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Old 12-01-2018, 10:48 PM   #181
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Old 12-02-2018, 09:15 AM   #182
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The first lot is in Bulfinch Triangle and heights are limited there.
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Old 12-02-2018, 11:01 AM   #183
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I'd be shocked to see a tower in the triangle, but I'm surprised we haven't seen any movement on these.
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Old 01-15-2019, 08:30 AM   #184
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Here's a prime surface lot parcel just put up for sale:

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The parcel covers about one-third of an acre at the corner of Newbury and Dartmouth streets, a block from Copley Square...

...The lot has been owned for generations by the same family, said Ben Sayles, a director at the real estate firm HFF, which is handling the sale. He expects the listing to draw wide interest from developers and investors.
Per the Globe:
https://www.bostonglobe.com/business...g9H/story.html

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https://goo.gl/maps/vKkATdUVV6p
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Old 01-15-2019, 08:35 AM   #185
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Prediction:

Whatever gets built there will be better than a parking lot and worse than everything else around it.
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Old 01-15-2019, 08:53 AM   #186
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Build something like this.
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Old 01-15-2019, 08:53 AM   #187
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Whatever gets built there will be better than a parking lot and worse than everything else around it.
I'm actually starting to miss open space. Every possible open space is getting developed. Even the suburbs are starting to feel like everything is closing in on it between condo developments, traffic congestion.

Space has become a very expensive perc now in and around the city.

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Old 01-15-2019, 08:55 AM   #188
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Open space (parks, natural woodlands, waterfront, etc)...and asphalt surface lots perennially filled with cars are two very different things.
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Old 01-15-2019, 11:48 PM   #189
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Seems a perfect opportunity for an elevator garage.
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Old 01-16-2019, 01:43 PM   #190
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I'm actually starting to miss open space. Every possible open space is getting developed. Even the suburbs are starting to feel like everything is closing in on it between condo developments, traffic congestion.

Space has become a very expensive perc now in and around the city.
This lot is literally 50 steps from the Commonwealth Avenue parkway, which leads to one of the largest urban park areas in the US on one end, and Emerald Necklace, a park system envied by most US cities, on the other. There's no "closing in" feeling on Newbury St or most of the Back Bay roads because it's all human scaled.
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:21 AM   #191
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Open space (parks, natural woodlands, waterfront, etc)...and asphalt surface lots perennially filled with cars are two very different things.
Yep, and it is unfortunate that so many zoning codes treat them identically.
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:57 AM   #192
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This lot is literally 50 steps from the Commonwealth Avenue parkway, which leads to one of the largest urban park areas in the US on one end, and Emerald Necklace, a park system envied by most US cities, on the other. There's no "closing in" feeling on Newbury St or most of the Back Bay roads because it's all human scaled.
And Dartmouth Street has the super wide sidewalk on the west side, by the lot; left over from the former carriage way into Back Bay from Back Bay Station.
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