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Old 03-03-2018, 10:01 AM   #1561
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Much ado about nothing. It’s back on the Hines website with “commencement of construction anticipated in 2018”.
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Old 03-03-2018, 01:22 PM   #1562
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Looking forward to checking back in early 2019 and seeing "commencement of construction anticipated in 2019"
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Old 03-03-2018, 02:09 PM   #1563
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Looking forward to checking back in early 2019 and seeing "commencement of construction anticipated in 2019"
First thing is first... Check in at the end of April to see the news that they got an extension through December.
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Old 04-11-2018, 06:36 PM   #1564
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Lets see what happens with SST something was supposed to be happening I thought in the spring correct me if I'm wrong....
http://boston.siretechnologies.com/s...8073522121.PDF

MEMORANDUM APRIL 12, 2018

TO: BOSTON REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY D/B/A BOSTON PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (BPDA)* AND BRIAN P. GOLDEN, DIRECTOR

SUBJECT: CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT – SOUTH STATION URBAN RENEWAL AREA; SOUTH STATION AIR RIGHTS PROJECT: AMENDMENT TO LAND DISPOSITION AGREEMENT AND AMENDMENT TO DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT

SUMMARY: This Memorandum requests, in connection with the South Station Air Rights Project, that the Boston Redevelopment Authority (“BRA”) d/b/a the Boston Planning & Development Agency (the “BPDA”) authorize the Director to: (1) execute an amendment to the Land Disposition Agreement between the South Station Phase 1 Owner LLC (the “Proponent”) and the BRA; (2) execute an amendment to the Development Agreement among the Proponent, the BRA and the MBTA: and (3) take all other actions and execute and deliver all documents deemed necessary and appropriate by the Director in connection with the foregoing.

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Old 04-11-2018, 06:53 PM   #1565
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http://boston.siretechnologies.com/s...8073522121.PDF

MEMORANDUM APRIL 12, 2018

TO: BOSTON REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY D/B/A BOSTON PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (BPDA)* AND BRIAN P. GOLDEN, DIRECTOR

SUBJECT: CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT – SOUTH STATION URBAN RENEWAL AREA; SOUTH STATION AIR RIGHTS PROJECT: AMENDMENT TO LAND DISPOSITION AGREEMENT AND AMENDMENT TO DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT

SUMMARY: This Memorandum requests, in connection with the South Station Air Rights Project, that the Boston Redevelopment Authority (“BRA”) d/b/a the Boston Planning & Development Agency (the “BPDA”) authorize the Director to: (1) execute an amendment to the Land Disposition Agreement between the South Station Phase 1 Owner LLC (the “Proponent”) and the BRA; (2) execute an amendment to the Development Agreement among the Proponent, the BRA and the MBTA: and (3) take all other actions and execute and deliver all documents deemed necessary and appropriate by the Director in connection with the foregoing.

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This is my favorite part:
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The Proponent and the BRA are parties to that certain Land Disposition Agreement by
and between the Authority and TUDC LLC and South Union Station LLC dated March 21,
2007, as assigned to South Union Station LLC and further assigned to Proponent, and
as amended by the letter amendment dated January 12, 2009, the Second Amendment
to Land Disposition Agreement dated June 29, 2012, the Third Amendment to Land
Disposition Agreement dated June 30, 2014, the Fourth Amendment to Land Disposition
Agreement dated September 23, 2016, the Fifth Amendment to Land Disposition
Agreement dated December 31, 2016, the Sixth Amendment to Land Disposition
Agreement dated as of April 27, 2017, and the Seventh Amendment to Land Disposition
Agreement dated as of December 27, 2017 (as so amended, the “Land Disposition
Agreement” or the “LDA”).
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Old 04-11-2018, 07:27 PM   #1566
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So what does this mean?

I feel like this project was supposedly ready to start construction years ago. I won't believe anything until I see shovels in the ground.

