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Forum: Development Projects 08-03-2019, 07:05 AM
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Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

Amen, brotha. Hey, we forgot the North End. I'd sooner live and die in that richly authentic restaurant paradise than anything in Vegas. I once spent over a grand on a dinner (for 2) at Aureole in...
Forum: Development Projects 08-02-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2,387
Views: 477,627
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

One source was asking why anyone would come to Everett. Nobody "comes to Everett." They come for the casino resort. Last year, 36 million vacationers headed up to Maine. Most drive through the Boston...
Forum: Greater New England 08-01-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3,595
Views: 719,643
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

All, good points. But where there is a will, there is a way. The problem is, there is none (a will).
Forum: Greater New England 08-01-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3,595
Views: 719,643
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

15 story buildings are nothing new in Portland. I believe there are four? Zoning can always be amended, if its for a good cause, making housing affordable. I disagree that 3 separate buildings of 50...
Forum: Greater New England 07-31-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3,595
Views: 719,643
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

Got to get over this 4-6 story public housing idea. I was at the unveiling of the Passive House bldg., the one off Franklin St. Arterial, 2 years ago. The Director of the PHA said, in his speech,...
Forum: Greater New England 07-11-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3,595
Views: 719,643
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

My personal fave of the buildings that never were in Portland were the 35 story twin tower hotels that John Cacadoulis proposed. Remember that one? The one with the gondola connected to Peaks Island?...
Forum: Greater New England 05-31-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3,595
Views: 719,643
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

Agreed. Maybe Portland can steal a company from the south, e.g., Georgia, with all of the flak they are getting now. Along with, better city and state incentives. That's what's it all about. It might...
Forum: Greater New England 05-31-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3,595
Views: 719,643
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

Recent good news is the ex-Governor of Connecticut has been hired to run the entire Univ. of Maine system. These things, expansion delays, etc., are almost always due to poor leadership. Perhaps now...
Forum: Greater New England 05-03-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3,595
Views: 719,643
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

Not sure I understand why exceptions can't be made, especially in light of zoning rules made years ago, and areas of popularity do change. The deal would be that the developer gets their desired...
Forum: Greater New England 05-03-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3,595
Views: 719,643
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

Although nice to see something go into these parking lots, it is not a very friendly development. The pedestrian and social activity is only inside (or the roof), as plaza space is apparently,...
Forum: Development Projects 04-08-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2,387
Views: 477,627
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

This casino is going to be wildly successful. It is the only Vegas styled and scaled casino in the country outside Las Vegas, or in a city that you would like to visit, that is. The Encore is 10...
Forum: Greater New England 03-17-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3,595
Views: 719,643
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

If you look at his website, he has no comparable projects completed -- it's just nice pictures of dreams. It appears that he was a contractor in Massachusetts and worked on a few buildings, and...
Forum: Greater New England 03-16-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3,595
Views: 719,643
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

I was in Portland last week and noticed ground work on the old Deering Lumber yard lot. This project will be a nice addition to that end of Commercial Street. Any word on the adjoining WEX garage and...
Forum: Greater New England 02-15-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3,595
Views: 719,643
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

These outlying areas in Maine will need new workers to sustain this relative growth, and that will mean more immigrants, or "people of color." Maine's white birth rate is 1.6. It requires 2.2 to...
Forum: Greater New England 02-14-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3,595
Views: 719,643
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

Portland will continue to be positioned for phenomenal growth. The trend today is to live in urban areas with numerous attractions (Portland), and to not drive cars (how do younger people, the future...
Forum: Greater New England 01-26-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 115,478
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland Bayside

Yes, it was, or still is. But with 800 new rental units, the rental market pricing will go down, making it more affordable. They do not want a large congregation of "economically challenged" groups...
Forum: Greater New England 01-26-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 631
Views: 115,478
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland Bayside

The underlying reason the NIMBY group does not want Midtown is one of racism. They fear the project will bring in more "people of color," and that that will result in more crime, poverty, etc. Talk...
Forum: Development Projects 01-20-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4,164
Views: 1,115,968
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Right on. Check out the hotel brand for the Hub, CitizenM (from the Netherlands). The lobby will spread out to a plaza, on top of the six-story building, for incredible views downtown. I've heard...
Forum: Greater New England 01-09-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3,595
Views: 719,643
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

Looks like they are using giant jackhammers on tractors. It will probably be like watching paint dry. That's how it was with Boston's Government Center garage, anyway, the chunk they took out to...
Forum: Greater New England 01-09-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3,595
Views: 719,643
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

They do have the 3 new levels in the adjoining garage, and could lease a lot with shuttle service. The sooner they demolish that monstrosity, the sooner they can start the new building. Otherwise,...
Forum: Greater New England 01-03-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3,595
Views: 719,643
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Portland, ME - New Construction Continued

Nice pics, Corey. An exciting new area for Portland, completely different, which is nice for a change. I don't think anyone from out of town walking around in this section will think Portland's a...
Forum: Development Projects 12-30-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4,164
Views: 1,115,968
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

This is such a GREAT project. Impressive VIP additions to the Garden, a smaller venue booked by Live Nation, a hip hotel, apartments with an upper level outdoor plaza looking south to the skyline...
Forum: Development Projects 12-14-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2,387
Views: 477,627
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

Yes, Atlantic City does not make the large U.S. city list. Outside gambling and live performances, it has virtually nothing a big city like Boston has, except the crime. That it does have. Another...
Forum: Development Projects 12-13-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2,387
Views: 477,627
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

Moreover, The Encore is going to have European styled, glass roofed boats going from the back of TD Garden to the casino, probably 24/7. In addition, TD Garden getting major expansion with VIP areas...
Forum: Development Projects 12-13-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2,387
Views: 477,627
Posted By TC_zoid
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

The true measure of a city's size is metro area. Otherwise, El Paso, Texas is bigger than Boston, and much bigger than Miami. Ever been to El Paso? Ha! And once Encore and Hub on Causeway open, a...
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