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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-19-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 68,999
Posted By dwash59
Re: Biking the Boston 'Burbs (Trails, MDC, & Towns beyond Hubway area)

This. And regardless of funding source, engineers are very reluctant to add static weight to a bridge, such as the barriers for a bike lane, after the bridge has been designed and constructed for a...
Forum: Development Projects 10-22-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 333,443
Posted By dwash59
Re: Boston (née New Brighton) Landing | New Balance Complex | Brighton

Current plans for the facility: http://www.bostonplans.org/getattachment/f16829e0-0ce7-498f-baa8-072554056c10
Forum: General 10-17-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,068
Posted By dwash59
Re: Boston and surrounding areas housing crisis

I mean, the property value goes up more every year than the taxes do. Which means tax rates are going down and the real concern is how working class families are ever supposed to buy homes.
Forum: Development Projects 10-17-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 354,317
Posted By dwash59
Re: Allston-Brighton Developments

I doubt 1234 Soldier's Field Road will be redeveloped soon since Davis just poured a bunch of money in to renovate it to be the "Studio Allston" hotel. If they wanted to knock it down in 2 years, I...
Forum: Development Projects 10-16-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 354,317
Posted By dwash59
Re: Allston-Brighton Developments

It's a condo building. Where the vast majority of units sold in February, so the developer doesn't own it any more. But I guess the important thing is that they understand the neighborhood.
Forum: General 09-27-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,068
Posted By dwash59
Re: Boston and surrounding areas housing crisis

Yes, banks where the job is similar to the positions in MassHousing... the herald is a joke.
Forum: Development Projects 09-21-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 354,317
Posted By dwash59
Re: Allston-Brighton Developments

Fuck my NIMBY neighbors. Instead of a great local facility, we still have a giant empty warehouse.
Forum: General 09-12-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,068
Posted By dwash59
Re: Boston and surrounding areas housing crisis

But the EB-5 program doesn't just apply to real estate, it can apply to any project. And it doesn't involve buying condos. The investments to qualify for EB-5 are in the developer constructing the...
Forum: Development Projects 09-05-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 75,298
Posted By dwash59
Re: MIT East Campus - Kendall Square Gateway | Cambridge

I'm still of the position that Cambridge needs to get over their excitement about tax revenue from commercial in this area and start pushing for building a lot more housing around Kendall. You don't...
Forum: Development Projects 08-24-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 32,343
Posted By dwash59
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 08-02-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,134
Posted By dwash59
Re: Charlie Card/MBTA Fare Replacement system

all the convenience stores still have them. my guess is the mbta is just phasing out random stations having them because they always wanted people to get them from convenience and grocery stores...
Forum: Development Projects 07-31-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1,818
Views: 355,907
Posted By dwash59
Re: BU Development Thread

BU doesn't own those buildings...so I'm very confused by this statement.
Forum: Design a Better Boston 07-16-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,100
Posted By dwash59
Re: Boston - Most Embarrassing Blight That Tourists See

Boston's map of properties says it is owned by the BRA.
Forum: Development Projects 07-16-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 333,443
Posted By dwash59
Re: Boston (née New Brighton) Landing | New Balance Complex | Brighton

Left side of level 1, right below the retail.
Forum: Development Projects 07-13-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 22,163
Posted By dwash59
Re: Allston Yards (Stop and Shop) | 60 Everett St | Allston

This rendering seems to say no.

https://i.imgur.com/uf9ce5lh.jpg (https://imgur.com/uf9ce5l)
Forum: Development Projects 07-09-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 333,443
Posted By dwash59
Re: Boston (née New Brighton) Landing | New Balance Complex | Brighton

Most definitely not. That would be a violation of NB Development's purchase of the land from Stop and Shop, which put a restriction on the land for 30 years from the 03/30/2016 purchase date. NB...
Forum: Development Projects 06-18-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1,248
Views: 303,321
Posted By dwash59
Re: Harvard - Allston Campus

I mean, we should also note this from the article:



So, it is being constructed in a manner where it can be eventually moved... which is a whole set of weirdness, but makes it less temporary...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 05-25-2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,436
Posted By dwash59
Re: Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030

Lots of towns outside 128 are building more housing and growing. Billerica, Bedford, and Chelmsford all show growth between the 2010 census and the 2016 5-year ACS estimates.

The notion of GenX...
Forum: General 05-22-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4,606
Views: 556,585
Posted By dwash59
Re: Open Thread

we're only the same rank we were in 2016...



2015: 6th
2016: Tied for 13th
2017: 8th
2018: Tied for 13th
Forum: Development Projects 05-22-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,226
Views: 324,192
Posted By dwash59
Re: Pierce Boston (née The Point )| Boylston St/Brookline Av | Fenway

In tall buildings in Allston, my experience has been that people on the top floors hear concerts and bands practicing, while the lower floors are insulated by the 2 and 3 story buildings around them....
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-14-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,470
Posted By dwash59
Re: TransitMatters Regional Rail Plan

?? Many of the things you argue are debatable, but the fact that Tesla's quarterly statement shows they lost around $700 million is not. Depending on what accounting method you want to use, that...
Forum: Development Projects 05-13-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 39,652
Posted By dwash59
Re: Kenmore Square North

For me, this is the best way to understand BU's holdings on Bay State

https://i.imgur.com/Hx859s0h.jpg
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-08-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5,477
Views: 737,892
Posted By dwash59
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

I'll add that Warren St/Allston St/Griggs St are in the area of Comm Ave Phase 3/4. If the MBTA and Boston continue to coordinate in regards to these phases, there like will be consolidation and...
Forum: Development Projects 05-03-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 144,746
Posted By dwash59
Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

I have a Stylish set up to allow me to read it?

Will occupy 430,000 SF in the L4 block once building is complete in 2021. Have an option for L5 block's 610,000 SF which will complete by 2025....
Forum: Development Projects 05-03-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 354,317
Posted By dwash59
Re: Allston-Brighton Developments

Addition to West End House

https://i.imgur.com/rWAj5Vlh.jpg
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