Rehabbing the Knight Children's Center on South Huntington Avenue, opened in 1914, would just have cost too much, the Home announced yesterday.
The campus currently houses a year-round residential and day school treatment program for boys and girls aged 5 to 13 with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, educational and psychiatric needs. The Home will relocate the program to its 166-acre Longview Farm... Read more
The Globe reports construction's set to begin next spring on a 21-story residential and retail building on Pier 4. The restaurant named for the pier and founder Anthony Athanas is slated to eventually be torn down, its land turned into a waterfront part; developers say the restaurant may be moved into another building slated for a later part of the pier project.
The Patriot-Ledger reports the latest on plans for a revamped Quincy Center.
The Herald reports construction's about to begin on an 11-story luxo-apartment complex near the Greenway to be called the Victor.
The Boston Redevelopment Authority reports it's received four proposals for two vacant parcels near Dudley Square, including a $125-million project that would include 144 apartments as well as commercial and retail space.
The BRA says its staff will review the four proposals, then hold public meetings to discuss them. No dates were announced.... Read more
The Zoning Board of Appeals holds a hearing on Aug. 9 on plans by TD Bank to tear down the Zoots dry cleaners at 1833 Centre St. and turn it into a bank with drive-thru ATMs. It will be right next to a Bank of America branch and across the street from a Sovereign.
Inexplicably, Zoots managed to replace a bank at that location on... Read more
The Globe reports a planned 47-story addition to Copley Place has critics roiling.
Shehram interviews two architects and an architecture critic on the changing styles that made Boston look the way it does (16 minutes).
The South End News reports people living near the soon-to-be-ex Boston Herald plant want its developers to build something that actually feels like it belongs in a city, rather than something that looks like a suburban office park:
"I'm concerned about the lack of density this project is proposing," KIger said. "...What's being proposed here looks to me like it perpetuates what the Herald... Read more
That would be Allston, as Paul McMorrow explains.
The state Inspector General's office found major problems in city oversight of a Temple Place apartment conversion... Read more
WBUR reports on the groundbreaking for the new Vertex headquarters next to the federal courthouse.
The Columbus Avenue facility is part of the Jackson Commons project, which also calls for 438 new housing units - 291 designated as "affordable" - and community facilities, along with new... Read more
The Globe reports developers have filed plans to build 262 apartments and stores on the site of the soon to be ex-Herald building.
From Harvard's scale model of the campus, rendered images, and descriptions of a permeable design that flows from campus to city, one might actually think that the border between the Business School and the adjacent sidewalk... Read more
Whole Foods holds its "town hall meeting" to introduce itself to Jamaica Plain on Thursday, 7 - 8:30 p.m. at the Curley School, 493 Centre St.
Then, next Thursday, the Jamaica Plain Forum holds a panel discussion on Gentrification: What Does it Mean for JP? featuring a panel of an advocate from City Life/Vida Urbana), which has opposed Whole Foods, the presdent... Read more
The City Council today unanimously approved $12 million in tax breaks over seven years for construction of Vertex's planned $1-billion headquarters and lab space on Fan Pier.
City Councilor Bill Linehan, who represents South Boston and chairs the council's economic-development committee, said the new construction will mean $50 million in tax revenue over the period of the breaks.
In addition, the council approved a state... Read more
Its latest plans, that is. The Crimson reports.
The move clears the way for the YMCA and Northeastern to build a 17-story dorm and comes after Y residents sought to block the move by asking the city Landmarks Commission the building with the blinking logo a landmark, the Huntington News reports.