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Old 12-05-2018, 07:28 AM   #161
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Re: Alexandra Hotel Renovation | 1769 Washington St | South End

My feeling on this is same for most of these things. It's better than letting it rot, which was probably the only other alternative.
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Old 12-05-2018, 08:41 AM   #162
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I live right down the street from this, I will gladly support this at a meeting
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My feeling on this is same for most of these things. It's better than letting it rot, which was probably the only other alternative.
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Old 12-05-2018, 06:04 PM   #163
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I love this. I'd expect some opposition from some of the neighboring brownstones though.
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:06 AM   #164
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BCDC presentation - note the different options for restoring facade metalwork at the end:

http://www.bostonplans.org/documents...ion-2018-12-04
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:43 AM   #165
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Wow this would be great.
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Old 12-06-2018, 11:03 AM   #166
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I find the reference to Herzog & de Meuron's 40 Bond Street very appealing.
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:01 PM   #167
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Could be worse (right, it was). My only regret is that the exposed party wall on the front might look skanky, all in the interest of creating a specimen effect for the old hotel building.
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:30 AM   #168
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I find the reference to Herzog & de Meuron's 40 Bond Street very appealing.
Yes, that's a great project. But it isn't fair to show lovely precedents that the developer has no interest or finances to recreate. If they could afford that they wouldn't need the 12 stories.
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Old 01-29-2019, 03:28 PM   #169
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1/22/2019 BCDC Meeting: http://www.bostonplans.org/getattach...d-77f7b637df2c
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Old 02-23-2019, 09:14 PM   #170
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2/19/19 BCDC:

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Old 02-24-2019, 08:23 AM   #171
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Great project overall, but none of the “traffic” options are acceptable - they all add curbside parking next to the bus stop, and even with a red carpet bus-only lane, Boston drivers are going to double-park in that all day long (and Boston cops will let them).
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Old 02-25-2019, 09:59 AM   #172
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what would be acceptable?

if you dont provide the curb use, then the bus lane will be used even more often (ie, it would be all pick up/drop offs not just when somebody double parks).

Mass Ave sidewalk is too narrow and also not the address of the building so any gps situation will be taking the cars to Washington St.
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Old 02-25-2019, 11:17 AM   #173
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what would be acceptable?

if you dont provide the curb use, then the bus lane will be used even more often (ie, it would be all pick up/drop offs not just when somebody double parks).

Mass Ave sidewalk is too narrow and also not the address of the building so any gps situation will be taking the cars to Washington St.
Forcing all curb use around the corner is a perfectly fine solution. Camera to immediately ticket anyone who tries otherwise.

Also, the curb radius is way too wide as vehicles turning onto the street from Mass Ave are turning onto the second lane.
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Old 02-25-2019, 12:51 PM   #174
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Forcing all curb use around the corner is a perfectly fine solution. Camera to immediately ticket anyone who tries otherwise.

Also, the curb radius is way too wide as vehicles turning onto the street from Mass Ave are turning onto the second lane.
Unfortunately camera ticketing isn't possible, but, otherwise seems reasonable.
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Unfortunately camera ticketing isn't possible, but, otherwise seems reasonable.
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Old 02-25-2019, 03:13 PM   #176
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It isn't possibly due to the State - apparently the thought is that they are unconstitutional under the State's constitution.
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Old 02-26-2019, 10:42 AM   #177
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It isn't possibly due to the State - apparently the thought is that they are unconstitutional under the State's constitution.
A Bloomberg-style mayor wouldnt let stupid things like that stop him
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Old 03-06-2019, 03:22 PM   #178
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BCDC presentation:

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Old 03-06-2019, 03:33 PM   #179
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Old 03-06-2019, 03:55 PM   #180
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This is absolutely wonderful.
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