Government Real Estate

Deadline to File Residential & Personal Exemption Applications June 1

As part of Boston’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Walsh extended the fiscal year 2020 residential and personal exemption applications deadline. This year’s deadline is Tuesday, June 1, 2020. The City has a number of tax relief programs for those homeowners who occupy the property as their principal residence. This year, the residential exemption Read More…

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COVID-19 Eviction / Foreclosure Moratorium Bill Becomes Law

Gov. Charlie Baker signed the H.4647 bill into law this week, halting most Massachusetts evictions and foreclosures during the coronavirus pandemic. Passed unanimously by the House, a final version was negotiated with the Senate late last week. Under the new law, all eviction proceedings will stop for four months or until 45 days after the Read More…

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City Council Explores Rent Relief Options for Tenants in City-Owned & BPDA-Owned Properties

As the coronavirus continues to impact the daily lives of Boston residents, thousands are left experiencing a complete loss or severe reduction of income. The City Council tackled this financial uncertainty during their weekly meeting by hosting a conversation about how the City can offer relief to those suffering during this unprecedented public health crisis. Read More…

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Climate Resiliency and Accessibility Dominate the Conversation at Harbor Garage Redevelopment Advisory Meeting

The Impact Advisory Group (IAG) for the Harbor Garage Redevelopment heard from the Chiofaro Company developers regarding their proposed project, Pinnacle at Central Wharf, as discussions for the controversial project continue. The purpose of the meeting was to foster a discussion concerning the submitted project notification form (PNF) from the development team. Serving only as Read More…

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Harbor Garage Redevelopment Meeting Draws Maxed Out Crowd

The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) held a town hall-style hearing at the Long Wharf Marriott on Thursday evening to discuss the Chiofaro Company’s proposed Pinnacle at Central Wharf. The room was filled to capacity with several individuals being turned away, prompting the BPDA to call for a repeat meeting of the hearing at Read More…

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Zoning Board of Appeal Hearing for St. Leonard’s Rectory Conversion Deferred Amid Neighborhood Opposition

Epsilon Partners requested a deferral for their Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) hearing on Tuesday, February 25, regarding the conversion of St. Leonard’s Rectory at 14 N. Bennet St. to residential units. The new hearing has been set for April 28, 2020 at 11:30am. Attorney Daniel Toscano, representative for Epsilon Partners, cited ongoing concerns from Read More…

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27 Sheafe Street Changes Supported by Residents’ Association (NEWRA)

A petition to change the legal occupancy of 27 Sheafe Street from five residential units to eight residential units and add a private roof deck for exclusive use by unit 7 was supported by the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) by a vote of 16–2. Attorney Daniel Toscano, representing building owner Peter McGuinness, presented the Read More…

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471-477 Hanover St. Opposed by Residents’ Association (NEWRA)

The North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) voted against the 471-477 Hanover St. proposal at their February meeting in a vote of 4 in support, 14 opposed. The proposal, presented by Attorney Dan Toscano, seeks to change the legal occupancy from seven residential units to six, expanding each unit to create newly-renovated, high-end condominiums. The main Read More…