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By adamg - 3/9/23 - 1:42 pm
Rendering of Cheney Street proposal

Rendering of smaller Cheney Street apartment building by Icon Architecture.

A non-profit group that originally proposed building 59 affordable and assisted-living apartments for senior citizens and 15 affordable condos on and near Cheney Street in Roxbury has filed revised plans with the BPDA that decrease the number of apartments to 48 and the number of condos to 12. Read more.

By adamg - 3/9/23 - 12:05 pm
Rendering of proposed 18-unit condo building

Rendering by Context.

A pair of developers have proposed a four-story, 18-unit condo building on what is now a vacant lot that stretches between Dorchester Avenue and Boston Street in the Polish Triangle, just south of Andrew Square. Read more.

By adamg - 3/4/23 - 11:34 am
Rendering of new buildings in Allston

Allston's changing face in rendering by Embarc (newest proposed building in baby blue). See it larger.

A developer this week filed detailed plans with the BPDA to replace the condemned former post office on Harvard Avenue in Allston and three neighboring lots with a six-story, 170-unit apartment building. Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/23 - 10:09 am

A New York developer that paid $80 million for a slice of Gillette's land in South Boston in 2021 says it will soon file detailed plans for a new building there that will have both lab and retail space, or as it calls it, "a vibrant, inclusive mixed use project that integrates into and complements the Fort Point neighborhood." Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/23 - 2:05 pm
Rendering of proposed Hancock Street building

Rendering by RODE Architects.

A developer has filed plans to replace a car wash at 247 Hancock St. in Dorchester with a six-story, 47-unit residential building. Read more.

By adamg - 2/20/23 - 11:33 am

Scott Van Voorhis recounts last week's BPDA board meeting, at which board members pushed back on Mayor Wu's plans to reshape the way development happens in Boston.

Watch board members criticize criticism of the BPDA's current policies: Read more.

By adamg - 2/11/23 - 11:43 am

A trio of developers say they will soon submit plans to replace a Wentworth Institute of Technology sports field at 500 Huntington Ave. with two buildings aimed at "innovative" life-sciences R&D. Read more.

By adamg - 2/10/23 - 2:28 pm
Rendering of proposed Arboretum Road building

Rendering by Embarc. Gateway to the Arboretum on the right.

Two developers today filed plans for a six-story, 233-unit apartment building on Arboretum Road in Roslindale that will also include creation of a "gateway" to the Arnold Arboretum to replace what is now a litter-strewn underpass beneath the Needham Line train track. Read more.

By adamg - 2/9/23 - 11:14 am
1033-1055 Washington St. rendering

Rendering by Elkus Manfredi.

The Druker Co. has filed plans with the BPDA to replace a vacant warehouse and a parking lot with a two-building, 588,000-square-foot life-sciences complex at 1033 Washington St. in the South End. Read more.

By adamg - 2/9/23 - 9:56 am

Two weeks after one developer said it wanted to change its proposed apartment building on Fairmount Avenue in Hyde Park to condos because of the current economy, another developer has filed a request to change a proposed condo building on Hyde Park Avenue from condos to apartments due to the current economy. Read more.

By adamg - 2/8/23 - 9:38 pm

A New York developer with an active Boston presence and a South Boston family say they will soon file plans to replace a garage built in 1945 with a three-story life-sciences building. Read more.

By adamg - 2/6/23 - 10:01 pm

In a rare but detailed rejection, the BPDA on Friday said no to a Texas developer's plans to carve out a hillside along American Legion Highway next to the Stop&Shop/Walgreen's strip mall for a complex with 270 apartments in nine three-story buildings with 331 parking spaces. Read more.

By adamg - 2/1/23 - 9:37 am
Proposed new condo building on Fairmount Avenue

Rendering by Rick Schmidt Architect.

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday gave the owner of four two-family houses on Fairmount Avenue, near the bridge over the Neponset and the train tracks in Hyde Park, an extra year to start razing them to make way for a four-story, 47-unit residential building. Read more.

By adamg - 1/28/23 - 10:32 am

A Milton developer is asking the BPDA to let him reduce the amount of garage parking he has to provide at a 49-unit apartment building between Cummins Highway and American Legion Highway, next to the Stop & Shop, from 61 spaces to 49. Read more.

By adamg - 1/25/23 - 9:55 pm

WBUR reports on Mayor Wu's first State of the City address.

By adamg - 1/24/23 - 3:33 pm

A San Diego real-estate firm says it wants to transform the floors above the CVS on Summer Street in Downtown Crossing into life-sciences labs and offices. Read more.

By adamg - 1/20/23 - 3:26 pm

The Trammel Crow Co. said today it will soon file plans for a five-building complex along Soldiers Field Road near North Beacon Street that would include some 200 affordable housing units as well as research and retail space. Read more.

By adamg - 1/20/23 - 1:18 pm
Rendering of proposed new complex

Bird-infused rendering by DREAM Collaborative.

A development group headed by HYM and My City at Peace yesterday won preliminary BPDA approval to build 466 apartments and condos, life-sciences space and a civil-rights museum on the long-vacant P-3 parcel on Tremont Street in Roxbury, under a plan that would include an acre of public space with a layout aimed at stitching the empty land back into the surrounding neighborhood - and creating wealth-building opportunities for its residents. Read more.

By adamg - 1/19/23 - 11:38 am

The BPDA board this afternoon could hire a consultant to figure out ways to encourage the conversion of pandemic-emptied downtown offices into a new uses as part of a plan to turn the area into what might actually become Boston's first 24/7 neighborhood. Read more.

By adamg - 1/19/23 - 11:15 am

The BPDA board this afternoon will vote on spending $100,000 for a consultant to recommend ways to turn Dartmouth Street between the BPL main library and the Copley Square park into a permanent mall for pedestrians and bicyclists - with space set aside for a lane for emergency vehicles. Read more.

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