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Old 04-16-2018, 01:46 PM   #61
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They did propose to build an indoor winter garden (which I would assume would have some retail in it) in front of the the Hancock Tower, but the neighbors flipped out at losing their precious "open space." It boggles the mind how they could prefer to have a windswept plaza that is basically unusable most days of the year vs some nice publicly accessible indoor space at the same location. This is basically what happened with 100 Federal. The plaza was barren and useless. The new indoor space is quite nice!
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Old 04-17-2018, 12:28 PM   #62
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Interesting article about both affordable housing and "fast-casual" style multi-unit buildings.

Architecture, Aesthetic Moralism, and the Crisis of Urban Housing

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Old 04-17-2018, 08:22 PM   #63
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An interesting read to be sure (I'm only a couple of "pages" in). I'll be sharing this one.

Thanks for posting, statler.
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Old 04-17-2018, 08:59 PM   #64
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Interesting article about both affordable housing and "fast-casual" style multi-unit buildings.

Architecture, Aesthetic Moralism, and the Crisis of Urban Housing

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Thank you for posting what is my now favorite recent article.
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Old 04-17-2018, 09:33 PM   #65
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The main cause of all of our housing sorrows is our suburban housing crisis.
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Old 04-17-2018, 09:44 PM   #66
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The main cause of all of our housing sorrows is our suburban housing crisis.
By suburbs do you mean the towns/cities in the inner loop of 128?
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Old 04-17-2018, 11:08 PM   #67
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Yes; starting with the usual suspects just outside Boston's corporate limit–to the near suburbs just beyond 128 near their CR stations.

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The day may be coming when state law mandates cities and towns to do projects such as this–at this scale. The process that brings the needed change is unclear.
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Old 04-18-2018, 10:52 AM   #68
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Actually would have to agree - Boston along can't build enough housing for the entire metro area.
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Old 04-18-2018, 11:16 AM   #69
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There are way too many towns with snob zoning in the Boston area, restricting homes to an acre or larger lot. That in itself will create a housing shortage.
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