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Forum: Development Projects 04-12-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 20,986
Posted By Hydrobus
Re: Riverside Station development

Wow. This is pretty awesome Actual urbanism/street walls/classical proportions. Materials will be key but looks pretty great to me.

I mean, in my mind I was imagining a prudential center on...
Forum: Development Projects 04-09-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 73,632
Posted By Hydrobus
Re: Quincy Center Redevelopment

If its not an asymmetrical mishmash of random alcubond facades than its a win in my book.
Forum: Development Projects 11-17-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 102,454
Posted By Hydrobus
Re: Seaport Parcels M1-M2 | Seaport Sq. | Seaport

disagree. Contextualism is becoming hot. Granted, around the edges. I follow newyorkyimby, which is kinda like archboston for NY. In NY you see contextualism is creeping back in. Boston is behind...
Forum: Development Projects 11-17-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1,106
Views: 280,804
Posted By Hydrobus
Re: Fenway Center (One Kenmore) | Turnpike PARCEL 7, Beacon Street | Fenway

Don't wanna be a downer . . . but I feel like phase two is never going to happen and this whole project was maybe a pretext to get approval for phase 1. Which maybe is OK. Phase 1 looks dense,...
Forum: Development Projects 10-18-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,312
Posted By Hydrobus
Re: Hood Business Park | 480-570 Rutherford Avenue | Charlestown

I guess its started . . .
https://boston.curbed.com/boston-development/2017/10/18/16491248/hood-park-charlestown-apartments
Forum: Development Projects 10-18-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,259
Posted By Hydrobus
Re: St. Francis House wants to build 19-story mixed-income tower on Lagrange Street i

129 units, 130k square feet of space on a small 8500 square feet lot, Should actually be a really skinny, fairly dense tower if approved and financed. I do question why they cant add more units but...
Forum: Development Projects 09-28-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 235,767
Posted By Hydrobus
Re: MassDOT Pike Parcels 12 - 15 | Boylston St. and Mass. Ave | Back Bay

"So essentially we are retaining a hole in the urban fabric that will never be filled, on top of eliminating 2/3 of the originally proposed units? I still love the look of the tower, but maybe the...
Forum: Development Projects 09-03-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 18,640
Posted By Hydrobus
Re: Circle Cinema Redevelopment | Cleveland Circle | Brighton

This looks like it's actually one of the best new developments in the area. Contextual in materials and traditionally urban in massing. On par with the stuff they are building in Malden. Idk...
Forum: Development Projects 08-31-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 70,408
Posted By Hydrobus
Re: Landmark Center Expansion | Fenway

Although I HATE the change of plan, I LOVE the architecture.

Admittedly you don't have to do much to rise above the very very low bar for architecture in this hood. They didn't use any more...
Forum: Development Projects 06-15-2017, 05:44 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 102,454
Posted By Hydrobus
Re: Seaport Parcels M1-M2 | Seaport Sq. | Seaport

I rarely feel this way, but, this looks unequivocally awesome
Forum: Development Projects 05-31-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,473
Posted By Hydrobus
Forum: Development Projects 05-24-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 235,767
Posted By Hydrobus
Re: MassDOT Pike Parcels 12 - 15 | Boylston St. and Mass. Ave | Back Bay

They should have gone for the more traditional design. Architecture is generally more beautiful in context. What I noticed when I was in Italy is that a consistent architectural language and...
Forum: Development Projects 05-14-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 21,385
Posted By Hydrobus
Re: Lynnport (Former GE Gear Plant) - Lynn

"Pending Financing"

Unfortunately, financing seems to be the primary challenge to Lynn developments. Quite a few have been permitted over the years. But I think one big one is all Lynn needs to...
Forum: Development Projects 05-09-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,083
Posted By Hydrobus
Re: Complex on Townsend Street in Roxbury

Same thing with pic on bldup: http://www.bldup.com/projects/45-townsend
Forum: Development Projects 05-06-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,083
Posted By Hydrobus
Complex on Townsend Street in Roxbury

322 unit apt proposal.

http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2017/05/05/lewis-foundation-s-real-estate-arm-proposes-322.html
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 04-14-2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,634
Posted By Hydrobus
Re: Proposals slowing down

I have noticed the slow down too. Banker and Tradesman reported that while apt rents are still overall up, certain categories are falling. Specifically small apartments in older buildings. This is...
Forum: Development Projects 02-16-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 677
Views: 122,489
Posted By Hydrobus
Re: Volpe Transportation Center Development | Kendall Sq | Cambridge

1400 units of housing 1.7 million square feet office
http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2017/02/16/mit-outlines-early-plan-for-once-in-a-generation.html
Forum: Design a Better Boston 02-11-2017, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,704
Posted By Hydrobus
Re: Letting Working Families Build Homes

bakgwailo, agreed, should allow 2s and 3s. Maybe this proposal would not work on costs. It would probably have to go hand in hand with a program to identify and mass manufacture several housing...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 02-09-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,704
Posted By Hydrobus
Letting Working Families Build Homes

The Urban Homestead Act

This is my idea for an initiative petition to allow the smart growth we always talk about by channeling the wave of middle class angst

Summary
The Urban Homestead...
Forum: Development Projects 02-09-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 46,470
Posted By Hydrobus
Re: Chinatown - Progress or Gentrification?

My goal is greater urban density. But replacing an SRO where very poor people live, with a hotel or luxury housing will actually reduce density. Even if the physical building is much bigger.
...
Forum: Boston Architecture/Urbanism Related Events 01-25-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 986
Posted By Hydrobus
‎A Better Cambridge‎ to ABC Greater Boston YIMBY Meet-Up

From Cambridge to Roslindale, Newton to Jamaica Plain, and points in between and far, residents are coming together to say YES In My Back Yard to more housing and sustainable development to address...
Forum: Development Projects 12-22-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 78,167
Posted By Hydrobus
Re: Malden + Melrose

whighlander
hmm, I remember hearing about that from back in the day . . . but that it kinda fizzled. Rivers Edge seems like more of an older suburban style apartment complex. The park is very...
Forum: Development Projects 12-18-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,652
Posted By Hydrobus
Re: 61-83 Braintree st | Brighton

In my mind this is actually a pretty big deal that this is the first large modular construction project in the Boston area. (That I have noticed). If the city is to produce a large amount of middle...
Forum: Development Projects 12-18-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 78,167
Posted By Hydrobus
Re: Malden + Melrose

Long time lurker, took some pictures from Malden Center and one from the little noticed but large "Rivers Edge" development going toward Wellington. Not sure why Malden is able to get development...
Forum: Development Projects 03-26-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1,167
Views: 295,578
Posted By Hydrobus
Re: YMCA/ Northeastern Dorm (formerly GrandMarc at St. Botolph)

Hey guys. I follow this site a lot built don?t usually post. I am totally anti-nimbi, pro development, but I wanted to try to provide insight as to why the YMCA evokes a lot of emotion. I used to...
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