[CANCELED] Tremont Crossing | Roxbury

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I too, am excited about this project, but it's hardly transit oriented. Maybe "transit situated"? It includes a 1,400 space garage next to the T and is anchored by BJ's, a store that's "thing" is buying 4 packs of ketchup, 40 count toilet paper, and restaurant-size tubs of salsa. The residents might take the T to work, but the retail is extremely vehicular oriented.
Oriented, situated, tomatoe tomahtoe.

“In urban planning, a transit-oriented development (TOD) is a type of urban development that maximizes the amount of residential, business and leisure space within walking distance of public transport.”

728 apartments, a museum, office space, and thousands of sq ft of retail, directly across the street from a train stop is transit oriented. It has a bjs, but theres almost 1000 apartments and a college.

The garage has a lot to do with the shit ton of apartments here and the fact that we only just recently had our first residential buildings built near transit without a garage. Lovejoy Wharf was a big deal that it was going to not include a garage and I think there was even a requirement for x number of parking spaces that needed a waiver, and thats next to North Station.

As no brainer as it seems unfortunately its still not that common even next to transit, and this is yet another example. Theres also a Target in Fenway, bjs would have been fine with no garage. The tides are changing, but its still too common imo for residential to include parking next to transit.
 

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Found some news on the timeline:

“A long-awaited transit-oriented development in Roxbury is finally ready to move forward. The Boston Planning & Development Agency gave final approval Thursday to lease nearly 8 acres of city-owned land at Parcel P-3, better known as Tremont Crossing. The long-term ground lease is expected to be finalized in the next two months, and site work on the $700M, 1.7M SF project across from Ruggles Station could begin by summer or sooner, the Boston Globe reports.“

https://www.bisnow.com/boston/news/mixed-use/tremont-crossing-groundbreaking-expected-by-summer-98521

Curbed also reported a day earlier:

“could break ground this summer. Buildings would start going up in 2020.”

https://news.google.com/articles/CAIiEGkfGero7YfTS7liJ_6YOucqGQgEKhAIACoHCAowi5yCCzDO-P4CMPSC8wU?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen

So expect to see this break ground within weeks and start to rise in 2020.
 

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Found some news on the timeline:

“A long-awaited transit-oriented development in Roxbury is finally ready to move forward. The Boston Planning & Development Agency gave final approval Thursday to lease nearly 8 acres of city-owned land at Parcel P-3, better known as Tremont Crossing. The long-term ground lease is expected to be finalized in the next two months, and site work on the $700M, 1.7M SF project across from Ruggles Station could begin by summer or sooner, the Boston Globe reports.“

https://www.bisnow.com/boston/news/mixed-use/tremont-crossing-groundbreaking-expected-by-summer-98521

Curbed also reported a day earlier:

“could break ground this summer. Buildings would start going up in 2020.”

https://news.google.com/articles/CAIiEGkfGero7YfTS7liJ_6YOucqGQgEKhAIACoHCAowi5yCCzDO-P4CMPSC8wU?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen

So expect to see this break ground within weeks and start to rise in 2020.
I will believe it when I see it in the ground. Until then......
 

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Finally some news (of sorts): http://www.bostonplans.org/news-calendar/calendar/2019/07/24/tremont-crossing-(p-3)-public-project-review-commi?utm_source=Neighborhoods&utm_campaign=deb198a9e0-Tremont_P3_Project_Meeting7_5_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bccda74844-deb198a9e0-275014693&mc_cid=deb198a9e0&mc_eid=989e618ff4

This meeting is being organized as an opportunity for updates on the Tremont Crossing Project as well as a review of environmental considerations/findings for the Parcel P3 Site as required through the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection's ("MassDEP") Public Information Process ("PIP".)
 

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I believe that Parcel P-3 is a Northeastern owned parking lot that had long been intended for a hotel. If so then Northeastern wants to build another residence hall on the site.
 
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This is one of the projects Im most excited for. This is going to be great for Roxbury, much more housing, retail, its right across the street from transit, and extensively fills in the streetwall where its been an abandoned lot. I cant wait. Not sure why it passed the date where it was supposed to start, but hopefully it will start soon.
 

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This is one of the projects Im most excited for. This is going to be great for Roxbury, much more housing, retail, its right across the street from transit, and extensively fills in the streetwall where its been an abandoned lot. I cant wait. Not sure why it passed the date where it was supposed to start, but hopefully it will start soon.
Absolutely. This project will be truly "transformative" for the area if can get off the ground.
 

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I believe that Parcel P-3 is a Northeastern owned parking lot that had long been intended for a hotel. If so then Northeastern wants to build another residence hall on the site.
Parcel P-3 is Tremont Crossing... Which is what this thread is all about. No res halls and no hotels and already been approved by the BPDA.
 

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Surprising absolutely no one, the BPDA will hear a request from the team behind Tremont Crossing to extend its designation as designated developer until they get their shit together.
 

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^ These factors could actually significantly slow this already glacially-paced project. The contamination from an old gas station (ripped down in the early 60s) in my hometown delayed redevelopment by over a year. Fingers crossed deeper pockets here can afford the mitigation efforts.
 

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Heres the street level townhouses facing whittier choice from the bcdc presentation.





Someone was also wondering about its impact from the fields

 

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Probably a bit of both. It is very much off the radar for most people, tucked in behind project housing. Few people have any reason to go down that street and wouldn't know this building exists. It is also probably in a bad state of repair, as it has been derelict for a few decades at least.
 

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https://www.baystatebanner.com/2019/08/01/tremont-crossing-project-to-begin-site-preparation/

August 1st, 2019
Tremont Crossing project to begin site preparation


"If all goes according to plan, fencing will go up next month around Parcel 3 in Lower Roxbury, the old Whittier Street Health Center will come down and contaminated soil will be excavated and trucked away from the largest vacant parcel of land in Roxbury.

Contaminants include lead and petroleum, she said, adding, “Nothing different from what we typically find in a city site.”

Remediation will involve excavating the contaminated soil and trucking it to landfill sites. Soil with heavy petroleum contamination can be used at asphalt production plants, Gladstone added.

The largest site preparation project will be the relocation of a 54-inch sewer line that currently bisects the site to a new street that will run between the Tremont Crossing development and Madison Park Technical Vocational High School.

The site cleanup and preparation will likely take a year-and-a-half, according to Jeffrey Feldman, vice president of Feldco Development. Construction of the first phase of the development, which will include the museum space, retail and a 418-unit high-rise building and parking garage, will then commence and will take two-and-a-half years.

After that, construction of the remaining 300-unit tower will happen."
 

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This is one of the projects im most excited for. This is going to be huge for the area, and right on the Tremont mbta station. This is the exact definition of the type of development needed most right now. Its also in an under-served area and will bring affordable housing along with housing that is cheaper than downtown or the bigger ticket areas, with similar amenities and great access.

The blight that is there now and has been for years compared to what will be here after is drastic. This development with its variety of retail and entertainment options along with the museum is going to make this stop a destination. Im hoping this is a catalyst for Roxbury. It brings a lot to the Orange line, which has room, and its just in time for the new cars. Im interested to see how big of a hit the museum is as well, more cultural spaces are always a good thing and important for the city to have.
 
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Site prep was reported to start Aug 1. Anyone been by here in the last couple weeks?
 

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