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Forum: Development Projects 03-17-2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 591,494
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Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

From an economic theory standpoint, forcing developers to build affordable housing is dumb. You are implicitly taxing on activity you want more of: building market rate housing. It would be better...
Forum: Development Projects 03-13-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 33,181
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Forum: Development Projects 03-12-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,149
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Re: Hotel Tower | 560 Commonwealth Ave | Kenmore Square

I get height limits for the airport, I sort of understand the shadow laws, but when a city starts limiting building heights for baseball is when its time to throw in the towel.
Forum: Development Projects 03-08-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 109,579
Posted By jpdivola
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

My guess is Amazon already knows where this is going and is just making a play for tax breaks.

Realistically, I think only 6 cities have a realistic shot.
1) DC- an urban city with a well...
Forum: Development Projects 03-06-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 591,494
Posted By jpdivola
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

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Forum: Development Projects 02-11-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 64,115
Posted By jpdivola
Re: Mixed Use Complex | 345 Harrison Ave | South End

This obviously isn't an instant classic. But, its the kind of perfectly fine background building Boston needs to put up en masse to house its growing population. The real test for me will be will...
Forum: Development Projects 02-04-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1,087
Views: 266,294
Posted By jpdivola
Re: Fenway Center (One Kenmore) | Turnpike PARCEL 7, Beacon Street | Fenway

Yeah, Given the low probabilty of phase 2 happening anytime soon, why not double the height in phase 1? Obviously an improvement over a parking lot. But also seems like a missed opportunity in the...
Forum: Development Projects 02-02-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 109,579
Posted By jpdivola
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Yeah, SEPTA sucks. A true embarrassment for Philly. But, all in all, I think Philly is still probably a better match than Boston. For starters, Boston dosen't need Amazon's HQ. Its doing...
Forum: Development Projects 01-22-2018, 12:51 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 53,237
Posted By jpdivola
Re: Bay Village Apartment Tower | 212 Stuart St. | Bay Village

Why the bump..is there news on this project that I missed?
Forum: Development Projects 11-01-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 77,320
Posted By jpdivola
Re: 40 Trinity Place | 426 Stuart Street | Back Bay

Sorry to bump this thread for only minor news, but two little updates:

1) the hotel is confirming they will closing down for service after Nov 18th.
2) the development company has a project page...
Forum: Development Projects 08-30-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2,243
Views: 508,102
Posted By jpdivola
Re: Copley Place Expansion and Tower | Back Bay

False demand = real estate bubble? I agree there can be bubbles in ownership assets. People purchase property at inflated prices under the assumption that values will keep rising.

But, I'm...
Forum: Development Projects 05-22-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1,176
Views: 291,750
Posted By jpdivola
Re: Pierce Boston (née The Point )| Boylston St/Brookline Av | Fenway

I think it comes down to the fact that:
Chicago is laid out to be a massive city with lots of land to work with.
Boston is a midsized city that is close to build out. Buildings like the Pierce...
Forum: Development Projects 12-07-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,999
Posted By jpdivola
Re: 8-10 Waldo Street Coolidge Corner Brookline

I agree with you that, in theory, Brookline could be made much denser if large sections of the town were knocked down and rebuilt with densely packed tripple-deckers and small walkups. But...
Forum: Development Projects 12-06-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,889
Posted By jpdivola
Re: East Cambridge / Infill and Small Projects

Here is some info about the 121-139 First site:
https://www.cambridgema.gov/~/media/Files/CDD/ZoningDevel/SpecialPermits/sp297/sp297_devproposal_narrative.pdf?la=en

Looks like the plan is for a...
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 11-01-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,468
Posted By jpdivola
Re: Benchmarking Boston: how does the urban environment stake up to its peers?

Comparing Boston to its east coast peers DC and Philly, it is pretty interesting to me how Philly and Boston have such similar development patterns, with Philly usually being roughly 30% bigger than...
Forum: Development Projects 11-01-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2,243
Views: 508,102
Posted By jpdivola
Re: Copley Place Expansion and Tower | Back Bay

Yeah, I created a seperate thread for anyone who want to compare Boston to its peer cities.
http://www.archboston.org/community/showthread.php?p=277622#post277622
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 11-01-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,468
Posted By jpdivola
Benchmarking Boston: how does the urban environment stake up to its peers?

How do people think Boston is doing with reguard to urbanism/new construction relative to its peer cities.

I generally consider Boston's peer cities to be:
1) SF- a little denser/big than Boston,...
Forum: Development Projects 10-31-2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2,243
Views: 508,102
Posted By jpdivola
Re: Copley Place Expansion and Tower | Back Bay

I don't think I'm disagreeing with you at all. My point is central Boston is contrained by lots of logistical/political barriers to growth. Those impediments make me optimistic that we will...
Forum: Development Projects 10-31-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2,243
Views: 508,102
Posted By jpdivola
Re: Copley Place Expansion and Tower | Back Bay

Yeah, I was speaking only of the build environment of the downtown core. Not regional economic performance.
Forum: Development Projects 10-31-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2,243
Views: 508,102
Posted By jpdivola
Re: Copley Place Expansion and Tower | Back Bay

Long term, I'm optomistic this will ultimately get developed as it is one of the last 10-20 or so sites in central Boston to host a 500+ footer. But, short term, yeah this is a punch in the groin...
Forum: Development Projects 09-22-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 156,977
Posted By jpdivola
Re: The Merano (Parcels 1B & 1C) | Bulfinch Triangle | West End

Nice photo! But, can't help but notice how the view is now shot in both directions. These two landscrapers block Custom House coming into the city and the bridge when looking out. Its a city,...
Forum: Development Projects 09-14-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 40,234
Posted By jpdivola
Re: 171 Tremont Street | Downtown

An improvement over the present and a missed opportunity in one. Both spectacular and underwhelming at the same time.
Forum: Development Projects 09-13-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 40,234
Posted By jpdivola
Re: 171 Tremont Street | Downtown

Not to distract further. But, just wanted to respond as I didn't make my point too well. I wasn't trying to make the Manahattanization argument. I was just point out that Boston is an old...
Forum: Development Projects 09-12-2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 40,234
Posted By jpdivola
Re: 171 Tremont Street | Downtown

Well in fairness, Boston is Boston. This isn't NYC, Chicago or even Philly/SF. Boston has a lot of things going for it. It has a world class university system, a solid innovation economy,...
Forum: Development Projects 08-29-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2,369
Views: 465,131
Posted By jpdivola
Re: Bulfinch Crossing | Congress Street Garage | West End

Ah, thanks for the details. Is the residential tower actually u/c? Or is this preliminary site prep?
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