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Forum: Development Projects Today, 06:16 AM
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Posted By stellarfun
Re: The Huntington | 252, 258, and 264 Huntington Avenue

http://c.o0bg.com/rf/image_835w/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/14/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Huntington1.jpg
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Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 05:09 PM
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Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 01:32 PM
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Views: 87,613
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Re: Whiskey Priest/Atlantic Beer Garden Redevelopment | 150 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

Your ignorance is almost boundless. You know nothing about the tax code, you know nothing about the law, you know nothing about the Constitution. And the 'public' is not who you choose to define...
Forum: Development Projects 12-06-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 928
Views: 47,268
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

I'll post this here rather than in the Suffolk Downs thread.
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Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 12-05-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By stellarfun
Re: $34.50 toll for 10 miles of travel in Northern Virgi8nia

dwash, they expanded the hours when solo drivers are required to pay a toll; i.e., the previous prohibition against single drivers using I-66 was increased by 90 minutes. Hybrid cars with solo...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 12-05-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By stellarfun
Re: $34.50 toll for 10 miles of travel in Northern Virgi8nia

What will be interesting is to see how much traffic gets siphoned off to alternative routes, of which there are several, and toll free. Not the exact analogy, but if the Tobin was free and the...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 12-04-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By stellarfun
$34.50 toll for 10 miles of travel in Northern Virgi8nia

The VA Dept of Transportation introduced dynamic tolling on I-66 in Northern Virginia this morning. Peak toll was $34.50.
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Forum: Development Projects 12-01-2017, 05:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,367
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Harvard Square: Transformation

As there really isn't a Harvard in Cambridge thread, I'll post this here as its near the Square. Mods, feel free to move.

This project to renovate and expand Gund (home of Harvard's GSD) will be...
Forum: Development Projects 11-30-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 662
Views: 107,010
Posted By stellarfun
Re: I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

If you look at MIT's Town and Gown report for Cambridge, pdf p. 9

http://www.cambridgema.gov/~/media/Files/CDD/Planning/TownGown/tg2016/town_gown_2016_mit.pdf?la=en

MIT pays Cambridge $50.2...
Forum: Development Projects 11-29-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 107,010
Posted By stellarfun
Re: I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

Harvard pays real property taxes on properties being used for non-university purposes. e.g., 304-380 Western Ave (commercial and a big parking lot) is assessed for $22+ million; tax bill is about...
Forum: Development Projects 11-29-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 73,096
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Our Lady of Good Voyage | Seaport Sq Parcel H | 55 - 57 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

An engine order telegraph in action.

https://youtu.be/9K18LDb4XV0
Forum: Development Projects 11-29-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 928
Views: 47,268
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

https://static01.nyt.com/images/2017/11/29/business/29MICROSOFTSQFT1/merlin_130632881_069fbdee-1d26-4878-b13f-019caaaeadbe-master768.jpg

This is Microsoft's new campus, to be built over the next...
Forum: Development Projects 11-27-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 928
Views: 47,268
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

With gas rationing, the practical effect for most households was no cars, even for those households who owned one.

125,000 passengers a day used South Station in Boston during WW II.
Forum: Development Projects 11-27-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 928
Views: 47,268
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

During World War II, over 50,000 civilians went to work each day at the Boston Naval Shipyard. How did they ever manage to get to and from? Over 20,000 worked at the River Works in Lynn. Gas was...
Forum: Development Projects 11-27-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 928
Views: 47,268
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

If Amazon asks for X, why do some posters insist on giving them Y?

Amazon was very clear: it wants a site that is free of ownership issues, zoning issues, permitting issues, with infrastructure...
Forum: Development Projects 11-27-2017, 07:05 AM
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Views: 47,268
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

100 acres close to a city's urban center with mass transit is very hard to come by. Philadelphia proposed the Navy Yard, ---and if someone thinks Suffolk Downs is remote. San Francisco is offering...
Forum: Development Projects 11-26-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 928
Views: 47,268
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Obviously, not you.

You overlook one little bitty factor; Amazon apparently wants to own the buildings that will comprise HQ2. The only site Boston was able to come up with where the owners...
Forum: Development Projects 11-26-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 107,010
Posted By stellarfun
Re: I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

Don't blame BU entirely, or even mostly.

Harvard owns all the land that would be used to extend Babcock or Malvern. To give an idea of Harvard's landholding, it owns the land under the Pike...
Forum: Development Projects 11-25-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 928
Views: 47,268
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Amazon's solicitation is caveated by its declaration that it may reject all of the bids, without consequence.

A true HQ2 only makes sense if Bezos intends splitting the company. Otherwise, the...
Forum: Development Projects 11-20-2017, 05:59 AM
Replies: 928
Views: 47,268
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

That is not a rendering produced by MIT, or from what I can tell, any of its architects. In a Google photo search, the only apparent place this photo exists on the web at this hour is here on this...
Forum: Development Projects 11-18-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2,719
Views: 549,668
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Cambridge Developments

The red tape is marked asbestos. Must either have been dumped there, or an old steam pipe.
Forum: Development Projects 11-17-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 928
Views: 47,268
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Amazon and Seattle, a perspective.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/16/us/amazon-seattle-headquarters.html

Don't think a $15 minimum wage would sit well in Dallas.
Forum: Development Projects 11-17-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,324
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Harvard SEC (Science & Engineering Complex) | Western Ave | Allston

beeline, garage under; open space, greenery above.

Harvard owns the properties at the accessible end of Seattle St., and I expect they will eventually buy Supply New England on Windom St (which...
Forum: Development Projects 11-13-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 480
Posted By stellarfun
Widett Circle properties are all up for sale

I read beeline's post with the link about the fish processing plant re-locating from Widett Circle to Dolphin Way on the South Boston waterfront, and there was another link to this article in the...
Forum: Development Projects 11-13-2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,181
Posted By stellarfun
Re: Residential Project | 45 West Third | South Boston

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4573/24495523908_f0809b3972_b.jpg

LMFAO.

https://goo.gl/maps/qBZ6fkAdpcwhttps://goo.gl/maps/qBZ6fkAdpcw

^^^This was a small house, mid-block, on Massachusetts...
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