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By adamg - 5/7/22 - 12:01 pm
Rendering of proposed 804-814 Huntington Ave.

Rendering with ghost family by Stantec.

A developer has proposed a two-building project at 804-812 Huntington Ave. that would feature life sciences along Huntington Avenue and 23 residential units in the rear on what now consists of a parking lot, a vacant lot and an unused building where the Red Cross once took blood donations. Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/22 - 9:57 am
270 Dorchester Ave. proposal in South Boston

Rendering by Embarc.

Correction: The story has been updated to reflect the fact that the new owner will follow the regular public process for development and that the proposal seeks will have 17% of its units as affordable. Also, while the developer was formerly called Novaya, it is rebranding as Foxfield LLC.

A condo project at 270 Dorchester Ave. that was first approved in 2017 but which is currently South Boston's version of the old Filene's hole could finally get built under a new owner. Read more.

By adamg - 4/20/22 - 9:57 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports Mayor Wu has hired two consultants to look at ways to bolster affordable housing and job training in Boston by increasing the number of affordable housing units new middling to large residential developments have to include. Read more.

By adamg - 4/19/22 - 9:16 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports Wu has named Arthur Jemison, a former Dorchester resident, as the city's first chief of planning - just a few days after BPDA Director Brian Golden announced his resignation. Read more.

By adamg - 4/14/22 - 10:46 am
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BPDA Director Brian Golden today announced his resignation after eight years in the post.
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By adamg - 4/2/22 - 9:12 pm
Rendering of proposed Lower Mills residential building

Rendering by RODE Architects.

Developer Joey Arcari has filed plans with the BPDA to replace one of the city's more unusually named convenience stores, at Washington and River streets in Lower Mills with a 24-unit residential building with 18 parking spaces. Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/22 - 3:48 pm

A charter school rebuffed for years by both nearby residents and the BPDA said today it's found a new location for a high school on what is now a parking lot on Proctor Street, off Massachusetts Avenue in Newmarket Square. Read more.

By adamg - 3/15/22 - 5:15 pm
330 C St. rendering

Rendering by Group One Partners.

City Realty of Brookline, best known for its residential projects, has filed plans with the BPDA to build a six-story, 74-room hotel at 330 C St. in South Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 3/9/22 - 10:49 am
Rendering of proposed apartment building from Smith Field

Rendering by Gensler of the view from Smith Field.

The developers who proposed a three-building life-sciences complex to replace the current WBZ studios on Soldiers Field Road in Allston this week added plans for a fourth building - a six-story, 85-unit apartment building, with more affordable units than required by the city, as requested by local elected officials. Read more.

By adamg - 3/5/22 - 11:03 am
Rendering of Belgrade Avenue proposal

Rendering by Zephyr Architects.

A developer has proposed replacing the Folsom Funeral Home, 59-63 Belgrade Ave. in Roslindale, with a four-story, 31-unit apartment building. Read more.

By adamg - 2/18/22 - 1:55 pm
120 Bowdoin St. rendering

Rendering by Vanko Studio Architects.

Shanti Acquisition has proposed a 35-unit residential building on what is now a vacant lot at 120 Bowdoin St., next to the Star 50 market at the intersection with Geneva Avenue in Dorchester. Read more.

By adamg - 2/18/22 - 12:51 pm
Rendering of proposed 635 Hyde Park Ave. building

Rendering by Sousa Design.

A West Roxbury developer has filed plans to replace the long closed 100% Delicias restaurant and a long shuttered house behind it at Hyde Park Avenue and Canterbury Street in Roslindale with a $6-million, 27-unit residential building. Read more.

By adamg - 2/11/22 - 9:18 am

Scott Van Voorhis reports that, after several months, the BPDA didn't get a single proposal from developers for a parcel next to the Strand Theatre. Developers have readily snapped up similar parcels in Nubian Square, with heavy affordable-housing components, but the BPDA's Uphams Corner proposal would have also required a developer to build a new BPL branch, find an operator for the Strand and commit to a sizeable amount of affordable housing and affordable commercial space.

By adamg - 2/9/22 - 11:00 am

A Canadian developer says it will soon file plans with the BPDA to replace a 361-space parking garage on Farnsworth Street with a four-story life-sciences building with no parking whatsoever. Read more.

By adamg - 2/5/22 - 1:54 pm

Saracen Properties of Waltham says it will soon file plans for a 70-unit condo building at 75 Tremont St. in Brighton - next to the 62-unit condo building it built at 99 Tremont St. a few years ago. Read more.

By adamg - 2/2/22 - 10:06 pm
Rendering of proposed hotel

Rendering by RODE Architects.

City Realty filed plans today to open a new downtown hotel by adding nine stories to what is now a run-down 19th-century office building next to the entrance to the Orpheum Theatre. Read more.

By adamg - 1/31/22 - 10:04 pm
Proposed 80 East Berkeley St.

Bird-enhanced rendering by Elkus Manfredi.

The Druker Co., which won BRA approval for an 11-story office building with retail and cultural space in 2013 on East Berkeley Street at Shawmut Avenue, then never actually started construction, today filed plans with what is now the BPDA to put the building up after all, but as life-sciences space. Read more.

By adamg - 1/5/22 - 12:15 pm
Rendering of proposed Brookline Avenue complex

Possible rendering by Sasaki Associates.

Skanska USA has filed preliminary plans with the BPDA for the proposed six-acre, four-building mixed-use complex it plans to build with Simmons University off Brookline Avenue as the school moves its current dorms to new space on its main campus a few blocks away. Read more.

By adamg - 12/19/21 - 1:40 pm
40 Soldiers Field Place rendering

Rendering by J Garland Enterprises.

A Brookline developer has filed plans for a 61-unit apartment building on Soldiers Field Place, a tiny road off Soldiers Field Road where the developers of two other residential buildings are already embroiled in litigation over zoning variances they got. Read more.

By adamg - 12/13/21 - 7:11 pm
Rendering of proposed 582 Cambridge Street

Rendering by Monte French Design Studio.

A Coolidge Corner developer has proposed replacing a three-family house at 582 Cambridge St. in Allston with a $6-million, four-story, 22-unit apartment building. Read more.

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