The Herald reports the developers of the mixed-use project now going in between the ICA and the World Trade Center figure it could be a couple years before they get around to demolishing the old restaurant, so why not see if somebody would be interested in running another restaurant there in the interim?... Read more
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit by three Brighton residents against a major expansion plan by Boston College.
In their suit, residents said the BRA was a "quasi judicial" body and therefore violated the state constitution in approving a 10-year, $1.6-billion "institutional master plan" by holding private discussions with college officials and not swearing in people testifying in public on... Read more
The Globe reports the BRA yesteday approved the Yawkey Way deal with the Sox.
Meanwhile, the Herald reports the board brought in some muscle from Municipal Protective Services to stand guard in case people upset with the nearly $8 million tax break the BRA approved for the luxury Filene's Memorial Hole project tried to lunge at board members or something. The Herald... Read more
MassChallenge, a high-tech incubator, announced along with Mayor Menino today that it'll be moving into new space in the Boston Marine Industrial Park from its current offices on Fan Pier.
MassChallenge will move into what's now called the Innovation and Design Building, formerly the the Bronstein Center and the Boston Design Center. Jamestown Properties of Atlanta finished its acquisition of the two buildings earlier... Read more
The Herald reports Roche Bros. will open a luxostore (ed. note: Sounds like the West Roxbury store, only without all the boring bread and soda aisles) and that Arnold Worldwide will take a chunk of the office space in the skyscraper for which ground was formally broken today.
No word if Walgreens will get a retroactive tax break for opening a luxostore down... Read more
The Globe reports on the proposed tax breaks for companies that move into the ritzy tower being built atop the Hole in Downtown Crossing.
The BRA has approved a 58-story hotel and condo project on the edge of the Christian Science Center at Belvidere and Dalton, the Globe reports.
The Boston Business Journal reports on the latest proposal over the past couple decades by the owners of the Garden for the parking lot where the Garden used to be - a mixed-use development with a 45-story tower and two shorter buildings.
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