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    Roslindale Infill and Small Developments

    I emailed BTD asking for a status update. Received the following response this morning: "The City and MBTA are still negotiating and working on a lease for a portion of land that will make up the path. We hope to have more information soon." The project is thankfully not dead. Just...
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    MBTA "Transformation" (Green Line, Red Line, & Orange Line Transformation Projects)

    Interestingly, most of the catenary poles still remain. The MBTA (or the City?) took many down on South Huntington, but they still litter the streetscape of Centre and South Streets. Rusting away.
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    Parcel 12 | Massachusetts Avenue at Boylston Street | Back Bay

    Yeah, the City's 2000 Turnpike Report said that air rights should never be granted for Parcel 11, unfortunately. Linked is a snippet of Page 68.
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    The St Regis Residences (former Whiskey Priest site) | 150 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

    I wonder if this is for some fancy stairway access for the penthouse condo to a roof deck?
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    1400 Boylston Street | Star Market & Gulf | Fenway

    Thank god this parcel is finally being proposed. The gas station parcel in particular is a dominant eye sore in the area given its prominent placement at the edge of Boylston. Too bad about no residential though.. The LOI does include both the gas station and the supermarket parcels. I know...
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    Raffles Boston (40 Trinity Place) | 426 Stuart Street | Back Bay

    Wow! I had no idea they weighed that much.
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    One Mystic | 1 Mystic Avenue | Charlestown

    The DPIR was just posted, dated November 12, 2021: That's the fastest turnaround I've seen. Developer must really be pushing. They compromised on the height and density. Height is down 55 feet to 279 feet. Square footage is down...
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    Rise Together Sullivan Square Project | Inner Belt | Charlestown

    Rise Together has acquired a number of properties in and around Sullivan Square. The proposed three phase development seems to include approximately 10 buildings, and according to Rise Together's website, 2,600,000 square feet of development. I believe One Mystic is part of this development...
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    Exchange South End ( Boston Flower Exchange) | Albany Street | South End

    A bit of a heated meeting with the Developer and the IAG focused on the proposed access road to 93. Reading (or listening) between the lines, this project has been delayed quite a bit due to politically maneuvering with the City, the State, and Feds, and with abutters- BU and BMC. The IAG was...
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    Bulfinch Crossing | Congress Street Garage | West End

    Demolition permit pulled yesterday for a substantial portion of the garage.
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    100 Chestnut Street | Inner Belt | Somerville

    Big, big money for those parcels! It's directly adjacent to the new community path. I think this is the first proposal for the inner-inner-belt area (no connection to McGrath). Hopefully first of many. Edit: Fixed spelling
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    990 American Legion Highway | Hyde Park

    Thank you for submitting a comment regardless. This is a pretty significant developer on a large parcel and shouldn’t be able to skate through the Article 80 process without hearing from us. I think I called the design “horribly suburban” and advocated for increasing density, decreasing parking...
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    Lyra (née The Huntington) | 252/258/264 Huntington Avenue | Fenway

    According to JDC Demolition's website:
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    Pinnacle at Central Wharf (Harbor Garage) | 70 East India Row | Waterfront | Downtown

    Several state agencies just posted an RFP (or RFR technically) for legal representation in this case. Appears the Commonwealth's current law firm, Keegan Werlin, is getting the boot. My understanding is that there will be an appeal in this case. I have also heard, through informal channels...
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    Faulkner Hospital Inpatient Addition | 1153 Centre Street | Jamaica Plain

    New IMP uploaded last week shows one significant change: A proposed dedicated bicycle track running along Faulkner's boundary on Centre Street. This would be funded and built as part of the project, hopefully pushing DCR to adopt a similar cycle track to connect the Arborway after DCR finishes...
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    Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

    I'm in a different field now, but my old job provided me with some opportunities to interact with the guys who worked on these large projects. The culture is fascinating. They have all sorts of names for different trades and different things on the job site - only trade I can remember is...
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    Seaport Circle Project | 701 Congress Street (Massport Parcel H) | Seaport

    Good stuff. The Silver Line station and connecting bridge are a nice touch. If this and 401 Congress move forward, the only remaining empty lots on Congress Street will be Seaport Square L5 and L6.
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    Seaport Neighborhood - Infill and Discussion

    That is the 401 Congress site. Love the way that KPF design incorporated Exit 25 of the Pike...