Jesus you're a broken record.Planning has improved over the poor & misguided Flynn & Menino era's. Yet, except for Winthrop Square, SST & Harbor Garage, nearly every residential building going for over 8-10 stories (throughout the entirety of Boston) is being built 80~180' too low.
True. But, Spot Zoning gets an unfair rap. We should embrace it, because of the unique opportunities that exist on some parcels; which in turn, allows for new opportunities across the entire spectrum of neighborhoods. Harrison Albany corridor, Tremont Crossing, Dudley, Serenity, South End, Roxbury, JP, Mission Hill; missing floors.Not everything needs to be a skyscraper.
It's just 'good'. "656" not a moment too soon.This proposal is great... It's 656...
This entire area is going to change very significantly - this is a massive development, and so will Widett (eventually), and so will the public works land (eventually) - not to mention the Flower Exchange and other Albany St developments. But, connectivity is seriously constrained here due to 93 and the rails. The state needs to seriously look into not just transit solutions (?rail viaduct for Track 61) but also more roads to span the tracks and highway - like another bypass road. I know people go ballistic when new roads get brought up, but they are needed in this area to get people from east to west and it's foolish to not start thinking of this issue now.This is great. Remember this is literally the first brick in an entirely newly zoned neighborhood. All down dot ave with a new 2nd main corridor as well is being rezoned for high rises. This is just the lynchpin that will get things going.
This development is right in the center of this picture at the bottom of the V and to the left. Note dot ave and the new highly developed main corridor road to its left. Also all of the development possible in the triangle of streets behind this project.
Here's the gist of the project & development scheduleTotal units up to 746.
So it looks as if only the small lowish building A/B will get done pending????Specifically, this First Amendment would
allow for a single new building in place of the approved buildings A and B to now include
approximately 214 residential units and approximately 20,500 square feet of ground floor retail
space (the “Phase I Project”). The Phase I Project will also include approximately 69 parking
spaces, of which 50 will be included in the building and 19 will be on-street
This First Amendment hereby revises Section 4 as “the development of seven new building
projects” referred to as Buildings “A/B” through “H”, inclusive and with the following new
description for Building A/B:
a. Building A/B: Located at the intersection of Dorchester Street and Old Colony
Avenue, this seven-story building with approximately 214 residential units and
approximately 20,500 sf of ground floor retail space. The approved “The Green”
will be relocated to the east side of the new building, combined with a new plaza
and sidewalks along the proposed New Street that will connect Alger Street to
23. The Original Plan sets for the Development Schedule on Page 9, Section 17 as follows:
“Construction of the first phase of the Proposed Project is expected to take approximately
18 months and to commence in 2017.”
24. This First Amendment hereby deletes this language on Page 9, Section 17 and replaces it
with the following: “Construction of the first phase of the Proposed Project is expected to
take approximately 18 months and to commence in 2020; the first phase will include only
Building A/B and approximately 112 temporary surface parking spaces on the Buildings E
and G sites. The details about the other construction phases has not been determined at