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Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 07:14 PM
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Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

Funny you should mention Oakley. I happen to be an abutter (more or less) on the downslope side closer to Mt. Auburn Cemetery. It's great to walk past it to head up to Moozy's on a nice day for some...
Forum: Development Projects 06-23-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2,250
Views: 452,136
Posted By DBM
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

Isn't Czervik Construction practically obligated to quote Caddyshack [in particular, clip below] at this juncture?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4XQuEYDoj4
Forum: Development Projects 06-18-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 95,277
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Re: Dorm Tower @ Emerson College | 1-3 Boylston Place | Downtown

Good distinction re: clubs/tenants vs. the ambiance of the overall place. And really, I was only ripping on that former Big Easy club, which [allegedly] strived for a New Orleans/Mardi Gras...
Forum: Development Projects 06-18-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 95,277
Posted By DBM
Re: Dorm Tower @ Emerson College | 1-3 Boylston Place | Downtown

Seriously. Who cares that a handful of tacky sleazy grungy clubs were lost in Boylston Place? There's still only dozens of that exact same grope-y roofie coolatta ilk in the Stuart Street area. I...
Forum: Greater New England 06-13-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 115,808
Posted By DBM
Re: Providence developments

As always, F-Line, you are an amazing wellspring of information on these matters--thanks for sharing...
Forum: Development Projects 06-10-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3,349
Views: 693,737
Posted By DBM
Re: Downtown Crossing

Not to belittle Midwood's achievement with the 1 Milk St. restoration/renovation in any way, but it was "only" that, a renovation/restoration. As opposed to a full-blown demolition/redevelopment,...
Forum: Greater New England 06-09-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 115,808
Posted By DBM
Re: Providence developments

Thanks, F-Line, for your typically comprehensive and nuanced overview. I've probably done the 7:45 am from Wickford to South Station (arriving 9:40 am per the schedule) about a dozen times. It's...
Forum: Greater New England 06-08-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 115,808
Posted By DBM
Re: Providence developments

I'm confused--you're not saying the T wants to truncate service on the Providence CR line by dropping Wickford Junction as a stop and bring the new terminus up north to TF Green*? Sorry if I'm taking...
Forum: Development Projects 05-25-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 35,667
Posted By DBM
Re: Emerson College - Little Building Addition + Renovation | 80 Boylston St | Downto

If they don't, I think they'll have a very seriously complicated, messy problem and potential public relations debacle on their hands. Look how their 12 Hemenway project is described:

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Forum: Development Projects 05-10-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4,790
Views: 1,056,882
Posted By DBM
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Ah, good point--I assumed it already was! Again, I was trying to make a very simple comparison: leaving aside the vast differences in structural design/complexity and construction technique, I was...
Forum: Development Projects 05-09-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4,790
Views: 1,056,882
Posted By DBM
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

I think you're overanalyzing a very simple comparison I was trying to make. As folks have pointed out, it's an apples-to-oranges scenario in the first place--except, all I'm doing is merely pointing...
Forum: Development Projects 05-08-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4,790
Views: 1,056,882
Posted By DBM
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

I went trolling around the Suffolk Const. website and couldn't find anything... are you sure this isn't a rumor--or did you hear there was one from an actual Suffolk Const. employee?

Meanwhile, I...
Forum: Greater New England 04-28-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 115,808
Posted By DBM
Re: Providence developments

Thanks for posting all of those, Stick.

I'm impressed with how there's just as much density, apparently, for the proposals on the west side of I-95 trench as there is for the ones on the east...
Forum: Development Projects 04-22-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 189,972
Posted By DBM
Re: Quaker Lane + Congress Square | Downtown

[QUOTE=BeeLine;345983]It looks like we have two structures left to be renovated/refurbished. 13-15 Congress and 19-21 Congress. I thought I had heard that 13-15 Congress was to become another...
Forum: Greater New England 04-19-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 115,808
Posted By DBM
Re: Providence developments

Your optimism is laudable and I hope it all comes to pass like you say. However, consider all the surface parking lots pockmarking the prime Downtown core. I count at least a dozen from a quick...
Forum: Development Projects 04-15-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 70,735
Posted By DBM
Re: Tremont Crossing | Roxbury

Better to say, how many theaters can this market (however "this market" is objectively construed) support, given how "how many theaters does this city need?" is ultimately a rhetorical question.
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Forum: Development Projects 04-03-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4,790
Views: 1,056,882
Posted By DBM
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Rumor has it that old Bobbie Burns, the wandering bard of Winthrop Sq., patron to pigeons and loitering bike messengers alike, was so disgusted upon finding out that the Great Hall is being...
Forum: Development Projects 03-31-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 848
Views: 257,213
Posted By DBM
Re: Longfellow Place (née Garden Garage Towers) | 35 Lomasney Way | West End

From an aesthetic/geometric standpoint--which is almost certainly what you're driving at--this question seems subjective.

That said, from a volume/use standpoint--I think you can make it quite...
Forum: Development Projects 03-30-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 24,254
Posted By DBM
Re: Parcel 12 | Massachusetts Avenue at Boylston Street | Back Bay

I just hope it doesn't force Bukowski's to relinquish its (unofficial) "Freeway Vue Tavern" moniker....

[... although isn't Bukowski's threatened by a development proposal for the garage it's a...
Forum: Development Projects 03-27-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4,572
Views: 871,278
Posted By DBM
Re: The New Retail Thread

Not true at all. The old marble Barnes & Nobles marquee was totally ripped out, simultaneous with the interior being massively gutted and brought up to code. Now they're doing a full modernization...
Forum: Development Projects 03-27-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 230,743
Posted By DBM
Re: Marriott Moxy Hotel | 240 Tremont Street (Parcel P-7A) | Theater District

I think he's totally misinformed. My understanding is the hotel is built on an very complicated array of easements from the Wilbur or something, but that the hotel is the "junior" easement... and the...
Forum: Development Projects 03-27-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 230,743
Posted By DBM
Re: Marriott Moxy Hotel | 240 Tremont Street (Parcel P-7A) | Theater District

Aren't you merely speaking of the abrupt/radical transition to the Bay Village protected district? Which is really no different than the abrupt/radical transition, south of Huntington Ave., to the...
Forum: Development Projects 03-27-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2,250
Views: 452,136
Posted By DBM
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

One massive piece of leverage the Wynn folks have over the Gaming Commission in terms of whether their license will be upheld at the end of this investigation is, the number of municipalities they...
Forum: Development Projects 03-24-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4,572
Views: 871,278
Posted By DBM
Re: The New Retail Thread

The only thing embarrassing here is how profoundly misguided the perception of "boring" is. I lived there for a year about a decade ago. I have no vested interest in shilling for it other than my...
Forum: Development Projects 03-20-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4,790
Views: 1,056,882
Posted By DBM
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Who cares? Certainly not all the developers who've been putting up tower after tower in Boston's central core since, oh, 2012 or so. Obviously it's profitable for them or they wouldn't be doing it....
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