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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure Today, 02:21 PM
Replies: 956
Views: 156,678
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Re: I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

This:


and this:


If people choose to sit in traffic, they do so because sitting in traffic is better for them than the next-best alternative option. Taking away the option to sit in traffic...
Forum: Development Projects 01-14-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,604
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Parcel JK | Cambridge Crossing | Cambridge

We've been over this like 500 times, but height here is capped by regulation, full stop. Especially for office and residential, developers in this market are clamoring to build as tall and dense as...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-11-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 956
Views: 156,678
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

You're both right: the elevated road way will be closer to the river but the nearest roadway (elevated or surface) will be farther. Currently the elevated roadway is buffered by the four-lane...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-11-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 956
Views: 156,678
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

A Schuylkill Banks-like (https://www.schuylkillbanks.org/projects/boardwalk) bike and pedestrian path would not constitue fill, right? It's 2,000 feet long and only cost $18 million...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-11-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 956
Views: 156,678
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

On the net we gain 20 feet of parkland. The RR ROW (which is currently under the 8 elevated lanes but will be alongside them in the reconfiguration) takes away some of the gain of elevating Soldiers...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-10-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3,330
Views: 447,400
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Biking in Boston

Right. Boston has both this (https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3385137,-71.0741543,43m/data=!3m1!1e3) and this...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-10-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 956
Views: 156,678
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

Globe: Mass. Pike to be rebuilt at ground level, Soldiers Field Road elevated in giant Allston project...
Forum: Development Projects 01-10-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3,191
Views: 725,016
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Innovation Dist. / South Boston Seaport

I have a friend from Melbourne who is a transit planner (he would be all over this site if he was from here). He was in Boston a couple years ago and we walked around the Seaport and he was actually...
Forum: Development Projects 01-09-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 100,088
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: 40 Trinity Place | 426 Stuart Street | Back Bay

If we want hotel room cleaners to be able to purchase a house in Boston on a single hourly salary we're going to need to build a lot more houses... There simply aren't enough houses to make that...
Forum: Development Projects 01-09-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,206
Views: 340,236
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Boston (née New Brighton) Landing | New Balance Complex | Brighton

Nah, the site is too small.

This is a 200 meter track going in (same as the Reggie Lewis Center and the various college indoor tracks), not a 400 meter track. A stadium with a full-size soccer...
Forum: Development Projects 01-08-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4,378
Views: 766,746
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: The New Retail Thread

Eater: Tiffani Faison’s Not Done Growing Her Fenway Empire (https://boston.eater.com/2019/1/8/18173826/tiffani-faison-orfano-fenway-summer-2019)
Forum: Development Projects 01-07-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 650,863
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Downtown Crossing

Versus is a bar with a couple arcade games more than it is an arcade. I went there and was far from impressed.

Its best feature is that the TVs over the bars are hooked up to gaming consoles, so...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-03-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 213,716
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

I’m driving west on the Pike out around Sturbridge and a new Orange Line car just passed me going in the other direction!
Forum: Development Projects 01-02-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4,378
Views: 766,746
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: The New Retail Thread

Yeah, the two most recent Wegman's to open in area are 120k sf (Medford) and 146.5k sf (Natick). If Wegman's were to open in 18k sf they'd have to debut a totally new concept; they don't have any...
Forum: Development Projects 12-28-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 314,176
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Fenway Center (One Kenmore) | Turnpike PARCEL 7, Beacon Street | Fenway

Steel on this is up about two stories above grade on the Ortiz side, one story on the Beacon St side. If everything keeps going at this rate it'll be topped out before spring, especially now that...
Forum: Development Projects 12-28-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,335
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Block L4 | Seaport Square

They likely are, but in stages. I'd guess that the L4 garage will reach out to the boundaries of the "Phase 1 Extents," then the later L3 - L6 phases will tie right into it. This what they did for...
Forum: Development Projects 12-27-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 650,863
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Downtown Crossing

We're really not though. The car-oriented suburban shopping malls and big box stores (over)built in the middle of the 20th century are struggling, yes. But urban retail -- especially dense...
Forum: Development Projects 12-20-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,409
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: MIT Museum/Boeing | 314 Main St. | Kendall Square

The financial services industry also employs a ton of tech workers. There's surely very sophisticated software and infrastructure (especially security-related stuff) that powers Capital One's whole...
Forum: Development Projects 12-20-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 43,741
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Gables Seaport (née Waterside Place 1B) | 505 Congress Street | Seaport

This name at issue here is "Gables Seaport."

The point of statler's post is pretty clearly that we should go by addresses, not names. That has nothing to do with perceived name quality or...
Forum: Development Projects 12-20-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 43,741
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Gables Seaport (née Waterside Place 1B) | 505 Congress Street | Seaport

Buildings get names for the reason everything else in life gets a name: it's hard to keep track of things without them. If I were to refer to 20 W 34th Street you'd probably have no idea what I was...
Forum: Development Projects 12-17-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 118,192
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Somerville Developments

This appears to be a 1+6, so it'll likely be a steel and concrete 7. You don't see too many of those.
Forum: Development Projects 12-17-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 329,319
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Cambridge Crossing (NorthPoint) | East Cambridge/Charlestown | Cambridge/Boston

[Every single competent developer in Greater Boston] is killing it
Forum: Development Projects 12-14-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 145,485
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: 121 Seaport Boulevard | Parcel L2 | Seaport Square

Many of the new Seaport office buildings have only one or few tenants, so it's easy for the developer to fill them up in one fell swoop (and typically construction doesn't even start until office...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 12-13-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 43,062
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Real Estate Deals

Globe: Newly built Seaport office building sells for $455 million...
Forum: Development Projects 12-13-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1,875
Views: 364,873
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Encore Boston Harbor Casino | Everett

Just BTW, salaries for dealers at the Everett casino will start (http://www.chelseachamber.org/news/details/first-dealer-school-classes-for-encore-begin-next-month) at $60k plus benefits. That's...
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