BPDA

By - 11/17/17 - 2:15 pm
New development at Back Bay

Architect's rendering.

The BPDA board yesterday approved a large mixed-use development that will include $69 million in renovations to the fume-filled Back Bay T station. Read more.

By - 11/17/17 - 11:58 am
Restored monastery and church at St. Gabriel's site

Rendering of restored church and monastery at St. Gabriel's site

The BPDA board yesterday approved a 660-unit "mid-market" development on the old St. Gabriel's site off Washington Street and behind St. Elizabeth Medical Center, in a move that could also lead to the creation of a new, privately funded Allston/Brighton bus line. Read more.

By - 11/13/17 - 12:15 pm

The Jamaica Plain teenagers who uncovered an unkept agreement by the owners of the Garden to hold yearly benefits for a recreation center as a condition of city approval of the new Garden more than two decades ago have filed a formal request with the BPDA for documentation on all the promises they made related to both the Garden and the large mixed-use development now springing up around it.. Read more.

By - 11/6/17 - 3:15 pm
256 Dorchester St. rendering

Architect's rendering of 256 Dorchester St.

The owner of Bell's Market on Dorchester Street has submitted plans to the BPDA for a $13-million, five-story replacement building with 32 apartments and room for his market on the first floor. Read more.

By - 10/25/17 - 10:46 am

The BPDA is looking to begin asking developers of large residential projects whether their buildings will give residents a choice of at least two ways to get broadband - including wirelessly. Read more.

By - 10/13/17 - 12:18 pm

The BPDA board yesterday approved a test to make it easier for homeowners to add a single apartment in three neighborhoods - in a program that will include zero-percent city loans of up to $30,000 for any required modifications. Read more.

By - 10/5/17 - 5:05 pm
46 Highborn proposal

Architect's rendering.

Two developers say a five-story, 46-unit condo building is far better for Brighton than the two "underutilized" three-family buildings they want to tear down on Hichborn Street, behind New Balance's new development along Guest Street. Read more.

By - 10/5/17 - 11:32 am
Architect's rendering of 466 River St.

Architect's rendering.

Preservation of Affordable Housing and Nuestra Comunidad Development Corp. recently filed detailed plans for their 135-unit apartment building on what is now a parking lot next to the Mattapan trolley station. Read more.

By - 9/24/17 - 1:08 pm
Prposed Columbia Road school

Architect's rendering (architects sure love their flocks of birds).

The Conservatory Lab Charter School has filed plans with the city to build a new $25-million school for its 275 students in grades 3 through 8 at Columbia Road and Quincy Street. Read more.

By - 9/23/17 - 2:07 pm
75-85 Liverpoool St. rendering

Architect's rendering of 75-85 Liverpool St.

A developer is seeking city permission to tear down two two-story houses and a garage on Liverpool Street between Maverick and Decatur streets to put up a five-story building with 22 residential units and some office space. Read more.

By - 9/21/17 - 2:16 pm
Exchange South End rendering

Architect's rendering.

The Abbey Group this week filed details plans for a 5.6-acre development that would combine lab and office space aimed at life-sciences and technology companies on the current site of the Boston Flower Exchange on Albany Street next to I-93. Read more.

By - 9/1/17 - 3:01 pm
Proposal for 112 Shawmut Ave. in the South End

Architect's rendering of 112 Shawmut Ave. proposal.

The Davis Companies this week filed detailed plans with the BPDA to gut an existing warehouse building at 112 Shawmut Ave. and turn it into a 13-floor, 143-unit residential building.

In its project-notification form, Davis said it is working with the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England on proposals for their adjoining properties. Read more.

By - 9/1/17 - 10:16 am
Proposed Landmark Center extension

Architect's rendering of new office and lab building.

The owner of Landmark Center in the Fenway has submitted revised plans to the BPDA for a major expansion that calls for a 14-story office and lab building, rather than a four-building, 600-unit residential complex approved by the city three years ago. Read more.

By - 8/12/17 - 12:37 pm
Mattapan apartment proposal

Architect's rendering, featuring token black person.

Developers this week signaled their formal intent to replace a parking lot next to the Mattapan Square trolley station with a two-building, 144-unit mixed-income development. Read more.

By - 7/29/17 - 10:03 am

Gov. Baker yesterday signed a bit that will let a developer tear down the condemned Winthrop Square garage for a skyscraper that would cast some shadows on Boston Common - but only briefly, and in the winter, the developer says. Read more.

By - 6/14/17 - 12:26 pm

The Boston Zoning Commission could vote next week to allow the effective elimination of zoning on the old St. Gabriel's Monastery site off Washington Street, so that a developer and the BPDA can handcraft a "planned development area" to allow more than 650 housing units there. Read more.

By - 6/5/17 - 12:31 pm
Proposed new Pipefitters union building

Architect's rendering.

The Pipefitters Association, Local 537, has submitted detailed plans to the BPDA to replace its current one-story headquarters and training facility on Enterprise Street with a modern four-story, 70,000-square-foot building that will fit in well with the South Bay Town Center now under construction across the street.

In its filing with the BPDA, the union says: Read more.

By - 5/25/17 - 4:41 pm

The Michaels Organization of Marlton, NJ yesterday filed a letter of intent with the BPDA to build two six-story residential buildings at 40 Rugg Road on land now occupied by some low-slung commercial and warehouse space. Read more.

By - 5/23/17 - 11:36 am

The Board of Appeal today unanimously approved variances needed for construction of a three-to-four-story apartment building off Walk Hill and Canterbury streets that will include a neighborhood shuttle bus to the Forest Hills T stop and money to help middle-income people buy homes in Roslindale and Mattapan. Read more.

By - 5/19/17 - 1:49 pm

A Roxbury-area developer has filed a letter of intent with the BPDA to build a 25-story tower at 2345 Washington St., on what is now a parking lot. Read more.