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Forum: Development Projects 02-11-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 16,864
Posted By elemenoh
Re: 110 Arlington Street - Boutique Hotel | Bay Village

The only thing I wish they'd done differently is put actual fan lights in those arched windows on the second floor.
Forum: Development Projects 01-30-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 89,710
Posted By elemenoh
Re: 50 Liberty @ Fan Pier | 50 Liberty Drive | Seaport

The cheap cement pavers are far more tacky than the marble cladding.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-24-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 991
Posted By elemenoh
Re: Parking Permits

Most permit parking areas have a few 2-hour visitor spaces, but you can't park all day.

The justification for resident parking in some of the outer neighborhoods is often to stop commuters from...
Forum: Development Projects 01-17-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 31,800
Posted By elemenoh
Re: 10 Farnsworth Street | Fort Point

I guess you can do a nice facade when the units sell for $2.6 M to $7.5 M each.
Forum: Development Projects 01-08-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 59,867
Posted By elemenoh
Re: Mission Hill (Re-)Development

The Herald reports this morning that developer New Urban Partners is looking to replace a parking lot and a triple decker at 9-11 Burney St. with a 31-unit building with 6 parking spaces:...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-04-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3,212
Views: 362,686
Posted By elemenoh
Re: clearing snow from sidewalks

And Medford has a new sidewalk plow, which you can see in this Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/groups/medfordsquare/permalink/10156112943102806/
Forum: Development Projects 01-03-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,364
Posted By elemenoh
Re: One Post Office Square Makeover and Expansion

There's a major ground floor reconfiguration happening with this. It removes the gigantic car entrance for the hotel and converts it to retail.

And it looks like that rooftop "lantern" tenant...
Forum: Development Projects 12-21-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 71,671
Posted By elemenoh
Re: Seaport Parcels M1-M2 | Seaport Sq. | Seaport

I wonder if Regent will stick with this project. They backed out of the Battery Wharf residences & hotel back in 2008......
Forum: Development Projects 12-15-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,568
Posted By elemenoh
Re: Assembly's Edge | Assembly Square | Somerville

I hope they rethink the awful angled parking proposed for Middlesex Ave. They really should put the bike lane adjacent to the sidewalk and then the parking at the curb.

Overall it's a rather...
Forum: Development Projects 12-15-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,754
Posted By elemenoh
Re: Hood Business Park | 480-570 Rutherford Avenue | Charlestown

There's a *lot* of dead street wall in that design, though, which is rather anti-urban and not very safe for pedestrians.
Forum: Development Projects 12-15-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3,028
Views: 659,686
Posted By elemenoh
Re: Seaport Square (Formerly McCourt Seaport Parcels)

There is a new "retail incubator" space in the Seaport, but it looks more like a curated pop-up shop than an actual small business development program to open local stores:...
Forum: Development Projects 12-12-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3,028
Views: 659,686
Posted By elemenoh
Re: Seaport Square (Formerly McCourt Seaport Parcels)

I'm glad this thread is going off the rails since the other one on-topic was closed.

The Globe really missed the boat by focusing on race rather than economics. The BRA allowing the developers to...
Forum: Development Projects 12-08-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1,082
Views: 260,731
Posted By elemenoh
Re: Fenway Center (One Kenmore) | Turnpike PARCEL 7, Beacon Street | Fenway

For those without a Globe subscription, here's the post from MassDOT:
http://blog.mass.gov/transportation/massdot-highway/boston-massdot-closes-lease-agreement-for-fenway-center-development-project/...
Forum: Development Projects 11-08-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,890
Posted By elemenoh
Re: Parcel P-12 | Chinatown

I haven't been able to find a paper copy of the original (I think it may have been destroyed in the BPL flood over a decade ago), but there was a "Midtown Cultural District Plan" developed in 1988 by...
Forum: Development Projects 11-08-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 29,549
Posted By elemenoh
Re: Jackson Square

Jamaica Plain News is reporting that the City is contributing $2M toward the construction of the BPDA-approved Jackson Square Recreation Center, a $30M indoor sports facility which will eventually...
Forum: Development Projects 11-08-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 29,549
Posted By elemenoh
Re: Jackson Square

These sites have always been challenged by the parking requirements, the desire for park space, and the complexity of using public funds for the affordable units. They seem to be doing a good job in...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 10-17-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1,042
Views: 154,672
Posted By elemenoh
Re: North-South Rail Link

Is anyone going to tonight's MassDOT meeting about the NSRL?

MassDOT – North South Rail Link
Public Meeting
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Atlantic Wharf, Fort Point Room
290...
Forum: Greater New England 10-15-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,901
Posted By elemenoh
Re: Provincetown, Massachusetts

The latest drama at the luxury condo development at 350 Bradford Street (https://www.350bradford.com/):

ZBA upholds stop-work order at 350 Bradford...
Forum: Development Projects 10-12-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1,123
Views: 287,715
Posted By elemenoh
Re: Boston (née New Brighton) Landing | New Balance Complex | Brighton

Eater reports that Kohi Coffee (http://www.kohicoffee.com/) out of Provincetown just opened their new store at Boston Landing this morning:...
Forum: Development Projects 10-09-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,364
Posted By elemenoh
Re: One Post Office Square Makeover and Expansion

Meh. They want to get higher rents so they're recladding. Glad to hear the lobby will get some activity, especially since it's right next door to the hotel.

It's been nice to see these older...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 10-03-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By elemenoh
Re: Pedestrian Only Zones

Closing a street to cars is not the same as creating a pedestrian-friendly environment where people will want to linger. The photo in the Globe article shows how they completely missed the mark. To...
Forum: Development Projects 09-30-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 66,804
Posted By elemenoh
Re: Quincy Center Redevelopment

The MA legislature doesn't allow towns/cities to impose their own taxes. They have to submit "home rule" petitioned articles for passage at the state level. Lately the legislature hasn't been passing...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 09-27-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3,212
Views: 362,686
Posted By elemenoh
Re: Biking in Boston

There are dozens of pavement colors and paver options that they could have used. It doesn't take a lot of imagination to do something more attractive than black asphalt for a signature bikeway.

I...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 09-26-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3,212
Views: 362,686
Posted By elemenoh
Re: Biking in Boston

Sad that it's just black asphalt. Such as missed opportunity to do something more attractive.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 09-17-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 53,659
Posted By elemenoh
Re: Biking the Boston 'Burbs (Trails, MDC, & Towns beyond Hubway area)

Worcester just launched a dockless system with Ofo (http://www.ofo.com) this weekend:
Bike-sharing company ofo puts 400 bicycles in Worcester: Here's how you can rent one for $1 an hour...
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