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Forum: Development Projects 03-08-2013, 06:53 AM
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Posted By atlrvr
Re: Liberty Mutual plans major Boston expansion

And to my point, Metlife is relocating 2,600 jobs from Lowell, Boston, Warwick, and other sites in NJ, PA, and CA to Charlotte and Cary, NC. This was announced yesterday following $90+MM in...
Forum: Development Projects 12-13-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1,632
Views: 461,016
Posted By atlrvr
Re: 120 Kingston, 29 Story Tower in Chinatown

Used to park in that garage....shadiest operation I ever encountered. It's definitely from the 60's or earlier and not in good shape at all. There is/was a Chinese grocery on the ground floor.
Forum: Development Projects 11-26-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 922
Views: 250,397
Posted By atlrvr
Re: Residences at Kensington

Just a couple random points from a part-time poster.

1) Architecturally stunning buildings cost more to build and therefore cost more to rent/purchase

2) There are a limited number of people...
Forum: Development Projects 05-30-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,704
Views: 530,603
Posted By atlrvr
Re: Liberty Mutual plans major Boston expansion

Revoke it retroactively? Holy crap people. HenryAlan was along the lines of the right analogy.

Shirley's letter was filled with conjecture and examples of other projects that have no bearing on...
Forum: Development Projects 12-01-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 64,354
Posted By atlrvr
Re: Dudley Sq's Ferdinand Building to be Restored/ Renovated

Supreme Court feels otherwise. The New Haven (I think it was New Haven, but definitely in Conn.) case resulted in a very loose interpretation of "public good" in terms of imminent domain. Economic...
Forum: Development Projects 07-21-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 922
Views: 250,397
Posted By atlrvr
Re: Residences at Kensington

Would it be smart to build below ground parking deck adjacent to the T? Obviously the Filene's site has the same issue, but I believe the Orange line was buried after they basement was already dug,...
Forum: Development Projects 03-04-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 68,389
Posted By atlrvr
Re: 691 Mass Ave

To be fair, in the sunwashed rendering, the facade is close to the same color as the brick victorian townhouse to the north. In reality (per Suffolk's pics), they appear to be the same color as well.
Forum: Development Projects 11-23-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3,137
Views: 803,835
Posted By atlrvr
Re: Seaport Square (Formerly McCourt Seaport Parcels)

^ A change that would require a new owner to resubmit would be very difficult, as most owners transfer the property to a related entity or joint-verture partnership once entitlement is in place. ...
Forum: Development Projects 11-21-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3,137
Views: 803,835
Posted By atlrvr
Re: Seaport Square (Formerly McCourt Seaport Parcels)

Isn't it good that he is selling to unaffiliated developers? Isn't this a way to encourage uniqueness in design and divergence in vision, which ultimately leads to a more organicly designed...
Forum: Development Projects 11-07-2010, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2,005
Views: 479,381
Posted By atlrvr
Re: South Station Tower

The auto became massed produced.
Forum: Development Projects 10-24-2010, 04:02 PM
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Views: 461,016
Posted By atlrvr
Re: 120 Kingston, 29 Story Tower in Chinatown

By Arch St, do you mean 101 Arch? If so, I would consider that a highly succesful property and one of the best facadectomies in the city. The tower itself is par for the 80's course, but looks...
Forum: Development Projects 06-07-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1,704
Views: 530,603
Posted By atlrvr
Re: Liberty Mutual plans major Boston expansion

Looks limestone to me. See the subtle striations. I checked, and according the CBT in the PNF, the opaque material is 100% limestone, with a 40% fenstrations (window) ratio.

Page 275 of the...
Forum: Development Projects 05-17-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1,704
Views: 530,603
Posted By atlrvr
Re: Liberty Mutual plans major Boston expansion

I like it, because I am imagining it clad in limestone....my enthusiasm diminishes if it turns out to be pre-cast.

Just as a point of debate, the original flatiron building in Atlanta is also...
Forum: Development Projects 04-21-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2,395
Views: 624,218
Posted By atlrvr
Re: Fan Pier

So, I see Boston gets another Urban Outfitters. What? That's the new Louis Boston? Ohh. :(
Forum: Development Projects 03-22-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3,536
Views: 774,972
Posted By atlrvr
Re: The Boston Arch (Aquarium parking garage)

Is your question did he take out a mortgage on IP to buy the Harbor Garage? The answer to that is probably somewhere between yes and no. A developers net worth in general is almost always tied up...
Forum: Development Projects 03-21-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3,536
Views: 774,972
Posted By atlrvr
Re: The Boston Arch (Aquarium parking garage)

Chiofaro = General Partner
Prudential = Limited Partner

Together they make up the partnership. Chiofaro calls the shots on a day today basis, and asks Prudential's permission for the big ticket...
Forum: Development Projects 02-20-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 37,581
Posted By atlrvr
Re: Hynes renovation

Not a rezoning...the ZBA exists in that name (Zoning Board of Adjustments) to accomodate smaller issues, such as encroachments into sideyards, signage issues, etc....
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Forum: Development Projects 02-19-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 37,581
Posted By atlrvr
Re: Hynes renovation

ablarc...if you still live in Charlotte, you too have a Zoning Board of Appeal....it would be in charge of making ruling on minor variances (its a citizen advisory group that acts at the discretion...
Forum: Development Projects 01-30-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 22,290
Posted By atlrvr
Re: 50 West Broadway (former Cardinal Cushing HS)

No...it is just far less driveable.
Forum: Development Projects 01-26-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 22,290
Posted By atlrvr
Re: 50 West Broadway (former Cardinal Cushing HS)

Bah.....I lived in Back Bay without a car for 2 years and it was cake....a big load of groceries from the Pru required a cab, but $7-$9 including tip cab including someone helping you load and...
Forum: Development Projects 01-14-2010, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2,448
Views: 582,039
Posted By atlrvr
Re: Congress Street Garage Development

Sounds like Raymond wanted to keep look for financing and not re-commit to another 10 year lease with anyone to preclude their demoing.....sounds like the Pension Fund didn't give a damn about new...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-08-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,983
Posted By atlrvr
Re: Does Boston really need the E line anymore?

Because the E is always packed, and the #39 route segmented busses are always packed, which proves there is strong demand.

It also offers the closest access to the Pru, and it serves 4-5 colleges...
Forum: Development Projects 11-28-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 140,674
Posted By atlrvr
Re: A st Highrise

I think we are mostly on the same page then.....I'm an advocate for high barriers to entry because it helps protect values during down markets.

As for the insider negotiations, hand-slaps to...
Forum: Development Projects 11-28-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 140,674
Posted By atlrvr
Re: A st Highrise

Which is why I offered what I consider an alternative and preferable system that still allows for new development, yet is a disincentive for land-bankers, or rather landbankers who demolish and use...
Forum: Development Projects 11-27-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 140,674
Posted By atlrvr
Re: A st Highrise

No....a developer does not net out profit margin from previous land owner in its ROI. The land basis is what it is to whoever develops the land....yes, low costs are preferable, but ultimately a...
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