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Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-14-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 218,276
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: North-South Rail Link

EMUs RT service levels inside 128, but still RER level service to the outer centers.

Maybe coupled with an express/local concept of service, with designated transfer stations with coordinated...
Forum: Development Projects 12-14-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,725
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Parcel P-12 | Chinatown

Too many parties involved already. CCLT would have further complicated the negotiations.
Forum: Development Projects 12-14-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1,251
Views: 206,790
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

Not enough special dual mode busses available?
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-11-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 218,276
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: North-South Rail Link

Boston Herald reporting strange news:

"MassDOT has settled on a preferred design for a North-South Rail Link, with a steep price tag of $9.5 billion though the project is far from being...
Forum: Development Projects 12-07-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,621
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Motor Mart Tower | 201 Stuart Str. | Park Sq | Boston

I think the curved lines play very nicely in this location, playing off of the Park Plaza Building and the Liberty Mutual Building.

It make a statement while playing nice with the neighbors.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 12-06-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 21,015
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Water

Just want to point out that we are nowhere close to possible water conservation levels in terms of usage. We still waste a ton of water per person. The Quabbin system could service a lot more...
Forum: Development Projects 12-05-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4,283
Views: 741,070
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: The New Retail Thread

I don't believe the legalization structure allows for cafes to serve as dispensaries.
Forum: Development Projects 12-05-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,892
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Liberty Tree Plaza

Actually the housing might improve the street scene. One of the big problems with the St. Francis House is it is a day shelter, which means the people getting support there have no place to go at...
Forum: Development Projects 12-04-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3,282
Views: 638,694
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Downtown Crossing

Buildings go vertical in each other's face all the time in other cities.

You don't own your views, unless you bought an air rights easement.
Forum: Development Projects 12-03-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,257
Views: 216,735
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Site in Hub top choice for a soccer stadium

The geographical epicenter of Boston is not downtown. There is more of the city south and west off the current location than north. Moving the DPW location more southwestward makes a ton of...
Forum: Development Projects 11-29-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1,257
Views: 216,735
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Site in Hub top choice for a soccer stadium

OK, but aren't you getting the order of development backwards.

Fenway and Bulfinch Triangle have retail and restaurants because the sports venues are located there; they didn't develop first and...
Forum: Development Projects 11-29-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1,257
Views: 216,735
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Site in Hub top choice for a soccer stadium

Your argument about utility as a public works yard is exactly the argument about why it should be a stadium site.
Forum: Development Projects 11-28-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,686
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Massport Parcel A2 | Seaport

^ I am really confused about the nature of the ground floor space here.

I see glass sides, that appear to louver open. But I see an open air entrance in the arch in the top image.

Is that...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-27-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 64,450
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: 128 Widening

Read the threads about regional rail or NSRL. The problem is going to be capacity on the NEC with Amtrak looking for more train slots. Something in the commuter rail world needs to go away to allow...
Forum: Development Projects 11-24-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,486
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: MIT West Campus infill and small projects

Don't be silly. That is a problem money can fix. Wave a big enough check and you get MIT to relocate the cooling towers and reserve oil tanks to either side of Building 42, the cogen plant, taking...
Forum: Development Projects 11-21-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3,963
Views: 1,122,083
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Four Seasons Tower @ CSC | 1 Dalton Street | Back Bay

BBJ just posted a new rendering slide show of the Four Seasons Hotel, interior design:
...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-21-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 638
Views: 97,956
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Logan Airport Capital Projects

I have had it happen (ground boarding) on several international flights out of E during the past 3 years, due to the gate shortage.
Forum: Development Projects 11-21-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4,283
Views: 741,070
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: The New Retail Thread

There are intersections in Manhattan where there is a Starbucks on every corner.
Forum: Development Projects 11-20-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 109,159
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: NEMA Boston | 399 Congress St. | Seaport

I think the New England themed color scheme is just perfect. /s

Dirty snow and slush pile scrapped up off the road, after 10 days.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-18-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 69,466
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Biking the Boston 'Burbs (Trails, MDC, & Towns beyond Hubway area)

There is something really bogus about the argument that the Fed funded interstate crossing cannot allow bicycle accommodation.

Out west, there are examples of bicycle lanes built directly onto...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-18-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 638
Views: 97,956
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: Logan Airport Capital Projects

A lot, because it is really challenging to take a space constrained 1960's airport layout and try to operate it effectively with 2018 volumes and connection patterns.

All these projects are...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-16-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 203,857
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

Well, maybe not "lengthy" given the state of the old Orange Line fleet (mostly DOA). A buggy new car would perform better than the old cars.

But IIRC they do need complete train sets to deploy...
Forum: Development Projects 11-12-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1,251
Views: 206,790
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

Feeney Bros have been using the site as a satellite office and storage location for their earthmoving equipment being deployed in Boston (storage on the surface parking next to the park). It is a...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-12-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 218,276
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: North-South Rail Link

Trains terminating at North Station (from the north) or South Station (from the south or west) would arrive at the surface platforms (upstairs).

Trains thru-running North or South Station via the...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 11-11-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 218,276
Posted By JeffDowntown
Re: North-South Rail Link

I believe the plan is not for every train to pass through, just some. Many will still stop at the existing surface stations. But enough trains, clearly delineated, will pass through to give...
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