The BRA board today approved a development off Old Colony Avenue and Dorchester Street that would transform a nearly 5-acre collection of small industrial buildings into a 656 condo and rental units in building ranging up to 24 stories tall. Read more.
The BRA board today approved a proposed 40-unit condo project at Washington Street and Montebello Road that will include seven condos sold at below-market costs - and commercial space that will also be offered at below market rates. Read more.
Developers of the long proposed Tremont Crossing project said today they're now proposing a smaller development without a hotel, with less office space and with no housing for students. Read more.
A developer this week filed formal plans for a 15-story, 411-room hotel at 660 Summer St. in the Flynn Marine Industrial Park.
The Marine Wharf hotel would be split between a Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton, under the proposal submitted by developers Eamon Oâ€™Marah and John Matteson of Harbinger Development of Wellesley. The BRA had tentatively designated the company to build a hotel at the site last fall. Read more.
If youâ€™re wondering why you havenâ€™t heard about a state approval of the BRAâ€™s request for an extension of its Urban Renewal Plans â€“ hereâ€™s the reason: It would be illegal.
Multi-year extensions are classified as major modifications, which the state Department of Housing and Community Development cannot approve unless the City Council has approved. In 2005, the BRA tricked the Council into approving a double major modification: 10-year Plan extension together with a change in the process for future Council review -- to exclude extensions. DHCDâ€™s ratification of that major modification ended the Councilâ€™s power over extensions.
GE and the Massachusetts Development Finance Authority today filed their formal plans for the company's new headquarters on Fort Point Channel that will include extensive renovations to two old candy buildings and construction of a new 12-story glass building.
In a filing with the BRA, GE says it hopes to begin roughly 15 months of renovation and construction this spring. In addition to the BRA, the state Department of Environmental Protection will also have to approve the project due to its location on former tidelands along Fort Point Channel. Read more.
Even in overheated Boston, not every development project approved by the city gets built: A developer who won BRA approval for a 24-unit apartment building at 151 Liverpool St. in 2015 never started work and then sold the building to another developer - which is now back before the BRA with a proposal for a 36-unit building that might contain condos instead of apartments. Read more.
The BRA board yesterday approved a $6-million project to replace a multi-family house, an auto-repair garage and a small commercial building with 20 condominiums at 202 Maverick St., at Frankfurt.
The building will include two penthouses and, in an underground garage, 20 parking spaces. Three units will be sold as affordable.
The BRA yesterday approved John Drew's plans for a 23-story addition to his Waterside Place project on Congress Street at World Trade Center Avenue. Read more.
General Electric on Thursday filed a letter of intent with the BRA to renovate two existing buildings on Necco Street and build a new 12-story building. Read more.
The Boston Business Journal reports the latest on the city's efforts to make some money by letting somebody put up a skyscraper on the 1-acre site.
Urban Liberty provides an update on BRA planning for development along Dorchester Avenue from Broadway to Andrew.
The owner of an office building off VFW Parkway near where the Needham Line crosses under Baker Street has told the BRA it wants to build 56 residential condominiums on the land. Read more.
The new owner of a long vacant gas station on the triangle where Belgrade Avenue, Beech Street and West Roxbury Parkway come together has filed plans with the BRA for a four-story, 20-unit residential building.
John Douros - who worked at the gas station as a teenager - had originally filed plans for a five-story building that neighbors decried as too big. Read more.
The BRA board yesterday approved a proposed 132-apartment building at 530 Western Ave., the current home of a long unused Dewalt/Black & Decker repair shop.
The BRA today approved the Dot Block complex, which would replace a series of low-slung storefronts and industrial buildings at Dorchester Avenue and Hancock Street with 384 apartments, 60,000 square feet of retail space and a 450-car garage.
Developers have filed plans with the BRA to replace a small industrial building and parking lot on Stonley Road, behind the MBTA's Forest Hills bus yard, with a five-story, 31-unit residential building. Read more.
A developer whose office is in the heart of FiDi has filed plans with the BRA for a four-story, 36-unit residential building at 55 W. 5 St. at the corner of B Street that he will market under the name SOBO Place. Read more.
The Herald reports: BRA member accused of threat will stay on board. Michael Monahan's lawyer says the allegations were made up.
Developers have filed plans with the BRA for a 49-unit, five-story condo building at 3193 Washington St. at Montebello Road - across the street from a proposed 73-unit residential building.
Developers Fred Starikov, Stephen Whalen and Josh Fetterman are proposing 24 parking spaces - and 58 bicycle spaces - for a $13-million building they say is an eight-minute walk to Green Street and Stony Brook on the Orange Line and an easy walk to pretty much everything else that makes JP JP. Read more.
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