Not trying to derail thread, but looking towards Boston 2100 and with history as a guide, the Chelsea curves will be sublimated when the Tobin needs to be replaced (2060?). The opportunity exists for Chelsea to become a COMPLETELY different place, as it is closer to Gov Center than Fenway Park as the crow, and a subway, would fly. In the meantime, the massive area that this is in the middle of will continue to thicken, with this being an example of what should be MINIMUM density moving forward. Fenway density is to be desired, including the towers going up in Kenmore and along Boylston.Theres a few places kicking around with lots of room that can fit huge amounts of housing like this, but it seems they always build far less. Thats why this is such a pleasant surprise.
The area I think of most is both sides of melnea cass by bmc, thats a huge amount of open space directly on the exploding corridors of albany, harrison, washington. Theres also a 26-ish story tower right there. They could fit like 12 26 story towers there... which they never would, but just goes to show it has huge potential. Also the future potential of hopefully a subway or street car line passing down this corridor serving ink block, flower exchange, bmc, whatevers built here.. etc down to dudley sq. Lots of potential in the city still to make huge dents in the housing requirements.