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Forum: Development Projects 07-15-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 121,696
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: 40 Trinity Place | 426 Stuart Street | Back Bay

At the end of the day, it might not be anything like that to cause a "crash". Rumblings are that the new "mansion tax" is putting NYC into a "chill".

But it could be temporary, or maybe the real...
Forum: Development Projects 07-15-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 256,243
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: Possible Boston soccer stadium | Discussion

Thank you for that searingly helpful comment.
Forum: Development Projects 07-15-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,513
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: Office Tower | 125 Lincoln St | Leather District

Commercial buildings are not required to contribute to the IDP affordable housing fund.

However, the city extorts money from commercial developers by forcing them to pay into a jobs and housing...
Forum: Development Projects 07-15-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 256,243
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: Possible Boston soccer stadium | Discussion

You're all bigger stadium aficionados than I so you're probably intimately aware of what's happened in South Philadelphia where they've built three stadiums to house baseball, football, hockey, and...
Forum: Development Projects 07-15-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1,490
Views: 349,292
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: South Boston Infill and Small Projects

OMG how long has it been since I've been to the corner of Dorchester Ave/St??! I can't believe the plumbing building is gone and construction underway!
Forum: Development Projects 07-11-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 60,197
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: Omni Hotel @ BCEC | Summer St | Seaport

OMG that's a messy turn of events.

This project seems to have exploded with activity now that they are on to building the floors. And the steel girders seem .. really big?

Head for the Omni...
Forum: Development Projects 07-11-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 836
Views: 243,493
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: South End Construction

Ah, that explains why they emptied out the building.

Looks like it will be a great renovation. One needs to ask, though, what happened to all the tenants in there? They had plenty of notice, I...
Forum: Development Projects 07-11-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 64,101
Posted By JohnAKeith
Forum: Development Projects 07-11-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,426
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: Chinatown Infill Projects

Thanks, Jeff! Who owns Tai Tung Village?

I remember something from a few years ago where Trinity Financial wanted to add housing to the existing project somewhere in Chinatown, but this isn't...
Forum: Development Projects 07-10-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 30,075
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: BU Data Sciences Center | 665 Commonwealth Avenue | BU Central

There's a hearing tomorrow night at the BPDA to eliminate 300 underground parking space from this project.

It's not clear to me if this is news or not; the PNF says they weren't going to include...
Forum: Development Projects 07-10-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 72,592
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: Tremont Crossing | Roxbury

Surprising absolutely no one, the BPDA will hear a request from the team behind Tremont Crossing to extend its designation as designated developer until they get their shit together.
Forum: Development Projects 07-10-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4,625
Views: 883,759
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: The New Retail Thread

From Boston Restaurant Talk:

"It's like deja vu all over again, as Eddie Merlot's is once again trying to open in Boston's Seaport District (this time replacing another restaurant)."

Not really...
Forum: Development Projects 07-10-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 644
Views: 166,446
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: Echelon Seaport | 133-135 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

Let's hope we have a shallow recession or there's gonna be blood in the streets.
Forum: Development Projects 07-05-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 57,850
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: Alexandra Hotel Renovation | 1769 Washington St | South End

Deed for sale was filed last week for $11 million, removing the Scientologists as owners.
Forum: Development Projects 06-29-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4,625
Views: 883,759
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: The New Retail Thread

My guess is the complaints from existing restaurants is that almost all of them are required to serve food with alcohol on their premises, including in their outside seating areas, whereas you can go...
Forum: Development Projects 06-27-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1,426
Views: 283,080
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

Yep, RFP up on Massport's website. You have to register to view the RFP.

Due by 9/27/2019.
...
Forum: Development Projects 06-26-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 49,524
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: Parcel K | Northern Avenue | Seaport

I noticed some new? markings at Cypher and D streets, today. If they ever extend Cypher to E Street, as once promised, big trucks coming from south of the city will skip the Seaport (mostly) and go...
Forum: Development Projects 06-24-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 150,208
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: Pier 4 Condo Building (Former Anthony's site) | Seaport

Yes, I've counted 59 closings thus far of the 106 units listed for sale. The others may or may not have been sold yet; the closings have been coming very regularly during the past month.

Total...
Forum: Development Projects 06-23-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1,426
Views: 283,080
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

We are supposed to see the RFP for Parcel H (and, D-3?) in the "spring / summer 2019" ... anyone hear anything?

The PDF announcing that an RFP would be coming:
...
Forum: Development Projects 06-23-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 49,524
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: Parcel K | Northern Avenue | Seaport

They had been shooting for a 4th-quarter 2019 open originally, no?
Forum: Design a Better Boston 06-14-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 640,645
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: Crazy Transit Pitches

If anyone's looking for a doctoral thesis, can you write up about the different Boston-Cape Cod-Provincetown railroads that used to go down Cape? Piecing together the different Wikipedia entries on...
Forum: Board Issues and Announcements 06-14-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 9,393
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: archBOSTON Update: A New Dawn

Sorry if I missed this part but what about banned members? I think anyone / everyone should be allowed back on, with new expulsions happening after that. (Or, people can just block those people, as...
Forum: Development Projects 06-07-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,513
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: Office Tower | 125 Lincoln St | Leather District

From the PNF

324 feet
24 storeys
625,000 square feet of space, mostly office with street-level retail and parking, I think first floor and .. down?!
Forum: Development Projects 06-05-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 644
Views: 166,446
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: Echelon Seaport | 133-135 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

I couldn't find anything about location on the BPDA's website and the last comments were by the mayor at the topping off in September 2018. The BPDA sent out a press release with this data:

447...
Forum: Development Projects 06-05-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3,348
Views: 820,424
Posted By JohnAKeith
Re: Seaport Neighborhood - Infill and Discussion

I know what you mean; I go through there probably 3x per week. Can you think of any solutions that are practical that might be put into action? I don't think there's any way they'll reduce the lanes...
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