I think it's time for the BDPA and state to rebid this site. Maybe a competent developer could take it over.
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Old 04-11-2018, 08:38 PM   #1567
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Lol wow I was a day off with my guess. Nice to see something is happening here. Lets get em all going up! I wanna see cranes at federal st, south station, dalton st, north station... and lets get 1000 Boylston while were at it.

Odu- are you going to be attending this?
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Old 04-11-2018, 10:31 PM   #1568
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This is my favorite part:
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The Proponent and the BRA are parties to that certain Land Disposition Agreement by
and between the Authority and TUDC LLC and South Union Station LLC dated March 21,
2007, as assigned to South Union Station LLC and further assigned to Proponent, and
as amended by the letter amendment dated January 12, 2009, the Second Amendment
to Land Disposition Agreement dated June 29, 2012, the Third Amendment to Land
Disposition Agreement dated June 30, 2014, the Fourth Amendment to Land Disposition
Agreement dated September 23, 2016, the Fifth Amendment to Land Disposition
Agreement dated December 31, 2016, the Sixth Amendment to Land Disposition
Agreement dated as of April 27, 2017, and the Seventh Amendment to Land Disposition
Agreement dated as of December 27, 2017 (as so amended, the “Land Disposition
Agreement” or the “LDA”).
That is golden. (err, pun intended?)
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Old 04-12-2018, 04:04 PM   #1569
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where do any of you get that this means it is starting soon? The amendment requests extension of outside closing date to 10/31/2018 - nothing is happening.
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Old 04-12-2018, 04:06 PM   #1570
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where do any of you get that this means it is starting soon? The amendment requests extension of outside closing date to 10/31/2018 - nothing is happening.
All it means is that the developer has not abandoned the project.
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Old 04-12-2018, 04:32 PM   #1571
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All it means is that the developer has not abandoned the project.
What do we have to do get the City to abandon the developer?
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Old 04-12-2018, 04:36 PM   #1572
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What do we have to do get the City to abandon the developer?
I'm not sure, but is is a state agreement since the site sits ontop of MBTA tracks? Who owns those tracks anyway?
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Old 04-12-2018, 04:53 PM   #1573
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Welp since its bumped anyways: Might as well get it all in 1 spot.







































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Old 04-12-2018, 05:38 PM   #1574
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Where does this image originate from? Was unaware anyone had ever drawn up such ambitious plans to cover the pike/93 spaghetti of ramps
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Old 04-12-2018, 11:02 PM   #1575
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Why would Hines abandon the project they have spent a ton of money on it. The problem isn’t with them or the city it’s with the MBTA & Amtrak - those organizations are apparently borderline non responsive which is holding up finalizing cross easements required to begin work. My understanding is that this is outside of the hand of either Hines or the city.
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Old 04-12-2018, 11:42 PM   #1576
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They gave up on copley sq after spending a lot of money.
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Old 04-12-2018, 11:59 PM   #1577
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& Columbus Ctr.

i've often wondered, 'how do you run a busy station under all the construction.

& Back Bay.
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Old 04-13-2018, 12:25 AM   #1578
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I honestly don't understand Hines as a developer they seem to be very successful with developments in other cities. I can see how these are more complex, but I would think a major national developer would have understood that and have been prepared for the difficulties of these locations from the start.
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Old 04-13-2018, 09:16 AM   #1579
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Where does this image originate from? Was unaware anyone had ever drawn up such ambitious plans to cover the pike/93 spaghetti of ramps
Those plans are very old, they’ve had that pie in the sky for years.

What I DO hope they do - and have been confused about - is that boulevard / promenade near Gillette and GE. It would be great if they actually build that, AND a pedestrian bridge that links up to beach or Essex street... so you can get off at boylston and walk all the way to fort point and across.
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Old 04-13-2018, 11:29 AM   #1580
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HInes has literally nothing to do with Columbus Center nor did they abandon anything on copley not sure what that is about? It also doesn’t matter how skilled you are as a developer if your counter party is a government bureaucracy that can’t get out of its own way.
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