Developer Robert Korff has filed detailed plans for a 27-story hotel in Kenmore Square that would feature a new plaza in the middle of what is now one of the city's busiest intersections - with his hotel and a half-acre of public outdoor space in the middle. Read more.
Developer Peter Heaney today filed detailed plans with the BPDA fo 72 apartments in two four-story buildings on either side of Heron Street, a small street at one end of West Roxbury's bird-street neighborhood behind the Speedy Market on Washington Street and single-family homes along Grouse Street. Read more.
A British company that specializes in building private dorm buildings has filed formal plans for a 15-story, 533-bed dorm on the Boylston Street block across from the Fenway Park side, between the Sunoco station and Jersey Street. Read more.
The BPDA board yesterday approved the Abbey Group's plan to turn long vacant storefront space along Washington Street into offices for a state agency, after the company said the move could help it rent out space between that and Macy's for the sort of retail uses that Downtown Crossing is known for. Read more.
The owners of a Fields Corner cafe have filed plans with the BPDA for a building with 14 studio apartments they say would rent for between $650 and $850 a month - heat and hot water included. Read more.
Two developers have told the BPDA they will soon file plans for a six-story "co-living" building where most of the units have four bedrooms - and at least two bathrooms. Read more.
A developer filed formal plans with the BPDA this week for a four-story, 36-unit apartment building on Lochdale Road, off Washington Street. Read more.
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Developer Ryan Acone has filed plans for a three-story, 19-unit two-building complex at 181-183 Coleridge St. with a 22-space garage and a "facility of public accommodation," or community room and a stretch of public Harborwalk. Read more
A City Council committee will hold a hearing on a proposal by Councilor Althea Garrison (at large) to urge the BPDA to quash developers' plans to renovate the crumbling eyesore of the former Alexandra Hotel on Washington Street at Massachusetts Avenue by building a 13-story boutique hotel inside a renovated facade.
Unusual for a hearing request, however, no other councilors had their names added as co-sponsors. Read more.
MG2, which has a number of East Boston projects under development, is proposing a six-story, 25-unit residential building on what is now a parking lot at Maverick Square and Sumner Street, across from the Blue Line station and bus stop. Read more.
The Red Sox last week filed their formal plans for a four-level performing-arts theater behind the Fenway Park outfield that can hold up to 5,400 patrons at once. Read more.
Massachusetts General Hospital this week filed its plans for a $1-billion project that would not only provide "21st century care in a 21st century environment" but create "a place of refuge" where hospital staffers and patients could shelter for up to four days in the face of the worst nature - or man - could throw at Boston. Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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