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    Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

    I believe the tower is built on a slope, and having walked through the neighboring building many times to cut through I can easily picture it being 691 from the ground on one side and 700 on the other. Regardless of all that, the way the developers handled this was brilliant. They never...
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    Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

    You can't ask a developer to pony up 150m for linkage payments and then also add all kinds of bells and whistles to the design. So pick your poison. If every building comes along with a requirement to fund every non profit in the city, you're going to get blander designs.
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    Hope Point Tower (Fane) | 250 Dyer Street | Providence

    They'll just force the state to hand over more subsidies!
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    Hartford CT

    That it's one of the deadliest cities in New England with one of the highest poverty rates and a declining population as low as it's been in the last 110 years? Or did you skip over those facts? Hartford = dump. If people aren't going to acknowledge reality how do you ever expect the place to...
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    Hartford CT

    I think you might have the wrong city.. https://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-br-hartford-murder-pace-record-year-20210703-5ffsliavb5hdbjxvvmc6wbzlte-story.html https://www.bestplaces.net/crime/city/connecticut/hartford
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    Hartford CT

    Baseless racism accusations aside, in my several trips to Hartford (pre-Covid) the downtown was abandoned. Empty storefronts and boarded up buildings galore, even the restaurant in the Civic Center. The mall downtown was half filled mostly with dollar stores and signs warning you that you...
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    Hartford CT

    Hartford is a dump, and I don't find any humor in that. I'm old enough to remember when it was flying high back in the mid 80's. But like CT and RI as a whole, there's no reason for businesses to locate there instead of neighboring MA and NY. Connecticut isn't that much cheaper than it's...
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    Stadium & Riverwalk | Tidewater Landing | Pawtucket

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/06/14/metro/ri-commerce-officials-balk-mckees-plan-shift-tidewater-landing-soccer-stadium-funds/ Rhode Island politicians are out of their minds if they make this deal. Pretty soon they'll be paying as much for a soccer stadium for a low level league as they...
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    Industrial National Trust (Superman Building) | Downtown | Providence

    I agree completely that it's less egregious than the Buffalo scam, but it's related. Developers go to struggling places and act like they have the taxpayers over a barrel. At 285 condo's paying approximately 300K+ on average you're looking at 100M in revenue, while I read the developer is...
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    Industrial National Trust (Superman Building) | Downtown | Providence

    So $64M in fed/state/local funds for 57 affordable units? That seems like....a lot?
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    Fall River/New Bedford Commuter Rail (South Coast Rail)

    The biggest sell here is that a 90 minute commute to downtown cuts off 45 minutes from traveling in by car with no downtown parking fees either. That's a win for phase I. Gets even better for phase II.
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    Fall River/New Bedford Commuter Rail (South Coast Rail)

    The implication that you can commute by car from NB to Boston in less than 90 minutes during rush hour is grade A horseshit. I realize the writer is trying to get cute by not explicitly stating that, but he does state that is the average commuting time by car, while leaving out that's with no...
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    1270 Commonwealth Avenue (Old CVS Site) | Allston

    Lived at 50 Brainerd myself a long time ago and even back in the Stone Ages I thought that parking lot behind CVS was a waste of space. Nice to see it put to good use.
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    Commuter Rail to New Hampshire?

    Never trust New Hampshire!
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    Commuter Rail to New Hampshire?

    Seems like some poster brought up the "if NH doesn't want to pay for it, why should Mass" argument a few pages ago.... ;)

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