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Forum: Development Projects Today, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 800,892
Posted By kmp1284
Re: The New Retail Thread

With the closure of L'Espalier and the Cafe at the Taj Boston's down to an embarrassing one five diamond and seven four diamond restaurants.
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Forum: Development Projects Today, 05:31 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 14,333
Posted By kmp1284
Re: Amazon HQ2 selected - and not Boston

Nothing was said of her being a woman so I'm not sure why you felt the need to accuse him of misogyny. His commentary was based entirely on her lack of professional and legislative experience.
Forum: Design a Better Boston 02-09-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,783
Posted By kmp1284
Re: Crazy Airport Pitches

Putting aside obvious issues like the objections of residents of surrounding towns and wetland concerns, that’s not nearly enough space to construct a modern international airport.
Forum: Development Projects 02-09-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1,292
Views: 230,499
Posted By kmp1284
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

I assumed it was an obsolete design. Certainly a major loss.
Forum: Development Projects 02-09-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1,292
Views: 230,499
Posted By kmp1284
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

Not sure if you're being sarcastic but that's the Harbor Garage site.
Forum: Development Projects 02-08-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 766
Views: 178,685
Posted By kmp1284
Re: 334-364 Boylston Street | Block Redevelopment (Rumor)

This, 350 Boylston ...

http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/350-boylston-street

And the thread ...
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Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 02-07-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,329
Posted By kmp1284
Re: Photo of the Day, Boston Style: Part XII (2019)

Garbage in your eyes. The Kennedy Federal Building is a Gropius. Almost all of the drab brown and gray boxes in the financial district you and others bitch about were designed by leading architects...
Forum: Development Projects 02-07-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 29,331
Posted By kmp1284
Re: Temporary Habor Garage discussion thread until project is officially launched

^^ I neither approve nor disapprove of how the aquarium has chosen to spend its money but do you realize how little money $430k is in the context of capital improvements for an aquarium?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-02-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 32,327
Posted By kmp1284
Re: Congestion toll in Boston?

Cash for Clunkers could actually be looked upon as a success from both an environmental and economic perspective in that it accelerated the replacement of less fuel efficient cars while...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-01-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 32,327
Posted By kmp1284
Re: Congestion toll in Boston?

If a working class family has the spare cash to visit Boston for a day and spend money on parking, meals, perhaps a museum, etc. they can sure as hell pony up an extra five bucks. If they can't then...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-31-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 32,327
Posted By kmp1284
Re: Congestion toll in Boston?

https://www.cityofboston.gov/contact/images/zip.gif

I'd suggest the inclusion of zips 02210, 02110, 02111, 02113, 02114, 02115, 02116, 02118, 02108, 02109 and 02199. Include a 75% discount for...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-31-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 32,327
Posted By kmp1284
Re: Congestion toll in Boston?

So only cigarette smokers should be allowed to opine on the cigarette tax?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-31-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 32,327
Posted By kmp1284
Re: Congestion toll in Boston?

You hate me the most? You hate other people here too? That's an extraordinarily strong word and it's scary that you have that level of an emotional feeling towards someone you've never even met. ...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-31-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 32,327
Posted By kmp1284
Re: Congestion toll in Boston?

You'd probably be very happy in Montana.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-30-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 32,327
Posted By kmp1284
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Wtf? Of course not. I support congestion tolling and I'd support other measures like market rate metered street parking where appropriate.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-30-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 32,327
Posted By kmp1284
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

I was asking for his definition and a dollar figure.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-30-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 32,327
Posted By kmp1284
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

How much does one have to earn to be considered a fat cat?
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 01-22-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 62,374
Posted By kmp1284
Re: Boston Common Overhaul

Perhaps. That is how Boston rolls after all. Functional mediocrity is the name of the game.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 01-18-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 62,374
Posted By kmp1284
Re: Boston Common Overhaul

It strikes me as another lost opportunity. One would think that for such a large investment in the most visible public space in Boston and the oldest public park in the country they’d have sought...
Forum: Development Projects 01-10-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3,223
Views: 750,748
Posted By kmp1284
Re: Innovation Dist. / South Boston Seaport

I'd speculate that market forces and investor risk levels have about a hundred times more of an impact on building heights in Boston than "provincialism".
Forum: Development Projects 01-10-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 800,892
Posted By kmp1284
Re: The New Retail Thread

I think it was Woodward originally.
Forum: Development Projects 01-09-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 103,524
Posted By kmp1284
Re: 40 Trinity Place | 426 Stuart Street | Back Bay

I was initially optimistic but I think if there was demand for more luxury hotels you’d have had Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt fighting to slap one of their luxury flags on this.
Forum: Development Projects 01-04-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 800,892
Posted By kmp1284
Re: The New Retail Thread

But what was authentic about that place?
Forum: Development Projects 01-04-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 800,892
Posted By kmp1284
Re: The New Retail Thread

Perhaps Boston is just attracting a more discerning class of tourist. If so, this is a good thing.
Forum: Development Projects 01-03-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 150,111
Posted By kmp1284
Re: The Boulevard (née The Times/Littlest Bar) | 110 Broad St | Downtown

Closings have begun. Units 901 and 1001 both over $4m.
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