View Full Version : Best Proposed Development

02-04-2013, 10:03 PM
Please choose one. Polls close 11:59pm on Monday Feb. 25.

A list of all previous winners can be found here: http://www.archboston.org/awards/

In no particular order:
1. Filene's Millennium Tower

2. Cape Cod rail extension

3. Ink Block

4. Northeastern University's New IMP

5.Edgar Allen Poe Statue/ Park

6. Charles River Skate Park

7. Samuels/Weiner DOT Parcel 12-15

02-04-2013, 11:55 PM
I kinda feel that this is a no brainer.

02-05-2013, 12:20 AM
Yeah. Although maybe Cape Cod Rail at least deserves a stock commuter rail locomotive image so it can claim its full dignity as a nominee before losing?

02-05-2013, 08:38 AM
I kinda feel that this is a no brainer.

I'm guessing you mean Filene, and I was feeling the same way too when I first saw the list. Ultimately though, I went with Ink Block. I've never been a believer in DTX being dead and the hole being the reason. It's just a neighborhood that's been in a long transition. No doubt, once the tower gets built, that area will be crazy, but for me, Ink Block has more potential to be a catalyst based on that spot being a total dead zone right now.

TL;DR: the tower will take DTX from 80 to 100, but Ink Block will take Herald St from 10 to 100.

02-05-2013, 10:13 AM

02-06-2013, 08:40 PM
Wasn't Ink Block a 2011 proposal, not 2012?

Anyway... I'm going with Filene's. But I feel bad not voting for Ink Block (but I'm justifying it by saying that it was 2011, not 2012).

02-06-2013, 08:58 PM
I also nominated 1325 Boylston with the City Target... It's not here.

02-06-2013, 10:57 PM
I also nominated 1325 Boylston with the City Target... It's not here.
Construction began in 2012, no?

Brad Plaid
02-08-2013, 11:39 AM
I went with Samuels Parcel 12-15. This or whatever actually gets built can really help to jumpstart the covering of the Mass Pike carbon monoxide conduit.

Ink Block will likely be a catalyst too but it's choked off by 93 and it's impact will be limited. Unless it puts real pressure on to start covering over that part of the pike.

02-08-2013, 11:42 AM
Construction began in 2012, no?

Fair enough.

02-13-2013, 10:42 PM
Tough decision, but I had to go with the Samuels / Weiner building on Boylston. It's the most challenging / bold from an economic standpoint, and we need a new Pike air-rights project.

DTX will get built with enough height to make it economically viable; and the Ink Block is a blank slate with tons of potential to make money and have a great design. This proposal for Boylston makes an undesirable site work; and is ready to build in its current form.

02-26-2013, 12:11 PM
I only read about the Cape Cod rail extension yesterday. Had I known what it was, I might have voted for it. Oh well, these are all pretty good.