Best Proposed Development

Best Proposed Development - Choose One

  • 1. Filene's Millennium Tower (WINNER)

    Votes: 42 54.5%
  • 2. Cape Cod rail extension

    Votes: 4 5.2%
  • 3. Ink Block

    Votes: 6 7.8%
  • 4. Northeastern University's New IMP

    Votes: 4 5.2%
  • 5.Edgar Allen Poe Statue/ Park

    Votes: 4 5.2%
  • 6. Charles River Skate Park

    Votes: 5 6.5%
  • 7. Samuels/Weiner DOT Parcel 12-15

    Votes: 12 15.6%

  • Total voters
    77

briv

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Please choose one. Polls close 11:59pm on Monday Feb. 25.

A list of all previous winners can be found here: http://www.archboston.org/awards/

In no particular order:
1. Filene's Millennium Tower


2. Cape Cod rail extension


3. Ink Block


4. Northeastern University's New IMP


5.Edgar Allen Poe Statue/ Park


6. Charles River Skate Park


7. Samuels/Weiner DOT Parcel 12-15
 

czsz

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Yeah. Although maybe Cape Cod Rail at least deserves a stock commuter rail locomotive image so it can claim its full dignity as a nominee before losing?
 

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I kinda feel that this is a no brainer.
I'm guessing you mean Filene, and I was feeling the same way too when I first saw the list. Ultimately though, I went with Ink Block. I've never been a believer in DTX being dead and the hole being the reason. It's just a neighborhood that's been in a long transition. No doubt, once the tower gets built, that area will be crazy, but for me, Ink Block has more potential to be a catalyst based on that spot being a total dead zone right now.

TL;DR: the tower will take DTX from 80 to 100, but Ink Block will take Herald St from 10 to 100.
 

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Wasn't Ink Block a 2011 proposal, not 2012?

Anyway... I'm going with Filene's. But I feel bad not voting for Ink Block (but I'm justifying it by saying that it was 2011, not 2012).
 

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I also nominated 1325 Boylston with the City Target... It's not here.
 

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I went with Samuels Parcel 12-15. This or whatever actually gets built can really help to jumpstart the covering of the Mass Pike carbon monoxide conduit.

Ink Block will likely be a catalyst too but it's choked off by 93 and it's impact will be limited. Unless it puts real pressure on to start covering over that part of the pike.
 

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Tough decision, but I had to go with the Samuels / Weiner building on Boylston. It's the most challenging / bold from an economic standpoint, and we need a new Pike air-rights project.

DTX will get built with enough height to make it economically viable; and the Ink Block is a blank slate with tons of potential to make money and have a great design. This proposal for Boylston makes an undesirable site work; and is ready to build in its current form.
 

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I only read about the Cape Cod rail extension yesterday. Had I known what it was, I might have voted for it. Oh well, these are all pretty good.
 

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