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BRA Meeting: Bayside Redevelopment
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08-04-2008 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
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Event: Public Meeting
Location: 150 Mount Vernon Street, Boston

The Boston Redevelopment Authority
will host a public meeting regarding
Bayside Redevelopment
August 4
th
at 6PM
The Bayside Expo Center
Executive Conference Center
150 Mount Vernon Street, Boston
Project Proponent: Corcoran Jennison Companies
Project Description: The Proposed Project involves the redevelopment
of the property located at 150-240 Mount Vernon Street in Dorchester. The
Proponent seeks to replace the Exposition Center, an approximately 278,000
square foot commercial use, with multi-phase mixed use redevelopment,
which will consist of the following uses: retail, office, hotel and residential.
The Bayside Redevelopment hopes to proceed in two phases and will consist
of approximately 2,000,000 square feet of development and approximately
2,800 parking spaces of which approximately 2,500 will be structured parking.
As proposed, all of the retail and office uses will be constructed in phase one
(1) in an effort to activate a new ?Main Street?. Future phases located away from
Mount Vernon Street towards the water are currently being planned for
predominantly residential uses , which will proceed as market conditions warrant.
Close of Comment Period: August 15, 2008
Jay Rourke, Boston Redevelopment Authority
One City Hall Square, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02201
FAX
:
617.742.7783
PHONE
:
617.918.4317
EMAIL
:
Jay.Rourke.BRA@cityofboston.gov
Harry Collings
Executive Director/Secretary
Boston
Redevelopment
Authority
City Hall 9th Floor
1 City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02201
617.722.4300
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:06 AM   #2
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This is a bad idea I hope the neighborhood kills it.
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:13 AM   #3
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Why is it a bad idea, and what would you prefer to see built here instead?
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:18 AM   #4
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This is in my backyard - I know this isn't the forum to debate this project, but the neighborhood is very strongly for this development. Very, very strongly in favor. It's a great idea - with some major caveats about highway access.

It's on the T, and at the entrance to the highway - it's a great site for density.

I am going to be at the August 4th meeting.
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:50 PM   #5
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Is there any possibility of building a secondary access road or the like across the highway/tracks?
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:04 PM   #6
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Market is oversaturated with SB seaport coming and various other projects. Its just going to be another cookie cutter POS development and it doesn't fit in with it's surroundings. ( I'm not counting Southie)
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Old 08-03-2008, 10:27 PM   #7
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Quote:
The Proponent seeks to replace the Exposition Center, an approximately 278,000 square foot commercial use, with multi-phase mixed use redevelopment, which will consist of the following uses: retail, office, hotel and residential.

The Bayside Redevelopment hopes to proceed in two phases and will consist of approximately 2,000,000 square feet of development and approximately 2,800 parking spaces of which approximately 2,500 will be structured parking.

As proposed, all of the retail and office uses will be constructed in phase one in an effort to activate a new ?Main Street?. Future phases located away from Mount Vernon Street towards the water are currently being planned for predominantly residential uses , which will proceed as market conditions warrant.
Sounds good to me.

(I'd lose the 300 surface parking places, however, unless they're on-street parallel parking.)
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Old 08-14-2008, 05:02 PM   #8
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FRIDAY AUGUST 15th - END OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

Jay.Rourke.BRA@cityofboston.gov

Please support this project! It's in my back yard and the Dorchester community really needs a shot-in-the-arm like this to help revitalize the neighborhoods around this area. There is a movement at the Harbor Point housing projects to ask the BRA to include up to 33% government-subsidized housing in this site! Ridiculous for a waterfront setting.
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