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Forum: Development Projects Today, 11:20 AM
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Re: 50 Liberty @ Fan Pier | 50 Liberty Drive | Seaport

The Hudson River and East River still have a ton of wooden pilings from old piers - no one seems to mind or care in NYC. Unless there's something significantly different between them and Boston...
Forum: Development Projects 02-08-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1,318
Views: 211,125
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Re: Wynn Everett Casino | Everett

With all due respect I don't think you fully grasp what has been happening with Wynn and others. What you are describing simply isn't happening. It's not a single, unverified claim taking down these...
Forum: Development Projects 02-08-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,318
Views: 211,125
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Re: Wynn Everett Casino | Everett

In a fair and just world I would agree, but this entire argument is based on the assumption that powerful people get convicted for crimes they commit. Clearly that is not the case as we can see from...
Forum: Development Projects 02-07-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,318
Views: 211,125
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: Wynn Everett Casino | Everett

While Ted Kennedy certainly has done some bad things (calling it murder is a bit conspiratorial, though..), there's also a lot that he's done to be celebrated. What has Wynn done that should be...
Forum: Development Projects 02-07-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 84,494
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

It's all hot air. The transportation secretary doesn't have the authority to grant those funds. Even if they did have the money (which they don't) it would take years and years for planning and...
Forum: Development Projects 02-07-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1,318
Views: 211,125
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: Wynn Everett Casino | Everett

It has nothing to do with Wynn himself or this project. He was forced out.
Forum: Development Projects 02-06-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3,788
Views: 600,107
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: The New Retail Thread

To be fair to Subway, all their sandwiches are made to order and their bread is usually freshly baked as well. Of course the ingredients are crap quality, but you can't really compare it to the...
Forum: Development Projects 02-02-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,512
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: Kenmore Square North

Strapping rockets to it and firing it into the Sun.
Forum: Development Projects 01-31-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1,168
Views: 285,752
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: Pierce Boston (née The Point )| Boylston St/Brookline Av | Fenway

That article doesn't mention anything about Fenway in particular, nor does it mention anything about the high end of the market (most of these units are $1M-$3M). That being said I agree with your...
Forum: Development Projects 01-31-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,168
Views: 285,752
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: Pierce Boston (née The Point )| Boylston St/Brookline Av | Fenway

Yeah that's a fair point, I was imagining they'd wait for the next market cycle then do a couple floors at a time. But maybe that's not how it goes in reality? All the examples I could find online of...
Forum: Development Projects 01-31-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 84,494
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Are you reading my posts? Do you understand my point? I never said Atlanta as a whole was urban. But if you take any given "unurban" area (LA County in my example) there can be pockets that are urban...
Forum: Development Projects 01-31-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1,082
Views: 260,618
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: Fenway Center (One Kenmore) | Turnpike PARCEL 7, Beacon Street | Fenway

Depends on what you mean by "not happening."

If you mean "not part of Phase 1" then that's correct.

If you mean "not happening ever" then that's probably correct, but not confirmed and just...
Forum: Development Projects 01-31-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,168
Views: 285,752
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: Pierce Boston (née The Point )| Boylston St/Brookline Av | Fenway

I think the switch to rentals was made a year or two ago when they (correctly IMO) saw the luxury condo market slowing down. I'm not sure this part of Boston could handle 300+ luxury condos dropping...
Forum: Development Projects 01-30-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 84,494
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

The City of Los Angeles has a relatively high population density because it explicitly excludes all of the suburban areas outside of it (similar to Boston). That's why all of my posts have been...
Forum: Development Projects 01-30-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 84,494
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

I think you're missing my point.

My point is that population density is not a proxy for urbanity. Your whole argument is essentially "Atlanta has a low population density therefore it is not urban...
Forum: Development Projects 01-30-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 84,494
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Agreed, the entire city is not that urban. But for Amazon's purposes, there are pockets that are urban enough.

It would be like saying "LA County is not that urban" (which is true) despite the...
Forum: Development Projects 01-30-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 84,494
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Taking the population density of a sprawling city and then comparing it to an incredibly tiny city (i.e. Boston) is not fair at all. For example, LA County's population density is 2,100 per square...
Forum: Development Projects 01-30-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1,318
Views: 211,125
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: Wynn Everett Casino | Everett

Casinos print money, but you have to be able to engage local politicians, unions, and developers to grease the wheels to build one profitably. If you're a terrible deal maker, it's even possible to...
Forum: Development Projects 01-27-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,512
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: Kenmore Square North

The Eiffel Tower would like a word with you. Maybe the tallest in the USA? But certainly not the world
Forum: Development Projects 01-27-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,512
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: Kenmore Square North

I'll never understand Boston's obsession with the Citgo sign. I'd be happy to see it torn down. It's tacky and out of place, not to mention it's idolizing a primary contributor to climate change and...
Forum: Development Projects 01-26-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 84,494
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Suffolk Downs is 1.5 miles to I-90 and 3.5 miles to I-93. It's right on Route 1A and less than a mile to Route 1. It's less than a 45 minute commute on the T from most neighborhoods in...
Forum: Development Projects 01-26-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 84,494
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Plus stats like that are highly dependent on the neighborhood, so looking at it on a city-wide basis is kind of useless. I doubt that Amazon would select the South Side of Chicago for its HQ2 for...
Forum: Development Projects 01-23-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 84,494
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

A quality, well-reasoned analysis. You've convinced me!
Forum: Development Projects 01-23-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 84,494
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

These are basically the same thing since the cost of labor is highly correlated with the cost of real estate. The same engineering position that would pay $60k in the midwest would be at $100k+ in a...
Forum: Development Projects 01-19-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 84,494
Posted By FenwayResident
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

I'd be willing to bet it's either the DC, NYC, or Boston metro area at this point. I doubt it goes to any of the other top 20 picks.
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