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    Where am I? The photo contest

    Ah! On Columbus in the South End…looking it up it’s on the north side of the street at the intersection with Greenwich Park
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    Boston to update its zoning code

    LOVE to see the effort to get rid of arbitrary friction points by having almost everything non-compliant. Will hold final judgment until we see what's in the damn thing. Obviously the goal of streamlining and clarifying zoning is great, but if net residential zoning capacity isn't meaningfully...
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    I prefer to read the entrails of a burnt out orange line car and let the screeches of the outbound green line speak to the future. Lo these days the silver line sits in traffic again, for the gods are angry and wish us great suffering.
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    Echelon Seaport | 133-135 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

    Vertex’s only approvals are for cystic fibrosis, with prices around $300k. You’re probably thinking of Gilead’s Hep C drugs. Fun anecdote, the Vertex drugs work so well that Make a Wish removed CF patients from their eligibility list since the kids are living such better and longer lives. :) On...
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    The New Retail Thread

    And Alamo opening has slipped to October per their jobs page. :cautious:
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    Planned cities, SEZ’s, and Free trade zones.

    One idea I've heard and that I really like is to seed empty or depressed areas with federal agencies that don't need to be co-located in DC. Why not have the Dept of Interior in Southern Montana? Let's move HUD to Detroit and build a federal center on cheap land near a big airport and with great...
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    Logan Airport Flights and Airlines Discussion

    COVID has been a this going to be the only nonstop flight to mainland China (i.e., not Cathay to HK)?
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    Raffles Boston (40 Trinity Place) | 426 Stuart Street | Back Bay

    From the website bookings are live starting September 15th. Looking for a nice long weekend in Boston in late September? Fri-Mon 9/22-25 will run you about $1,100 a night. Better be nice!
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    North End | Downtown Small Infill Projects

    But they could have had a YMCA preposterously straddling a freeway onramp right there! I think the proposals were for the Y, an observation deck, and some kind of museum/historical site. Nothing has come to any of those parcels...the parcel right in front of the old Hard Rock could also work as...
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    For me it's the double gut punch of having unreasonably short service hours on one hand, and then failing to use this long down time to make the necessary repairs on the other. It's something like 4 or 5 hours per night, every night, on every line in the system where this maintenance work could...
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    General Boston Discussion

    Looks like a big focus is updating zoning regs for several sub areas of downtown focusing on height with some additional attention to Chinatown. Preservationists seem to already be in opposition (none of the existing tall buildings will be torn down guys…) so I hope pro density folks on this...
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    Wellesley Developments

    This thread being 8 years old, representing all of Wellesley, and only having two pages is just *chefs kiss* Schools look nice though.
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    South Station Tower | South Station Air Rights | Downtown

    Nah, it's been known for almost a year now. Will be interesting to see how many units they can move with the current slow precedent at Winthrop.
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    Midtown Hotel Redevelopment | 220 Huntington Avenue | Back Bay

    Good thing no one tried to build a research lab, hospital, or medical facility on one of their parcels. Would run right up against the totally modern and normal belief in the healing power of prayer.
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    Dorchester Infill and Small Developments

    " The project will require Zoning Board variances for maximum floor area ratio (FAR), maximum height, rear setback, and off-street parking (16 spaces required, none provided). The new bakery would also need approval for take-out food. " I'm going to become the Joker. Just let these people build...
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    Wellington Station Air Rights Development | Medford

    It will cost the city $0 to rezone and allow them to build this to FAA limits. Great TOD, no reason for delay or even a single question. How has Medford been on new mixed-use development in the past?
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    1702 Hyde park Avenue | Hyde Park

    Doing god's work with all these updates. Thanks!
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    Quincy General Developments

    Too much parking for being an 8 min walk to Quincy Adams, but build it! Quincy should be throwing money at this guy for replacing a now-vacant office park with housing.
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    Parcel 12 | 1001 Boylston Street | Back Bay

    From the Globe. Signage is a negotiation between the tenant and owner (and whatever permitting requirements there are). Guessing CarGurus had that as part of their lease agreement; who knows if Lego would pay for this. I agree it's the better moniker for the building! " CarGurus has already...
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    88 Seaport Blvd | Seaport Square Parcel D | Seaport

    Eh, looks like the lot was cleared for a festival rather than imminent construction. So if you’re looking for Afro Caribbean fare now is the chance.