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Old 09-06-2017, 08:25 AM   #1161
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^ agreed. This development is part of a monumental effort to remake Western Ave and surrounding neighborhoods. It was not going to happen overnight no matter what, and easing into it is a way that allows the developer to generate the healthiest returns (provided they have a financing model that can tolerate the vacancy period).

Signage on the ground floor retail spots indicates a couple of new businesses planning to open soon (a deli and an ice cream shop, I believe).

Nonetheless, Western Ave is tough...it has long barren stretches...some pockets of blight. It will take a concerted effort (and patience) to weave it all together. But very glad to see it underway.
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Old 09-12-2017, 08:47 AM   #1162
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^ agreed. This development is part of a monumental effort to remake Western Ave and surrounding neighborhoods. It was not going to happen overnight no matter what, and easing into it is a way that allows the developer to generate the healthiest returns (provided they have a financing model that can tolerate the vacancy period).

Signage on the ground floor retail spots indicates a couple of new businesses planning to open soon (a deli and an ice cream shop, I believe).

Nonetheless, Western Ave is tough...it has long barren stretches...some pockets of blight. It will take a concerted effort (and patience) to weave it all together. But very glad to see it underway.
The Deli is nearing completion, the ice cream shop is just a pop-up thing to utilize the space. I'm not sure why that bay has not been rented yet, I think Harvard is involved and is being choosey in who/what they bring in. I wish there was another cafe in the area but with Harvard being involved in Swiss Bakers space/building they may not want the competition.

The deli is only a deli in concept, it looks like it's going to be a higher end restaurant. The Franklin Restaurant Group (of the Franklin in the South end) are the people behind it.

I was told this morning that The Continuum is at 97% capacity, I don't know if that's true or not.

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Does anyone know the story behind the lighted environmental installation in the small park across from the Continuum?

Edit, n/m, it's a student designed installation






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Old 09-14-2017, 05:44 PM   #1163
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I don't know if this has been previously shared - web cam of the new Science and Engineering complex under construction:
https://oxblue.com/pro/slideshow/harvard
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Old 09-14-2017, 06:17 PM   #1164
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The Deli is nearing completion, the ice cream shop is just a pop-up thing to utilize the space. I'm not sure why that bay has not been rented yet, I think Harvard is involved and is being choosey in who/what they bring in. I wish there was another cafe in the area but with Harvard being involved in Swiss Bakers space/building they may not want the competition.

The deli is only a deli in concept, it looks like it's going to be a higher end restaurant. The Franklin Restaurant Group (of the Franklin in the South end) are the people behind it.

I was told this morning that The Continuum is at 97% capacity, I don't know if that's true or not.

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Does anyone know the story behind the lighted environmental installation in the small park across from the Continuum?

Edit, n/m, it's a student designed installation





That's pretty beautiful.
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Old 09-15-2017, 08:37 AM   #1165
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Former HUD secretary appointed as Harvard's Senior Strategist for Allston.

https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/sto...t-for-allston/

And Trader Joe's expected opening October 12

https://twitter.com/EthanM_Long/stat...26753843773441
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Old 09-25-2017, 12:21 PM   #1166
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And Trader Joe's expected opening October 12

https://twitter.com/EthanM_Long/stat...26753843773441
Trader Joe's sold their beer and wine license for their Cambridge Memorial Drive location so that they can sell beer, wine, and spirits at the new store. One company can't hold more than 7 liquor licenses in MA, so I guess they like the outlook for Allston.
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Old 10-06-2017, 09:17 PM   #1167
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:22 AM   #1168
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https://www.bisnow.com/boston/news/m...-you-ask-80254

Harvard must not like the implication that it's following the leader
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Old 10-13-2017, 12:17 PM   #1169
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Harvard must not like the implication that it's following the leader
I do find the commentary that the New Balance Boston Landing and Harvard Allston Campus have "better transit access" than the Seaport to be a bit bizarre.

The Silver Line is not great, but it is certainly much more frequent than the Worcester Line. The Silver line can also take you to the airport. And from much of the Seaport, you can walk to the Red Line at South Station.
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Old 10-13-2017, 12:30 PM   #1170
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i can't help but think that with Boston's current planning and what could be just over the horizon, transit in 10~15 years shows the potential to be quite better than today (and possibly adding a few dmu's before that time?) Probably more packed than ever, but we could be into some considerably improved transit, and more projects ramping up by then. It's going to be interesting to see what happens.
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Old 11-03-2017, 09:54 AM   #1171
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PNF for ArtLab and HBS Commons:

http://www.bostonplans.org/getattach...2-87513e61995c
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Old 11-16-2017, 09:21 PM   #1172
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PS, Demolition prep has begun on Burden Hall. No heavy equipment on site.
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Old 12-03-2017, 09:33 AM   #1173
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Harvard unveils plans for new Allston neighborhood
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:38 AM   #1174
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Slides from meeting about Harvard's initial plans Plans

Office/Lab: 400,000 SF
Residential: 250,000 SF
Hotel/Conference Center: 250,000 SF

800-900 parking spaces
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:43 PM   #1175
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I love to see this. Harvard is making this building to seamlessly fit into the fabric of the university and when finished it will look like it was always there. Its matching the rest of the architecture of the campus perfectly.
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:04 AM   #1176
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Old 12-08-2017, 07:31 AM   #1177
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NEW MASTER PLAN:

http://www.bostonplans.org/getattach...d-9ab393c16673

...and a Framework Plan:

http://www.bostonplans.org/getattach...7-ae2fa339c8ec

Interestingly, Harvard is proposing a transit (bus) connection using Malvern St, which BU opposes. Maybe they'll pay for it.

From the Globe:

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business...mwM/story.html

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Old 12-27-2017, 07:00 AM   #1178
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Harvard and the Commonwealth in a chicken and egg routine over Beacon Yards and West station.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/...U8H/story.html
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Old 01-19-2018, 08:01 AM   #1179
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For those looking for a more condensed version, here's the BCDC presentation:

http://www.bostonplans.org/getattach...7-dda1d78dc701

Can "Dedham Parish Road" please survive as a name? That's so much better than "East Drive".
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Old 01-23-2018, 09:52 PM   #1180
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