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By adamg - 1/19/21 - 10:05 am
Rendering of proposed Charlestown residential building

Rendering by Elkus Manfredi Architects.

New England Development has filed its plans for a seven-story, 240-unit residential building that could be the start of a multi-year project to redevelop the six-acre Bunker Hill Mall on Rutherford Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 1/6/21 - 9:31 am

A federal judge yesterday ordered John Lynch, who admitted taking bribes to help a developer get a zoning approval he needed, freed from the federal prison in Devens so that he can spend the rest of his sentence under home confinement in Dorchester, rather than risk contracting Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 1/5/21 - 2:39 pm
Rendering of proposed Curtis street development

Rendering by J. Garland Enterprises.

Two developers have proposed replacing an old flooring concern and two vacant lots on Curtis Street between Chaucer and Saratoga street in East Boston with a pair of four-story buildings with a a total of 29 residential units and 16 parking spaces. Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/20 - 3:48 pm
Proposed 357-room hotel on current site of James Hook

Rendering by Elkus Manfredi of the view from next to the Barking Crab.

A development team last week filed plans for a 25-story, 357-room hotel with 9,000 square feet of room for the James Hook seafood concern on what is now Hook's almost half acre of land on Atlantic Avenue between the Moakley Bridge and what's left of the Northern Avenue Bridge. Read more.

By adamg - 12/5/20 - 12:17 pm

Nearly two years after Roxbury Prep filed plans to replace the old Clay Chevrolet place on Belgrade Avenue with a new high school, the BPDA had scheduled a public meeting on the proposal. But BPDA planners sent out word Friday that the meeting, scheduled for this Tuesday, has been called off. Read more.

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By adamg - 12/4/20 - 9:31 am
119 Braintree Street rendering.

Rendering as seen from north of the turnpike by SGA and Preston Scott Cohen.

Developers have filed plans for a development on Braintree Street in Allston that would include a 12-story office/R&D building and a 6-story, 97-unit residential building in which at least 20% - but possibly up to 60% - of the units would be rented or sold as affordable. Read more.

By adamg - 11/25/20 - 10:22 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports on two developers' proposals for the old power-plant building at the Charlestown Navy Yard. The BPDA will hold a public meeting on the two on Dec. 3.

By adamg - 11/20/20 - 12:48 pm
Rendering of proposed expanded BMS Paper building

Rendering by O'Sullivan Architects

BMS Paper and Market, 3390 Washington St. in Jamaica Plain, this week filed plans with the BPDA to top off its current brick building with 151 residential units and add a restaurant and expand its existing store. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/20 - 10:26 am

The Boston Business Journal reports the BPDA is telling Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. of New York it wants the $2.1 million the company owes in back taxes and it wants it now. The company, which leases the marketplace from the city, and the BPDA and the mayor have clashed in recent months over what the city says is the company's refusal to help marketplace tenants weather the pandemic.

By adamg - 11/4/20 - 9:25 am
Replacement for Midtown Hotel

Rendering by CBT Architects.

National Development of Newton has filed plans with the BPDA for its proposed replacement of the Midtown Motel on Huntington Avenue and a small residential building on Cumberland Street: A ten-story, 325-unit apartment building. Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/20 - 11:01 am
120 Hancock St. rendering

Rendering by Studio Luz Architects.

Urbanica of Roxbury has filed plans with the BPDA to build 15 "affordable" condos at 120-122 Hancock St., at the base of Dorchester's Jones Hill, near Howe Street. Read more.

By adamg - 10/12/20 - 10:21 am
Proposed new innovation center on Lincoln Street

Rendering by CBT Architects, with birds.

Berkeley Investments has filed plans with the BPDA for a "post-Covid" three-building campus on Lincoln Street at Everett Street that would include an apartment building with 314 units and two buildings with life-sciences R&D space and ground-floor retail. Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/20 - 11:04 am
Architect's rendering of Wales Street proposal

Rendering by Studio G Architects.

Heading Home, Inc., has filed plans with the BPDA to build a five-story, 23-unit apartment at 37 Wales St. in Dorchester for families trying to get out of homelessness. Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/20 - 9:44 am
The new Suffolk Downs

The new Suffolk Downs. Chelsea Creek, existing fuel tanks at the top. See it larger.

The BPDA board approved developer HYM's plans to transform the old Suffolk Downs race track over two decades into a new community on the East Boston/Revere line that will ultimately mean 10,000 apartments, condos and single-family homes and enough office, retail and hotel space to provide 25,000 new jobs. Read more.

By adamg - 9/23/20 - 4:02 pm
Architect's rendering of new Dorchester Bay City

Kirk Sykes's Accordia Partners is proposing nearly 6 million square feet of construction, including 1,740 apartments, restaurant and retail space and some 4 million square feet of "office, research and development, life sciences and/or potentially academic uses" where the Bayside Expo Center used to be and where Santander Bank now runs a large check-processing center. Read more.

By adamg - 9/20/20 - 10:09 pm
401 Congress St. architect's rendering

401 Congress St. rendering by Sasaki.

Developer John Hynes last week asked the BPDA for permission to convert several floors in a proposed 18-story building on Congress Street from office space, which few now want, to life-sciences R&D space, which is suddenly in great demand, both because of the Covid-19 pandemic: Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/20 - 9:37 am
Architect's rendering of new Mildred Hailey Apartments in Jamaica Plain

Rendering by Dream Collaborative.

Three non-profit groups have filed plans with the BPDA to replace roughly half the Mildred Hailey public-housing complex in Jamaica Plain with a new mixed-income community over eight to ten years. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/20 - 10:20 am
New senior-care building proposed for Franklin Institute site.

Rendering of proposed senior-care building by Hacin + Associates.

Related Beal this week filed its plans for turning the current 1.2-acre Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology site between Berkeley, Tremont and Appleton streets into a mixed-use complex featuring a new 13-story, 241-bed building for seniors and reuse of the existing Franklin Union building for office space, once the institute moves to its new home on Harrison Avenue in Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/20 - 9:56 pm

New England Law Boston has filed plans with the BPDA to rent the 6,400-square-foot ballroom at the neighboring Revere Hotel on Stuart Street for use as a three-section classroom. Read more.

By adamg - 9/11/20 - 1:57 pm

The BPDA board is urging the Zoning Board of Appeal to reject a proposed Amazon "last mile" distribution center off Dorchester Avenue in South Boston because it doesn't fit with a city vision of a Dorchester Avenue as a walkable district of largely residential buildings to replace the current stretch of low-rise commercial and industrial buildings between Broadway and Andrew Square. Read more.

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