Brookline Infill and Small Developments

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I have updated renderings of the hotel project but have never been successful uploading them via flickr. oh well
 

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Just some perspective here —

Corey Hill in 1900


And Westbourne Terrace branches off Beacon and heads uphill just to the right of the row of townhouses:
 

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“BOSTON – Kaplan Construction, a WBE general contractor and construction management firm, has started construction on JFK Crossing, a five-story, 42,000 SF mixed-use building at 420 Harvard Street in Brookline, Mass. being developed by Aura Properties LLC.

Kaplan is responsible for demolition and construction management for the project, which was designed by Embarc Studio. Construction started in September and is expected to be complete in August 2019.

Named JFK Crossing after its proximity to John F. Kennedy’s former family home, the building will feature 25 residential units ranging from studio to three bedrooms, with 25 percent of the units set aside as affordable housing (40B). The podium-style building will feature two retail spaces on the first floor and 24 spaces in an underground parking garage. Amenities will include bicycle parking, a shared outdoor landscaped patio, and common space.”
https://bostonrealestatetimes.com/kaplan-construction-begins-work-on-jfk-crossing/
 

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Named JFK Crossing after its proximity to John F. Kennedy’s former family home, the building will feature 25 residential units ranging from studio to three bedrooms[/QUOTE]

??? JFK Crossing is the name of the business district that it's in.
 

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Theyre saying the reason the district is named (JFK) crossing, is because of its proximity to JFKs former family home. The project is 420 Harvard st. I guess theyre also calling it JFK crossing as shorthand for 420 Harvard at JFK crossing.

“JFK Crossing is a neighborhood just north of Coolidge Corner along Harvard Street. It is named for John F. Kennedy, who along with brother Robert, was born at 83 Beals Street.”
 

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The JFK Crossing branding for that stretch of Harvard St. has been around since the mid-90s, though I never much cared for it. The idea was to distinguish the area from both Allston and Coolidge Corner.
 

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A quick update on the two projects that are a block apart on Harvard St. in Brookline. For context, the vast majority of the buildings on this stretch are 1 story storefronts.

455 Harvard St:








420 Harvard St ("JFK Crossing")





 

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Thanks for the update, passed by these sites often when walking to Coolidge Corner. These units were only possible under the state's 40B law. For context, Brookline permitted only 21 units in all of 2018, in a city of >60,000, according to SOCDS housing data.
 

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How come this hotel does not have it's own thread?
We've never been that strict on here about what constitutes a separate thread — which I like. I think the trend is that a smaller project in a more "significant" area of the City of Boston tends to get its own thread, whereas larger projects in surrounding towns dont. Cambridge is somewhere in between... each Kendall project, even if as big as this hotel, gets its own thread, perhaps because Kendall is "more significant"? Anyway, I think, given the absence of tons of construction in Brookline, it's fine letting all developments stay in one thread... unless something crazy like a 40 story building gets built.
 

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