Development

By - 10/1/14 - 1:15 pm

City councilors talked tough today: They don't want the current operator of Faneuil Hall Marketplace to ditch the pushcart vendors that have long peddled their wares there.

City Councilors Michael Flaherty and Tito Jackson both accused Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. of duplicity, telling different city agencies different stories about the fate of the pushcarts.

By - 9/25/14 - 8:02 am

The Globe reports developer Steve Belkin is back with plans to replace an old municipal garage in Winthrop Square with a skyscraper that would rise 650 to 740 feet, depending on whether he wants to top the thing off with luxury condos.

Belkin originally proposed a 1,000-foot tower, but then the economy tanked - and those pesky FAA regulators said they didn't want something so tall so close to Logan.

By - 9/24/14 - 7:23 am
Proposed Washington Street apartment building in Jamaica Plain

Jamaica Plain News reports on a BRA meeting in Jamaica Plain on the latest plans for 3521-3529 Washington St., where a developer wants to replace an old car dealership building with 132 apartments and a self-storage facility.

By - 9/19/14 - 8:05 am
Proposed East Boston tower

The Boston Business Journal reports the BRA last night approved a 16-story replacement for an old 9-story industrial building on New Street, next to LoPresti Park.

A Portland developer who recently bought the nearly 4-acre parcel will give the BRA $7.8 million to build affordable housing somewhere else; the BRA approved that after the developer said the project would be financially unviable if it had to incorporate affordable units into the project.

By - 9/18/14 - 9:52 pm
Fairmount Station apartments rendering in Hyde Park

The BRA today approved a proposed 27-unit apartment building on what is now an unused piece of industrial land next to the Fairmount commuter-rail station.

The Southwest Boston Community Development Corp., which covers Hyde Park, and the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corp. which has considerable experience building affordable housing, are partnering on the $7-million Residences at Fairmount Station, which will feature 24 "affordable" apartments and three market-rate units.

By - 9/18/14 - 12:36 pm

Don Walsh, who helped create a master plan for Columbia Point, gears up for whichever developer buys the Globe property on Morrissey Boulevard, says the community needs a say in what goes in there.

By - 9/18/14 - 9:37 am

What will happen here after spending $250 million of our money?

Tonight at 6:30 at the Jackson Mann Community Center, learn how MassDOT plans to spend 250 million public dollars to rebuild the Mass Pike in Allston.

At 4:30, learn how the Boston Society of Architects thinks this project should start the transformation of one of the last major piece of developable land in Boston.

Both meetings will be at the Jackson Mann Community Center, 500 Cambridge Street, Allston

By - 9/17/14 - 10:33 am

Wicked Local Brookline brings us up to date on the war between Brookline and the owners of Hancock Village, who want to add 184 apartments to the Brookline side of the complex, including some in a five-story building that selectmen say is completely out of character in a part of town where single-family homes and two-story townhouses are the norm.

By - 9/12/14 - 10:02 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on the results of a BRA-hired consultant's report on the shadows Chiofaro's proposed two towers would cast on the Greenway - and the issue of whether the project would have any of the required "open space."

By - 9/8/14 - 10:34 am

The Globe reports a company called Related Beal quietly bought five downtown buildings clustered around quiet little Quaker Lane from Fidelity in December:

The centerpiece of Related Beal’s plan is the redevelopment of Quaker Lane into a new retail magnet that would fill the void between Faneuil Hall, Downtown Crossing, and Post Office Square.

By - 9/6/14 - 12:56 pm
Site of new apartments, restaurants at old Roslindale substation

A groundbreaking image.

City officials joined Roslindale residents today in officially starting the Substation project that by next year will feature 43 apartments and a restaurant called the Third Rail.

Developer Peregrine Group is building the new apartments on what used to be the Higgins Funeral Home and its parking lot and renovating the long dormant old trolley substation built in 1911 by the Boston Elevated Railway (using a design from the same architect responsible for the Custom House tower). Peregrine is working with Roslindale Village Main Street and Historic Boston, which helped raise funds for the project.

By - 9/5/14 - 5:31 pm

The state plans to solicit bids from developers who want to fill the vacant building on North Street (the one with the cupola and with the old turnpike booth out front):

By - 9/3/14 - 4:50 pm

The state Department of Transportation and the MBTA said today they're soliciting bids for development above state land at Boylston Street and Massachusetts Avenue - and say the project is key to making the existing Hynes Green Line station handicap accessible.

By - 8/29/14 - 10:04 am
Mystery item at old Cocoanut Grove site

Phil spent some time the other day sidewalk supervising construction of Piedmont Park Square, which is rising above the site of the Cocoanut Grove disaster. Among the things he spotted was this wire-connector thing mounted on a basement wall.

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

By - 8/25/14 - 11:02 pm
Chariot at Charles River Speedway

The Boston Business Journal reports the state Department of Conservation will hand the old Charles River Speedway property along Soldiers Field Road to a development group that will turn the old horse-track administration building/MDC/State Police barracks into an arts center with space for restaurants and which will build an apartment building atop the less historically important parts of the parcel.

By - 8/21/14 - 1:51 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved requests from Whole Foods to offer patio seating to shoppers who can't wait to get home to eat their meals and to sell the sort of beer, wine and spirits Whole Foods customers would expect.

At a hearing yesterday, a Whole Foods attorney said the chain plans on 103 indoor and 112 outdoor seats at the store being built as part of the Ink Block development on the old Boston Herald site on Harrison Avenue between Herald and Traveler streets.

By - 8/21/14 - 12:42 pm
Tremont Crossing design

Tremont Crossing: This time for real?

P-3 Partners, which has the city nod to build a large mixed-use development on what has become an urban wild across from Boston Police headquarters on Tremont Street, has until Sept. 18 to "articulate a clear funding plan and demonstrate concrete interest on the part of prospective retail, office, and commercial tenants," the BRA says.

After years of ground going unbroken, the BRA in June had given P-3 until last Thursday to come up with this plan for its proposed Tremont Crossing; on Thursday, the BRA voted to give the development group one more month.

By - 8/15/14 - 1:18 pm
Havas clock
Old Filene's clock

Kris Haight notices they've changed the clocks on the old Filene's building to reflect the name of the Euroadvertising firm that is moving into the new complex.

Maybe they can get the little carillon cherubs to fly Roche Bros. flags, too.

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