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Old 08-07-2013, 11:48 AM   #41
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Sure, why not get things done for yourself if other business lightens up?

I would be careful not to overstate the predicted slowdown. Any slowdown is very unlikely to be a grinding halt like we had with the Great Recession. Even with the Fed hinting at lightening up QE, there is no inflation pressure at all for the foreseeable future and interest rates will stay low. Barring another epic world-wide collapse, the only impediment to development in Boston will remain political.
Agree. And since it looks like every developer in town is seeking permits before Menino leaves office, wouldn't the only slowdown be from projects that have yet to get approval? In other words, if everyone rushes to get approval now, the Mayoral "transition" slowdown might not have much of an effect at all.
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:55 PM   #42
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The current building in southie is pretty nice, hopefully we will get something of similar quality.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:09 PM   #43
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Great news but disappointing for their current neighborhood (which could be South Boston but I would say Roxbury).

I happened to be down in New Market on Monday and walked by Suffolk's building.

The neighborhood is light industrial but could easily turn into a ... wait for it ... innovation district. There are plenty of properties that could be repositioned for high-tech, restaurants/retail, and residential.

It suffers from location being far from major public transportation routes although you can take the #8 and #10 and the Fairmont Line stop is within walking distance.
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:44 PM   #44
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Isn't it great that the vaunted Innovation District can attract such innovative tech leaders like PWC and Suffolk Construction? Oh, and did I read that a new fish cannery is going in somewhere around here? This place just oozes the future.
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:33 PM   #45
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Isn't it great that the vaunted Innovation District can attract such innovative tech leaders like PWC and Suffolk Construction? Oh, and did I read that a new fish cannery is going in somewhere around here? This place just oozes the future.
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:38 PM   #46
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^don't forget the mega-mall that they want to put here too!!!
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:19 PM   #47
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Isn't it great that the vaunted Innovation District can attract such innovative tech leaders like PWC and Suffolk Construction? Oh, and did I read that a new fish cannery is going in somewhere around here? This place just oozes the future.
PwC and also Goodwin Proctor go where their clients are. They both cater to emerging technology businesses (as do Fish and Richardson and several of the other law firms that moved there years ago) and venture capital/private equity. And they both were in pretty old office space.

Nascent tech firms that are dependent on private venture financing generally don't sign on for 100K's sq feet of yet-to-be-built class A office space.

Battery Ventures is moving to 1MP from Waltham.
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:27 PM   #48
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1 Harbor 8/7 (looks like it is repurposed into lab space?)
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:03 PM   #49
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Massive 1,000-job R&D, manufacturing facility proposed in Seaport
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A 355,000 square foot research and design, and manufacturing facility has been proposed for a vacant parcel in the Boston Marine Industrial Park, according to documents filed with the BRA.

The facility will “complement the growth of research and development and technology companies in the new Boston Innovation District,” the documents filed Kavanagh Advisory Group said.

Innovation Square at Northern Avenue, the facility proposed by Kavanagh, would be built on one of the few vacant parcels in the industrial park, and would be a four-floor space designed for multiple tenants, including pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Located at 316-318 Northern Avenue,Innovation Square would house 1,000 jobs, documents said, and development will include a redesign of the Silver Line stop on the site.

A spokesman for Kavanagh could not be reached for comment.

http://bostonherald.com/business/rea...sed_in_seaport
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:55 PM   #50
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Here's a link to the pnf:

http://bostonredevelopmentauthority....Avenue_PNF.pdf
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:04 AM   #51
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From the Herald



Rewrite of the Herald article.

http://bostonherald.com/business/bus...ve_unstoppable
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Old 03-04-2014, 02:21 PM   #52
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North Jetty 3/1 (Massport Boston) (Construction fence and 2 site offices have gone up on the western 2/3's of the site)


North Jetty 3/1 (A couple of earth movers working site)

North Jetty 3/1 Marine Industrial Park (pile driver working site)

Anyone got a more recent site map than this one which is still posted at the site? The area that the new fence went up around is going from FYI Kennedy between bldg A and C to the waters edge cutting off the eastern third of bldg B and bldg C. I know they had put in a revision about a year ago to down size the project, but I have not seen a new site map.

