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Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 07:31 AM
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Views: 188,817
Posted By Equilibria
Re: Bulfinch Crossing Residential Tower (GCG Phase I) | 50 Sudbury St | Gov't Center

As someone said on the previous page, if you think this is a plateau building you haven't seen it from nearby. It seems very tall when viewed from Cambridge Street, North Station, Government Center...
Forum: Development Projects 08-20-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 29,955
Posted By Equilibria
Re: Parcel 12 | Massachusetts Avenue at Boylston Street | Back Bay

https://www.bisnow.com/boston/news/mixed-use/despite-another-bpda-approval-boston-developers-struggle-finding-success-with-mass-pike-air-rights-projects-100430

Sperance has a lot of hemming and...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 08-20-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 792
Posted By Equilibria
Re: Design a Better Lot

Wellington Circle is being completely redone (again), paid for by Encore. This time, it will be an actual rebuild instead of the new signals and lanes from last time. MassDOT has already gone to RFP...
Forum: Development Projects 08-20-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 779
Views: 165,110
Posted By Equilibria
Re: Volpe Transportation Center Development | Kendall Sq | Cambridge

The buildings already in Kendall are taller than those in the Seaport.

The buildings zoned for Volpe and adjacent sites are twice the height of those in the Seaport.

MIT didn't half-ass the...
Forum: Development Projects 08-20-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 779
Views: 165,110
Posted By Equilibria
Re: Volpe Transportation Center Development | Kendall Sq | Cambridge

Yes, I didn't say that completely right. MIT will ultimately own this building and act as landlord to Volpe (for a 99 year term - one of the goals of this project was to free the GSA from day-to-day...
Forum: Development Projects 08-19-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 32,194
Posted By Equilibria
Re: 1000 Boylston Street | MassDOT Parcel 15 | Back Bay

I don't think this tower was very far through the design process when Simon cancelled. That reason was an excuse anyway. That project didn't happen because people don't like to finance complicated,...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-19-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 848
Views: 147,358
Posted By Equilibria
Re: Logan Airport Capital Projects

Here are some trees. 700 feet away.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/gs-waymarking-images/394b250b-8f66-4385-bf66-c12f020590bf.JPG
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-19-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 848
Views: 147,358
Posted By Equilibria
Re: Logan Airport Capital Projects

You realize that there's no new pavement or cars there, right? That the point of that project is to make things safer for everyone?

Also that Logan has one of the highest rates of transit use...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-19-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 848
Views: 147,358
Posted By Equilibria
Re: Logan Airport Capital Projects

He didn't post the Logan Express expansion. That's not cars...
Forum: Development Projects 08-19-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 32,194
Posted By Equilibria
Re: 1000 Boylston Street | MassDOT Parcel 15 | Back Bay

Yeah, but it still involved construction impacts to the Turnpike (and therefore more complicated/high-risk construction) and negotiations with MassDOT about lane closures, etc. that could easily...
Forum: Development Projects 08-19-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 779
Views: 165,110
Posted By Equilibria
Re: Volpe Transportation Center Development | Kendall Sq | Cambridge

Cambridge had zero say here. Federal building on Federal land. Design was approved by the Feds - I don't think it was ever even seen by the Cambridge Planning Board. That's why we have so few renders...
Forum: Development Projects 08-19-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 32,194
Posted By Equilibria
Re: 1000 Boylston Street | MassDOT Parcel 15 | Back Bay

The sad truth is: if this project were on terra firma, it would have started construction a year ago. How many heartbreaks do we need in this city to stop hoping? Air rights suuuuuuuuck.
Forum: Development Projects 08-16-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 144,279
Posted By Equilibria
Re: Somerville Developments

Not to mention that if you own a car, the outlet is right at the top of the McGrath/Washington offramp. Hope you have some spare driver's side doors...
Forum: Development Projects 08-16-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 144,279
Posted By Equilibria
Re: Somerville Developments

It does. I just wish we could look forward to a more attractive setting on McGrath before about 2030.
Forum: Development Projects 08-16-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2,920
Views: 711,933
Posted By Equilibria
Re: Cambridge Developments

It's different than anything else in Cambridge, so I think it adds something. Could have been much worse.
Forum: Development Projects 08-16-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 29,955
Posted By Equilibria
Re: Parcel 12 | Massachusetts Avenue at Boylston Street | Back Bay

Yes, but someone commented on the prior page that the BPDA isn't responsible for that - Samuels made that change to save money.
Forum: Development Projects 08-16-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 29,955
Posted By Equilibria
Re: Parcel 12 | Massachusetts Avenue at Boylston Street | Back Bay

Construction targeted in 2020:

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2019/08/16/for-first-time-four-decades-buildings-could-rise-over-mass-pike/ZX3GqC7XUtRDnRGTh0yGOJ/story.html?event=event25
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-16-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6,409
Views: 933,571
Posted By Equilibria
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

They did give detailed updates on the initial delay in OL vehicle rollout to the FMCB, meetings of which are livestreamed and reported on by local media. I distinctly remember Jeff Gonneville...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-15-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1,639
Views: 294,488
Posted By Equilibria
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

I don't think it's unacceptable. A slow uptake is very normal with new fleet - it would have been this way whether it happened in November or it happened now. They could have quietly entered it into...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-15-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1,639
Views: 294,488
Posted By Equilibria
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

According to the Globe, that just referred to taking it out of service for the evening rush. It will be back out there today midday.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-14-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1,639
Views: 294,488
Posted By Equilibria
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

The OL/RL presentation from Monday:

https://cdn.mbta.com/sites/default/files/2019-08/2019-08-12-fmcb-G-red-orange-line-program-update.pdf

Goal is for Red Line revenue service to begin in the...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 08-14-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 654,827
Posted By Equilibria
Re: Crazy Transit Pitches

There absolutely has been a call for it - it's not unlikely to happen as Alewife builds out, funded by developers.
Forum: Development Projects 08-13-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,298
Posted By Equilibria
Re: Newton Developments

Newton suffers from having the Green Line run through richer, single-family areas that would be difficult to upzone. Newton Centre is definitely a possibility, and you can build some units in Waban,...
Forum: Development Projects 08-13-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,298
Posted By Equilibria
Re: Newton Developments

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/globelocal/2019/08/08/developer-pitches-mixed-use-project-site-the-barn-shoe-store-newton/E3hk573G873PG7WcUxRGuJ/story.html

This project is officially called...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-12-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,084
Views: 232,655
Posted By Equilibria
Re: T construction news

Side. Center apparently would require too many bridge impacts to be financially viable.
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