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Forum: Development Projects 09-21-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 79,677
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Development Map and Chart

For one, housing is a durable good. Housing is a necessity, but new housing is not. We don't need all people to be able to afford new housing; we just need all people to be able to afford housing. ...
Forum: Development Projects 09-21-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 53,184
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Official City Hall Plaza Proposals

I dunno if building and leasing out space would be that much of a politcal nightmare, if done appropriately. The whole "Boston Seasons at City Hall Plaza" does, in effect, lease out CHP space for...
Forum: Development Projects 09-21-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 79,677
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Development Map and Chart

I'm with you on wanting to increase affordable housing. I'm amenable to increasing the inclusionary zoning affordability requirement of new developments (new Walsh-era increases -- which most past...
Forum: Development Projects 09-21-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 79,677
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Development Map and Chart

I understand, man. But there's no way that anything (including public housing) is getting built in 2018 without central air.

If you want to make a policy push to ban central air in new...
Forum: Development Projects 09-21-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 79,677
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Development Map and Chart

(I can't believe I'm saying this but) Central air is not the problem. Just about nothing anywhere in America will be built without central air. Even the cheapest, crappiest cars on the market, for...
Forum: Development Projects 09-21-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 79,677
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Development Map and Chart

Nothing is built today anywhere without central air, and elevators are largely the product of handicap accessibility requirements. But plenty of market-rate new construction today in Boston doesn't...
Forum: Development Projects 09-21-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 79,677
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Development Map and Chart

How is it the fault of new buildings if people who make "50-99k" can't afford to live in Boston? Since a subset of my "bubble" people live in new construction, they don't compete for existing...
Forum: Development Projects 09-21-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 79,677
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Development Map and Chart

According to supply and demand theory, yes, pricing is easing relative to the counterfactual world in which supply does not increase.

Job growth is absolutely outpacing housing growth, even with...
Forum: Development Projects 09-21-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 79,677
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Development Map and Chart

Honest question: what percentage of the Boston housing market do you believe "has morphed to investment properties because of lax rules which has driven the costs up for everyone"? And remember that...
Forum: Development Projects 09-21-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 79,677
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Development Map and Chart

Yes, this 100%.

The driving force behind our high housing prices is our red hot job market. If we are to put restrictions in place to limit housing growth, then the corollary to that would be to...
Forum: Development Projects 09-21-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 79,677
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Development Map and Chart

Then why doesn't Ferrari just start charging an extra 25% today? What's the downside to them, under this theory?
Forum: Development Projects 09-21-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 79,677
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Development Map and Chart

That's not how pricing works at all... If I opened up a Ferrari dealership on Brighton Ave would that act cause the prices of the Toyotas sold next door to go up?

Could a rust belt town where...
Forum: Development Projects 09-20-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 125,626
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: The St Regis Residences (former Whiskey Priest site) | 150 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

I'm weird, but I see each blocked Seaport condo view as a win for the greater good! As more buildings go up and more views go away, the market will increasingly shift from ultra luxury to just...
Forum: Development Projects 09-19-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 109,099
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: East Boston Developments

This women should get a ticket for this, though. A "storage" garage shouldn't grant one private use of the curbside in front of it for parking. Otherwise people could install inoperable garage...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 09-19-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,741
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Boston - Most Embarrassing Blight That Tourists See

The "Twins Enterprises" building isn't owned by the Red Sox, it's owned (http://app01.cityofboston.gov/ParcelViewer/?pid=0504330000) by the D'Angelo Family...
Forum: Development Projects 09-18-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,917
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial | Boston Common | Downtown

I love how the mirrored bronze creates a representation of a skin tone that is entirely fluid. By some angles it's pale, by some angles it's dark, and by other angles it's in-between. The same spot...
Forum: Development Projects 09-17-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,755
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Kenmore Square North

Any licensing rate is a product of the licensee's willingness to pay for a license and the licensor's willingness to accept payment, both informed by the alternative in which no licensing agreement...
Forum: Development Projects 09-17-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,755
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Kenmore Square North

Fun fact from Bloomberg today: North Dakota is Now Pumping as Much Crude as Venezuela...
Forum: Development Projects 09-14-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3,242
Views: 610,404
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Downtown Crossing

Also, "the overall downturn in retail shopping" is more of a suburban big box issue than a downtown "high street" issue.

And the particular "big box" type stores that are currently in Downtown...
Forum: General 09-13-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4,589
Views: 530,825
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Open Thread

Now at "60-100." Crazy...
Forum: Development Projects 09-13-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,755
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Kenmore Square North

Or a slightly re-arranged version of this:

https://warriortradingnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Delta-Logo.jpg
Forum: Development Projects 09-12-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1,751
Views: 313,485
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

And for tourists to stay at the Wynn hotel when visiting downtown Boston.
Forum: Development Projects 09-12-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,751
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Mass + Main | 415 Massachusetts Avenue | Cambridge

https://massandmain.com/:



Google is your friend, y'all
Forum: Development Projects 09-12-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,755
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Kenmore Square North

With this level of copper and stonework ornamental detailing? No, there aren't.

This is the kind of building that cannot and will not be built today. My rule of thumb is this: if a building's...
Forum: Development Projects 09-12-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 25,210
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: The New Office Thread

Just a general point that headlines aren't subject to the same editorial standards that articles are. Reporters/journalists write articles and they go through an editing and fact-checking process,...
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