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By adamg - 1/31/22 - 10:04 pm
Proposed 80 East Berkeley St.

Bird-enhanced rendering by Elkus Manfredi.

The Druker Co., which won BRA approval for an 11-story office building with retail and cultural space in 2013 on East Berkeley Street at Shawmut Avenue, then never actually started construction, today filed plans with what is now the BPDA to put the building up after all, but as life-sciences space. Read more.

By adamg - 1/5/22 - 12:15 pm
Rendering of proposed Brookline Avenue complex

Possible rendering by Sasaki Associates.

Skanska USA has filed preliminary plans with the BPDA for the proposed six-acre, four-building mixed-use complex it plans to build with Simmons University off Brookline Avenue as the school moves its current dorms to new space on its main campus a few blocks away. Read more.

By adamg - 12/19/21 - 1:40 pm
40 Soldiers Field Place rendering

Rendering by J Garland Enterprises.

A Brookline developer has filed plans for a 61-unit apartment building on Soldiers Field Place, a tiny road off Soldiers Field Road where the developers of two other residential buildings are already embroiled in litigation over zoning variances they got. Read more.

By adamg - 12/13/21 - 7:11 pm
Rendering of proposed 582 Cambridge Street

Rendering by Monte French Design Studio.

A Coolidge Corner developer has proposed replacing a three-family house at 582 Cambridge St. in Allston with a $6-million, four-story, 22-unit apartment building. Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/21 - 1:20 pm

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In rejecting proposals by three developers to turn the decaying Pier 5 at the Charlestown Navy Yard into sites for more housing, the BPDA says it's now on board with proposals by residents to turn the pier into a park. Read more.

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By adamg - 12/6/21 - 12:14 pm
155 North Beacon St. rendering

Rendering by Ellenzweig.

IQHQ, a California company that specializes in building life-sciences buildings, is proposing to build three more on a site at 155 North Beacon St. in Brighton now occupied by "an older, non-descript building, nearing the end of its useful life" - and the Sound Museum recording studio. Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/21 - 11:58 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports the BPDA has dismissed three proposals by developers for building housing at the Charlestown Navy Yard's rotting Pier 5 - one of which called for dealing with rising sea levels by building the units as floating pods.

The agency, which owns the pier, had solicited proposals for what to do with it; a residents group has called for it to be replaced with a park.

By adamg - 12/1/21 - 3:54 pm

The BPDA says a developer that took over a 14-unit condo building near the South Bay mall sold two units for several hundred thousand dollars more than it was supposed to under a city program aimed at ensuring at least some people of moderate means can keep living in Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 11/28/21 - 1:25 pm
Rendeirng of proposed 775 Huntington Ave.

Rendering by Stantec.

A non-profit group has proposed a 13-story, 111-unit residential building on what is now a parking lot next to the Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers, on Huntington Avenue, just outbound from Brigham Circle. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/21 - 11:37 am

A Brookline landlord will soon file formal plans to replace the former Uno headquarters on the road to Millennium Park in West Roxbury with two five-story residential buildings, in a formerly quiet commercial area rapidly turning into an apartment zone. Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/21 - 9:34 pm

The BPDA board today joined with the Boston City Council in voting to end a requirement that new affordable-housing proposalsinclude off-street parking, as a way of encouraging such projects by eliminating what can now be a costly part of construction. Read more.

By adamg - 11/13/21 - 1:59 pm

The owner of a construction yard at 75 Stedman St., behind the Arborway bus depot, says he will soon file plans with the BPDA to replace the yard with a 120,000-square-foot self-storage building.

By adamg - 11/9/21 - 9:56 pm

Skanska USA told the BPDA today it will soon file plans for a six-acre mixed use development along Brookline Avenue to replace the dorms that Simmons University is planning to move into a new 18-story tower on its main campus a few blocks away. Read more.

By adamg - 11/8/21 - 10:52 am
Rendering of new Bromfield Street

Rendering of new Bromfield Street by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture and Arrowstreet.

The New York company that owns the former Payless building at Bromfield and Washington streets in Downtown Crossing now says, in a filing with the BPDA last week, it expects to begin 28 months of construction on a new 22-story office tower there in the second half of 2022. Read more.

By adamg - 11/5/21 - 10:11 am
Rendering of proposed Bradston Street building

Rendering by Embarc.

City Realty this week filed its formal plans for an 11-story, $207-million life-sciences building at 17 Bradston St., at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard. Read more.

By adamg - 11/1/21 - 1:03 pm
Proposed Guest Street hotel

Rendering by Group One.

New Balance has filed formal plans for a 175-room hotel at its Boston Landing development along Guest Street in Brighton. Read more.

By adamg - 10/28/21 - 10:38 am
Rendering of new Parcel 12 buildings

The view from Boylston Street, as rendered by Elkus Manfredi.

The developer constructing a two-building complex along and atop the turnpike at Mass. Ave. says it wants to outfit roughly 118,000 square feet of space as life-sciences labs and offices - about a quarter of the office space originally planned for the project. Read more.

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.

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