Felix Shneur, owner of Metro Cab at 120 Braintree Street, has filed plans with the BPDA to get in on the Boston Landing residential development boom - he's proposing to replace his cab garage there with a five-story, 32-unit condo building that would include "garden plots for growing vegetables and flowers" on the roof. Read more.
In a 3-3 vote today, the Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a developer's plans for a two-building, 166-unit complex on Cambridge Street in Union Square that would have featured a sizeable number of "compact" units as well as some "affordable" studios aimed at artists. Read more.
A New York real-estate firm says it will soon file detailed plans with the BPDA for a new mixed-use development at 100 Western Ave., behind the Sanofi Genzyme plant on land that Harvard had been using as a staging area for its other construction projects on this side of the Charles, but which the school had always meant to become the core of an "enterprise research campus." Read more.
A roving UHub photographer spotted two large signs in a front window at the Breakfast Club, 270 Western Ave., yesterday that says the joint is barred by federal law from asking people who come in without a mask why, so they're going to welcome in everybody without a mask without any questions asked, no matter any so-called restrictions enacted by evil socialists in government. Read more.
The Dig reports DCR is soliciting bids for a $75,000 contract to create new signs that are somehow bolder and more, um, impactful, than the current "CARS ONLY" signs in preventing reading-impaired truckers from getting on the river roads.
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.
Boston EMS and firefighters responded to 102 Allston St. shortly after 10:30 p.m. when a man somehow opened his pressure cooker without releasing the pressure first and was hit with a geyser of steaming hot meat. He was rushed to the hospital.
BU Today reports the director of BU's Student Health Services sees "Covid fatigue" kicking in and people letting down their guard and getting infected outside the "BU bubble" - with a recent increase in positive test numbers due mainly to students living off campus in Boston. Read more.
The Crimson reports the presidents of the eight Ivy League schools have called off all winter sporting events due to escalating Covid-19 numbers, that the fall season will not be rescheduled for the spring and that spring events, if they happen at all, will not start until the end of February.
The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.