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Old 05-12-2017, 05:15 PM   #61
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Re: Old Boston Edison Plant | Summer St | South Boston

Merrimac, thank you for helping me "see" and "understand" the layout. Cathedral of industry.
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:05 PM   #62
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https://www.bostonglobe.com/business...BJK/story.html

Almost 1600 units. Yikes. Good luck to these developers. I'll be shocked if they get half of that by the neighborhood.
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:43 PM   #63
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PNF:

http://www.bostonplans.org/getattach...9-6af0e37e154a

Official name is "L Street Station". 776 Summer St.
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:40 PM   #64
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Official name is "L Street Station". 776 Summer St.
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Old 05-16-2017, 10:43 AM   #65
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The next Assembly Row
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Old 05-16-2017, 11:09 AM   #66
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1,588 means they're going for like, >1300 units.

round 2 of the Walsh Admn is going to kick down the doors.
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Old 05-16-2017, 02:45 PM   #67
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I haven't had a chance to look through all that document, but what I've seen so far is very disappointing.
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Old 05-16-2017, 03:15 PM   #68
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Like most south Boston developments: Great development, terrible architecture.
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Old 05-16-2017, 03:21 PM   #69
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I don't think we should put any stock in the renders. My sense is that most of the work thus far has gone into planning the sitemap and figuring out building uses and project scope. The renders strike me as nothing but placeholders for now.
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Old 05-19-2017, 06:06 PM   #70
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The next Assembly Row
I thought that too. Assembly seems to be the model developers are going with for these big parcels.
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Old 06-05-2017, 08:48 AM   #71
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Would this make a great platform for transit similar to South Station/North Station?

Is this in a good location?
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Old 06-05-2017, 09:28 AM   #72
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Would this make a great platform for transit similar to South Station/North Station?

Is this in a good location?
It's in an area in desperate need of more transit (wasn't there a report that the 7 and 9 buses have seen close to a 90% increase in ridership over the past few years?). Extending the Silver line out to here would make some sense, although that's also over extended. It's going to be one of the key things the developers have to deal with. There is a bus depot right next door along 1st Street so it seems like a logical way to increase the MBTA presence in the neighborhood. There just doesn't seem to be any ability at the State level to deal with the huge transit issues facing Boston.
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Old 07-27-2017, 12:30 PM   #73
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i also posted this in the MBTA General Discussion thread.

Edison Plant housing project underscores transit woes....

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Old 08-29-2017, 12:03 PM   #74
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Longshoremen worry S. Boston development will threaten surge in shipping

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Old 08-29-2017, 10:07 PM   #75
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If everyone wants a worthy project to champion, this is it. Take your YIMBY POVs and spend time and effort helping get this past South Boston residents (angry) and longshoremen (you first). This project has the potential to really change a major portion of that area, from Summer Street and L Street to East 1st and East Broadway.
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Old 08-16-2018, 01:36 PM   #76
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http://www.bostonplans.org/getattach...3-37f1c5e386e5

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Old 08-16-2018, 02:12 PM   #77
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2040 is going to be a banner year. Look forward to full build out of this, and also West Station! Oh, and I could conceivably be a grandparent!
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Old 08-16-2018, 02:25 PM   #78
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WOW - Huge project. Southie NIMBYs are going to have a meltdown.
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Old 08-16-2018, 03:05 PM   #79
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Very thoughtful planning. i guess after about 21 months, 13 public meetings, 5 Globe articles, multiple nimby meltdowns, 2 height/density/ unit reductions, another round of public meetings, they'll bring another banal infill project up for vote.
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Old 08-16-2018, 07:21 PM   #80
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WOW - Huge project. Southie NIMBYs are going to have a meltdown.
But why? I could understand if this were at say West Broadway and D Street. But this is so close to the waterfront that it would seem that a lot people would not need to flood the nighborhood to get to/from here.
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