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    Quincy General Developments

    Noticed the old auto shop at 42 Water St was being demolished. There was a recent sale and mortgage but otherwise I have no clue what's going on there. Anyone know any more? https://www.bldup.com/us/ma/quincy/42-water-street -- Additionally, some early indication that the MBTA communities act...
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    I know this is only tangential to the overall point of your post, but I want to be clear that the BPDA's South Boston Seaport Strategic Transit Plan, examined the gondola idea and did not recommend it. The plan recommends plenty of other cost-ineffective or outright bad ideas (cross harbor...
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    I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

    I don’t know if it’s fair to bill all of that towards “bus infrastructure expansion.” The Quincy garage needed replacing even in an all diesel world.
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    Quincy General Developments

    Quincy's $4 million plan to add to city parks includes $1.8 million land buy Not a developer!!! Kidding aside, while technically not wrong that there's not a lot of green space in the neighborhood, Cleverly Court Park is not exactly near a lot of housing. I guess that's why part of the money...
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    Crazy Transit Pitches

    That jaunt up Market Street is a pretty steep grade. I remember that being a reason why replacing the C line with blue was considered impractical.
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    New Red and Orange Line Cars

    From today's Globe: Can the T Avoid Another Debacle on the Next Big Train Order?
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    I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

    We could really be reaching that point for some of the more urban grocery stores. It looks like the Star Market plaza in Quincy Center is getting lined up. Star Market in Fenway recently got approved for redevelopment.
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    Crazy Transit Pitches

    Per the MPO's website, their archives go back to 1990, so they should still have it. It doesn't appear to be in the digital archive but you can request it by calling them.
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    General Boston Discussion

    Yes, like Boston the biggest challenges those cities face are rooted in the fact that so many people want to live and work there.
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    General Boston Discussion

    If we'd like to talk about something that actually may have an impact on the region's long term population stability: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2024/04/07/opinion/demographic-cliff-colleges-universities/ tl;dr - about 10,000 fewer students expected in the Boston region each year. I don't...
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    Not Just Bikes & Strong Towns | Stories of Great Dutch Cities & Better Urban Planning

    It’s a cool map, but just based on the areas I’m familiar with I’m a little skeptical of how robust the data is…Random patch of Weymouth is lit up but Quincy Center is dark? The library is right there as are multiple grocery stores/pharmacies and of course corner stores and public transit stops...
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    Cape Cod Rail, Bridges and Highways

    Again though, big upgrades to Cape RTA are pennies on the dollar compared the bridge replacement. Not that the bridges don’t need replacing, mind you, but one has to wonder if bridge replacement combined with robust public transit expansion wouldn’t be more cost effective than bridge expansion...
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    General Infrastructure

    It’s funny, but you’re really hitting on something. I just wrapped up the selection process for the MPO’s next corridor study, and while assessing various corridors it’s amazing how much Rt. 16, Somerville through Revere, stands out as far and away the most dangerous strip in Eastern MA. Yet...
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    General Boston Discussion

    I don’t think there’s any doubts that better streetlights can improve traffic and safety. Boston is actually a leader in deploying adaptive signals that can adjust phasing to demand from what New England Traffic Solutions (a company that makes and manages them) had to say when I was at a trade...
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    New England Revolution Stadium | 173 Alford Street | Boston-Everett

    Well it’s certainly generating discussion.
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    New England Revolution Stadium | 173 Alford Street | Boston-Everett

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2024/04/02/business/revolution-stadium-everett-renderings/ Smokestack fans in shambles.
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    Quincy General Developments

    I’ve been suspecting it was coming, with Olympia Sports, Dressbarn, and Boston Market all out that plaza seems realllllly ripe. The Star market plaza I’m a little more surprised about, but it seems like they’re just eyeing it for the long term which makes total sense. With the granite place...
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    General Boston Discussion

    When in the past 100 years has there been anything remotely resembling a free market in real estate?
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    Quincy General Developments

    I think who the business serves matters. The construction equipment storage site adds no value to the community, and the auto shop on a well trafficked corner barely more than that. Both could even argued as negatives, it's not like there is a lack of auto repair shops in the neighborhood. My...
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    Quincy General Developments

    A 4th recreational pot store planned in Quincy, but it needs a special permit. As a neighbor, I love to see it. Anything that roots out the random chunk of industrial use in the middle of otherwise residential/mixed use South Quincy. It's really weird that living in a quiet light density area...

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