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Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 09-16-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By JohnAKeith
Do some building materials have better reputations

I am trying to do research on something and not sure what I'm looking for or how to figure out what I want to know.

So I'm writing this post, anyway!

It has to do with what is used to build...
Forum: General 09-16-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,366
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: Boston and surrounding areas housing crisis

The city isn't building "nothing but luxury condos". Total number of the "luxury" units in the city of Boston? Around 3,736. Total. And that's including buildings that have been around since 1981....
Forum: Development Projects 09-13-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 79,061
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: Development Map and Chart

I mean, I'm usually against stonings but ..

Joking!

Mostly we agree on this subject, you and I.
Forum: Development Projects 09-13-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 79,061
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: Development Map and Chart

Hello, fellow netters.

I've been looking on the forum but not sure if we have it: a list / map of just residential developments inside "downtown Boston". Even better if it's just "luxury".

On...
Forum: Development Projects 08-30-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 193,331
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: Site in Hub top choice for a soccer stadium

Today's hearing (all 1 hour, 22 minutes ..)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYN1Em-KV5A
Forum: Development Projects 08-28-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 193,331
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: Site in Hub top choice for a soccer stadium

I'm sorry if my post is too complicated to be useful but I was working on it while doing multiple other things and trying to get a lot accomplished in a short period of time.

Those four locations...
Forum: Development Projects 08-27-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 193,331
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: Site in Hub top choice for a soccer stadium

Widett Circle:

https://i0.wp.com/johnakeith.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/widett1.png

Widett Circle area: 19.404 acres:

http://johnakeith.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/widett_area1.png
...
Forum: Development Projects 12-30-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 132,080
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

The President tweeted that the USPS wasn't charging Amazon enough to deliver the company's packages (he was actually criticizing Jeff Bezos, of course).

Putting Amazon next to the new USPS...
Forum: Development Projects 12-28-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 31,222
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: Omni Hotel @ BCEC | Summer St | Seaport

I like the first rendering the best because I can look at it and see exactly where and when my dreams for a mixed-use, 30% residential neighborhood died.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-13-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 93,063
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: MBTA Bus & BRT

One of the few things I was happy to hear about incoming city councilor Ed Flynn is that he's interested in improving Seaport transit, specifically between Broadway and the Seaport down L / Summer...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-06-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 17,527
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: Summer St. Gondola

You have the BRT using the State Police ramp to get into the Ted Williams Tunnel but the regular SL continues to use the same convoluted route; why?
Forum: Development Projects 12-06-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 26,271
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: Parcel K | Northern Avenue | Seaport

Hmm. Well what's been the plan for this? The parcels appear to be owned by the Commonwealth and not MassPort, not that it makes that much difference in the end, right?

I've never heard of anything...
Forum: Development Projects 12-06-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 132,080
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Oh, boy. Post this on the internet and watch what happens.

But, mostly it doesn't, in my opinion. I wouldn't say "entitlement" but 'tis true, everybody seems to think that being able to live on...
Forum: Development Projects 12-06-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 132,080
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Overall, the nation's homeless numbers are 13 percent lower than they were in 2010 and some communities have all but eliminated homelessness among veterans, emphasized HUD Secretary Ben Carson.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-05-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 17,527
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: Summer St. Gondola

On its own, good enough. But, yes, it can be extended, anywhere there's sky.
The Greenway, maybe?

And, yes, I think there's enough room down Summer Street - there was when they proposed an...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-04-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 17,527
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: Summer St. Gondola

How do you know what I need?
Forum: Development Projects 12-04-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 71,181
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: Landmark Center Expansion | Fenway

Remember when we DID have a Time Out?
Forum: Design a Better Boston 12-03-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,662
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: Rosa Parks Boulevard

"Washington" may mean something to you and me but to most people, it's the name of a street, like Lafayette.
Forum: Development Projects 12-03-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 18,390
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: 110 Arlington Street - Boutique Hotel | Bay Village

We're getting to Year 8 since first proposed, in fact ...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-03-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 17,527
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: Summer St. Gondola

It's a means of transportation for those going to and from the developer's new project and South Station. It's not more; it's not less.

Everyone loosen up your girdles.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 12-02-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 53,309
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: Boston in the 1960's

1) in the top photo, the area around Gillette (upper left corner of image) is cleared of any buildings - was this something new or was it always like that?

2) They buried the Artery through Dewey...
Forum: Development Projects 12-01-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 36,717
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: South Bay Center Expansion | Dorchester

Coincidentally, Target Corp bought its building today according to the Registry. $12.25 million. Nice return on original developer's investment, I'd guess.
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 11-28-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 30,216
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: New Ideas for the Site

I didn't want to post on the HQ2 thread and didn't want to post in Open Thread, so here I am.

I don't think anyone should be banned b/c that's not how the internet works and there are always a few...
Forum: Development Projects 11-24-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 132,080
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Thank you. I'm not sure what they have at One Summer, then.

Markley’s One Summer street location is New England’s primary telecommunications facility and only “Carrier Hotel”. Home to over 90...
Forum: Development Projects 11-23-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 132,080
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Does anyone know what the deal is with Boston and AWS - Amazon's cloud service? There's some big presence inside the Jordan Marsh (sic) building, right? Or is that just office space. A company called...
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