An extended plan was filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority Monday to convert a underutilized ... All told, the project will offer 710 new South End apartments, housed within airy and contemporary glass and brick facades. (See the renderings.
Dorchester Avenue in South Boston is poised to become the next hot corner in Boston real estate. And city officials are plotting out what it might look like. The Boston Redevelopment Authority is circulating sketches of what a stretch of the street.
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If I can build 60 stories, that's a lot of square footage to rent or sell. If I can build only two stories, well, you can see where this is going. Alas, developers in Boston don't know how much their land is worth because the BRA is woefully behind on.
Speaking to Next City, Jim Campano recalls “one of the most infamous acts of America's urban renewal era: when, in 1958, the BRA seized nearly all of the working-class West End neighborhood, evicted its 7,500 residents, and tore all the housing down to.
“In place of the underutilized former industrial sites, the South Bay Center by EDENS will create a vibrant live, work, and play neighborhood, while helping the City of Boston to achieve its market-rate and workforce housing goals,” said Lee Michael.
And a wave of big projects soon could follow as the BRA rezones Dorchester Avenue. Dubbed Washington Village, the project would turn a sprawling block of low-slung laundries and auto shops into a nine-building complex of condo and apartment buildings .
QUINCY – After about 45 minutes of a steady stream of neighbors railing against the proposed apartment building in South Quincy, Wes Pitre of Liberty Street looked around and asked a question: “Who here wants to see this project happen?” No one.
An apartment complex reaching 13 ... The complex, called Serenity, will be built at 105 South Huntington Ave., that will abut the Jamaicaway. The project was approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority this week. All coverage within bostonherald.com.
But that language does not appear in the final agreement, which makes no mention of subletting units at the 105A South Huntington Ave. complex. As such, it appears the developer's short-term corporate leasing arrangement with Churchill Corporate.
A housing nonprofit recently replaced its aging apartment complex in Boston's Allston-Brighton neighborhood — a product of 1960s urban renewal — with a new apartment and condo development, thanks to a land swap the BRA helped negotiate with Harvard.
In all likelihood, the Boston City Council will clear the way for construction of the Millennium Partners project. That is an outcome that will cheer many residents, especially advocates of more funding for parks and public housing . But council.