Tuesday, June 19, 2012
See what projects are going on in your neighborhood.
If you know someone who needs a home in Boston, the Boston Redevelopment may be able to help. The agency oversaw groundbreakings on 1,000 new housing units in the last quarter of 2011, and is presently monitoring 3,360 under construction. The 25 projects under way range from the small—like the six-unit Newbury Street property being constructed in cooperation with Centremark Properties—to the large—like the 500-unit Tremont Street development currently under construction by Winn Development in the South End. “[In 2012], we broke ground on 26 projects, investing $2.4 billion in our city,” said Melina Schuler, a spokeswoman for the authority. “This includes numerous multifamily residential projects.” In the last decade, Schuler said, the …
Monday, June 18, 2012
The development is within the high limit, "but really sticks up."
The size of a proposed 5-story retail and residential building on Hereford Street is a concern for members of the Neighborhood Association of Back Bay's Architecture Committee. “It’s within the height limit, which is a good thing ... but it’s too high for the context,” co-chairwoman Susan Prindle, told the Boston Herald. “It really sticks up.” Glynn Hospitality Group, which operates restraurants that include the Black Rose, Dillon's, Jose McIntyre’s, Hurricane O’Reilly’s and the Purple Shamrock, would build between Sonsie on Newbury Street and a three-story apartment building that the company owns. It would connect 51 and 53 Hereford with an opening through what is now a brick wall, and fill in an undeveloped gap along Newbury Street. The…
Monday, June 4, 2012
The Neighborhood Association of Back Bay Architecture Committee meets Wed, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the New England College of Optometry on 424 Beacon St.
NABB Architecture Committee Agenda
Monday, May 21, 2012
The five proposals include a mix of business and retail developments.
A 30-day public comment period is now open for the proposals to go over the Mass Pike - known as Turnpike Air Rights Parcels 12-15. The mixed-use development projects are located near the intersection of Mass Ave. and Boylston Street, and include a mix of business and retail proposed by Trinity Financial, The Chiofaro Company, Carpenter & Company and Weiner Ventures-Samuels & Associates. The public comment period runs though June 18. Email comments to MassDot.RE@dot.state.ma.us (please include the subject line "Parcels 12-15 comments") or by U.S. Mail at: Massachusetts Department of Transportation Office of Real Estate and Asset Development 10 Park Plaza, Suite 4470 Boston, Mass. 02116 RE: Parcels 12-15 comments
Thursday, March 1, 2012
The Saunders Hotel Group is reportedly scouting it out.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Boston's changed a lot since Kevin White was mayor. What's going to happen during the next couple of decades and is our city prepared for its future?
Upon hearing that former mayor Kevin White had died, I started thinking about how Boston has changed during the past 40 years. Who would have thought Boston would be where it is, today? Looking forward, what will Boston be like 40 years from now, or even in just 10? Based on the pattern established over the past several decades, Boston’s population will probably grow around 5 percent (although some predict much higher numbers). If so, the city will be home to 648,473 residents in 2020, an increase of 30,879 people. Meanwhile, Greater Boston will most likely grow, too, with over a hundred thousand more people moving in and around our city, every day. Where will all these people work? Well, during the past half century, our local economy has…
Friday, January 6, 2012
There's plenty of building going on -- or planning to go on -- in the Back Bay, and we've got a by-the-pictures summary of what's on the table in the neighborhood.
Have an opinion about any of these projects? Know of a project we've left out? Leave a comment and let us know.