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    Roslindale Infill and Small Developments

    Eight unit condo with ground floor retail. A pretty important development for defining that corner of the square, I think.
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    Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

    This is it, right here. A city is experienced at street level. That's what matters. I'm not against height either, but (1) it's just not that important in the vibrancy of a city, and (2) given that skyscrapers often have terrible street presences, they can actively detract from a city if...
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    Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

    You're right on, there. My brother-in-law used to live at 12th and Locust and I've had a lot of great times at McGillin's and Sampan. Still, though, if we're talking about the supposed way that tall buildings make a downtown area feel, I would suggest that the streets where most of Philly's...
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    Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

    I consider Philly my third home and, over the past two years, I've probably spent a cumulative time of about 4 months in that city. So yes, I know why the parking lots are there. But no, the fact that the parking lots exist to serve the stadiums does not negate the fact that they are parking...
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    Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

    Wow, a massive sea of parking lots and an elevated highway just two miles from downtown. What a thing for Boston to aspire to...
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    Brookline Infill and Small Developments

    Right. Signs - or even municipal governments themselves - don’t give a neighborhood its name. People do. That’s why we don’t have a thread called “South Boston Waterfront General Discussion.”
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    Brookline Infill and Small Developments

    I have never heard a human being refer to this part of Brookline as "JFK Crossing" in my entire life. It's Coolidge Corner.
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    Amazon Office Tower I | 111 Harbor Way (Seaport Square Parcel L4) | Seaport

    It's not really supposed to be a park, though, right? I've been envisioning this as more of a pedestrianized mall, sort of a Paul Revere Mall with retail.
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    Seaport Square (Formerly McCourt Seaport Parcels)

    Seriously. It’s pretty rare that I would advocate for an empty lot, but the Cisco beer garden might actually be one of the most functional spaces in the whole neighborhood right now.
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    Regional Rail (RUR) & North-South Rail Link (NSRL)

    Some of them are. Others might be ER doctors doing shift work. Even more will probably have flexible schedules going forward, where they'll mostly work from home but need to go into the office for lunch meetings or whatever. Then there's the fact that they might be interested in going Sox...
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    Regional Rail (RUR) & North-South Rail Link (NSRL)

    You don't think anyone in Newton wants to go into Boston any time after 9AM? Again, you're ignoring the fact that several large-scale, multi-use buildings are in the works all around these stations. Something like 200 brand new apartments have opened up next to the Newtonville station just in...
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    Regional Rail (RUR) & North-South Rail Link (NSRL)

    The Newtonville station is currently adjacent to two large, brand new apartment buildings that have dramatically increased the neighborhood's population and density. Similar development is planned for West Newton as well, and the city of Newton has plans to build TOD up and down Washington...
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    2021 Boston Mayoral Race

    Congratulations, we both have the same overpriced, oversaturated degree. My point (and if you went to law school then you surely already know this) was that the state can and does put limits on what can actually be consented to between landlord and tenant via a lease. So when DonkeyButlers...
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    Pinnacle at Central Wharf (Harbor Garage) | 70 East India Row | Waterfront | Downtown

    For the sake of clarifying what actually happened, Essaibi-George most certainly did not oppose the Southie apartment building as an abutter. In fact, what makes her involvement so ethically dubious is that she didn't even disclose that her husband owned the building next door. What she did, was...
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    Pinnacle at Central Wharf (Harbor Garage) | 70 East India Row | Waterfront | Downtown

    I despise the harbor garage and support this tower. But that said, the quality of life for the vast majority of Boston residents isn't really going to be impacted by this development much, if at all. The type of development that actually improves quality of life for the people who live here is...

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