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Old 04-17-2009, 11:18 AM   #21
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Re: Parcel 25- Roxbury Crossing

I am all for development in Roxbury but what is an 'arts and housing' complex?
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Old 04-17-2009, 12:16 PM   #22
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Re: Parcel 25- Roxbury Crossing

This article is in the wrong thread
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Old 04-17-2009, 04:08 PM   #23
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Re: Parcel 25- Roxbury Crossing

Corrupt city politics at it's finest. Nothing's gonna get built here.
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Old 04-18-2009, 12:24 AM   #24
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Re: Parcel 25- Roxbury Crossing

And this week's Ned Flahery Prize for Disproving the Worth of Democracy goes to Roxbury, for demonstrating that "the community" doesn't understand that development requires financing, and that having adequate capital is not some arbitrary criterion dreamed up by the BRA to stack the deck in favor of developers who might actually build something tax-generating.
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Old 04-18-2009, 10:10 AM   #25
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yep...I would happily bet $100 that this site will be in the exact same condition in 18 months when the 'designation' lapses.
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Old 10-10-2010, 04:28 AM   #26
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Re: Parcel 25- Roxbury Crossing

Revised Roxbury project to mix museum, office, retail, housing
Menino blesses Ruggles plan

By Jessica Van Sack | Sunday, October 10, 2010 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Real Estate


Mayor Thomas M. Menino is giving a tentative thumbs up to new development plans for a barren stretch of land along the Southwest Corridor in lower Roxbury, opening the doors for a new shopping and housing haven on the city-owned parcel opposite police headquarters.

?They have an ambitious plan, and whatever it takes to get a project done that?s in line with the community and developers, is good progress,? Menino said through his spokeswoman, Dot Joyce, on Friday.

Menino?s reaction to the new plan is a far cry from the tumult that ensued last year, when his administration accused the developers of failing to make progress on the site, questioned the feasibility of the $400 million mixed-use plan and yanked the rights to develop the parcel.

In April 2009, the mayor bent to community pressure and re-designated the developers.

?We want to knit the community of Roxbury and the city of Boston back together,? said Barry Gaither, who heads the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists and is a member of the development team, Elma Lewis Partners. ?Ms. Lewis visualized the possibility of Parcel 3 as one that brought together arts and commerce.?

Menino is said to have had a prickly relationship with the late Lewis - a doyenne of the African American community - as he has had with a project that many consider her legacy.

Armed with a new financial backer and partner, New Canaan, Conn.-based Feldco Development, Gaither and fellow developers unveiled a modified plan to abutters this week. The plan does away with a previous proposal for a school of fine arts. It calls for an African-American arts museum, restaurants with outdoor seating, an eight-story parking garage, 300,000 square feet of office space, housing and a new element: large retailers.

As for the retailers they hope to lure to the site, Felco President Barry E. Feldman said to expect ?some of the large retailers you would find in South Bay,? a Dorchester shopping center that includes a Target, Best Buy and Stop & Shop. Feldco is known for developing mixed use developments throughout New England that are anchored by supermarket tenants.

Known as Parcel 3, the project site comprises the remnants of the Inner Belt, a failed transportation plan hatched in the 1960s that razed more than 300 homes in Roxbury.

Talk of redeveloping the 9-acre parcel began nearly 20 years ago. Promises of a $15 million retail center and supermarket were hailed in 1993, and four years later the city leveled the legendary Connolly?s Tavern jazz club in preparation for the development. The plan never materialized.

At Gaither?s meeting with abutters, the biggest point of contention was that their plan calls for decreasing the number of traffic lanes on the Tremont Street stretch - worsening the gridlock that grips that area in rush hour. However, the developers said the plans are preliminary and can be adjusted.


http://www.bostonherald.com/business...0101010revised_roxbury_project_to_mix_museum_office_retail_housi ng_menino_blesses_ruggles_plan/srvc=home&position=also
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:05 AM   #27
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Re: Parcel 25- Roxbury Crossing

You guys are confusing P-25 with P-3.
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Old 03-12-2011, 07:02 PM   #28
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Re: Parcel 25- Roxbury Crossing

So, can someone clarify?

Parcel 3 is located on Tremont Street next to the currently-under construction Whittier Street Health Center and Parcel 25 is next to the Roxbury Crossing Orange Line stop, at the corners of Tremont and Tremont streets, no?
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Old 03-12-2011, 11:30 PM   #29
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Re: Parcel 25- Roxbury Crossing

Yes. The first phase of the P25 development will be five-story senior housing on Gurney St (not adjacent to the train tracks). Construction is supposed to commence early next year I think.
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:43 AM   #30
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Re: Parcel 25- Roxbury Crossing

A Globe article on Parcel 25 and Kneeland St.


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Old 01-02-2012, 08:35 AM   #31
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Re: Parcel 25- Roxbury Crossing

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A Globe article on Parcel 25 and Kneeland St.


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I think this is a different Parcel 25. Not the one in Roxbury.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:08 PM   #32
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Proposed Parcel 25 | South Bay

Two residential proposals for this Big Dig parcel.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:50 PM   #33
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This is Parcel 25?



This is the general area according to the Boston Globe:



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Old 04-27-2012, 11:17 PM   #34
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Re: Parcel 25 (South Bay)

my real question is .. " what is parcel "murdered " that you've seemed to have highlighted. This isnt the water waterfront on NY, ......... you''ll live. : )
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:13 AM   #35
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That parcel is the future home of the Red Rum Corporation.
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:03 AM   #36
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:18 AM   #37
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Would really like to see a bold design here. Enough of this 'lets fit in' design. Its going to have alot of eyes on it. Give me something impressive to look at on 93 even at 24 stories that should be able to happen
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:18 AM   #38
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Everyone who wants better architecture should show up at the meetings and voice their opinion.
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:23 PM   #39
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Re: Parcel 25 (South Bay)

This is Archstone. It will either be like the one at Northpoint (win) or more like the rest of their crap (fail).
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:35 PM   #40
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Re: Parcel 25 (South Bay)

This parcel is huge even in comparison to the block-wide surrounding structures. It's sad that the economics of building over 93 here demand a building that will fill the whole thing. The city would be better off urbanistically if the city could sell off 4-6 plots of this (come to think of it, why didn't they do that with 24? no excuse there...)
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