BPDA

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.

By - 9/29/18 - 11:22 am
Architect's rendering of 191 Sumner Street in East Boston

Architect's rendering.

The East Boston Community Development Corp. has filed plans to renovate the four-story building it owns at 191 Sumner St. in Maverick Square and building a new seven-story, 42-unit building behind it. Read more.

By - 9/27/18 - 11:49 pm

The Daily Free Press reports BU has told the BPDA it will file plans for a 19-story data-sciences building on what is now a parking lot on Comm. Ave. at Granby Street.

By - 9/25/18 - 4:15 pm

Two developers are telling the BPDA they will shortly file detailed plans to create an biotech and life-sciences R&D park on either side of Western Avenue, at the edge of Harvard's vast Allston holdings, where the university is planning its own large R&D development. Read more.

By - 9/20/18 - 1:23 pm
Proposed Hood Park project: Now with women doing exercise - and birds

Architect's rendering: Exercising people and obligatory birds.

With Sullivan Square and Rutherford Avenue set to become actually usable by pedestrians, the owners of the 20-acre Hood Park parcel have filed another revision for their project with the city that calls for more housing - some at the top of a 290-foot-high tower - as well as more office space. Read more.

By - 9/18/18 - 12:21 pm

A downtown development company last week filed a "letter of intent" with the BPDA for a 305-unit housing development on a vacant parcel between Hyde Park Avenue and the Northeast Corridor train tracks at the Father Hart/Milton Street bridge at the northern edge of the Readville train station in Hyde Park. Read more.

By - 9/13/18 - 12:04 pm
500 Talbot Ave. rendering

Rendering by Rode Architects, showing re-aligned intersection.

JPA Development Co. of Braintree has filed plans to replace Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church at 500 Talbot Avenue, at Argyle Street, with a four-story, 40-unit residential building that would have ground-floor space for both a business and a smaller streetfront church. Read more.

By - 9/11/18 - 1:27 pm
New Motor Mart Garage

The owners of the Motor Mart Garage in Park Square - once the largest auto garage in the world, with a helipad on top - have filed their formal plans for sticking a 20-story residential tower atop it. Read more.

By - 9/4/18 - 12:15 pm
Architect's rendering of 1507 VFW Parkway

Architect's rendering.

A Waltham developer has filed plans for its two-building, 258-unit apartment development along VFW Parkway, between the Boston Trailer Park and Prime Motors. Read more.

By - 8/18/18 - 10:16 am
Architect's rendering of South End project

Architect's rendering.

The BPDA board has approved a developer's plan to replace the Boston Flower Exchange at 540 Albany St. with a new office and R&D complex with 1.6 million square feet of space. Read more.