Hey, there! Log in / Register

BPDA

By adamg - 10/20/21 - 11:42 am

A developer has proposed replacing an open-air parking lot and Silver Line Way at the end of Congress Street at Starboard Way with a two-wing, 13-story life-sciences lab building and a two-story building aimed at providing STEM training for people from more distant parts of Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/21 - 1:22 pm
Rendering of proposed Rockwood Manor

Rendering by ArneyFender Katsalidis Ltd. of London.

Developers have filed plans with the BPDA for a 36-unit condo project on a 12-acre parcel at the end of Rockwood Street at the Brookline line. Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/21 - 9:52 am
Proposed new MGH building

Rendering by NBBJ.

The BPDA board yesterday approved a $2-billion project by Massachusetts General Hospital to replace several current buildings with a new two-wing structure that will add 1 million square feet of clinical and patient-bed space - and leave room for a possible expansion of the Charles/MGH station should the state ever extend the Blue Line down Cambridge Street. Read more.

By adamg - 10/7/21 - 9:54 am
Rendering of proposed 212 Old Colony Ave.

Rendering by Arthur Choo and Co.

Developer Joe Hassell has filed plans with the BPDA to replace a warehouse at 212 Old Colony Ave., near Dorchester Street, with a six-story, 30-unit residential building with commercial space on the ground floor. Read more.

By adamg - 10/2/21 - 1:00 pm

The BPDA has posted its final draft RFP for the 7.6-acre field of scrub, grass and parking lots on Tremont Street, across from BPD headquarters, which has been vacant since it was almost all bulldozed in the 1960s for an I-95 extension that was never built. Read more.

Ad:
By adamg - 9/27/21 - 9:49 am
Rendering of Hamilton Street proposal

Rendering by Davis Square Architects.

VietAID has filed plans with the BPDA for a four-story, 36-unit apartment building at 25-33 Hamilton St. that would be aimed at people over 62 making no more than 60% of the Boston-area median income. Read more.

By adamg - 9/27/21 - 9:25 am
Rendering of proposed 44 Ellery St. in South Boston

Rendering by Tim Johnson Architect.

The new owners of a two-story, three-family house at 44 Ellery St. in South Boston's Andrew Square have filed plans to replace it with a six-story,18-unit condo building. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/21 - 10:11 am

A developer wants to replace a two-story warehouse at 155 North Beacon St. in Brighton, now home to the Sound Museum rehersal studios across from the Tin Tin Buffet, with a four-building complex of research labs and office space. Read more.

By adamg - 9/13/21 - 3:00 pm
Allandale Residences rendering

Rendering by Merge Architects.

Two residents of leafy Allandale Street last week sued the BPDA for its approval of a contentious 16-unit townhouse development next to Allandale Woods, accusing the agency of violating Boston's own requirements for approving the project and ignoring concerns by the city parks department about the potential impact on the woods. Read more.

By adamg - 8/29/21 - 2:01 pm
Alexandra rendering

Something like this, only with condos instead of hotel rooms. Rendering by CBT Architects.

The developers who won city approval in 2019 to keep three sides of the former Alexandra Hotel at Washington Street and Massachusetts Avenue, gut the interior and add several floors to create a 13-story, 150-room boutique hotel have filed a request with the BPDA to instead turn what's left of the structure into a 13-story, 106-unit condo building. Read more.

By adamg - 8/19/21 - 8:24 pm

Scape, a British company whose contractors are now busy erecting a 477-unit apartment on Boylston Street, where Machine and Ramrod used to be, says it will soon file plans for a 400-unit residential building at 2 Charlesgate West - currently home to a a nondescript office building at the corner of Ipswich, where the previous owner once proposed a 29-story luxury tower fought by everybody from nearby residents to the Red Sox. Read more.

By adamg - 7/9/21 - 10:04 am
Rendering of proposed 34 B Street in South Boston

Rendering by Arthur Choo and Co.

A developer has filed plans with the BPDA to replace an old auto-repair place at 34 B St., at West 5th St., with a six-story, $13-million building with 54 "compact" apartments aimed at young professionals and families who are willing to give up some room to live near the Broadway T stop. Read more.

By adamg - 7/7/21 - 9:59 pm

Three developers told the BPDA today they will soon file plans to build 24 townhouses and 12 condos on 12 acres of land at the end of Rockwood Street, at the Brookline line and about as rural as one can get within the Boston city limits. Read more.

By adamg - 6/13/21 - 8:57 pm
Entrance to Roslindale Wetlands on Coniston Road

One of several currently rough-hewn entrances to the wetlands, on Coniston Road.

The BPDA holds a public meeting Thursday on proposals by two developers for four affordable condos at 104 Walter St. - a component of plans by the city to upgrade and enlarge the 10.5-acre Roslindale Wetlands Urban Wilds that sits behind Walter Street. Read more.

By adamg - 6/10/21 - 6:16 pm

The BPDA board agreed today to let developers of a proposed residential and hotel building on Tremont Street in Chinatown eliminate space for the long awaited BPL Chinatown branch because of funding complications caused by Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 4/30/21 - 1:03 pm
Rendering of proposed 109 Brookline Ave.

Rendering by Gensler.

A California-based real-estate trust that focuses on life-sciences projects has filed plans to replace a vacant three-story building at 109 Brookline Ave. at Overland Street with a ten-story, 247,000-square foot building aimed at the burgeoning life-sciences business, with lots of lab space and room for offices for overseeing all that lab work. Read more.

By adamg - 4/17/21 - 1:28 pm
Proposed 90 Braintree in Allston

Rendering by RODE Architects.

Anchor Line Partners, based in Post Office Square, has filed plans with the BPDA to replace a one-story commercial building at 90 Braintree St. in Allston with a six-story, 120-unit apartment building. Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/21 - 10:57 pm
Proposed view of new complex from Lamartine Street

The view from the new Lamartine Street. Rendering by Stantec and Dream Collaborative.

The BPDA board today approved plans by developers to raze several buildings at the sprawling Mildred Hailey Apartments complex in Jamaica Plain and replace their current 253 Section 8 apartments with all new units - and add 420 additional income-restricted apartments and an all new street grid, green space and pathways intended to stitch the complex into the neighboring community, rather than walling it off. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/21 - 1:13 pm
Chart showing drop in payroll in Boston over 2020

From BPDA report.

The BPDA says unemployment in Boston dropped from a peak of 16.1% in June to a still high 7.4% in December - but in a new report says there's an important caveat with that decrease: Read more.

By adamg - 4/2/21 - 10:01 am
Proposed rendering of Nubian Ascend building.

Initial rendering of project.

A Nubian Square business and developer told the BPDA this week they will soon file detailed plans for a seven-story building between Washington Street and Harrison Avenue that will include a food hall for local chefs, a market place for local artists and artisans, residential units for artists and space for life-sciences R&D. Read more.

Subscribe to BPDA