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Forum: General 06-15-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,090
Posted By Rover
Re: The Huntington | 252, 258, and 264 Huntington Avenue

As best I can tell nationalizing housing construction and outlawing private property ownership. :D

EDIT: You've got to be the only person in the world who can get me and shmessy on the same side....
Forum: General 06-15-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,090
Posted By Rover
Re: The Huntington | 252, 258, and 264 Huntington Avenue

If you aren't already on drugs I suggest you start. Yikes.

1) how do you know the people who "built the city" are the ones you're helping? What if they're the landlords now? Do you screw them...
Forum: General 06-15-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,090
Posted By Rover
Re: The Huntington | 252, 258, and 264 Huntington Avenue

I get the appeal of smoking dope, banging the tambourine and listening to the Pete Seeger tunes over at the commune but none of your ideas are workable in the real world.

First, we need to...
Forum: General 06-15-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,090
Posted By Rover
Re: The Huntington | 252, 258, and 264 Huntington Avenue

This is all fantasyland BS. Housing prices will never go down save for a massive recession which perhaps you'd like to see but keep in mind the lower income people would take it in the shorts...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-15-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 169,824
Posted By Rover
Re: North-South Rail Link

Why don't we see if Musk is successful first? He's making a lot of promises but has any digging actually occurred? If he can pull it off good for him.
Forum: Development Projects 06-15-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,299
Posted By Rover
Re: Midtown Hotel redevelopment | 220 Huntington Avenue | Back Bay

What is the shadow in Copley Square? At 9 pm during the summer solstice? As this site is a bit further west wouldn't the shadow occur in early evening, where IIRC there's already lots of shadows...
Forum: Development Projects 06-15-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,299
Posted By Rover
Re: Midtown Hotel redevelopment | 220 Huntington Avenue | Back Bay

What exactly is the shadow issue here? Like a shadow on Huntington Ave or the Mass Pike?
Forum: Development Projects 06-13-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 156,459
Posted By Rover
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

Gotta spread the graft around evenly. ;)
Forum: Development Projects 06-13-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 156,459
Posted By Rover
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

Once again you can feel the love out here! However lets keep our focus on the real enemy: NIMBY's! I may or may not feel that Trump and the GOP are a treasonous money laundering cult, but as I...
Forum: Development Projects 06-12-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 218,598
Posted By Rover
Re: One Bromfield | 1 Bromfield Street | Downtown

One Bromfield is a "next cycle" project so I won't get too worked up over it. As Winthrop Square ponied up 150-160M to put a morning shadow in January on the drug dealers and pot smokers in the...
Forum: Development Projects 06-11-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 708
Views: 143,366
Posted By Rover
Re: General Electric HQ | 244-284 A Street | Fort Point

Umm...If GE is going out of business, who's fixing up the building? :confused: ;)
Forum: Development Projects 06-11-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 156,459
Posted By Rover
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

Somewhat related as Harbor Tower Garage got mentioned, but the CLF just got bodyslammed in the Globe today!
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Forum: Development Projects 06-08-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 156,459
Posted By Rover
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

Who says they have to reconstruct the garage? IIRC maybe stellar said the garage is now valued at 200M. Will cost more to purchase maybe since the owner makes a profit every year on it. But still,...
Forum: Development Projects 06-08-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 156,459
Posted By Rover
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

Exactly what I was getting at. If the dude's a billionaire, pay Don market rate for the garage and then he can do whatever he likes. Frankly he doesn't even have to replace the parking. He can level...
Forum: Development Projects 06-08-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 156,459
Posted By Rover
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

I hear ya. Gotta remain vigilant and all that. However, if I'm funding these idiots and they keep losing battles, I might decide to shift my money to a winning team instead. Not sure who's paying...
Forum: Development Projects 06-08-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 156,459
Posted By Rover
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

A couple of points:

1) Not sure if you're referring to the developer or not, but burying the garage is directly related to building 600 feet on top of it, so the only revenue stream wouldn't be...
Forum: Development Projects 06-07-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 156,459
Posted By Rover
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

NIMBY's have fought 3 major battles during this development cycle and lost two of them already, Winthrop Square and the Whiskey Priest development. This garage is their last stand.
Forum: Development Projects 06-07-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 156,459
Posted By Rover
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

Gotta understand the mindset of a NIMBY. Used to be they were deified, nowhere more than in the Boston Globe. Columnists like Joan Vennochi are talentless hacks thinking they can write an easy...
Forum: Development Projects 06-01-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 156,459
Posted By Rover
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

Not sure if I ever called it a cash cow but that's irrelevant. By your own estimates he's pulling in a cool million dollars a year after taxes. And the value of the property itself has gone up. I...
Forum: Development Projects 06-01-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 156,459
Posted By Rover
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

Once again, if he's making a profit, and the value of the property has increased since purchase....how did he pay too much for the property? That.Makes.No.Sense.
Forum: Development Projects 06-01-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 156,459
Posted By Rover
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

A few more things:

I think you're slanting your observations to fit a pre arranged narrative. You have no idea if any principle is being paid off. Next, you're also reading the guy's mind as to...
Forum: Development Projects 05-31-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 156,459
Posted By Rover
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

A few things I've noticed here:

First Winthrop Sq didn't pay 153M for the land. They paid 153M to grease city and state politicians in order to get shadow law changed. Original shadow law for...
Forum: Development Projects 05-31-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 156,459
Posted By Rover
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

stellar are you the guy who always has it out for Chiofaro? Just curious what your beef with him is. I don't know him personally, but some poster (maybe you, maybe not) kept insinuating that he paid...
Forum: Development Projects 05-31-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4,254
Views: 816,177
Posted By Rover
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Who says he wasn't? Somebody had to design the Death Star.
Forum: Development Projects 05-30-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3,457
Views: 948,936
Posted By Rover
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

The Glob will most likely run a front page article about urban shadows being this century's version of the Black Plague, so that's how you'll know. ;)

Regarding your other point, if the Christian...
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