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Forum: Development Projects 02-26-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 32,273
Posted By dwash59
Re: Allston Yards (Stop and Shop) | 60 Everett St | Allston

Why are you acting like this is an either-or? Plenty of urban blocks have retail on multiple sides. I'm sure the people in the office building on Braintree street wouldn't mind some more retail. And...
Forum: Development Projects 02-22-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 98,123
Posted By dwash59
Re: SBWTC /South Boston Waterfront Transportation Center | Seaport

Yep, more expensive than Logan's economy parking, longer trip that isn't free (unless you already have an MBTA monthly pass). This is not serving Logan. And their operator agrees, they don't even...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-20-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 577
Views: 126,949
Posted By dwash59
Re: Fairmount Line Upgrade

When I was at BU, the 57 filled up at Kenmore and skipped the eastern half of campus, sometimes running all the way through campus to Star Market, before finally stopping to let someone off and maybe...
Forum: Development Projects 02-15-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 164,665
Posted By dwash59
Re: Volpe Transportation Center Development | Kendall Sq | Cambridge

There are whole building SCIFs that are far more attractive than this. Placing the blame for its looks on eavesdropping and spying is very incorrect.
Forum: Design a Better Boston 02-13-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,563
Posted By dwash59
Re: Crazy Airport Pitches

But by the time you get to Orange, you've gone through the section of 2 that is two lanes separated by bollards... https://goo.gl/maps/YQzMMZpdWjy
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-12-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 195,169
Posted By dwash59
Re: I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

That is http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/allston-yards
Forum: Development Projects 02-07-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 407,663
Posted By dwash59
Re: Allston-Brighton Developments

Site for 392-398 Cambridge Street is active http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/392-398-cambridge-street

https://i.imgur.com/LEPQspil.jpg
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-06-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 597
Views: 55,491
Posted By dwash59
Re: Congestion toll in Boston?

Counterpoint, the current system that creates massive congestion for buses is a huge ask for lots of poor people who string bus connections together and is most definitely socially inequitable.
Forum: Development Projects 02-04-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 407,663
Posted By dwash59
Re: Allston-Brighton Developments

Got a postcard from them yesterday saying they are moving February 8 to Dorchester. Here's details: https://www.herbchambershondainboston.com/new-dorchester-location.htm
Forum: General 01-28-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,358
Posted By dwash59
Re: Property Taxes

Somerville's taxes for next year are $10.76/$1000 or 1.076%.

If you're talking about an increase of 30%, here's a table from Somerville about 2019 vs. 2018 taxes:
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Forum: General 01-28-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,358
Posted By dwash59
Re: Property Taxes

Proposition 2.5 makes it so that it is impossible for a city or town to raise property taxes on existing property more than 2.5% without an override voted on my the city or town. No city or town as a...
Forum: General 01-24-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,358
Posted By dwash59
Re: Property Taxes

Name a place anywhere close to Boston where property taxes are 30%.
Forum: Design a Better Boston 01-17-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 61,510
Posted By dwash59
Re: Whats left to build on?

Yep, and it is unfortunate that so many zoning codes treat them identically.
Forum: General 01-02-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,421
Posted By dwash59
Re: Investing in REITs

I was going to recommend senior communities, but it appears SNH covers that. They are a weird mixture of urban and not in that one can live a very urban lifestyle there (walk to everything you need,...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-19-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 86,565
Posted By dwash59
Re: Biking the Boston 'Burbs (Trails, MDC, & Towns beyond Hubway area)

This. And regardless of funding source, engineers are very reluctant to add static weight to a bridge, such as the barriers for a bike lane, after the bridge has been designed and constructed for a...
Forum: Development Projects 10-22-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 371,543
Posted By dwash59
Re: Boston (née New Brighton) Landing | New Balance Complex | Brighton

Current plans for the facility: http://www.bostonplans.org/getattachment/f16829e0-0ce7-498f-baa8-072554056c10
Forum: General 10-17-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,029
Posted By dwash59
Re: Boston and surrounding areas housing crisis

I mean, the property value goes up more every year than the taxes do. Which means tax rates are going down and the real concern is how working class families are ever supposed to buy homes.
Forum: Development Projects 10-17-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 407,663
Posted By dwash59
Re: Allston-Brighton Developments

I doubt 1234 Soldier's Field Road will be redeveloped soon since Davis just poured a bunch of money in to renovate it to be the "Studio Allston" hotel. If they wanted to knock it down in 2 years, I...
Forum: Development Projects 10-16-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 407,663
Posted By dwash59
Re: Allston-Brighton Developments

It's a condo building. Where the vast majority of units sold in February, so the developer doesn't own it any more. But I guess the important thing is that they understand the neighborhood.
Forum: General 09-27-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,029
Posted By dwash59
Re: Boston and surrounding areas housing crisis

Yes, banks where the job is similar to the positions in MassHousing... the herald is a joke.
Forum: Development Projects 09-21-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 407,663
Posted By dwash59
Re: Allston-Brighton Developments

Fuck my NIMBY neighbors. Instead of a great local facility, we still have a giant empty warehouse.
Forum: General 09-12-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,029
Posted By dwash59
Re: Boston and surrounding areas housing crisis

But the EB-5 program doesn't just apply to real estate, it can apply to any project. And it doesn't involve buying condos. The investments to qualify for EB-5 are in the developer constructing the...
Forum: Development Projects 09-05-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 626
Views: 131,722
Posted By dwash59
Re: MIT East Campus - Kendall Square Gateway | Cambridge

I'm still of the position that Cambridge needs to get over their excitement about tax revenue from commercial in this area and start pushing for building a lot more housing around Kendall. You don't...
Forum: Development Projects 08-24-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 41,551
Posted By dwash59
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-02-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 15,969
Posted By dwash59
Re: Charlie Card/MBTA Fare Replacement system

all the convenience stores still have them. my guess is the mbta is just phasing out random stations having them because they always wanted people to get them from convenience and grocery stores...
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