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    L Street Station Redevelopment (née Old Edison Plant)| 776 Summer Street | South Boston

    I also work in asset management and we're being told that when the pandemic is over we're all back to the office. The directive was you're free to move whenever you'd like now but you need to be back in the Boston office sometime this year.
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    Hope Point Tower (Fane) | 250 Dyer Street | Providence

    The finances are a great discussion to have. RI has been stagnant for some time. My take is let the developer build it as long as they're not asking for a handout. Too many times people drive a hard bargain with the state since they're desperate for economic activity (Pawsox, 38 studios, etc).
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    Cambridge Crossing (NorthPoint) | East Cambridge/Charlestown | Cambridge/Boston

    I too would like to see more height and density here but that would require that 1) NIMBY'S don't exist, or 2) they have no political power. As pro development and anti development forces have both managed to elect allies what we're left with is the compromise you see here. The other point...
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    Cambridge Crossing (NorthPoint) | East Cambridge/Charlestown | Cambridge/Boston

    I can live with the architecture here. Took forever to get this project off the ground and I'm not sure taller buildings were an option since neighborhood NIMBY'S went to the mat trying to get the old courthouse torn down for being too tall a few blocks away. With all the community payouts and...
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    Parcel P-12 | 286-290 Tremont St | Chinatown

    Easiest way to buy off local NIMBY'S. You could propose the empire state building in the north end and if you guaranteed free parking for life for neighborhood residents they would be breaking down the doors of city hall the next day to tell any politician they could find how much they loved...
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    Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

    Opinions are like assholes, everybody's got one, but here's mine (opinion that is): a lot of the predictions that Boston would empty out and hemorrhage jobs were based on the view from 6 months ago when covid was largely raging in the northeast while Texas and North Dakota looked safe...
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    Pinnacle at Central Wharf (Harbor Garage) | 70 East India Row | Waterfront | Downtown

    Stellar has no actual information that Chiofaro has no ownership of the garage. He's basing this on the assumption that since he wasn't personally named in some lawsuit he must have no interest. Myself and others have given a far more plausible explanation, which is that he's part of a LLC...
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    Pinnacle at Central Wharf (Harbor Garage) | 70 East India Row | Waterfront | Downtown

    Actually he isn't. He's speculating and always to the detriment of Chiofaro which calls into question everything else he posts on this particular project. I can't speak to his activity in other threads with other developers.
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    Pinnacle at Central Wharf (Harbor Garage) | 70 East India Row | Waterfront | Downtown

    A few points: johnny is by and large correct about stellarfan in that he does appear to have a personal problem with Chiofaro. I myself have caught him a few times repeatedly making false statements such as the garage is losing money which he wrote for years. It puts all of his other postings...
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    Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

    Rents being down during a recession isn't the same thing as people leaving. I too haven't seen a mass exodus but if rents moderate a bit from their highs that's not a bad thing.
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    Pinnacle at Central Wharf (Harbor Garage) | 70 East India Row | Waterfront | Downtown

    Why would he be brought in separately in the lawsuit if it's an LLC that he's a part of? Also, I'll ask again. If he has no stake in the property, why is he being hired as the developer? Especially when Menino was mayor, wouldn't Don be the last person Pru would want running the project? If...
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    Winthrop Center | 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

    Tell me about it. I thought I'd get ahead of the stampede so I purchased a place in the middle of Kansas. Now you're telling me the doom and gloom was all BS?
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    Pinnacle at Central Wharf (Harbor Garage) | 70 East India Row | Waterfront | Downtown

    If the CLF thinks they're going to prevail in pro business federal court, including the SCOTUS, they're more clueless than I thought. A 4 year delay isn't a problem here because the garage is a moneymaker so there's no incentive for the developer to cut a deal. Regarding johnnrockets' point, I...
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    Pinnacle at Central Wharf (Harbor Garage) | 70 East India Row | Waterfront | Downtown

    CLF's recent track record is not good. Much like the south boston power plant site, you can buy off NIMBY'S with free parking spaces which is what I suspect this is really all about.
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    Pinnacle at Central Wharf (Harbor Garage) | 70 East India Row | Waterfront | Downtown

    Someone needs to explain the concept of leverage to these people. The garage is making money. It's about to make more money once HT residents lose their parking spaces. Either you let the owner build what they want, or the garage stays where it is until the end of time. Why is this so hard...
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    Police Details, Cameras, & Enforcement Methods

    Thought I read somewhere a court case in Mass rendered tickets from traffic violation cameras as unenforceable? Something about for a moving violation you need to catch the person doing it not the car?
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    Parcel 12 | Massachusetts Avenue at Boylston Street | Back Bay

    Does the same law firm handle all these frivolous lawsuits? It always seems like a cut and paste job from the previous suit about wind, shadows, traffic and other such nonsense. I can see a few shysters grifting on rich NIMBY'S around town. "Of course you have a solid case. Just write me a...
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    Fall River/New Bedford Commuter Rail (South Coast Rail)

    What possible benefit would there be to connecting FR to Providence? Rhode Island doesn't exactly have a dynamic economy. The jobs are in Boston, hence the need to connect those cities.
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    Fall River/New Bedford Commuter Rail (South Coast Rail)

    I'm not as worried about a local bus connection to the FR Depot station. I have a bunch of relatives in FR who's family has been there all the way back when they built the first cotton mills. A couple of high school friends lived there too and out of 30 people or so I don't ever remember...
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    Fall River/New Bedford Commuter Rail (South Coast Rail)

    So to reiterate, by the time this is up and running most pols in this state will long be retired, so I don't see anybody reaping a great political benefit. I also agree that there may have been a better way to design it had the army corps of engineers not inflated the cost of crossing the...

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