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 12-06-2018, 09:19 AM   #1
Equilibria
Senior Member
 
Equilibria's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3,754
Proposed Whittier Choice Neighborhood | 1158 Tremont Street | Roxbury

If there was a Phase 1 with the towers I don't see any discussion of it here.

BCDC:

http://www.bostonplans.org/documents...tation-2018-12

Across the street from Tremont Crossing, btw.
Equilibria is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2018, 09:33 AM   #2
reverend_paco
Senior Member
 
reverend_paco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 347
Re: Whittier Choice Neighborhood | 1158 Tremont Street | Roxbury

There are several photos on the Roxbury development thread for this too:

http://www.archboston.org/community/...&postcount=295

http://www.archboston.org/community/...&postcount=268
reverend_paco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2018, 09:36 AM   #3
Equilibria
Senior Member
 
Equilibria's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3,754
Re: Whittier Choice Neighborhood | 1158 Tremont Street | Roxbury

Quote:
Originally Posted by reverend_paco View Post
There are several photos on the Roxbury development thread for this too:

http://www.archboston.org/community/...&postcount=295

http://www.archboston.org/community/...&postcount=268
Thanks! I think this gets its own thread now that we have documentation. It's a big project.
Equilibria is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2019, 10:49 AM   #4
stick n move
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Dorchester
Posts: 5,971
Re: Whittier Choice Neighborhood | 1158 Tremont Street | Roxbury

Quote:
Originally Posted by Equilibria View Post
If there was a Phase 1 with the towers I don't see any discussion of it here.

BCDC:

http://www.bostonplans.org/documents...tation-2018-12

Across the street from Tremont Crossing, btw.




















stick n move is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2019, 11:08 AM   #5
TomOfBoston
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Posts: 782
Re: Whittier Choice Neighborhood | 1158 Tremont Street | Roxbury

The Whittier Projects are across the street from Northeastern's International Village. I wonder how much an influence Northeastern was in getting the city's scarce resources to rebuild Whittier rather than other decrepit housing projects across the city?

Whittier Choice and Tremont Crossing will turn this sad edge of their campus into an inviting neighborhood.
TomOfBoston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2019, 12:19 PM   #6
JeffDowntown
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: South Cove
Posts: 2,809
Re: Whittier Choice Neighborhood | 1158 Tremont Street | Roxbury

Quote:
Originally Posted by TomOfBoston View Post
The Whittier Projects are across the street from Northeastern's International Village. I wonder how much an influence Northeastern was in getting the city's scarce resources to rebuild Whittier rather than other decrepit housing projects across the city?

Whittier Choice and Tremont Crossing will turn this sad edge of their campus into an inviting neighborhood.
Unless you have specific evidence, I doubt your suggestion of Northeastern influence is valid. The City has been working pretty aggressively to try to replace/rebuild old projects with better, more mixed income housing developments. Old Colony in Southie is in Phase 3 redevelopment. Hailey (formerly Bromley Heath) in JP is undergoing major reconstruction. McCormack in Southie is out for bids. There have been several design reviews for the massive reconstruction proposed in Charlestown.

All this is mitigated by the limited availability of federal funds, but there has been a lot of activity and creative financing worked out to make these happen. And most are nowhere close to Northeastern.
__________________
Jeff H.
Downtown, South Cove
JeffDowntown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2019, 12:27 PM   #7
HelloBostonHi
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 328
Re: Whittier Choice Neighborhood | 1158 Tremont Street | Roxbury

I suspect the city is doing this as part of their attempts to bring the whole Melnea Cass Blvd area up to date imo, northeastern students don't really have any reason to go in this direction currently anyway. Speaking of bringing the area up to date, there is an ongoing project to redesign Ruggles St, Tremont St and Melnea Cass Blvd and recreate them with complete streets in mind.

Ruggles St: http://keepbostonmoving.org/portfolio/ruggles-street/

Tremont St: https://www.boston.gov/departments/t...design-project
The part from Melnea Cass onward will be done by Tremont Crossing apparently but I assume it will follow the decisions made above

Melnea Cass Blvd: https://www.boston.gov/departments/t...design-project
HelloBostonHi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2019, 01:28 PM   #8
stick n move
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Dorchester
Posts: 5,971
Re: Whittier Choice Neighborhood | 1158 Tremont Street | Roxbury

I wish different projects would work together more for the greater good of a neighborhood. The only gripe I have with the Tremont crossing development is that the back and whittier st sides of the garage should have been wrapped with townhouses to tie it in better to the development next door. That way these whittier choice units dont just have a huge garage next door.

There are going to be some townhouses facing Whittier st from the Tremont Crossing development, and some affordable units as well, I just would have liked to see the garage better blended in to the neighborhood back there. Overall theyre both great projects though that drastically improve the area.

Last edited by stick n move; 06-01-2019 at 01:58 PM.
stick n move is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2019, 02:22 PM   #9
TomOfBoston
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Posts: 782
Re: Whittier Choice Neighborhood | 1158 Tremont Street | Roxbury

Quote:
Originally Posted by JeffDowntown View Post
Unless you have specific evidence, I doubt your suggestion of Northeastern influence is valid. The City has been working pretty aggressively to try to replace/rebuild old projects with better, more mixed income housing developments. Old Colony in Southie is in Phase 3 redevelopment. Hailey (formerly Bromley Heath) in JP is undergoing major reconstruction. McCormack in Southie is out for bids. There have been several design reviews for the massive reconstruction proposed in Charlestown.

All this is mitigated by the limited availability of federal funds, but there has been a lot of activity and creative financing worked out to make these happen. And most are nowhere close to Northeastern.
No evidence. That's why I posted it as a question to ponder.
TomOfBoston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2019, 07:38 AM   #10
BeeLine
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 9,867
Re: Whittier Choice Neighborhood | 1158 Tremont Street | Roxbury

Sorry, but I did not realize we had a thread for this project. Early photos are in the Roxbury Development thread.






















Last edited by BeeLine; 07-30-2019 at 07:53 AM.
BeeLine 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
Marriott Moxy Hotel | 240 Tremont Street (Parcel P-7A) | Theater District statler Development Projects 861 08-12-2019 09:39 PM
Tremont Crossing | Roxbury AdamBC Development Projects 337 08-01-2019 06:11 PM
Mission Hill Parcel 25 | Tremont St @ Roxbury Crossing quadratdackel Development Projects 137 03-06-2019 03:38 PM
171 Tremont Street | Downtown PaulC Development Projects 172 05-03-2018 10:28 AM
The Tremont | 1480-1486 Tremont St. | Mission Hill Hutchison Development Projects 33 11-01-2016 10:00 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.