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Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 12:38 PM
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Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

A good start. The higher revenue targets were 2 to 3 years out. I noticed multiple empty tables both on the casino floor and in restaurants even at peak times when the floor was full of people and...
Forum: Development Projects 08-15-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,091
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Re: MGH Expansion | 275 Cambridge Street | West End

Yes, that Bullfinch and the green are walled off from Cambridge St are completely fine in my view. Just for a green to be functional (for aesthetic value and for value as a gathering place.) then it...
Forum: Development Projects 08-15-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,091
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Re: MGH Expansion | 275 Cambridge Street | West End

I understand there are a lot of moving functional pieces that make it difficult for a hospital complex to have great campus planning... just wish we could see planning support better preservation of...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-14-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 597
Views: 55,124
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Re: Congestion toll in Boston?

https://www.boston.com/cars/local-news/2019/08/14/managed-lanes-massachusetts-traffic

"The new lanes allowed the highway to carry 23 percent more cars, while increasing the average speeds by up to...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-13-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 597
Views: 55,124
Posted By tangent
Re: Congestion toll in Boston?

I was thinking more just the aggregate volume data. The data that turns a road from green to yellow, to red, to dark red. Along with the effects and affects of accidents.

The type of data you...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-13-2019, 09:34 AM
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Views: 55,124
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Re: Congestion toll in Boston?

So what transit improvements (around Boston) would be sufficient to offset the negative effects of a congestion charge.

Say for argument the goal was to reduce peak traffic volumes by 5% and keep...
Forum: Development Projects 08-12-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 38,404
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Re: Old Boston Edison Plant | Summer St | South Boston

I like it overall, but the residential is too tall as it has a direct line of sight and line of sound to the haul road. Residential should not have a line of sight to the haul road. Residential...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-11-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 597
Views: 55,124
Posted By tangent
Re: Congestion toll in Boston?

https://www.wcvb.com/article/state-investigating-ways-to-improve-your-commute-around-boston/28668977

The point about congestion pricing is a bit off. The governor wasn't questioning whether it...
Forum: Development Projects 08-09-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 38,404
Posted By tangent
Re: Old Boston Edison Plant | Summer St | South Boston

The old developer playbook of seeding the room with a bunch of fringe people to make the whole notion that there are reasonable people that oppose the project for reasonable reasons.

A shipping...
Forum: Development Projects 08-08-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By tangent
Re: Wonderland

Would be funny if Revere gets a CR stop and Harvard can't get a CR stop at Beacon Yards even if it ponies up tens of millions of dollars.
Forum: Development Projects 08-05-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 2,387
Views: 477,578
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Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

From their stated projections it looks like they are looking to reach around a billion a year in revenue plus or minus a couple hundred million in the next three years.
Forum: Development Projects 08-05-2019, 01:32 PM
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Views: 477,578
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Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

Not arguing against transit or the need for a better system in order to grow the metro area, but I would say people around here are underplaying walk-ability to a great extent. To me a city means you...
Forum: Development Projects 08-05-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,396
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Forum: Development Projects 08-05-2019, 07:10 AM
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Posted By tangent
Re: Harvard - Allston Campus

The only way West Station makes sense (or much more density in this area) in my mind is by having regular service along Grand Junction along with a CR stop. Connecting Harvard Allston directly to...
Forum: Development Projects 08-05-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 38,404
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Re: Old Boston Edison Plant | Summer St | South Boston

So, no residential option then? Seems like they should have started there in the first place since they couldn't legally build residential. Let the port work.
Forum: Development Projects 08-03-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2,387
Views: 477,578
Posted By tangent
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

It will easily do half a billion in revenue this first year I think, perhaps $650 million and they will get to their 3 year numbers sooner rather than later. A billion per year in 3 to 4 years seems...
Forum: Development Projects 08-01-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 45,975
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Re: State Street HQ | One Congress | Bulfinch Crossing | West End

The phasing of this project has been very interesting to follow. Maximizing the income from parking and office space for as long as possible until you absolutely have to close the section of space...
Forum: Development Projects 08-01-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 179,014
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Re: Fort Point

Barcelona rarely gets snow. Bumps or anything that sticks out for a snow shovel/plow to snag on don't do so well in Boston.
Forum: Development Projects 07-30-2019, 11:06 AM
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Views: 131,000
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Re: MIT East Campus - Kendall Square Gateway | Cambridge

I think if the Grand Junction right of way was providing a secondary mass transit option (light rail, indigo CR service, or BRT) running in the perpendicular direction from the Red Line then this...
Forum: Development Projects 07-29-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2,387
Views: 477,578
Posted By tangent
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

Nicely said. Although I thought opening weekend(s) would be a big test. Really it just got a bit bogged down in front of the casino itself. No more than about a ten or maybe 15 minute extra wait....
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-26-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 597
Views: 55,124
Posted By tangent
Re: Congestion toll in Boston?

And my point is that it should be doomed unless there is a tangible benefit to the public.

I think there is potentially a very narrow window of opportunity where a congestion charge actually...
Forum: Development Projects 07-26-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,091
Posted By tangent
Re: MGH Expansion | 275 Cambridge Street | West End

It would have been relatively easy and preferable to plan on keeping the MGH professional office building (or at least the Cambridge St Facade) and just build behind it.

I really dislike that the...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-25-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,385
Posted By tangent
Re: Unbuilt roads around metro Boston

Build either. Just build.
Forum: Development Projects 07-25-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2,387
Views: 477,578
Posted By tangent
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

There were only $50 table minimums opening week. I think I heard about there being some $15 this week during the week, so perhaps it is settling down a bit. Peak times are always an issue though,...
Forum: Development Projects 07-25-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 45,975
Posted By tangent
Re: State Street HQ | One Congress | Bulfinch Crossing | West End

Once One Congress is up there will be a lot of economic and political pressure to redevelop that surface parking lot and bring more ground level activity and restaurants to the square.
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