BPDA

By - 2/13/19 - 10:49 am
Neighborhood House Charter School expansion rendering

Architect's rendering.

Neighborhood House Charter School has filed plans with the BPDA to add 12 classrooms and a gym in a three-story extension to its Queen Street school. Read more.

By - 2/4/19 - 7:15 am
Rendering of proposed Residences at Readville Station

Architect's rendering.

Developer Ad Meliora last week filed plans with the BPDA for a two-building, 305-unit development off Hyde Park Avenue at the Milton Street Bridge. Read more.

By - 2/1/19 - 11:37 am
Rendering of proposed hotel

Architect's rendering showing five-story addition atop 15 Congress St.

A developer that bought into Related Beal's Congress Square project at Congress Street and Quaker Lane yesterday filed plans with the BPDA to change a proposed 35-unit condo building into a 116-room hotel. Read more.

By - 2/1/19 - 9:19 am

CommonWealth takes note of some recent proposals for new residential complexes in the city that will have little or no parking spots for tenants (like this one next to the Ashmont Red Line station), and says the BPDA is taking steps to ensure the residents actually use public transit and not clog up neighboring streets with their cars - such as creating a registry of the buildings so that the city can bar their residents from getting residential parking permits. Read more.

By - 1/28/19 - 11:33 am

Two developers want to build a six-story life-sciences building on the West 3rd Street parcel now occupied by the Coppersmith restaurant, the one with the food truck inside. Read more.

By - 1/9/19 - 4:26 pm
Proposed Roxbury Prep on Belgrade Avenue

Architect's rendering.

Uncommon Schools today filed formal plans with the BPDA to build a high school on Belgrade Avenue at West Roxbury Parkway that is smaller both physically and in terms of the number of students and teachers than in initial proposals. Read more.

By - 1/4/19 - 4:48 pm
121 Brookside Ave. architect's rendering

Architect's rendering.

Cedar Hill Residential filed plans with the BPDA today for a 23-unit, four-story condo building on Brookside Avenue, around the corner from the Green Street Orange Line station. Read more.

By - 12/14/18 - 10:40 am
Proposed Ferris wheel at the Charlestown Navy Yard

Upton + Partners's proposed Ferris wheel.

The BPDA is looking for ways to spruce up the Charlestown Navy Yard and turn it into a destination for people who have already seen Old Ironsides - with more art, history and use of the water. Earlier this week, the agency released copies of presentations from several design firms with ideas on how to "activate" both the water's edge and the three-mile Harborwalk section that runs through the Navy Yard. Read more.

By - 12/11/18 - 10:00 am

Fidelity Investments, which owns the World Trade Center, has told the BPDA it plans to invest heavily in revamping the Word Trade Center, to add stores, offices and "public realm" space by re-purposing some of the current exposition space. Read more.

By - 12/5/18 - 9:53 am
Proposed rehab, expansion of Alexandria Hotel on Massachusetts Avenue

The new owners of the shambling Alexandra Hotel on Washington Street at Mass. Ave. have filed their detailed plans to build a 150-room hotel on the site. Read more.

By - 11/29/18 - 11:43 am

The Dig takes a look at one South Boston condo project in which the developer sold the two "affordable" units she was required to have to herself, then sold them off at market rates. The BPDA only realized what she'd done when updating its databases, not because they were keeping track of the units. The agency says it is now going to be more careful.

By - 11/23/18 - 11:18 am

St. Elizabeth's plans to build a six-level, 610-space parking garage on its Brighton campus off Washington Street. Read more.

By - 11/16/18 - 9:03 am
Architect's rendering of 400 West Broadway proposal

Architect's rendering, with birds.

The march of redevelopment continues down West Broadway in South Boston with a proposal to replace an existing three-story building at 400 West Broadway with a five-story, 36-unit apartment building with a garage for 34 cars. Read more.

By - 11/1/18 - 9:09 am
Architect's rendering of 544 Washington St. in Brighton

Architect's rendering

Encore Properties of Newton, which owns several buildings on Washington Street at Langley Road, has filed plans to replace them with a five-story, 37-unit condo building that would include ground-floor retail space. Read more.

By - 10/31/18 - 9:35 am
Proposed building at Washington and Allston streets in Brighton

Architect's rendering of the view at Washington and Allston streets.

A New York developer has filed detailed plans to replace the Whole Foods and Citizens Bank branch on Washington Street in Brighton with a 270-unit residential building - with enough space to build a new and larger Whole Foods and a Citizens branch. Read more.

By - 10/29/18 - 7:34 pm
Proposed residential building at West 2 and Athens streets in South Boston

Architect's rendering.

Developers Peter Spellios and Neal Howard have filed plans with the BPDA to replace a parking lot at West 2nd and Athens streets with a five-story, 55-unit residential building - and two parking spaces for the two cars they will own that residents can rent by the hour. Read more.

By - 10/10/18 - 5:45 pm
Proposed building along Frankfort Street

Architect's rendering of new building along Frankfort Street.

Developers Timothy White and Richard Egan have filed plans to turn the long closed Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church at Gove and Frankfort streets into 14 condos and to demolish the rectory and convent across Gove to make way for a new six story building with 98 condos. Read more.

By - 10/9/18 - 2:57 pm
50 Stedman St. rendering

Architect's rendering

A South Boston developer is betting people will want to live in what could be a "gateway project" to transform Stedman Street in Jamaica Plain from a collection of truck yards and cinderblock buildings into a new residential area. Read more.

By - 10/3/18 - 1:33 pm
Architect's rendering of new BU building - with birds

Architect's rendering with obligatory birds.

Boston University has filed plans with the BPDA for its proposed 19-story data-sciences building, to house the school's computer sciences and mathematics and statistics departments, along with an interdisciplinary center that combines the two.

The building, which would go up on what is now a parking lot on Commonwealth Avenue at Granby Street, was designed to foster fields of study that now permeate pretty much everything the university now teaches, BU says: Read more.

By - 10/3/18 - 12:00 am
Aileron architect's rendering.

Architect's rendering.

The Neighborhood of Affordable Housing has filed plans with the BPDA for a 33-unit apartment building - half reserved for artists who would have access to private studios - and a 7-unit condo building on Condor Street between Brooks and Putnam streets in East Boston. Read more.