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Forum: Development Projects 06-07-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,825
Posted By elemenoh
Re: MassMutual | 10 Fan Pier Blvd | Fan Pier Parcel E | Seaport

I don't get it when people complain about boats in a harbor. The Provincetown Marina folks have taken a disintegrating, underused pier and turned it into a nice harborfront marina:...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-22-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By elemenoh
Re: Solar Window Blinds

This is one of those products that seems nifty, but then you dig into it... the Kickstarter price was $85 for a blind and now they're selling them for $250 each. But they're not in production yet,...
Forum: Development Projects 05-18-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,180
Posted By elemenoh
Re: St. Francis House | 19-story mixed-income tower | Lagrange Street | Chinatown

The 48 Boylston St project is just a little 5-story building that will wrap around the existing Union building. It was approved back in 2015.

BDPA info:...
Forum: Development Projects 05-14-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2,803
Views: 672,131
Posted By elemenoh
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

What's with those weird street lights? They look like leftovers from the late-1980s po-mo design of the original Prudential Center arcades.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-04-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 395,227
Posted By elemenoh
Re: Biking in Boston

I've been digging down into the details of how the scores were calculated and there are a lot of questionable assumptions. I'll use Provincetown as an example since it's easier to parse:
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 05-04-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 395,227
Posted By elemenoh
PeopleForBikes City Ratings

PeopleForBikes ( released their first-ever City Ratings ( this week. It's a more data-driven approach than the Bike League's Bicycle...
Forum: Development Projects 03-17-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,943
Posted By elemenoh
Re: Children's Hospital Building | Longwood

You gotta love it when they close a sidewalk to build a gerbil tube and don't provide any alternative way to walk around the construction zone.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 03-07-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 395,227
Posted By elemenoh
Re: Biking in Boston

Blue Cross Blue Shield Louisiana already sponsors Blue Bikes in New Orleans, so it feels like an expansion of that brand:

That system uses a different operator, though,...
Forum: Development Projects 02-11-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 18,101
Posted By elemenoh
Re: 110 Arlington Street - Boutique Hotel | Bay Village

The only thing I wish they'd done differently is put actual fan lights in those arched windows on the second floor.
Forum: Development Projects 01-30-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 107,823
Posted By elemenoh
Re: 50 Liberty @ Fan Pier | 50 Liberty Drive | Seaport

The cheap cement pavers are far more tacky than the marble cladding.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-24-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,619
Posted By elemenoh
Re: Parking Permits

Most permit parking areas have a few 2-hour visitor spaces, but you can't park all day.

The justification for resident parking in some of the outer neighborhoods is often to stop commuters from...
Forum: Development Projects 01-17-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 36,045
Posted By elemenoh
Re: 10 Farnsworth Street | Fort Point

I guess you can do a nice facade when the units sell for $2.6 M to $7.5 M each.
Forum: Development Projects 01-08-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 64,027
Posted By elemenoh
Re: Mission Hill (Re-)Development

The Herald reports this morning that developer New Urban Partners is looking to replace a parking lot and a triple decker at 9-11 Burney St. with a 31-unit building with 6 parking spaces:...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 01-04-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3,237
Views: 395,227
Posted By elemenoh
Re: clearing snow from sidewalks

And Medford has a new sidewalk plow, which you can see in this Facebook post:
Forum: Development Projects 01-03-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 16,721
Posted By elemenoh
Re: One Post Office Square Makeover and Expansion

There's a major ground floor reconfiguration happening with this. It removes the gigantic car entrance for the hotel and converts it to retail.

And it looks like that rooftop "lantern" tenant...
Forum: Development Projects 12-21-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 95,936
Posted By elemenoh
Re: Seaport Parcels M1-M2 | Seaport Sq. | Seaport

I wonder if Regent will stick with this project. They backed out of the Battery Wharf residences & hotel back in 2008......
Forum: Development Projects 12-15-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,328
Posted By elemenoh
Re: Assembly's Edge | Assembly Square | Somerville

I hope they rethink the awful angled parking proposed for Middlesex Ave. They really should put the bike lane adjacent to the sidewalk and then the parking at the curb.

Overall it's a rather...
Forum: Development Projects 12-15-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,059
Posted By elemenoh
Re: Hood Business Park | 480-570 Rutherford Avenue | Charlestown

There's a *lot* of dead street wall in that design, though, which is rather anti-urban and not very safe for pedestrians.
Forum: Development Projects 12-15-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3,111
Views: 703,081
Posted By elemenoh
Re: Seaport Square (Formerly McCourt Seaport Parcels)

There is a new "retail incubator" space in the Seaport, but it looks more like a curated pop-up shop than an actual small business development program to open local stores:...
Forum: Development Projects 12-12-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3,111
Views: 703,081
Posted By elemenoh
Re: Seaport Square (Formerly McCourt Seaport Parcels)

I'm glad this thread is going off the rails since the other one on-topic was closed.

The Globe really missed the boat by focusing on race rather than economics. The BRA allowing the developers to...
Forum: Development Projects 12-08-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 274,811
Posted By elemenoh
Re: Fenway Center (One Kenmore) | Turnpike PARCEL 7, Beacon Street | Fenway

For those without a Globe subscription, here's the post from MassDOT:
Forum: Development Projects 11-08-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 15,160
Posted By elemenoh
Re: Parcel P-12 | Chinatown

I haven't been able to find a paper copy of the original (I think it may have been destroyed in the BPL flood over a decade ago), but there was a "Midtown Cultural District Plan" developed in 1988 by...
Forum: Development Projects 11-08-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 31,180
Posted By elemenoh
Re: Jackson Square

Jamaica Plain News is reporting that the City is contributing $2M toward the construction of the BPDA-approved Jackson Square Recreation Center, a $30M indoor sports facility which will eventually...
Forum: Development Projects 11-08-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 31,180
Posted By elemenoh
Re: Jackson Square

These sites have always been challenged by the parking requirements, the desire for park space, and the complexity of using public funds for the affordable units. They seem to be doing a good job in...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 10-17-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 180,260
Posted By elemenoh
Re: North-South Rail Link

Is anyone going to tonight's MassDOT meeting about the NSRL?

MassDOT – North South Rail Link
Public Meeting
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Atlantic Wharf, Fort Point Room
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