BRA

By - 2/8/16 - 11:46 am

Developers Gary Martell and Sean Morrissey want to replace a house now used as law offices on Centre Street at Esther Road with a 12-condo building. Read more.

By - 2/4/16 - 9:52 am
Proposed apartments at 31 N. Beacon St. in Allston

Architect's rendering.

A developer has filed plans with the BRA to replace a rooming house on a stretch of North Beacon Street that has "gritty charm" with more modern "quality transit-oriented housing at moderate prices" for young professionals who might otherwise be priced out of the gentrifying area. Read more.

By - 2/3/16 - 2:19 pm

The Boston City Council today approved a request from at-large Councilor Michael Flaherty for a hearing to try to get Massport, the BRA and the city Economic Development and Industrial Corp. on the same page when it comes to re-use of the city-owned land on Boston Harbor.

Flaherty made his request after news broked that Massport has put land out to bid in the Boston Marine Industrial Park in South Boston and that one bid calls for relocating businesses from Widett Circle, including meatpacking plants, even though the industrial park is supposed to be limited to businesses having some relation to the seas. Read more.

By - 1/30/16 - 12:20 pm
Architect's rendering of proposed 35 South Huntington Ave. building

Architect's rendering of what building would look like with no trolley tracks in front.

A developer wants to replace a couple of parking lots and a derelict old building with a six-story residential complex on South Huntington Avenue, next to the Wok N Talk near the intersection with Huntington Avenue. Read more.

By - 1/24/16 - 7:37 pm

Once again, the Boston Globe writes about the BRA's impending unlawful mayor-assisted heist of the City's Winthrop Square garage, blaming the whistle-blower for holding up the works.

I posted the following comment: Read more.

By - 1/21/16 - 1:50 pm
Proposed Northeastern University residential building

Architect's rendering.

Northeastern University wants to replace a parking lot on Columbus Avenue with a 20-story building that would house 800 students in roughly 207 apartment-style dormitory rooms. Read more.

By - 1/7/16 - 11:22 pm
Proposed Baker Street condo project

Architect's aerial rendering. Dashed line at top is the railroad.

Many of the residents who attended a BRA get-together on a 138-condo complex proposed for Baker Street where it crosses the Needham Line opposed the idea, saying that's a bad location for so many cars - 210 parking spaces proposed- and worrying about the effect on already oversubscribed local BPS schools, according to Tim Sullivan, who attended the session at the West Roxbury Elks. He added a number of residents expressed doubts the BRA would really listen to their concerns.

By - 1/7/16 - 3:25 pm
Architect's rendering of proposed 69 A St. building

Archtect's rendering (no, those are not vultures).

A developer has filed a proposal with the BRA to add three floors to the old Standard Rivet Co. building at 69 A St. and build a new six-story extension to create room for five floors of office space and a fitness club and retail space at the ground level. Read more.

By - 1/6/16 - 10:54 pm
Proposed 100 A Street building in South Boston

Architect's schematic.

A developer has filed plans for a six-story luxury condo building at 100 A St. that would feature eight two-bedroom units and one with an almost unheard of four bedrooms on land now occupied by Williams Tavern and My Diner. Read more.

By - 1/6/16 - 9:45 pm

JDMD Owner, LLC, owned by three New Yorkers, has filed a letter of intent with the BRA to convert buildings at 33 and 61 Temple St. into 75 condominiums. Read more.

By - 12/21/15 - 12:27 pm
Proposed 150 Seaport Blvd.

Architect's rendering.

Banker & Tradesman reports Whiskey Priest and the Atlantic Beer Garden would join Jimmy's Harborside and Anthony's Pier 4 as places that used to be under a developer's proposal for a mixed-use tower designed, as these things are, by Elkus Manfredi.

Developer's letter of intent.

By - 12/18/15 - 12:34 pm

A developer is looking to put 138 condos in a cluster of buildings off Baker Street, across from the Catholic Memorial baseball field and hard by the Needham Line tracks.

The BRA and the mayor's office are holding a "pre-file" meeting for residents to get a first look at the proposal, at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 7 at the West Roxbury Elks on Morrell Street. Read more.

By - 12/17/15 - 9:39 pm
Prroposed senior apartments on O'Connor Way in South Boston

Architect's rendering.

Two non-profit groups are proposing a 46-unit apartment building for low- and very low-income seniors 62 or older on a lot that has sat vacant for more than 50 years in the Mary Ellen McCormack project. Read more.

By - 12/15/15 - 7:59 am
Proposed Cote Village building in Mattapan

Architect's rendering.

Two non-profit groups have filed plans with the BRA to replace the old Cote Ford dealership at Cummins Highway and Regis Road with a 76 apartments - 52 in an apartment building and 24 in three townhouse buildings.

The Planning Office for Urban Affairs and Caribbean Integration Community Development say the proposed Cote Village, next to the planned Cummins Highway stop on the Fairmount Line, would remove a neighborhood blight and provide much needed affordable housing in a transit-oriented development. Read more.

By - 12/12/15 - 1:00 pm
Proposed new building in East Boston

Note use of exotic material known as "brick."

A developer has filed plans with the BRA to tear down three old buildings at Frankfort and Maverick streets to make way for a 23-unit residential building.

East Boston Management and Development LLC says the building, between the Maverick and Airport T stops, would include a 20-space garage and storage space for 30 bicycles. Read more.

By - 12/11/15 - 5:51 pm
Proposed Indigo Block development

Architect's rendering.

Developers have filed plans for a city-owned vacant lot in Uphams Corner that would include 80 apartments, eight townhouse condos and a building for light-industrial and office use.

The Indigo Block, proposed by a team lead by the Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corp., would sit on a 2.75-acre lot at 65 E. Cottage St., next to the Uphams Corner stop on the Indigo, or Fairmount, Line. Read more.

By - 12/11/15 - 5:00 pm
Proposed building in South Boston

Architect's rendering keeps it real by giving one of its figures a scally cap.

A developer this week filed formal plans to tear down the Stadium Sports Bar at 228 Old Colony Ave. to make way for a six-story building with 28 apartments or condos - in what it's calling "a compelling precedent" for further development of the area around Old Colony and Dorchester Street.

Ryan Sillery's proposal calls for 29 parking spaces for the units, which will range from one to three bedrooms and which will include four affordable units. Read more.

By - 12/11/15 - 11:22 am

Boston Magazine reports the BRA board voted yesterday to re-extend its urban-renewal powers over such bedraggled, down-in-the-dumps areas as the North End. The measure now goes to the City Council and Mayor Walsh.

By - 12/11/15 - 7:28 am

The BRA board yesterday approved a proposed 19-unit condo project on Taft Hill Park, behind the Roslindale Square municipal parking lot. Read more.

By - 12/9/15 - 2:50 pm

A man the BRA tried to kick out of his Cleveland Circle condo in part because he decided to bring in a roommate to help pay his mortgage gets to keep the unit under a Massachusetts Appeals Court ruling today. Read more.

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