The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports it could take 18 months for the Massachusetts Appeals Court to consider and rule on the JP Neighborhood Council's request to be deemed a city agency, which would then let it sue to stop the Home for Little Wanderers project. A Superior Court judge ruled earlier this year the group is not a government agency and so has no... Read more
Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko noticed this morning that the remnants of the Filene's building on the Franklin Street side are now completely gone.... Read more
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the state Department of Transportation surprised many by selecting a developer that wants to build an eight-story, 180-room hotel on the so-called Parcel 9 at Haymarket, rather than a competing apartment/market oriented proposal that had the backing of many local officials and an advisory group.
Maybe not Science Center big anymore, but not just fallow land, either. Banker & Tradesman reports on the U's 10-year master plan for all its land in Allston, including a 200-room hotel, a 3,000-seat basketball arena and a six-to-nine story "Gateway Project" at the old Barrys Corner and either new housing for grad students or an office building.
Seems Fisher College wants to expand on Beacon Street and some Back Bay residents are organizing to prevent the collapse of western civilization this would bring about.
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