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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-05-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,765
Posted By 34f34f
Re: Quabbin & MWRA Water & Sewer

Not MWRA-focused (though it's discussed) – Scout Cambridge has an interesting take on the Cambridge water supply through the lens of coffee shops:...
Forum: Greater New England 12-05-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3,398
Views: 621,111
Posted By 34f34f
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

Good to know – thank you! The train station is pretty far outside for a visitor, but I agree: if the area nearby and between the station and peninsula get built up, this is less of an issue...
Forum: Greater New England 12-05-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3,398
Views: 621,111
Posted By 34f34f
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

As a visitor to Portland, I've often thought that the entertainment density on the peninsula makes a streetcar loop a very reasonable opportunity. Something like this...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 10-24-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3,274
Views: 434,400
Posted By 34f34f
Re: Biking in Boston

The South Massachusetts Avenue Corridor Safety Improvements Project is beginning in Cambridge:...
Forum: Development Projects 10-16-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,056
Posted By 34f34f
Re: MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing

That would be neat, but there's not much to reach across the tracks to connect to – just the parking garage (which I'd happily redevelop, but seeing as it's right next to the expanded cogeneration...
Forum: Development Projects 10-16-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,056
Posted By 34f34f
Re: MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing

Thanks for this info. I don't have any inside info, but I wouldn't think the buildings between Stata and Nano are going anywhere—they're marked as "Capital Renewal Strategies" on the 2013 map, not...
Forum: Development Projects 10-10-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,824
Posted By 34f34f
Re: 150 Kneeland Street | Chinatown

So... they're keeping the smokestack views but blocking the downtown city skyline views? That seems... suboptimal.
Forum: Design a Better Boston 10-09-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,132
Posted By 34f34f
Re: Boston - Most Embarrassing Blight That Tourists See

You’re in luck: http://beaconhilltimes.com/2017/07/07/dcr-unveils-design-concepts-for-proposed-esplanade-riverfront-pavillion/

The three plans are floating around the web somewhere, probably on...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 09-27-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 137,825
Posted By 34f34f
Re: General Infrastructure

This is what transportation leadership looks like:

SF's newly (re-) elected mayor, London Breed: https://twitter.com/LondonBreed/status/1045054989222084608


And the Chron piece she links to:...
Forum: Development Projects 09-17-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,032
Posted By 34f34f
Re: Parcel JK | NorthPoint | Cambridge

And if any of the residential plans change (at all), they would be subject to the most recently enacted affordable housing rate instead of what existed at approval—so an increase to 20% from the...
Forum: Development Projects 08-28-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1,257
Views: 215,739
Posted By 34f34f
Re: Site in Hub top choice for a soccer stadium

Plus, Stop and Shop is already redeveloping their land. See the archboston thread, especially this post: http://www.archboston.org/community/showpost.php?p=312545&postcount=70
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-27-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 89,316
Posted By 34f34f
Re: Longfellow Bridge update

Change of topic: The Appleton Pedestrian Bridge from Charles Circle to the Esplanade is being replaced this week.

From MassDOT's email update:

[emphasis added]

In a previous email they also...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-20-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3,274
Views: 434,400
Posted By 34f34f
Re: Biking in Boston

Beautiful--Thanks, chmeeee! Interesting to see Galileo brought down to one lane each direction very explicitly (plus turning lanes for each direction at intersections). Broadway as well.

This will...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-17-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3,274
Views: 434,400
Posted By 34f34f
Re: Biking in Boston

From 2018-07-31 bxp presentation (PDF) (http://www.cambridgema.gov/~/media/Files/CDD/ZoningDevel/SpecialPermits/sp315/sp315amend1preapp_graphics1_20180725.pdf?la=en) via the MXD II thread...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-14-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5,482
Views: 738,568
Posted By 34f34f
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

The city wants a bridge, and from what I've heard they're using this incident as a way to press the issue, since it'll increase the number of people (not cars, *cough previous poster cough*) who can...
Forum: Development Projects 06-11-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 84,895
Posted By 34f34f
Re: Proto | 88 Ames Str. - Kendall Sq. | Cambridge

I really like the vertical stripes on the tower, but with the break between the podium and the tower, continuing the stripes on the podium seems to accentuate the wrong dimension (at least to my...
Forum: Development Projects 06-11-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 166,942
Posted By 34f34f
Re: General Electric HQ | 244-284 A Street | Fort Point

nice - as a comparison from January:

https://i.imgur.com/g7xgEj1.jpg
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-11-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 89,316
Posted By 34f34f
Re: Longfellow Bridge update

Nice! Though totals for the bridge will be slightly different—some of those bikes may be going to 3rd Street, while others that cross the bridge may be coming from Main St or Mem Drive. But I have no...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 06-08-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,465
Posted By 34f34f
Re: Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030

Here's an article on modular housing in the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/07/business/economy/modular-housing.html

Interesting take on the labor side of things:
Forum: Development Projects 06-06-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 52,134
Posted By 34f34f
Re: MXD | 145 Broadway/250 Binney | Kendall Square

Very good points. Especially since bike infra and bus improvements reduce driving needs for people within ~3 miles, and red line for people within ~20 miles.

Plus, there are a thousand homes...
Forum: Development Projects 06-06-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 176,305
Posted By 34f34f
Re: Northeastern University - Institutional Master Plan

Yep, that makes a lot of sense and is ideal for the multiple uses along Columbus. Thanks!

And thanks, steve, for the pictures - much easier to understand the changes. I'm digging it.
Forum: Development Projects 05-31-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 52,134
Posted By 34f34f
Re: MXD | 145 Broadway/250 Binney | Kendall Square

From the linear park at Main Street on Galileo:

https://i.imgur.com/VrsJAgmh.jpg
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-26-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5,482
Views: 738,568
Posted By 34f34f
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

When the tunnel was shut a couple weeks ago and the SL took a scheduled surface route, they didn’t accommodate red line transfers at all - after getting dropped off at street level, still had to tap...
Forum: Development Projects 05-25-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 176,305
Posted By 34f34f
Re: Northeastern University - Institutional Master Plan

Nice pics – thanks, stevebikes!

I heard that this stretch of Columbus will have the pointless median removed and be getting protected bike lanes. Can anyone confirm if this is related to...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-24-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 97,127
Posted By 34f34f
Re: Logan Airport Capital Projects

Why not try Orange-Blue-shuttle (https://goo.gl/maps/mBvFTmKXXi22)? Especially at rush hour, this minimizes the time in street traffic, especially in the most congested areas (the tunnel, the...
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