Cambridge Day reports Google's Kendall Square landlord wants to give the search company more room by building atop a parking garage that now features a rooftop garden. Landlord proposed replacing the lost skypark with a new, larger park elsewhere, but Cantabrigians were outraged and the city council put at least a temporary hold on the whole thing.... Read more
Cambridge Day provides some sketches of what developers are thinking of for the outside of the old East Cambridge courthouse and jail
Historic Boston and Roslindale Village Main Street are proposing to turn the long-dormant substation at Washington Street and Cummins Highway into a combination winter farmers' market and event... Read more
The Crimson reports on vague promises made by Harvard at a community meeting last night to maybe come up with a new plan for its stalled Allston science center and a grad-student apartment building in Barry's Corner:
"If, in October of this year, you are still not satisfied with what the University is telling you about the Science Complex, I guarantee you the mayor... Read more
The Bay State Banner reports on the latest plans for the Ferdinand building in Dudley Square, which will feature a brick and glass extension with "DUDLEY" in giant letters on top.
The long shuttered building will become the new home of the Boston School Department on its upper floors, with stores and community space on the first two floor.... Read more
Just as neighbors requested; plans show four buildings housing residential units and stores, arranged in four buildings designed to look like "an authentic city block" and called the Ink Block.
Fort Point Blog provides the proof.
Cambridge Day reports some developers are actually interested in the decaying Middlesex County courthouse and jail, and that state officials will not require anybody who actually buys the thing to lop off more than half the floors, as demanded by some nearby residents. Whoever buys the structure will have to come up with a plan to remove asbestos; residents worry a developer would come... Read more
The Globe today reports the state Department of Transportation has some ambitious plans for the land and air around the turnpike/93 interchange in Chinatown, which it hopes will eventually become a new gateway to the city, featuring new development and parks.
Parks, huh?... Read more
The Boston Business Journal reports on the end of litigation by residents of one luxury building against a proposed luxury building on the water by North Station.
Wicked Local Newton reports Wegman's plans to open a store in the new mall being built on Rte. 9 where Omni Foods used to be.
Construction has finally begun on a luxury tower at Washington and LaGrange streets. Once it's completed, how long do you think Centerfolds and the Glass Slipper - the Combat Zone's last two strip clubs - can hold out before their buildings are torn... Read more
The Herald reports on last night's BRA meeting on a developer's plan to build a tower with 318 condos and new retail space above the existing Neiman Marcus.
The Boston Zoning Commission this morning unanimously approved a zoning change to turn two vacant city-owned lots in Dorchester into urban farms.
The commission approved a BRA "urban agriculture overlay district"... Read more