North Jetty (Massport Boston)

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Old 07-05-2014, 11:21 PM   #53
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Anyone know what they are doing on parcel C1? They have dug down 5 to 6 feet.




New retaining wall or foundation(?)

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Old 07-06-2014, 12:29 PM   #54
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Perhaps they're capping the site for contamination reasons.
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Old 10-16-2015, 09:11 AM   #56
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This seems like the most apt thread on which to post this:

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business...j7H/story.html

Although there's some reference back to the idea of relocating the food wholesalers out of Widett, it's pretty clear MassPort is seeking and getting a much broader range of respondents.

The Massport RFP page:
https://www.massport.com/business-wi...detail/?id=260
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Old 10-19-2015, 06:31 AM   #57
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This seems like the most apt thread on which to post this:

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business...j7H/story.html

Although there's some reference back to the idea of relocating the food wholesalers out of Widett, it's pretty clear MassPort is seeking and getting a much broader range of respondents.

The Massport RFP page:
https://www.massport.com/business-wi...detail/?id=260
It's amazing what interest you can draw when you can speak a language other than "condos? hotels?" and are capable of fielding phone calls from developers who haven't been on the same speed dial for the 15 years since you lost the instruction manual on how to add new numbers to the speed dial.

Sure, in this case it took a federal law dictating very specific and un-alterable land use to keep all the usual grabby hands away and stay laser-focused on the land's maximal revenue upside...but, even here we can successfully get dragged kicking and screaming into building functional, pretty (ugly) things that produce or move their own goods around to the benefit of a diversified urban economy! What do they call it: post-post-industrial retro-industrial?
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Old 10-19-2015, 04:05 PM   #58
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It's amazing what interest you can draw when you can speak a language other than "condos? hotels?" and are capable of fielding phone calls from developers who haven't been on the same speed dial for the 15 years since you lost the instruction manual on how to add new numbers to the speed dial.

Sure, in this case it took a federal law dictating very specific and un-alterable land use to keep all the usual grabby hands away and stay laser-focused on the land's maximal revenue upside...but, even here we can successfully get dragged kicking and screaming into building functional, pretty (ugly) things that produce or move their own goods around to the benefit of a diversified urban economy! What do they call it: post-post-industrial retro-industrial?
F-Line -- you are way off base on this -- the Feds had nothing to do with this RFP

Massport has a mission statement that supports all types of Port Activities not just containers and cruise ships

However, due to the changes in the maritime industry in the post WWII period Boston has lots of surplus maritime properties that should be developed generally -- not port specific

Other parts of the port of Boston land that Massport controls are reserved by the Massport master plans for direct maritime and support uses.

While not Long Beach, CA nor Elizabeth, NJ -- Boston is a vibrant working port which from time to time needs some updating and infrastructure enhancements to capitalize on any opportunity to continue to grow as a modern port

Massport's recent port related work includes acquiring derelict and near abandoned properties on the other side of the Reserve Channel, updating the Conley Container Terminal to keep it capable of handling the latest ships, and also to removing a lot of the heavy trucks from being near the residential areas of Southie
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Old 10-28-2015, 01:25 PM   #59
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This seems like the most apt thread on which to post this:

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business...j7H/story.html

Although there's some reference back to the idea of relocating the food wholesalers out of Widett, it's pretty clear MassPort is seeking and getting a much broader range of respondents.

The Massport RFP page:
https://www.massport.com/business-wi...detail/?id=260
Per today's Globe story, some of the Food Market tenants have expressed interest in trading up to Marine T.: https://www.boston.com/business/news...ml?p1=story_hp

Expressed interest ≠ put a bid package out for the RFP. I would assume since the city/state/BRA have always been the ones proposing/imposing that they move that public money is still going to be the terms of engagement.
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Old 10-28-2015, 11:42 PM   #60
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Part of Massport's planning involves upgrades to handle Panamax shipping.
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