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Old 09-07-2018, 06:16 PM   #441
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Re: Longfellow Bridge update

Looks awfully small for a hotel!
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Old 09-08-2018, 10:12 PM   #442
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That is The John Jeffries House which is being renovated, expanded, and rebranded into a luxury boutique hotel. Planed completion is 2019.
Figured as much.
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:27 AM   #443
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Re: Longfellow Bridge update

OK, let's hop over to the other side of the bridge.

Looks like they're putting some kind of lagoon in. The stairs off the bridge go on some elevated path across this body of water; and a retaining wall with notch looks like something that might be in your back yard hot tub.

Anyone know what this will finally look like and why?



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Old 09-16-2018, 11:05 AM   #444
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Mass Eye and Ear has proposed to landscape the parking lots on that side... maybe this is a part of that? I never saw a finished plan.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business...QmJ/story.html
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Old 09-16-2018, 12:36 PM   #445
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Mass Eye and Ear has proposed to landscape the parking lots on that side... maybe this is a part of that? I never saw a finished plan.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business...QmJ/story.html
So far that plan never has advanced, since it involves massive roadway reconfiguration to compact Storrow and the Charles Circle ramp. MassDOT hasn't given any reciprocal response about their proposed share of costs.


This might be some mild lipsticking-on-pig in the interim while they wait for answer. I don't think the hospital ever expected the lot to be returned to service for full parking after the state finished using it as a Longfellow construction staging area, since it's horrendously dangerous and a zero on ADA compliance for their own patrons. They'd have to sink some pretty serious dough on accessibility upgrades just to keep it long-term as functional parking, so that alone explains much of their willingness to front a large sum of their own money for the park conversion. The lot was going to cost them any which way.
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Old 09-16-2018, 03:33 PM   #446
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I thought it was work on the Red-Blue Connector, LOL.
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Old 09-17-2018, 11:40 AM   #447
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Man those ramps and lots consume so much space that could be used so much better
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