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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.

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

Rendering by CBT Architects.

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.

By adamg - 8/27/20 - 3:26 pm

A war of words between Massport and city planners broke out this week over a city proposal to create dedicated bus lanes in the "Summer Street corridor," with each telling local business owners to ignore anything the other side says. Read more.

By adamg - 8/14/20 - 11:19 am

National Development of Newton says it will soon file formal plans to replace the Midtown Hotel, 220 Huntington Ave., with a ten-story, 325-unit "apartment community." Read more.

By adamg - 8/11/20 - 12:22 pm

Fisher College has filed plans with the BPDA to rent two floors in the Loews Boston Hotel on Berkeley Street because of the way it's reduced its on-campus dorm beds from 300 to 200 due to Covid-19 concerns. Read more.

By adamg - 7/16/20 - 6:06 pm

The BPDA today approved a request from Millennium Partners to chop off part of its now stalled Winthrop Square two-tower complex and to change all of the planned condo units to apartments - a move the company says will let it get loans and resume construction on the currently stopped project, rather than just letting it sit idle for years at a time, like the once festering Filene's Hole that the company famously took over from another developer and got built. Read more.

By adamg - 6/24/20 - 5:35 pm

The BPDA is warning the New York real-estate firm that currently has the lease on the city-owned Faneuil Hall Marketplace - for which it apparently pays the city just $10 a year - that it's going to want the buildings back if the firm doesn't start doing more to help retail tenants hamstrung in recent months by the Covid-19 forced shutdown. Read more.

By adamg - 2/24/20 - 11:35 am
Architect's rendering of proposed 515-519 East 2nd St. building

Rendering by O'Sullivan Architects.

Kems Corp. of Lynnfield has filed plans with the BPDA to replace a trolleybus and auto-repair garage at 515-519 East 2nd St. in South Boston with a $10-million, 30-unit condo building - with 35 parking spaces. Read more.

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