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Forum: Development Projects 11-13-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,284
Posted By curcuas
Re: Goddard House | 201 S. Huntington | Jamacia Plain

The lack of ground floor retail/activation in the new buildings between Hyde Square and Heath St is a disaster for urbanism
Forum: Development Projects 11-10-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 196,656
Posted By curcuas
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

The building at 333 Tremont seems rather vacant...I walk past there twice daily and have been wondering if it's up for redevelopment.
Forum: Development Projects 10-23-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4,175
Views: 716,135
Posted By curcuas
Re: The New Retail Thread

The owner could listen to Samuels and charge at-cost rents to make the neighborhood interesting. Suspect that's where we'll get eventually, but it might be the Echelon that does it, given the more...
Forum: Development Projects 10-16-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 819
Views: 145,131
Posted By curcuas
Re: I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

This solution looks like how they've managed to complete parts of the East River Greenway in Manhattan by placing it above the FDR
Forum: Development Projects 10-16-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,849
Posted By curcuas
Re: Garage Nightclub Redevelopment | 20 Linden Street | Allston

It's also right on the 66, which leads to multiple employment destinations....
Forum: Development Projects 10-13-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,849
Posted By curcuas
Re: Garage Nightclub Redevelopment | 20 Linden Street | Allston

BPDA and the ZBA still need to actually approve all these projects on Cambridge St, which has slowed considerably of late.
Forum: Development Projects 10-13-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 987
Views: 251,700
Posted By curcuas
Re: MassDOT Pike Parcels 12 - 15 | Boylston St. and Mass. Ave | Back Bay

Why is there parking included? Are the garages nearby ever full?

Anyone catch this? They're going form:
156 hotel units -> 175-200
173 rental+condo units -> 125-150
Total housing units might...
Forum: Development Projects 09-18-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,751
Posted By curcuas
Re: Hood Business Park | 480-570 Rutherford Avenue | Charlestown

What should that park be branded? Asthma park? Highway soot park?

Rutherford Ave needs a streetwall not a park. Open space might be a good idea here, but it should be part of a natural grid and...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 08-28-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,339
Posted By curcuas
Re: What was Boston like in the [recent] past?

If the West End were less renewed, I'd imagine it would end up like the core of the lower east side in NYC - some Jewish institutions remaining with more until rather recently and the rest becoming...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 08-26-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,339
Posted By curcuas
Re: What was Boston like in the [recent] past?

This paper by Glaeser gives a good overview of what led to the early decline of Boston and the reasons machine politicians pushed a destructive agenda.
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Forum: Development Projects 08-17-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 26,998
Posted By curcuas
Re: Flower Exchange Redevelopment | South End

There's several more long blocks between Harrison and Albany that could be redeveloped Harrison-Albany block style. This is a good place for taller office - block out the expressway; Albany is a...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-12-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5,452
Views: 720,703
Posted By curcuas
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Seems like a golden opportunity to build a walkable, urban entrance to the Alewife neighborhood, a ton more housing and retail, and keep a larger, modern garage hidden behind urban facades.
Forum: Development Projects 08-01-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 804
Views: 171,637
Posted By curcuas
Re: Dorchester Developments

We need 5-6 stories not 3 on major streets.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-30-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5,452
Views: 720,703
Posted By curcuas
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Superinteresting: Proposal for extending the E-line reservation to Heath St with room for the 39 and 66 busses.
Forum: Development Projects 07-23-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 121,614
Posted By curcuas
Re: Seaport Parcels M1-M2 | Seaport Sq. | Seaport

The seaport is killing it and all the early claims to the contrary were overreactions to earlier stages of development.
Forum: Development Projects 07-16-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 858
Views: 254,795
Posted By curcuas
Re: Ink Block (Boston Herald) | 300 Harrison Avenue | South End

We need an ink block of sienas. Let's call it Siena block.
Forum: Development Projects 07-14-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 858
Views: 254,795
Posted By curcuas
Re: Ink Block (Boston Herald) | 300 Harrison Avenue | South End

It is mind boggling to me how nicely the Siena turned out and how shitty the building along Albany that went up at the same time by the same developer looks.
Forum: Development Projects 07-10-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,464
Posted By curcuas
Re: 60 Kilmarnock St | Fenway

Disappointing they're getting rid of the Tapestry space, OTOH, they're preserving the whole restaurant row.
Forum: Development Projects 07-10-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,165
Posted By curcuas
Re: Parcel I | Cambridge Crossing | East Cambridge

Because it's Cambridge they have to turn useful building space into another, quite unnecessary park.
Forum: Development Projects 05-23-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,751
Posted By curcuas
Re: Hood Business Park | 480-570 Rutherford Avenue | Charlestown

This is great. Key quote:
Reallocation of the uses and proposed development pads in the 2000 Master Plan to more
appropriately reflect current planning concepts and goals, including the...
Forum: Development Projects 05-09-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 35,976
Posted By curcuas
Re: Kenmore Square North

This site is begging for a facade-ectomy plus added density in the interior of the block. Step back, build something semi contextual above the existing facades and call it a day. Why's it even...
Forum: Development Projects 05-09-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 2,854
Views: 631,490
Posted By curcuas
Re: Cambridge Developments

Kinda wish the Mormon Church had used RFRA to build something much larger here.
Forum: Development Projects 05-07-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,634
Posted By curcuas
Re: St. Francis House | 19-story mixed-income tower | Lagrange Street | Chinatown

Stopped by here today - there are two earthmovers doing serious excavation on site. There's a sign up for "The Union at 48 Boylston" - the 46 affordable apartments + retail space. This isn't 48...
Forum: Development Projects 05-04-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,493
Posted By curcuas
Re: 112 Shawmut Avenue | South End

This one is getting smeared in NIMBY attacks driven by the church conversion next door. It's infuriating.
Forum: Development Projects 04-27-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2,854
Views: 631,490
Posted By curcuas
Re: Cambridge Developments

So that's not what I'm saying.

I think we can all agree that the City of Cambridge MA has not exactly done a bang up job planning Kendall Square and turning it into a 24 hour neighborhood. ...
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