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The good news is that when the 7.5 Acres of Tremont Crossing comes back on the table as a new / renewed project --
321 Harrison Ave -- will be a real project -- thereby proving that a large project in the general area is in fact possible -- if you have the right parties involved!
 

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These projects are a mile and a half apart in straight line distance. This project which is directly across the pike from Chinatown shows nothing about the feasibility of a project at Tremont Crossing. They are over a mile apart and this part of Boston where 321 Harrison is being built has been getting investment since the early 2010s the Ink block all together is a much larger project than this.
 

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These projects are a mile and a half apart in straight line distance. This project which is directly across the pike from Chinatown shows nothing about the feasibility of a project at Tremont Crossing. They are over a mile apart and this part of Boston where 321 Harrison is being built has been getting investment since the early 2010s the Ink block all together is a much larger project than this.
Today -- something like 321 Harrison -- it is taken for granted that you would be able to finance it -- that would not have been true 15 years ago

a large project in Roxbury near Tremont Crossing -- today is still iffy -- about where the South End and "its extensions" were back about the time Vertex Pharma moved to the Seaport

This expansion of what is do-able is a slow process -- absent something like a Vertex for guaranteed $ -- even having the land in the hands of the city -- and the city behind the concept --- still iffy
 

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With all the open surface parking, the FAR at Ink Block is way below 6.5. FAR includes the total lot potential, not just the building footprint.
You might remember the developer had no confidence in the Ink Block and just built the initial building on the old Boston Herald foundation to save money. Of course the development was a big hit and construction was ramped up after that.
 

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You might remember the developer had no confidence in the Ink Block and just built the initial building on the old Boston Herald foundation to save money. Of course the development was a big hit and construction was ramped up after that.
Exactly, less than a decade ago, the limiting factor in the New York Streets neighborhood was not the zoning, it was developer and financing confidence in the potential of the area.

The new projects are maxing out the FAR and height against the Harrison-Albany Corridor zoning, but the first project, Ink Block, came in way under both FAR and height potential.
 

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Today -- something like 321 Harrison -- it is taken for granted that you would be able to finance it -- that would not have been true 15 years ago

a large project in Roxbury near Tremont Crossing -- today is still iffy -- about where the South End and "its extensions" were back about the time Vertex Pharma moved to the Seaport

This expansion of what is do-able is a slow process -- absent something like a Vertex for guaranteed $ -- even having the land in the hands of the city -- and the city behind the concept --- still iffy
i see what you mean.
Eventually, the TC's and Dudley's will be built.
w/ Mission Hill, JP, Roslindale & Roxbury infilling, it's only a matter of time.
At this point, it's probably not 15 years ago.
 

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