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The Weekender: History of the 55′ Height Limit, “Parla” Coming Soon, Chief Planner Talks Downtown Development

The Weekender is a weekly compilation of the most popular posts on NorthEndWaterfront.com for some weekend catch up.

Top Posts This Week:

Il Villaggio, before its 2013 closing (NEWF Photo).
Il Villaggio, before its 2013 closing (NEWF Photo).

New Restaurant “Parla” Coming Soon on Hanover Street at Former “Il Villaggio” Location

A newly themed Italian restaurant named Parla is set to open at 230 Hanover Street in Boston’s North End (next to The Thinking Cup). Il Villaggio was the previous restaurant that occupied the space. Parla will feature a new executive chef, staff, menu and interior that hopes to bring a completely different experience. View Post

History Behind the 55′ Height Limit in Boston’s North End

Hear from the man behind the 55 foot height restriction and rooftop overlay zoning policy in the North End. Citing that the 1980’s was a time of extensive change in the neighborhood, it was the work of many neighborhood people who made an effort to avoid the “Manhattanization” of the neighborhood. View Post

North End Restaurant Week 2014

Don’t miss two different chances to take advantage of the dinner specials as part of North End Restaurant Week 2014. Brought to you by the North End Chamber of Commerce, participating North End restaurants will offer a prix-fixe, three course dinner for $33.00. Participating restaurants include Bricco, Carmelina’s, Strega, Tresca, Trattoria Il Panino, Terramia, Antico Forno, Ricardo’s, to name a few. View Post

Trash Strewn Over Hanover Street - Photo by Damien DiPaola
Trash Strewn Over Hanover Street – Photo by Damien DiPaola

Daily Photo: Overnight Trash Strewn on Hanover Street Freedom Trail

Continuing with trash problems in the neighborhood, this neighborhood photo shows a trash pile strewn over Hanover Street and the historic North End Freedom Trail. Begging the question of why we have garbage overnight and pleading for the same day trash pickup. View Post

Boston’s Chief Planner: Mayor Walsh Not Tied to Greenway Guidelines or Heights for Downtown Development [Video]

Watch the full video of the “Planning Area Urban Design Context” presentation directly from Kairos Shen, Chief Planner of the Boston Redevelopment Authority. In a presentation to the Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Planning Advisory Committee, Shen highlights recent developments within the Downtown Waterfront area, also citing key parcels for development include the Harbor Garage and Hook Lobster sites. View Post

Editor’s Picks:

Mayor Walsh Talks Business, Clean Streets, Tourism and Late Night Hours to North End Chamber of Commerce [Video]

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was the keynote speaker at this month’s meeting of the North End Chamber of Commerce. “Breakfast with Marty” was attended by Chamber members, local elected officials and community leaders. Watch the video.

Boston Public Market Comes Closer to Fruition [Video]

The Boston Public Market Association and their development team presented the proposed design for the Boston Public Market project. View the presentation.

It appears spring has finally arrived, be sure to enjoy the weekend!