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Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 10:35 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 14,596
Posted By Rover
Re: Amazon HQ2 selected - and not Boston

Amazon also picked the one place where they have the least amount of leverage. Anywhere else and 25K jobs is a huge impact. In NYC its a drop in the bucket. I wasn't surprised they chose NYC...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-12-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 893
Views: 153,982
Posted By Rover
Re: General Infrastructure

Interesting study and an even handed article which discussed the different traffic measurements. If Boston is the 6th largest CSA in the country, it would stand to reason that it would be in a...
Forum: Development Projects 02-11-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4,470
Views: 962,120
Posted By Rover
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

http://www.archboston.org/community/showpost.php?p=91100&postcount=381

From this website as reported by the Herald.

I recall several other incidents like this. One time the legislature had...
Forum: Development Projects 02-08-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 29,388
Posted By Rover
Re: Temporary Habor Garage discussion thread until project is officially launched

Two things happened with the IMAX as best I can recall. First is that waterfront groups didn't push the issue too hard because the NEAQ said the project was vital to their survival. Nobody wanted to...
Forum: Development Projects 02-08-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4,470
Views: 962,120
Posted By Rover
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

It's all about full disclosure. Do you have an angle to support or oppose a project that has nothing to do with its merits or lack thereof. If you see me at every meeting cheering every single...
Forum: Development Projects 02-08-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 29,388
Posted By Rover
Re: Temporary Habor Garage discussion thread until project is officially launched

Condolences on the loss of your turtle. Don should be held accountable for that. :mad:

Why should Chiofaro negotiate against himself? I wouldn't. Keep making a PROFIT (which we already...
Forum: Development Projects 02-08-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4,470
Views: 962,120
Posted By Rover
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Lets take 'em one at a time.

1) You have to properly assess the activists motivations, which I feel often doesn't get a proper vetting. Some people may care strenuously about ticky tack...
Forum: Development Projects 02-08-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 14,596
Posted By Rover
Re: Amazon HQ2 selected - and not Boston

Agree that this is probably a negotiating tactic. What exactly was the tax package the city and state were offering in New York?
Forum: Development Projects 02-08-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4,470
Views: 962,120
Posted By Rover
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

I know. The point being that if you stumble ass backwards into a good outcome that you never intended it doesn't make you a genius.
Forum: Development Projects 02-08-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4,470
Views: 962,120
Posted By Rover
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

Shirley Kressel's goal in life is to shut down all development higher than a tree and get her name in the paper. The woman is a loon. I used to like getting into it with her in the comments section...
Forum: Development Projects 02-08-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 29,388
Posted By Rover
Re: Temporary Habor Garage discussion thread until project is officially launched

Just curious since you seem to be in the know on such issues:

How much did the NEAQ pay the city for blocking the view to the harbor with the IMAX theatre?

Also, did Don run over your dog or...
Forum: Development Projects 02-07-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 29,388
Posted By Rover
Re: Temporary Habor Garage discussion thread until project is officially launched

In the NEAQ's defense Rifleman we need to check Amos Hostetter's bank accounts first. I'm guessing there was a check written in his name for $420K somewhere in there which coincidentally is for the...
Forum: Development Projects 02-07-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 29,388
Posted By Rover
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

Silly Rifleman. How else are they going to expand the IMAX Theatre if they can't take over the garage property? Since they have a blank check from the very citizens groups that are supposed to be...
Forum: Development Projects 02-07-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,192
Posted By Rover
Re: Boston Freedom Wheel | Long Wharf? | Waterfront

CALLING ALL SHADOW POLICE! WE'VE GOT A CODE RED ON LONG WHARF. ALL UNITS PLEASE RESPOND!!! ;)
Forum: Development Projects 02-06-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4,470
Views: 962,120
Posted By Rover
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

More like a Hall of Fame for pot smokers! Anybody paying for that stuff out of pocket is nuts. You could have just stood in the middle of the park for 5 minutes and you would have been high as a...
Forum: Development Projects 02-05-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4,470
Views: 962,120
Posted By Rover
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

I KNEW there was some poster out here who still had the hots for Squirrely Shirley! Just couldn't remember who..;)
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-05-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 32,427
Posted By Rover
Re: Congestion toll in Boston?

bigpicture and Arlington the problem with all of this is the T's reach and reliability. Its nice to tell people to eat their peas because its good for you. The problem is, voters will rebel if...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-04-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 32,427
Posted By Rover
Re: Congestion toll in Boston?

Again, this is where the argument gets condescending and hurts the cause. Not everybody can or wants to conform to your desired schedule. I'm not sure why that's not getting through but this is...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-03-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 32,427
Posted By Rover
Re: Congestion toll in Boston?

You keep making two rosy assumptions, neither of which occur much in real life.

1) You aren't factoring in the time it takes to get to the transit stop from your front door. With your car the...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-03-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 32,427
Posted By Rover
Re: Congestion toll in Boston?

Really gotta call this one out. In rush hour, I've had trouble getting from the stop on Comm Ave by the BU Bridge to Central in 45 minutes if you include wait time between when the bus is supposed...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 02-02-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 32,427
Posted By Rover
Re: Congestion toll in Boston?

Congestion pricing is a horrible idea made by people who's hearts may be in the right place. I say this as someone who's ridden the T to work almost every day for the last 20 years.

The Boston...
Forum: Development Projects 01-31-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 39,312
Posted By Rover
Re: Crossroads at Kenmore | 560 Commonwealth Ave | Kenmore Square

Now that the new traffic pattern has been explained I do like the idea. The building itself will most likely get NIMBYized but I hope this portion of the project survives.
Forum: Development Projects 01-31-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 27,925
Posted By Rover
Re: Old Boston Edison Plant | Summer St | South Boston

I am FLOORED that the Globe printed this editorial! Well done!
...
Forum: Development Projects 01-30-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 39,312
Posted By Rover
Re: Crossroads at Kenmore | 560 Commonwealth Ave | Kenmore Square

Who amongst us hasn't basked in the sunshine as we stood in the middle of the pike! Okay, the cars whizzing by and honking their horns might not add to the ambiance, but all that is going to be gone...
Forum: Development Projects 01-24-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,407
Posted By Rover
Re: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial | Boston Common | Downtown

And the award for Overthinking This goes to....

First, if we are to disqualify MLK memorials in any place that is still dealing with racial issues, I guess that pretty much leaves out Georgia.
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