Seaport Neighborhood - Infill and Discussion

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Anyone knowledgeable on the subject care to comment on how this proliferation of eateries in the Seaport may affect other dining destinations in the city, particularly the North End?
Boston's a growing city, and that growth is not limited to the Seaport neighborhood. As people continue to move into Boston neighborhoods and visitors continue to flock into the city, I highly doubt the proliferation of eateries in the Seaport will have any quantifiable impact on the dining destinations in the North End. Despite the visibility of outdoor dining and more people on foot throughout the Seaport (which is always refreshing to witness), I think the North End and other Boston neighborhoods have a competitive edge for visitors thanks to the Freedom Trail and numerous other cultural/historic institutions that will always be a complementary draw for diners.

Depending on diners that need to drive in from outside the city is a bigger threat to restaurants than the ecosystem of other dining destinations opening up/expanding. As long as gas prices continue to climb and be a threat on people's budgets, the most important planning step Boston can take is to continue improving non-vehicular access and walkability/bike-ability of all neighborhoods.
 

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Why did they rip up the green space between 101 and 121 seaport? They just built it a couple years ago. Maybe because when it was built the park between the amazon buildings had a different plan so it doesnt match the new one.. idk.
 

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Boston's a growing city, and that growth is not limited to the Seaport neighborhood. As people continue to move into Boston neighborhoods and visitors continue to flock into the city, I highly doubt the proliferation of eateries in the Seaport will have any quantifiable impact on the dining destinations in the North End. Despite the visibility of outdoor dining and more people on foot throughout the Seaport (which is always refreshing to witness), I think the North End and other Boston neighborhoods have a competitive edge for visitors thanks to the Freedom Trail and numerous other cultural/historic institutions that will always be a complementary draw for diners.
I realized that after I had posted my question. All the residential and office high-rises that will be opening in the area will keep the North End restaurants well-supplied with diners.
 

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Why did they rip up the green space between 101 and 121 seaport? They just built it a couple years ago. Maybe because when it was built the park between the amazon buildings had a different plan so it doesnt match the new one.. idk.
I've been wondering about this as well and have not been able to find an answer. Are they just scrapping the "park" altogether?
 

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Lincoln Property Company launches South Boston Waterfront Life Sciences Job Training Pavilion


-The Seaport circle pavillion is the glass box in front of the new Massport building.

“The South Boston Waterfront Job Training Pavilion is a unique public realm space central to our project mission – to open the Seaport district and the innovation economy to diverse Boston residents. The first of its kind, Seaport Circle will offer workforce training for the life sciences industry to high school graduates and underserved residents across Boston”, said Scott Brown, Executive Vice President, Lincoln Property Company.”

“The Pavilion is a unique public space that will serve as a gateway to the innovation economy. LPC is working with partners The Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute (GMGI), Just A Start, and MassBioEd to provide a wide variety of training programs in the 15,000 square foot stand-alone facility. The Pavilion will be open to residents from around Boston to gain access to training; the community room will be available to area residents, workers and trainees and provide space for small events; the training lab will be utilized by nonprofit partners for biotech training programs, and the conference spaces will provide user groups with much needed space in this area of the Seaport.”

https://bostonrealestatetimes.com/l...terfront-life-sciences-job-training-pavilion/

http://www.studioenee.com/seaport-circle-pavilion
 

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Lincoln Property Company launches South Boston Waterfront Life Sciences Job Training Pavilion


-The Seaport circle pavillion is the glass box in front of the new Massport building.

“The South Boston Waterfront Job Training Pavilion is a unique public realm space central to our project mission – to open the Seaport district and the innovation economy to diverse Boston residents. The first of its kind, Seaport Circle will offer workforce training for the life sciences industry to high school graduates and underserved residents across Boston”, said Scott Brown, Executive Vice President, Lincoln Property Company.”

“The Pavilion is a unique public space that will serve as a gateway to the innovation economy. LPC is working with partners The Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute (GMGI), Just A Start, and MassBioEd to provide a wide variety of training programs in the 15,000 square foot stand-alone facility. The Pavilion will be open to residents from around Boston to gain access to training; the community room will be available to area residents, workers and trainees and provide space for small events; the training lab will be utilized by nonprofit partners for biotech training programs, and the conference spaces will provide user groups with much needed space in this area of the Seaport.”

https://bostonrealestatetimes.com/l...terfront-life-sciences-job-training-pavilion/

http://www.studioenee.com/seaport-circle-pavilion
Am I reading this right? It seems all they've actually "launched" is a publicity campaign.
 

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Has this been approved already, haven't heard much about it?
This project has a thread.

 

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Anyone knowledgeable on the subject care to comment on how this proliferation of eateries in the Seaport may affect other dining destinations in the city, particularly the North End?
I don't think the North End or Back Bay are at risk, nor other newer burgeoning restaurant areas like Fenway. But what is definitely happening, on a very tangible level, is that liquor licenses are migrating from outer neighborhoods to all the new core area dining destinations. The state needs to find a way to end the artificial license scarcity, or we will lose what remains of any independent neighborhood restaurant scene.
 

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Am I reading this right? It seems all they've actually "launched" is a publicity campaign.
Its hard to tell but it seems that small glass building is going to be some kind of jobs training/information center for the seaport.
 

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Its hard to tell but it seems that small glass building is going to be some kind of jobs training/information center for the seaport.
Agreed. That part of it I get.

What I don't get is what they mean by "Launching the Pavilion". I thought they meant starting construction, but in the article it sounds like they're just launching a publicity campaign so people know it's coming.
 

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