archBOSTON.org

Go Back   archBOSTON.org > Boston's Built Environment > Development Projects

Development Projects New urban and/or architectural developments in Boston metro.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-14-2016, 05:11 PM   #1
tysmith95
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: North Shore
Posts: 2,109
Under Construction Hood Business Park | 480-570 Rutherford Avenue | Charlestown

I think this project is big enough to warrant its own thread. It's a proposed 1,168,820sf of mixed use development of Hood office park. Six buildings and three parking garages to be developed over a 15 year period.





This is a residental building that is proposed.





http://www.bostonredevelopmentauthor...-business-park

http://www.bostonredevelopmentauthor...herford-avenue

Last edited by tysmith95; 09-14-2016 at 06:46 PM.
tysmith95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2016, 09:59 PM   #2
Charlie_mta
Senior Member
 
Charlie_mta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,184
Re: Hood Business Park | 480-570 Rutherford Avenue | Charlestown

Cool.

Hopefully Rutherford Ave can be made into something less monstrous before this development is done.
Charlie_mta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2016, 10:51 PM   #3
timsox6
Senior Member
 
timsox6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 683
Re: Hood Business Park | 480-570 Rutherford Avenue | Charlestown

Three parking garages, despite the obvious improvements to the site otherwise, seems excessive, particularly for a location between two Orange Line stops.
__________________
1 All syllogisms have three parts. 2 Therefore, this is not a syllogism.
timsox6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2016, 11:38 PM   #4
vanshnookenraggen
Moderator
 
vanshnookenraggen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New York City
Posts: 6,150
Re: Hood Business Park | 480-570 Rutherford Avenue | Charlestown

Quote:
Originally Posted by timsox6 View Post
Three parking garages, despite the obvious improvements to the site otherwise, seems excessive, particularly for a location between two Orange Line stops.
Well the Orange Line only goes so far. This is right against 93 which will attract more workers from the suburbs especially if they are going for higher ups.
__________________
http://www.vanshnookenraggen.com | http://futurembta.com | http://hyperrealcartography.tumblr.com
brivx: well, my philosophy is: as designers, we make a good theater, we dont direct the play
vanshnookenraggen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2016, 11:58 PM   #5
Charlie_mta
Senior Member
 
Charlie_mta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,184
Re: Hood Business Park | 480-570 Rutherford Avenue | Charlestown

The site currently is an "Edge City" environment wedged between two ugly freeways. But, if the wide Rutherford Ave corridor were to be reconfigured to a narrower, less straight landscaped boulevard with separated bike and pedestrian paths tied to the Orange Line stops, TOD might make sense along this entire stretch.
Charlie_mta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2016, 04:19 AM   #6
BKNA
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 149
Re: Hood Business Park | 480-570 Rutherford Avenue | Charlestown

Quote:
Originally Posted by tysmith95 View Post
I think this project is big enough to warrant its own thread. It's a proposed 1,168,820sf of mixed use development of Hood office park. Six buildings and three parking garages to be developed over a 15 year period.
[/url]
thanks for starting the thread for this. The PDA for the master plan was approved 15 years ago without any action since so no surprise there wasnt a thread before.

Quote:
Originally Posted by timsox6 View Post
Three parking garages, despite the obvious improvements to the site otherwise, seems excessive, particularly for a location between two Orange Line stops.
The reuse of the existing surface parking areas would be great, but lets hope they keep going for amendments to the PDA and put any parking structures below ground. Especially P3 which is right along Rutherford Ave. That wouldnt fly with the City any longer.
BKNA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2016, 04:23 PM   #7
Randomgear
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 323
Re: Hood Business Park | 480-570 Rutherford Avenue | Charlestown

Hood Business Park is an odd place, I worked there for a short while many years ago - 90%+ of my coworkers drove to work. The area seems to be the location to be if you want a Boston address and still be able to easily drive without actually having to go into Boston.
I certainly hope that when Rutherford Ave becomes a boulevard* that that sort of thinking in this area may change and that the area will no longer resemble a suburban office park.
*BTD Deputy Commissioner Gillooly said that the BTD desired a narrower Rutherford Ave at the North Washington Bridge meeting last night, he also mentioned the upcoming Rutherford Ave meeting.
Randomgear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2016, 11:28 AM   #8
BKNA
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 149
Re: Hood Business Park | 480-570 Rutherford Avenue | Charlestown

NPC for 480 parcel (and PDA modification) filed:
http://www.bostonredevelopmentauthor...npc-2016-09-09
BKNA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2016, 05:03 PM   #9
tysmith95
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: North Shore
Posts: 2,109
Re: Hood Business Park | 480-570 Rutherford Avenue | Charlestown

Quote:
Originally Posted by BKNA View Post
NPC for 480 parcel (and PDA modification) filed:
http://www.bostonredevelopmentauthor...npc-2016-09-09
Wow, 0.5 parking spots per unit on Rutherford Ave sounds intriguing, espically since this is in the middle of an office park/warehouse area and sandwiched between two highways (Rutherford Ave and I93).

