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Is there any news on the air rights development at Silver Line Way. I was especially intrigued by the promises of a new station.
 

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Does anyone have a full map of all the Pike Development Parcels? Got curious after seeing the news today about parcel 7.
 

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Did I miss the thread/announcement on this? The date is 2020.

Coolidge Corner Theatre by Howeler + Yoon

"The Coolidge" is a beloved neighborhood theater for independent film lovers, and one of Boston's few remaining art deco movie theaters. The Coolidge is planning a 12,000 square foot expansion to add two additional theaters, a community space, and a new lobby. These components will synthesize with the existing lobby and building to create a simple flow between the two.
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Extending into that back parking lot, next to the CVS. BTW, that's one of my favorite alleyways among the several great alleyways in that area along that side of Harvard Street. Really a template case study in how to CELEBRATE and make dynamic alleyways.

Wouldn't it be awesome if cities began to treat alleyways as niche spaces that can be dressed up and enlivened? I know many buildings use them in utilitarian ways, but many don't, and it is a lost aesthetic opportunity.
 

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Wouldn't it be awesome if cities began to treat alleyways as niche spaces that can be dressed up and enlivened? I know many buildings use them in utilitarian ways, but many don't, and it is a lost aesthetic opportunity.
In japan they make full use of side alleyways and even back alleyways with lots of stores and restaurants ffilling every available space. Its pretty cozy, no traffic, and also gives some nice extra space where you can spill out into the alley. When there is a bigger alley that has built up over time many times they install a canopy overhead between the buildings to create a covered pedestrian mall. I think it actually works really nice and it must more than double the rentable/usable retail space. I dont see any reason why we couldnt do that here besides we just havent yet so nobody would know what to expect.

Im not sure if the porter sq mall did this on purpose but when you go to the asian restaurant area inside its actually setup like I saw over there where theres basically an alleyway between the two restaurants that you can go down with many more restaurants on either side. Its all inside though so not the same but its actually pretty close and the closest experience Ive seen in Boston. I always would go to cafe mami to get japanese curry because its a favorite over there but pretty hard to find over here, and oh my god its sooooo good!!
 

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Wouldn't it be awesome if cities began to treat alleyways as niche spaces that can be dressed up and enlivened? I know many buildings use them in utilitarian ways, but many don't, and it is a lost aesthetic opportunity.
Bit of practicality (and regulation) in the way -- many of those "unused" alleyways are fire lanes.

And don't get me wrong, I love when it can be done, but it is probably far fewer spaces than you expect.
 

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With Boston's second prominent position leaving for Amazon, this time for their real estate planning team, I was reminded that WS Development was hoping to get started on the second Amazon office this summer. Has anyone heard news or seen any progress on site? It would be Parcel L5, diagonally across from L4, the Amazon office currently wrapping up. It's also a reminder to keep eyes open for news on the distribution center that Amazon was eyeing for Widdet not too long ago...

I have to imagine with the two offices leased out, and N and P breaking above ground, they must be prepping for the two residential lots too. Will be interesting to see how that pans out. Parcels L3, L6, D and G will be the only remaining for WS, with G being the only one without formidable/updated plans out yet, which would be very impressive.
 

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Any news on 252-258 Huntington Ave? The tower portion approved as part of the Huntington Theatre renovation. Thanks.
 

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I went to go check on this:

Small apartment building next to Newton Centre GL:

http://www.newtonma.gov/civicax/filebank/documents/91440
Looks like the link is dead. It's been ages since I've been to Newton Centre, but I'd pay a visit soon for sentimental reasons - has anyone seen any development on the apartment building that was supposed to go in between Cypress and Herrick Road?

Additionally, has anybody heard or seen anything about the Andover Newton Theological campus that was sold to that billionaire's foundation? Anything like a name or branding? Google maps shows two places on the campus, a center for psychotherapy and what seems to be an assisted living facility, both of which don't sound really education related, as the foundation had suggested...
 

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What's going on with Washington Village? I go by it everyday- there's been some small movement, a crew here or there in 2021, they may have built part of a concrete core on the west end of the site and then buried it? But then nothing in 2 plus months now
 

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Does anyone have a full map of all the Pike Development Parcels? Got curious after seeing the news today about parcel 7.
I haven't seen anything super comprehensive that was easy to play with in google maps, so I dug through this old gem and made a google map with some layers that show the approximate locations and extents of the parcels. My apologies if there is a version of this out there already.

* Disclaimer: I didn't go through any of the current air rights projects to make sure the boundaries are still valid and I am sure there are more updated resources out there.
 

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I haven't seen anything super comprehensive that was easy to play with in google maps, so I dug through this old gem and made a google map with some layers that show the approximate locations and extents of the parcels. My apologies if there is a version of this out there already.

* Disclaimer: I didn't go through any of the current air rights projects to make sure the boundaries are still valid and I am sure there are more updated resources out there.
That map is great. Thanks.

Assuming the life sciences boom is real and long-lived I can see more of these parcels getting filled in within the next twenty years.
 

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