Community Real Estate

BRA Scenario Shows Large Developments On North End Side of Greenway

In a public meeting at City Hall, the Boston Redevelopment Authority presented scenarios for substantial North End development along the Greenway, filling in most of Cross Street including structures well over the established 55 foot height limit. The slides were released as part of its Greenway District Planning Study. (Click here for a PDF file Read More…

Community Government Real Estate

Fun Facts From Greenway Conservancy’s Annual Report – Following the Money

Browsing through the pages of the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy’s Annual Report reveals some interesting facts about how the Conservancy is managing the parks. On the revenue side, State is providing nearly half of the funding being used for the burgeoning Conservancy. But the most surprising element that pops out from the numbers is on the expense side. Read More…

Arts & Culture Event Notices Real Estate

NEWNC Goes to the Movies, Hears Fortunes & Zoning Issues

The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) met on several community issues at its September 14th meeting. See NEWNCBoston.org for the detailed minutes. Here is a summary: Movie Filming in the North End – Three movie companies presented their plans to the council regarding the use and impact of North End streets over the next few Read More…

Business Food & Drink Real Estate Transportation

Supermarket Committee Asks for Support

This week, Lia Tota and the Supermarket Committee came back to the neighborhood seeking support for a reinvigorated effort toward a supermarket project in the Bulfinch Triangle. The proposed site is next to the Avenir, a new apartment complex adjacent to North Station on Parcels 2A and 2C which are currently owned by MassPike and Read More…

Real Estate

105 Prince St Headhouse Change Receives NEWRA Support

The North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association voted 43-0 in support of a headhouse modification at 105 Prince Street. The condominium association is seeking zoning relief to rebuild and expand the headhouse on the roof of the 5-story residential building. The headhouse and surrounding roof area had leak and drainage issues. Their contractor intends to add 2 Read More…

Community Real Estate

Debating Development & Conflict Issues at the Greenway Conservancy Meeting

Getting snapped at by the smug Peter Meade, Chair of the Conservancy’s Board, was the highlight of my night at the Greenway’s Annual Meeting held downtown on Tuesday, September 1st. In the public comment period, I summarized my comments on their proposed improvement and development protocols, imploring the Conservancy to incorporate basic conflict of interest Read More…

Food & Drink Real Estate Transportation

Opposition Growing to Cross Street “Woonerf” Plan

After two presentations by the Boston Redevelopment Authority, neighborhood residents are questioning the logic of the “woonerf” plan on Cross Street between Hanover and Salem Streets. Woonerf is a Dutch word for an area, usually residential, where motorists and other users share the street without boundaries such as lanes and curbs.  This type of arrangement Read More…

Real Estate

105 Prince Street Headhouse Needs Zoning Relief

The condominium assocation at 105 Prince Street presented at NEWRA’s ZLC (North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Zoning, Licensing & Construction) committee meeting looking for support to modify the headhouse on the roof of their building. The headhouse and surrounding roof design is nearly 100 years old and is causing water infiltration due to drainage problems. In Read More…

Real Estate

NEWRA’s ZLC Agenda for Tuesday, 8/25 Meeting

Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee – Meeting Agenda Tuesday, August 25, 2009, 7:00 PM – The Pilot House, 2 Atlantic Ave Zoning and Licensing Applications 7:00 PM – 7:15 PM 105 Prince St., 105 Prince Street Condominium Association has filed an appeal seeking zoning relief to rebuild and expand the headhouse on the roof of Read More…

Real Estate

Compromise Reached on Salem Street Barber Shop Expansion and Roof Deck

One of the most contentious issues at recent neighborhood meetings has been resolved through a compromise between abutters at 44 Prince Street and the owner of 113/113A Salem Street, Arthur Caras. The Barber Shop expansion was a hotly debated issue with neighbors complaining about the roof deck that would be on top of the 2-story Read More…