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Forum: Development Projects 09-21-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,776
Posted By TomOfBoston
Re: Orient Heights BHA Redevelopment | Faywood Ave/Vallar Rd/Waldemar Ave | East Bost

More likely they will not be maintained and will look like crap in a decade.
Forum: Development Projects 09-18-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 163,447
Posted By TomOfBoston
Re: Northeastern University - Institutional Master Plan

William E. Carter Playground Dedication Ceremony

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3v9xiuyjePA&t=0s
Forum: Development Projects 08-30-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 333,534
Posted By TomOfBoston
Re: BU Development Thread

They painted the first floor brick yellow??????
Forum: Development Projects 08-29-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 28,146
Posted By TomOfBoston
Re: UMass Boston Residence Hall 1 | Columbia Point | Dorchester

When UMass Boston opened the Harbor Campus in 1973 there were fears that Savin Hill would become another Allston/Brighton.
Forum: Development Projects 08-29-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 26,207
Posted By TomOfBoston
Re: Kenmore Square North

My understanding is that 19 Deerfield will be unaffected by this project. That is one bland building that should be replaced.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-26-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1,213
Views: 183,219
Posted By TomOfBoston
Re: Silver Line to Chelsea

Born in Chelsea in 1951, left in 1974. When I read about the plans for SL3 all I could think of was "What a crock!" I am not the least bit surprised by this "too cheap to build a subway line " BRT...
Forum: Development Projects 08-24-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 163,447
Posted By TomOfBoston
Re: Northeastern University - Institutional Master Plan

Hopefully they won't be paving Columbus during student move in next week. But I would not place a wager on it.
Forum: Development Projects 08-21-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 30,507
Posted By TomOfBoston
Re: Columbus Ave Student Housing | 10 Burke St | Northeastern University

Northeastern owns the land, American Campus Communities owns the building. Same arrangement as the new UMass Boston dorms.
Forum: Development Projects 08-19-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 163,447
Posted By TomOfBoston
Re: Northeastern University - Institutional Master Plan

Jef the Cyclist by Stephan Pastis
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Forum: Development Projects 08-19-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 163,447
Posted By TomOfBoston
Re: Northeastern University - Institutional Master Plan

Boston pedestrians have never bowed down to motorists and they are not about to bow down to cyclists despite the latter's feelings of moral and environmental superiority.
Forum: Development Projects 08-18-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 26,091
Posted By TomOfBoston
Re: Flower Exchange Redevelopment | South End

Methadone Mile would need to be cleaned up before BMC/BU employees will stroll off campus.
Forum: Development Projects 08-17-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1,763
Views: 314,924
Posted By TomOfBoston
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

Yay Costco hot dogs!!!

There is a 750 unit apartment complex planned nearby in Chelsea off Everett Avenue.
Forum: Development Projects 08-15-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 34,074
Posted By TomOfBoston
Re: Julie Hall | Brookline Ave | Emanuel College | Fenway

Julie Hall is not Warren Towers. And Warren does have its fans.
Forum: Development Projects 08-15-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 34,074
Posted By TomOfBoston
Re: Julie Hall | Brookline Ave | Emanuel College | Fenway

Pretty sure that Emmanuel College and the students who will live in Julie Hall give a rat's ass what AB denizens have to say about the building.
Forum: Development Projects 08-12-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 163,447
Posted By TomOfBoston
Re: Northeastern University - Institutional Master Plan

Predicting a few bike/pedestrian collisions.
Forum: Development Projects 08-12-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 163,447
Posted By TomOfBoston
Re: Northeastern University - Institutional Master Plan

What's with the asphalt sidewalks?
Forum: Development Projects 08-08-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 163,447
Posted By TomOfBoston
Re: Northeastern University - Institutional Master Plan

Grand ribbon cutting September 14th per Northeastern website. There will be wall to wall politicians.
Forum: Development Projects 08-02-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 333,534
Posted By TomOfBoston
Re: BU Development Thread

Back in the 1960's BU stood for Big and Ugly. Then around 1970 the BUtification program was started. It consisted mostly of small landscaped parkettes in various corners of the campus.

Look at...
Forum: Development Projects 08-01-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 647
Views: 169,612
Posted By TomOfBoston
Re: Marriott Moxy Hotel | 240 Tremont Street (Parcel P-7A) | Theater District

My first job was at the Gary Theater, 133 Stuart Street. The site is now part of the Transportation building. I worked there for three years starting in 1968. It was a funky neighborhood back then...
Forum: Development Projects 08-01-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 333,534
Posted By TomOfBoston
Re: BU Development Thread

There are enough BU owned on campus properties that need work. then we can look at off campus sites...around the year 2050.
Forum: Development Projects 08-01-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 333,534
Posted By TomOfBoston
Re: BU Development Thread

Nope, it was to be an academic tower.
Forum: Development Projects 08-01-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 333,534
Posted By TomOfBoston
Re: BU Development Thread

Are you certain that this building will be for CS?

And the podium will cover the entire parking lot?
Forum: Development Projects 07-31-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 333,534
Posted By TomOfBoston
Re: BU Development Thread

I'll bet none of you are aware of this.

Circa 1980 BU announced plans to build a 40 story academic tower on the site of the BU Academy. There was a story in the Boston Globe showing a picture...
Forum: Development Projects 07-31-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 333,534
Posted By TomOfBoston
Re: BU Development Thread

Given the frame of reference I guess.
Forum: Development Projects 07-31-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 333,534
Posted By TomOfBoston
Re: BU Development Thread

I will add:

Stop pouring millions of dollars into CFA building renovations. It is like putting lipstick on a pig. It is butt ugly. A new CFA building is needed.
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