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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-13-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 755
Views: 118,747
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: General Infrastructure

I think it is Franklin Street, Tontine Crescent block.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-11-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 755
Views: 118,747
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: General Infrastructure

Somebody's brother-in-law is a paint wholesaler.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-10-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 78,482
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Longfellow Bridge update

And probably have more professional snow plow operators. Ours haven't seen an obstacle they can avoid.

But point taken, yes it should be possible to delineate the concrete divider for snow plow...
Forum: Development Projects 08-10-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Ollie | 217 Albany St | South End

I personally wish the Albany Street and Turnpike sides of the area had been zoned higher.

But National Development has not even been using the available height and FAR, so at least one developer...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-10-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 78,482
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Longfellow Bridge update

The City and State are not worried about how to plow the bike lane -- they get the use of bobcats and brushes (where to throw the snow is an issue though).

What they care about is a big plow in...
Forum: Development Projects 08-10-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Ollie | 217 Albany st | South Boston

Just to be clear, this project is in the Ink Block PDA, so the as of rights zoning height is 200 ft. along Albany Street.

The Harrison Albany Corridor Master Plan did not limit the height.
The...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-09-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 78,482
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Longfellow Bridge update

Walk me through the snow management scenario in that picture?
Forum: Development Projects 08-09-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,900
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Emerson College - Little Building Addition + Renovation | 80 Boylston St | Downto

Well, I hope it is not the same material, since the original material failed to do the basic job of a facade, keep the elements out. Hence the costly structural rebuild and unsalvageable facade...
Forum: Development Projects 08-09-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 69,470
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Mixed Use Complex | 345 Harrison Ave | South End

You are seeing the result of serious, well negotiated master planning (Harrison Albany Corridor Plan), which allows decent density, and then holds developers (and abutters) to the letter of the...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-09-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 78,482
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Longfellow Bridge update

Relatively inexpensive, and removable, replaceable for winter snow plowing, AKA practical.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-09-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 177,108
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

Also, effective tax per mile goes down as average fuel economy goes up.
Forum: Development Projects 08-09-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 69,470
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Mixed Use Complex | 345 Harrison Ave | South End

It also aligns with a through street in the Ink Block. The effect is great from Albany Street (between the Sienna and the new AC Hotel). Sorry, no pic.
Forum: Design a Better Boston 08-07-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,006
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Beacon Hill: Charles Street Needs a Makeover

^ Yes, expansion of the John Jeffries House into a 66 room boutique hotel. Related Beal project.

http://www.bldup.com/projects/john-jeffries-house
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-01-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 14,686
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Comm Ave Bridge Replacement.

MassDOT also blasted out the message via every major news outlet. Businesses throughout the area have been warning their customers.

Also frequent readers of this message board would have noted...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-31-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 640,029
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Logan Flight Additions

This makes perfect sense. I remember it being a DC-10 that I used to fly all the time to Amsterdam.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-30-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 640,029
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Logan Flight Additions

I am having that same memory. Maybe they occasional used KLM planes on the route.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-29-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 640,029
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Logan Flight Additions

I was thinking the same thing. But they might have been Northwest flights, code shared with KLM, that fed into the KLM network at Schiphol.
Forum: Development Projects 07-25-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 94,991
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Pier 4 Condo Building (Former Anthony's site) | Seaport

I have to agree -- I look at that setting and it screams restaurant!
Forum: Development Projects 07-16-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,336
Views: 285,878
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: South Boston Infill and Small Projects

In the photo above, the Y column seems to terminate at the lowest balcony. It does not come down to ground level, or a footer of any sort. How does that work as an end support for the balconies...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-15-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 177,108
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

As with the easement question for Track 61, the answer is it depends. In particular it depends on what rights the YIMBY signed away in their lease agreement, as it depends on what rights the...
Forum: Development Projects 07-14-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 858
Views: 248,059
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Ink Block (Boston Herald) | 300 Harrison Avenue | South End

Luxury condos versus lower-end hotel, not really very surprising.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-14-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 585
Views: 80,551
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Logan Airport Capital Projects

I suspect some of the reasoning is sight lines for ground control. Extra height would make seeing traffic in the alleys very challenging.
Forum: Development Projects 07-10-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 48,840
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Official City Hall Plaza Proposals

You might want to check out Vanshnookenraggen's map of the lines.

http://www.vanshnookenraggen.com/_index/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Boston_MBTA_TrackMap_24.pdf

Zoom in to see the details.
...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-09-2018, 05:27 AM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 177,108
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

I suspect if the No Name price is high enough, the two testing options you cover will "suddenly" become sufficient.
Forum: Development Projects 07-06-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 105,428
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: East Boston Developments

Doesn't city zoning mandate a public harborwalk installation along any waterfront property being developed?

Answered my own question, yes it is mandated:...
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