Best Development Proposal Nominations

George_Apley

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All members are encouraged to nominate an active proposal for a building site in the Boston area that is not yet under construction that they believe could make the biggest positive impact on the built environment.
 

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I definitely did this six months ago, but Cambridgeside:

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10-30 Prospect St, Somerville:

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Hot off the presses - Massport Parcel H:

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In honor of their formal approval - Northland Newton:

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...and Riverside Station:

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While Don Chiafaro's plans to redevelop the harbor garage have been cooking for awhile (the original harbor garage thread was started in 2006), we were not blessed with a name or designs for the Pinnacle at Central Wharf until Jan 2020. In my opinion, the obvious winner.

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Hard disagree. This is the one view where it looks good--it's just too fat and the space around is it is so compromised.
 

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Hard disagree.
I should’ve included this in my original post:

While I’m quite happy with the current design, I too would have preferred a slimmer tower here. However, the zoning of the site meant the developer was always going to be maximizing square footage on the 50% of the parcel they’re allowed to build on. Something sleeker wasn’t in the cards.

Similar to our 2019 Completed Development winner, Hub on Causeway, where I and many others have design quibbles, those concerns are far outweighed by how drastic of an improvement it is over the existing conditions.
 

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Well in the case of One Kenmore Sq, it already took home 2nd place last year

 

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I think this category should only include proposals from this year (2020). But just my take.
 

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Ideally they'd be proposals from the past year that aren't yet under construction, yes.
 

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