the developers plan on calling it something like Tremont on the Park.

By - 12/30/14 - 9:49 am

Cambridge Day reports what it knows about possible reuse of the 14-acre Volpe Transportation Center parcel in Kendall Square, which could include zoning for buildings up to 300 feet high. But both the federal government, which owns the land, and city planners, have turned very shy.

By - 12/28/14 - 1:57 pm
25 Fid Kennedy Avenue in the Boston Marine Industrial Park

Fans of the old industrial look could do worse than just drive down Northern Avenue (or take the Silver Line) on a quiet Sunday morning and then walk around the Boston Marine Industrial Park (this morning, I parked across from Liberty Wharf and then just covered the waterfront).

By - 12/19/14 - 11:22 am
14 West Broadway proposal

Architect's rendering.

A developer this week submitted a detailed proposal to the BRA to replace the single-story Cornerstone Bar at 14 W. Broadway with an 11-story building with 47 residential units and space for a restaurant and offices.

Also planned, according to developer Ryan Sillery's filing:

The green roof terrace landscape proposes a contemporary, sophisticated urban terrace, designed as an amenity for guests, visitors, and residents alike. A key feature of this green roof terrace landscape is a common dog park area.

By - 12/19/14 - 8:59 am
Parcel U proposal in Forest Hills

The BRA yesterday approved a 124-unit housing project on the long grassy field on Hyde Park Avenue between Ukraine Way and Tollgate Cemetery.

Urbanica, Inc., is proposing 48 townhouse condos and 76 apartments on the parcel, which once sat under the end of the elevated Orange Line. Some 44 of the units - 6 of them condos - will be marketed as "affordable." Apartments will range from studios to three-bedroom units.

By - 12/18/14 - 6:35 am

The Globe reports state officials are working on a plan to empty the Transportation Building in Park Square and build a new transportation complex as part of the Tremont Crossing mixed-use development across the street from Boston Police headquarters on Tremont Street. The move would jump start that project and free up the Park Square building for redevelopment.

The BRA has a vaguely worded item related to the proposal on its agenda for this afternoon's board meeting, which starts at 5:30 p.m. in its ninth-floor hearing room in City Hall.

By - 12/15/14 - 8:08 am

Vincent Marino, who owns the Tony's/Redd's building on Washington Street, meets with residents tonight to discuss his plan to add two stories and eight apartments to the building.

By - 12/3/14 - 9:07 am

The owner of Charley's Market, 604 Weld St., goes before the Zoning Board of Appeals next week for permission to tear it down and replace it with a single-family house.

By - 12/2/14 - 3:41 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeals next week hears a request from the new owners of the Unitarian Universalist Association headquarters at 25 Beacon St. to completely gut the building and turn it into nine condos and three apartments for au pairs.

SDC-DLJ, which bought 25 Beacon and two other UUA buildings next to the State House for $23.6 million earlier this year, needs zoning-board approval in part because city zoning prohibits au-pair units.

SDC-DLJ is a partnership of DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners, Sea-Dar Real Estate and CNW Capital Partners LLC.

By - 11/30/14 - 12:50 pm
New Balance headquarters in Brighton

Phil photographed the new New Balance headquarters going up in Brighton recently.

Copyright Phil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 11/26/14 - 9:07 am
Converse building in Boston missing a few letters

JB Parrett noticed a few letters missing from the top of the new Converse building on the old Lovejoy Wharf on North Washington Street yesterday.

By - 11/25/14 - 11:03 am

The Boston Business Journal reports on plans being drawn up by Artists for Humanity for a nine-story addition to its current space in Fort Point.

By - 11/25/14 - 8:01 am

The Crimson reports on what it calls a "tense" meeting between town and gown over the impact of hordes of construction workers and their Harvard projects over the next decade on the neighborhood.

By - 11/19/14 - 10:17 pm
Proposeed 425 Lagrange Street project in West Roxbury

Architect's rendering. Existing Eastern Bank on Centre Street on the right.

Developer Michael Argiros today showed revised plans for the old Armstrong plant on Lagrange Street near Centre that would include 48 apartments and 81 parking spaces - compared to the 62 apartments and 52 parking spaces he first proposed in what he now admits was a debacle of a neighborhood meeting several months ago.

By - 11/18/14 - 11:11 am
Proposed building at 5 Washington St. in Brighton

Architect's rendering (note Chicago cop in lower left).

A developer has filed plans with the BRA to replace a gas station and small office building at 5 Washington St., across from the Whole Foods and next to the Brookline line, with a 145-unit, six-story residential building.

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