Best Proposed Development

Best Proposed Development - Choose One

  • 1. Filene's Millennium Tower (WINNER)

    Votes: 42 54.5%
  • 2. Cape Cod rail extension

    Votes: 4 5.2%
  • 3. Ink Block

    Votes: 6 7.8%
  • 4. Northeastern University's New IMP

    Votes: 4 5.2%
  • 5.Edgar Allen Poe Statue/ Park

    Votes: 4 5.2%
  • 6. Charles River Skate Park

    Votes: 5 6.5%
  • 7. Samuels/Weiner DOT Parcel 12-15

    Votes: 12 15.6%

  • Total voters


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May 25, 2006
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Please choose one. Polls close 11:59pm on Monday Feb. 25.

A list of all previous winners can be found here:

In no particular order:
1. Filene's Millennium Tower

2. Cape Cod rail extension

3. Ink Block

4. Northeastern University's New IMP

5.Edgar Allen Poe Statue/ Park

6. Charles River Skate Park

7. Samuels/Weiner DOT Parcel 12-15
Yeah. Although maybe Cape Cod Rail at least deserves a stock commuter rail locomotive image so it can claim its full dignity as a nominee before losing?
I kinda feel that this is a no brainer.

I'm guessing you mean Filene, and I was feeling the same way too when I first saw the list. Ultimately though, I went with Ink Block. I've never been a believer in DTX being dead and the hole being the reason. It's just a neighborhood that's been in a long transition. No doubt, once the tower gets built, that area will be crazy, but for me, Ink Block has more potential to be a catalyst based on that spot being a total dead zone right now.

TL;DR: the tower will take DTX from 80 to 100, but Ink Block will take Herald St from 10 to 100.
Wasn't Ink Block a 2011 proposal, not 2012?

Anyway... I'm going with Filene's. But I feel bad not voting for Ink Block (but I'm justifying it by saying that it was 2011, not 2012).
I also nominated 1325 Boylston with the City Target... It's not here.
I went with Samuels Parcel 12-15. This or whatever actually gets built can really help to jumpstart the covering of the Mass Pike carbon monoxide conduit.

Ink Block will likely be a catalyst too but it's choked off by 93 and it's impact will be limited. Unless it puts real pressure on to start covering over that part of the pike.
Tough decision, but I had to go with the Samuels / Weiner building on Boylston. It's the most challenging / bold from an economic standpoint, and we need a new Pike air-rights project.

DTX will get built with enough height to make it economically viable; and the Ink Block is a blank slate with tons of potential to make money and have a great design. This proposal for Boylston makes an undesirable site work; and is ready to build in its current form.
I only read about the Cape Cod rail extension yesterday. Had I known what it was, I might have voted for it. Oh well, these are all pretty good.