By - 4/4/13 - 8:57 am

For the last week or so, people who live or work along Boylston Street have reported an annoying sulfur smell - possibly caused by construction of the street's latest big project hitting either sulfur pockets or a hellmouth.

Drew Starr tweets:

The sulfur smells bad, but isn't toxic at those levels. Cost of building in the Fens. Better after digging stops.

That... Read more

By - 3/29/13 - 11:59 am

This is a promotional video for Ink Block South End, the mixed-use development being built atop the remains of Wingo Square. From the blurb:

From the city block that was once the home of the old Boston Herald building will rise the INK BLOCK

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By - 3/15/13 - 11:32 am

It may look like a park and have people walk in it like it's a park, but the far end of Long Wharf isn't a park, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled today.

The ruling is a victory for the Boston Redevelopment Authority, which wants to turn an open-air kiosk-like structure there into a restaurant.

A group of ten North End residents has fought the... Read more

By - 3/15/13 - 9:53 am

The Herald reports the BRA last night approved plans for a $305-million, 350-apartment complex on the site of an old McDonald's on Boylston Street.

By - 3/15/13 - 7:53 am

The Boston Business Journal reports the Unitarian Universalist Association is selling its headquarters on Beacon Hill to move into three floors of a six-story office building on Farnsworth Street in South Boston - part of what Bloomberg this week called a building boom that has seen office rents in the district soar.

The association itself says:... Read more

By - 3/14/13 - 11:25 pm

The Boston Redevelopment Authority tonight gave preliminary approval to architect Sebastian Mariscal's 44-unit apartment building at North Beacon and Everett streets in Allston. Mariscal originally proposed only six parking spaces - all for Zipcar or equivalent rentals - and to only rent to people who agreed not to own cars. But he agreed to put in 35 spaces after nearby residents said they... Read more

By - 3/9/13 - 1:32 pm

In the new ritzy apartment building under construction across from the Ritz, the Herald reports.

By - 2/21/13 - 10:25 am

Scott Van Voorhis reports the city's push for "micro" apartment as lure for youngpreneurs to move into the Innovation District is working - except for the part about them being more affordable, such as the $1,700 a month or so to live in a 300-square-foot apartment on Melcher Street:

That's a lot to pay given you can get a townhouse in Quincy for that

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By - 2/15/13 - 10:23 am

The Boston Redevelopment Authority yesterday approved the 32-story Nashua Street Residences, which will bring 503 housing units and a two-story mall to the area behind the Boston Garden and the Tip O'Neill building.

Although most of the residential units will be aimed at the family-less, some 32 units will have three bedrooms.

By - 2/15/13 - 8:43 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette interviews the chairman of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, which claims it has standing to sue over a proposed South Huntington Avenue development because it is a municipal board, but which says it doesn't have to worry about the city dissolving it because it is not "a branch" of municipal government. Got that?... Read more

By - 2/6/13 - 8:05 am

Not that, in the greater scheme of things, that's as earth-shattering as, say, secretly buying up large swaths of the neighborhood right under the mayor's nose or anything, but in ten years of proposing plans and canceling them, the U has never once said anything about moving the engineering school across the river and now, boom, they'll be in 02134 instead of 02138 within... Read more

By - 2/1/13 - 7:57 am

Possible new housing on Washington Street.Between the substation and the office building where the gas station used to be.

Roslindale Village Main Street and Historic Boston showed off their latest plans for the old trolley substation the other night. More than 300 people attended and... Read more

By - 1/28/13 - 2:44 pm

City and state officials formally broke ground today on a luxury-housing project along Marginal Street and Pier One.

The first of seven buildings in the $46-million Portside at Pier One project is a five-story apartment building with 176 units - 26 designated as "affordable" - along with ground-floor retail space. It's due to open next spring. Ultimately, the project will include a total of 550... Read more

By - 1/24/13 - 6:34 am

The Globe reports on the 50ish-story tower that will rise on part of the Christian Science Center property - along with a 20-story building. Construction could start by year's end.

By - 1/17/13 - 8:20 am

The Globe reports the owners of the Boston Garden are finally looking to make good on plans - approved in the 1980s - to put something in front of the arena. Specifically, they're considering two 400-foot towers featuring, naturally, lots of luxury apartments, along with a Target and a Stop & Shop.... Read more

By - 1/17/13 - 8:06 am

Well, not them, of course, but all those other developers. The Boston Business Journal explores the angst among developers about the 6,000 or so luxury apartments that could be built in Boston over the next couple of years.

By - 1/9/13 - 6:46 am

Our own Ron Newman points us to some city bid documents for the municipal lot at Day and Herbert streets. The city is seeking at least $1 million for the property.

By - 12/27/12 - 3:49 pm

That would, of course, be the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council. The Jamaica Plain Gazette reminds us that the group, which claims to be a municipal board so that it can sue over a South Huntington Avenue development it doesn't like, last year claimed it was not a municipal board so that it could hold private meetings without having to comply with the state Open... Read more

By - 12/20/12 - 8:57 am

The Crimson reports on a recent meeting of a Harvard/Allston community task force. It did not go well.