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Forum: Development Projects Today, 11:25 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 34,132
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Columbus Ave Student Housing | 10 Burke St | Northeastern University

Yeah, this is why I have such a hard time understanding why colleges don't build more dorms. On a $/sf basis, tenants of new construction dorms frequently pay prices at or above those of new...
Forum: Development Projects 11-14-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,373
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Forum: Development Projects 11-10-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3,421
Views: 813,872
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

We say this on a bunch of projects, but exposing structural concrete to the elements is generally not a good way to go when it comes to thermal insulation and general building maintenance.
Forum: General 11-10-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 689
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Unions are Good! Or Bad!

I'm no legal scholar, but my understanding is that courts have found noise ordinances to be constitutional and enforceable as long as they are sufficiently clearly defined and not vague. The Boston...
Forum: Development Projects 11-09-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3,421
Views: 813,872
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

The Globe (https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2018/11/08/details-garden-renovation-revealed/hy67Y8ppSgZ4lQvPObsErJ/story.html) previews the TD Garden expansion part of this project.



Great...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-08-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5,452
Views: 721,270
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Sales tax on a car has nothing to do with transportation. It's the general sales tax applied to all purchases. The fact that you use that car for transportation is just a coincidence. If you spend...
Forum: Development Projects 11-07-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3,421
Views: 813,872
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

It's also not done yet and a month away from opening.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-07-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5,452
Views: 721,270
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Most taxes are ad valorem and assessed as percentages (e.g., income tax, payroll tax, sales tax, property tax, etc.) and thus automatically adjust with inflation. Gas tax is one of the few taxes...
Forum: Development Projects 11-07-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3,421
Views: 813,872
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

Globe: New tunnel will save North Station commuters unpleasant winter walk...
Forum: Development Projects 11-06-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,131
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Suffolk Downs Redevelopment

You kinda got to hand it to Amazon on this.

First they propose a grand "HQ2" with up to 50,000 (!) employees. This gets municipalities around the country all worked up, so everybody puts together...
Forum: Development Projects 11-06-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,082
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: NEXUS - THAIC | 250, 280 and 305 Western Avenue | Allston

Right, "THAIC" isn't a thing. It's not a name that anyone is putting forward; it's an acronym that you invented. It seems kind of silly to me to concoct your own name for a project then immediately...
Forum: Development Projects 11-06-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,082
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: NEXUS - THAIC | 250, 280 and 305 Western Avenue | Allston

Sorry, I don't see "THAIC" anywhere in that document. That acronym isn't coming from the developers...
Forum: Development Projects 11-05-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,000
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Union Square Redevelopment | Somerville

Porter Square is a great example of a T station plaza that has no purpose. It's just a "plaza" for the sake of being a plaza; nobody really uses it for anything.
Forum: Development Projects 11-05-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 298,501
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Fenway Center (One Kenmore) | Turnpike PARCEL 7, Beacon Street | Fenway

Right, the renders definitely show some sort of permanent plaza here over the platform:



But it's not clear to me exactly how this is going to work.

See also here:
Forum: Development Projects 11-05-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4,175
Views: 716,440
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: The New Retail Thread

This is great for Indochino. Their Newbury St location is way undersized and absolutely slammed. I got a suit there earlier this year and it was elbow-to-elbow on a Saturday afternoon. One...
Forum: Development Projects 11-04-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,507
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Scape Student Housing | 1252-1268 Boylston Street | Fenway

Your argument is stereotypes about Gods and Guns? Okay...

The vehicles of private citizens will be the last to be automated. First will be long distance and fleet vehicles (think long haul...
Forum: Development Projects 11-04-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3,421
Views: 813,872
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

I'm weird, but I always consider new grocery store openings to be one of the clearest indications of the societal benefits of density.

The Roche Bros at DTX, the TJs at Assembly, the TJs in Lower...
Forum: Development Projects 11-04-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,507
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Scape Student Housing | 1252-1268 Boylston Street | Fenway

^ This.

Autonomous vehicles will work best and be of greatest benefit where density is lowest, not where it is highest.

The primary factor limiting the efficiency of rural vehicular travel is...
Forum: Development Projects 11-02-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 154,297
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Quaker Lane + Congress Square | Downtown

Man, WeWork is going to fall so hard once the market (eventually) turns around. Their entire business model is to sign long-term leases and then turn around and sub-lease the space on shorter terms....
Forum: Development Projects 11-01-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,507
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Scape Student Housing | 1260-1270 Boylston Street | Fenway

This project is clearly shorter than the Viridian next door (per the render).

Hopefully Machine and Jyuba can find new homes nearby. Also, never change, Baseball Tavern.
Forum: Development Projects 10-31-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 298,501
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Fenway Center (One Kenmore) | Turnpike PARCEL 7, Beacon Street | Fenway

This (even phase 1) is one of the sleeper projects I'm most excited about. The area around the corner of Maitland and Beacon is the worst part of the Fenway (my neighborhood), and this is going to...
Forum: Development Projects 10-26-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4,406
Views: 899,019
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

I have no doubt that the FAA Logan airspace map is set by professionals who know what they are doing. I'm not questioning their competence or intent. But I would love to hear a detailed discussion...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 10-25-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 5,452
Views: 721,270
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

^ F-Line, you’re getting yourself really worked up over nothing here... I’d bet that >9/10 people who read this article will walk away thinking “cool, that’s a group that’s making positive change...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 10-25-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5,452
Views: 721,270
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Huh? I didn't read the "token baby boomer" mention as a slight at all. It's just pointing out that Aloisi is not of the same generation as the rest of Transit Matters' core. Where are you getting...
Forum: Development Projects 10-25-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4,406
Views: 899,019
Posted By JumboBuc
Re: Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

The video makes a bunch of Great Hall mentions. For example, 3:30 - 3:45 is all about the Great Hall and "Winthrop Square Park."
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