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Old 09-15-2014, 01:43 PM   #41
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Links to the Gourmet Express replacement.
http://www.cambridgema.gov/~/media/F...plans_pt1.ashx

http://www.cambridgema.gov/~/media/F...plans_pt2.ashx
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Old 09-15-2014, 01:44 PM   #42
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Another Porter Square project.
http://www.cambridgema.gov/~/media/F...ave_plans.ashx
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Old 09-15-2014, 01:49 PM   #43
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What's going on with the site next to Christopher's? I haven't seen anybody working on it in months. It looks like they excavated and took off, unless they've been doing work in the hole?
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Old 09-15-2014, 09:39 PM   #44
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Hmm, looks like they are leaving the back side of the lot as a parking lot. No like.
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Old 09-15-2014, 09:42 PM   #45
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This looks pretty good.
Wonder what happened to that church project across Beech St.
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:03 PM   #46
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Is this where the old car wash is?
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:57 PM   #47
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Hmm, looks like they are leaving the back side of the lot as a parking lot. No like.
The plans say the surface parking is for Lesley. There's going to be a 3 level mechanical car lift for the residents.
So: surface parking and a low density building 100 ft. from a T stop. And they call this transit oriented development.
The plus is 3 retail spots one of which will be a convenience store replacement for Gourmet Express.

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Old 09-15-2014, 11:13 PM   #48
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Is this where the old car wash is?
No. This is that project:
http://www.stjames-cambridge.org/sto...evelopment.pdf
It's been in limbo forever——the usual nimby obstructionism/lawsuits——to the point where the developer may have given up.
The site fence with renderings has been there for years and the materials palette was up for a long time until it was vandalized and removed.
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Old 03-31-2015, 11:27 PM   #49
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The sidewalk outside this building (formerly housing Miso Market) is fenced off, a temporary one has been placed in the street with jersey barriers. I guess that means demolition is imminent?

Also, here is an angle on the hotel going up next to Christopher's;

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Old 04-01-2015, 12:50 AM   #50
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Schweet! Maybe I forgot or completely missed the Miso Market development, but I'm glad to see more single-storey retail getting built up, though for the last two developments mentioned here, I'd much rather see no on-site parking at all. I mean... seriously? Less than a 5-minute walk from a T stop and developers/existing residents still worry about not being able to find people to rent/buy a place without cars/people coming to the neighbourhood to compete for on-street parking?

Recently went to Christopher's after having seen the plans for it, completely forgetting about it, and then seeing this to my first visit in about a year. It was a pleasant surprise but I'm wondering: how long has it just been standing like this? It looks exactly the same as it did 2 weeks ago. Have they stalled on outside work while they continue to fit out the building inside?
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:01 AM   #51
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That hotel has been moving at a snail's pace.
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:10 AM   #52
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Schweet! Maybe I forgot or completely missed the Miso Market development, but I'm glad to see more single-storey retail getting built up, though for the last two developments mentioned here, I'd much rather see no on-site parking at all. I mean... seriously? Less than a 5-minute walk from a T stop and developers/existing residents still worry about not being able to find people to rent/buy a place without cars/people coming to the neighbourhood to compete for on-street parking?
You know, honestly, for the price of what new apartments and condo's are going for in the region at this point, I expect parking even if the T is across the street. If things were cheaper I wouldn't care, but at these high price points it's getting factored in as a perk.
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Old 04-01-2015, 10:06 AM   #53
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I'd like to think of this hotel as being next to "Toad"
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Old 04-01-2015, 01:05 PM   #54
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At least the Miso Market replacement will hide the Long Funeral Service abomination from Porter Square proper.
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Old 04-01-2015, 07:30 PM   #55
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I'd like to think of this hotel as being next to "Toad"
i was thinking when i saw it last time i was there how worried i am that somehow this negatively affects toad... it's one of those places that's too good to be around here and im always nervous will cease to be....
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demo of the Miso Market building occurring today;

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1971 Mass Ave/Miso demolition and site prep.
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Info about the 1971 Mass Ave development: http://www.prellwitzchilinski.com/pr...1971-mass-ave/

Other links in this thread were dead, and it took me a minute to recall what's going in.
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