Last edited by tysmith95; 09-30-2016 at 06:22 PM.
tysmith95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2016, 09:01 PM   #10
curcuas
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 239
Re: Hood Business Park | 480-570 Rutherford Avenue | Charlestown

The only reason you'd live there is because you wanted to be near the T and work. You can only go one way on Rutherford getting out of here and the traffic is abysmal during rush hour.
curcuas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2016, 05:14 PM   #11
odurandina
Senior Member
 
odurandina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 3,707
Re: Hood Business Park | 480-570 Rutherford Avenue | Charlestown

the 177 unit/480 Rutherford section of the massive Hood complex: BPDA Board approved.

http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/...herford-avenue

Quote:
Originally Posted by BKNA View Post
NPC for 480 parcel (and PDA modification) filed:
http://www.bostonredevelopmentauthor...npc-2016-09-09
odurandina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2016, 06:08 PM   #12
FK4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,860
Re: Hood Business Park | 480-570 Rutherford Avenue | Charlestown

Why oh why could they not have put a real street grid in here... another office park... disappointing.
FK4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2016, 09:56 PM   #13
curcuas
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 239
Re: Hood Business Park | 480-570 Rutherford Avenue | Charlestown

There's been sampling going on for the past couple weeks at the site. I wouldn't be surprised if they move quickly on this one.
curcuas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2016, 10:11 PM   #14
tysmith95
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: North Shore
Posts: 2,109
Re: Hood Business Park | 480-570 Rutherford Avenue | Charlestown

Quote:
Originally Posted by FK4 View Post
Why oh why could they not have put a real street grid in here... another office park... disappointing.
It would be hard to change the street grid without tearing down the fairly modern office building in the center. I think this area deserves some retail, there aren't many restaurants and stores within walking distance of this development. As it stands it does not seem like a pleasant place to live (though it is well located).
tysmith95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2016, 10:40 PM   #15
curcuas
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 239
Re: Hood Business Park | 480-570 Rutherford Avenue | Charlestown

I wouldn't be surprised if this building ends up being long term corporate rentals for the large office buildings in the area and up at Assembly. The first complex "fitting" the grid up at Sullivan was just approved. In ~5 years, this new apartment building will be on the edge of a nice, developing area - not the greatest placement, but clearly Hood sees demand there already. Given their planned office park expansion, I'm not surprised.
curcuas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2017, 02:04 PM   #16
Hydrobus
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Medford
Posts: 27
Send a message via AIM to Hydrobus
Re: Hood Business Park | 480-570 Rutherford Avenue | Charlestown

I guess its started . . .
https://boston.curbed.com/boston-dev...own-apartments
Hydrobus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2017, 03:03 PM   #17
odurandina
Senior Member
 
odurandina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 3,707
Re: Hood Business Park | 480-570 Rutherford Avenue | Charlestown

Boston Plans says 32 Cambridge Street a few blocks over is also u/c; (171 units). .....which i assume also includes initiating the demo of 572 Rutherford structures next door, (572 is about 800 feet up the street from the parcel for 480).

http://www.berkeleyinvestments.com/p...et-the-graphic

anyone been over that way?

this development area is __gging huge.

Last edited by odurandina; 10-18-2017 at 05:42 PM.
odurandina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2017, 08:54 PM   #18
BeeLine
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 8,044
Re: Hood Business Park | 480-570 Rutherford Avenue | Charlestown

Quote:
Originally Posted by odurandina View Post

anyone been over that way?
I walked by this morning and noticed that a construction fence and field offices set up on the site of 480, but no silver shovels. However I did take a few shots of 32 Cambridge as I headed into Somerville.





As you can see the demolition of some structures has just been completed. I fact as I was walked by they were removing the demolition equipment and smothing out the site. You can also see that the remaining building is in the process of getting a major renovation.



32 Cambridge
BeeLine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2017, 12:37 PM   #19
mdd
Senior Member
 
mdd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 655
Re: Hood Business Park | 480-570 Rutherford Avenue | Charlestown

"The Graphic"

Everything has a name trying to be cute, lately.
mdd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2017, 01:40 PM   #20
Charlie_mta
Senior Member
 
Charlie_mta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,184
Re: Hood Business Park | 480-570 Rutherford Avenue | Charlestown

Goddamn those cute names!

(Sorry, just channeling Charlton Heston at the ending of Planet of the Apes).
Charlie_mta is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chain Forge Building | 105 First Avenue | Charlestown Navy Yard goldenretrievers Development Projects 12 09-02-2018 07:34 PM
Rutherford Avenue to go on a diet! BostonUrbEx Transit and Infrastructure 66 04-20-2018 11:55 AM
128 Business Council Shuttles BostonUrbEx Transit and Infrastructure 4 07-24-2012 06:21 PM
Star Hood Trek vanshnookenraggen General 2 07-14-2007 05:55 PM
Michigan Avenue to Millenium Park, Chicago, IL Merper General Architecture & Urban Planning 6 06-19-2006 06:56 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.