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Old 11-13-2018, 01:53 PM   #41
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Re: Goddard House | 201 S. Huntington | Jamacia Plain

The lack of ground floor retail/activation in the new buildings between Hyde Square and Heath St is a disaster for urbanism
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Old 11-13-2018, 02:06 PM   #42
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The lack of ground floor retail/activation in the new buildings between Hyde Square and Heath St is a disaster for urbanism
I'd argue it's very much a chicken-and-egg situation along that stretch. One on hand, the area could stand to be activated with some ground floor retail. On the other, my experience as a nearby resident tells me there's nowhere near enough foot traffic to justify any sort of retail there in the first place.

Not saying it shouldn't be tried, but I doubt it's a priority for risk-averse developers.
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Old 11-13-2018, 02:14 PM   #43
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That entire stretch between Heath Street and Hyde Square should have: more height/density/urbanism, ground floor activation, and an 'E' Branch extension, running along a separated ROW in the middle of South Huntington (not to mention its own ROW between there and Brigham Circle).
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An official name...The Brynx https://www.thebrynx.com/#ApartmentSearch
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Methynx...The Brynx...Stynx.
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Makes me think of robberies.
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Also, the title of this thread should probably be corrected. "Jamacia"
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Old 03-12-2019, 08:23 PM   #50
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Now that is sweet!!

Theres a similar facade in Fenway too, those look awesome and add a unique flair, need moar...

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I do like the bronze building. The metallic shingles going up on the other are much more coppery and clash horribly with the existing facade. I'm hoping there will be some street trees or other foliage to cover it up.
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Yet another project undone by the complete lack of depth to the facade. The shingles portion could've projected some strength if it stood out even a tiny bit from the alucobond portions, but instead it reads as flimsy wallpaper, or rather some 1960s asphalt shingles intervention where the garishness got turned up to eleven.

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RE: depth to the facade

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