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    Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

    More steel over the road by Lechmere
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    Housing

    That's fine, and I don't think we're in any fundamental disagreement here, really the question is one of magnitude. I think if we build enough top-quantile homes to the point where that market is saturated (measured by, for instance, vacancy rates in this segment vs the others), and make some...
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    Housing

    You're right, housing is not homogenous. And there are many ways to build cheaper even within a profit-maximizing framework - smaller lot/unit size, direct subsidies to builders, reducing the risk of lawsuit via legislation, decreasing permitting times to aid financing, lowering construction...
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    Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

    More steel today
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    Wind in Boston Metro Microclimates

    For wind reports, I find windfinder to be the best (that link will point you to a map). There are individual weather stations but it won't get you an idea of the "microclimate". For newer buildings, sometimes they post a wind analysis of the proposed structure. Here's an example of MXD II at...
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    Cambridge Crossing (NorthPoint) | East Cambridge/Charlestown | Cambridge/Boston

    (A late request - is there a possibility to make separate parcel H and parcel G threads? I couldn't find any. Even Q1 or the other parcels could be split. ) Parcel H Parcel G Parcel Q1 Parcel W
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    Cambridge Crossing (NorthPoint) | East Cambridge/Charlestown | Cambridge/Boston

    The last update was 2019-09-30, available here (and money screenshot below): https://www.cambridgema.gov/~/media/Files/CDD/ZoningDevel/SpecialPermits/sp179/sp179_design_q1_20190930.pdf That shows that there will be protected bike lanes running along both sides of N. First St (a new road), and a...
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    Cambridge Crossing (NorthPoint) | East Cambridge/Charlestown | Cambridge/Boston

    I had the same thought as I was walking away. But take a look at the master plan render: It's going to be nicely hemmed in by a tall building on the right (where the cranes currently are, parcel I). There will also be a tall building peeking out from behind at this vantage point. So...
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    Northland Newton | Needham St. @ Oak St. | Newton

    Sorry to be the bearer of annoying news.... https://village14.com/2019/12/20/right-size-newton-submits-signatures-to-call-for-a-northland-referendum/#axzz68kDG25Qh
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    CambridgeSide Galleria Reno/Redev | First Street | East Cambridge

    The zoning amendment passed yesterday 6-3. There will be special permits and so on for the individual buildings, but we can expect this to be going forward. Yes: McGovern, Siddiqui, Simon, Kelley, Toomey, Mallon No: Zondervan, Devereaux, Carlone

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