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Old 10-20-2007, 10:09 PM   #41
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I like that waterfall? added to this proposal. These are preety good proposal IMO.
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Old 10-20-2007, 10:24 PM   #42
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Sweet.
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Old 10-20-2007, 10:49 PM   #43
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Is that just a proposal or has it been chosen, and if so when will it get built?
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Old 10-20-2007, 11:52 PM   #44
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I'm glad the two-story will stay and get some love. Which parcel will have the supermarket?
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Old 10-21-2007, 08:54 AM   #45
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The three proposals are the ones chosen by the MTA (in most cases they were the only proposal so it wasn't a difficult choice). They're all listed as Under Review in the BRA website. When they'll get built probably depends on when the BRA approves them and what the market demand is. Given its current state the development may end up as office rather than residential. The supermarket is in this proposal (Parcel 2ABC) and both the North and West End commmunities want it so Menino will try to influence the developer to get it built sooner rather than later. I think the waterfall is a vertical map of the former Middlesex Canal, from which Canal St. gets its name.
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Old 10-21-2007, 10:30 AM   #46
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Could someone post an overhead photograph (from Google, maybe) with lines designating exactly where all these parcels are? I know the basic outline, but I'm not sure I understand exactly how this huge area was broken up into sub-parcels.
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Old 10-21-2007, 11:32 AM   #47
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Wishful thinking

Ha. In this design above, what's the high-rise in the back?

Wishful thinking on the part of the BRA?
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Old 10-21-2007, 11:54 AM   #48
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Wow, that is actually pretty nice.

Also, there already was a thread for the Bulfinch Triangle area so I combined all these proposals into that just to keep things simple.
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Old 10-21-2007, 12:08 PM   #49
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Stumped

I can't figure this all out.

Here's my best guess.



The problem is, a lot of these roads don't exist on Google Maps, and/or Google Maps still show the Central Artery.

The BRA mentions Beverly St and Haverhill St, which both exist to a large part under the greenway, I think. Traverse St doesn't show up, at all.

One thing - Avenir Boston is supposed to be built on Parcel 1A - is this the same as Parcel 1? If so, there should only be two rectangles at the top, not three.

Is anything being built on-top-of the artery, or just to the side?
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Old 10-21-2007, 12:40 PM   #50
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Fun with maps

Okay, anyone have more knowledge of this?



I can't figure out what's where.
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Old 10-21-2007, 02:16 PM   #51
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Traverse Street is now called Valenti Way.
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Old 10-21-2007, 02:55 PM   #52
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Re: Wishful thinking

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Ha. In this design above, what's the high-rise in the back?

Wishful thinking on the part of the BRA?
That is the "probably never will be built" North Station Towers.
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Old 10-21-2007, 04:02 PM   #53
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Re: Wishful thinking

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[That is the "probably never will be built" North Station Towers.
There is too much money to be made here for the buildings not to be built. Same with North Point.

Did they always plan to save the low rise building?
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Old 10-21-2007, 04:29 PM   #54
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These proposals for the parcels are all what--two years old, and we've barely heard anything, particularly lately. Seems discouraging.
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Old 10-21-2007, 06:26 PM   #55
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Re: Wishful thinking

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[That is the "probably never will be built" North Station Towers.
There is too much money to be made here for the buildings not to be built. Same with North Point.

Did they always plan to save the low rise building?
The North Station Towers are not part of the Bullfinch project. It's entirely different. These towers has been a vision way before the central artery came down and there are nobody taking up the proposal.
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Old 10-21-2007, 09:26 PM   #56
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Map of the parcels. 1A and 2B are MBTA parcels, the others are Pike Authority.
@van, what's the rationale for merging all the projects into the generic discussion thread?


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Old 10-21-2007, 09:41 PM   #57
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Because all these projects were already in this thread and since they are all right next to each other I don't see the need for an individual thread for each.
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Old 10-22-2007, 12:06 AM   #58
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I'm missing something. Apart from a passing reference to parcel 1B most of this thread is about Avenir, for which I also created this project-specific thread that wasn't merged into this one. I don't really care whether it's one or multiple threads, but if a single thread is going to be the approach then to be consistent the Avenir thread should be moved here as well.
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Old 10-22-2007, 05:24 AM   #59
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The following pictures were taken Oct 14:

Parcel 1B, looking toward the Zakim.


Avenir and Valenti Way.


Looking south from Valenti Way. The 2A parcel?

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Old 10-22-2007, 08:19 AM   #60
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That's a nice looking field there. I thought it would take a lot of effort to get grass growing this time of year.
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