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Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 06-20-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,565
Posted By Shepard
Re: The Boston "what if" thread

Traffic would in fact be better, but only because there would be fewer residents and fewer jobs in a city strangled by highways and ramps in which nobody wants to live and work.
Forum: Greater New England 06-18-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,605
Posted By Shepard
Re: Attleboro Downtown Redevelopment

Thanks! My local radius takes me to the Unlikely Story bookstore in Plainville ( - beautiful place - as well as Briggs Nursery in North Attleboro. I guess next time...
Forum: Greater New England 06-17-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,605
Posted By Shepard
Re: Attleboro Downtown Redevelopment

Hi Evo,

Can you give some context to what Attleboro is like, for those of us who aren't familiar? I don't live all that far away, actually, but I have never been through.
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 06-11-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,132
Posted By Shepard
Re: archBOSTON Update: A New Dawn

Chrome has several accessibility-oriented browser extensions that will allow you to customize fonts, font sizes and foreground/background colors across individual websites or all websites. For...
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 06-11-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,132
Posted By Shepard
Re: archBOSTON Update: A New Dawn

Hi Skyrise,

Thank you for taking this on. I'm sure you did your due-diligence on this purchase, so you must have had a sense for the fact that Briv was absent day-to-day and that we we largely...
Forum: Development Projects 06-04-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 72,299
Posted By Shepard
Re: Official City Hall Plaza Proposals

$70 Million (!) that won't make much of a difference.

In winter it will still be cold and lifeless. In summer people will have many other nearby parks they'd just as likely be patronizing.

Forum: Development Projects 06-03-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 819
Views: 192,515
Posted By Shepard
Re: Dorchester Developments

^ Sweet design.
Forum: Development Projects 05-31-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4,572
Views: 871,189
Posted By Shepard
Re: The New Retail Thread

From one of the greatest takedowns in restaurant review history... NYT.
Full piece -...
Forum: Development Projects 05-30-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 37,819
Posted By Shepard
Re: Dock Square Parking Garage | 20 Clinton Street |

Page 28 plots out the ground floor program. Retail along the Greenway is very positive, even if the facade itself at street level will be hideous. Clinton Street really gets the shaft, which is...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 05-14-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,552
Posted By Shepard
Re: Fantasy T maps

First of all, it's great to have new members here, finally - welcome! Cool idea for a thread, much of these pics are sadly buried in obscurity in Crazy Transit Pitches and Green Line Reconfig...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-09-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,714
Views: 285,736
Posted By Shepard
Re: Regional Rail (including North-South Rail Link)

+1000. If Needham makes the switch, then the relative inaccessibility of the Seaport would hardly be unique to Needham. The SL's stub-end at South Station means that any place not on the RL or...
Forum: General 05-06-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,520
Posted By Shepard
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

I can't suggest the "Ignore List" enough.
Forum: General Architecture & Urban Planning 05-06-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By Shepard
Re: City Streets official thread

Holyoke is another local-ish town with a strong grid, very un-New England.
Forum: Development Projects 05-01-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3,316
Views: 811,322
Posted By Shepard
Re: Innovation Dist. / South Boston Seaport

Is the name "innovation district" still in any official or colloquial use?
Forum: Development Projects 04-30-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2,005
Views: 480,222
Posted By Shepard
Re: South Station Tower | South Station | Downtown

What? A good deal of the T system still covers areas I'd consider affordable, including the RL which serves the Seaport, as well as SL Chelsea and its transfers via the BL. It seems rather alarmist...
Forum: Development Projects 04-29-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 71,267
Posted By Shepard
Re: Wentworth Expansion

Ignore List. Take my word for it - makes a world of a difference.
Forum: Greater New England 04-29-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By Shepard
Re: Peabody development

What is Peabody like?
Forum: Development Projects 04-24-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4,572
Views: 871,189
Posted By Shepard
Re: The New Retail Thread

An observation about Newbury St now that the weather is nice enough again for me to lift my head: thereís a major, probably unprecedented in recent memory, vacancy contagion going on. If I were a...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 04-17-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,890
Posted By Shepard
Re: How does Boston's urbanism compare?

Adding to the mix, Iím fascinated by Canadian cities. Not sure why. Iíve been to Montreal, Toronto, Halifax and Saint John. They share a unique character that you donít get south of the border, but I...
Forum: Development Projects 04-17-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 451,747
Posted By Shepard
Forum: Development Projects 04-16-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 161,180
Posted By Shepard
Re: Echelon Seaport | 133-135 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

Maybe it's possible there's not a major sqft difference, just a different more open floor plan? The jump to 2BR is significant.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-11-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 22,233
Posted By Shepard
Re: Green Line Type 10 Procurement

The 8's all need new lightbulbs - they're so dim compared to the returning 7's. It actually makes the 7's more appealing.
Forum: Development Projects 04-04-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4,572
Views: 871,189
Posted By Shepard
Re: The New Retail Thread

If my job was in marketing Prozac, I'd search #happyplace for lead generation.
Forum: Development Projects 04-04-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 24,252
Posted By Shepard
Re: Parcel 12 | Massachusetts Avenue at Boylston Street | Back Bay

I think you're missing the point a bit. What's being proposed is a surface street down the center of the Pike decking to replace both Herald and Marginal, with new developments on either side of the...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 04-04-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 255,371
Posted By Shepard
Re: Reasonable Transit Pitches

I dispute whether any major infrastructure improvement for ~8-12 traffic-generating events per year can be considered "reasonable" ... especially when it benefits a privately-owned venue.

I think...
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