Community Featured Real Estate

Harbor Islands Pavilion Proposed for Greenway

A pavilion selling tickets and showcasing information on the Harbor Islands is being proposed for Greenway Parcel 14. Tom Powers of the Boston Harbor Alliance presented at the June 2nd meeting between the Greenway Conservancy and Leadership Council. The Boston Harbor Alliance is a non-profit group supporting the Harbor Islands. Through federal transportation funding supported Read More…

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Greenway Conservancy Meets Council

At the first joint meeting between the Greenway Conservancy and the appointed Leadership Council, participants reviewed a brief history of the Greenway’s first year and looked forward to fiscal 2010. The Greenway Conservancy was originally tasked with just the maintenance of Chinatown Park, but given budget cuts elsewhere, the Conservancy will now be responsible for Read More…

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North End Union Looks to Raise the Roof

Joe Perroncello, the owner of the North End Union building at 20 Parmenter St., wants to add one-story to his building which will include three new duplexes on the top floors. The addition of a fourth-floor will bring the building to 46 feet, not including rooftop equipment. However, the total height including the roof houses Read More…

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Greenway Team Shows Development Scenarios

Last Thursday night at the third public meeting for its $250,000 Greenway development study, the BRA’s Kairos Shen and Peter Gori allowed their Toronto consultants to present various developmental scenarios for neighboring areas. See the previous post (Harbor Garage Dominates Greenway Meeting) regarding the Wharf District which is being used as a prototype and the Read More…

Community Real Estate

Harbor Garage Dominates Greenway Meeting

The third public meeting on development around the Greenway introduced controversy on many fronts, but the most provocative issue surrounds the Harbor Garage Redevelopment. As part of the Greenway District Planning Study, the BRA (Boston Redevelopment Authority) presented six scenarios for the existing garage space, in order from low scale to very dense. Scenario 1 Read More…

Food & Drink Real Estate

NEWRA “Tables” Fairmont’s Outdoor Seating

The North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) “tabled” its discussion on Fairmont Battery Wharf proposals for outdoor alcohol service at two restaurants. Matthew Sterne, manager of the Fairmont Battery Wharf at 377 Commercial St, presented the hotel’s plans to amend its existing 2 am indoor license to add two distinct outdoor dining patios with a 10 Read More…

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NEWRA Supports Salem Street Mural

At its May 14th meeting, NEWRA (North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association) enthusiastically supported a proposal by local artist Nathan Swain to put banner murals on the NStar power building on Salem Street. The vote was 33-1 in favor of the murals. Swain explained that he changed his proposal from paint on the building itself to banners/posters Read More…

Real Estate

NEWRA Unanimously Supports 10-12 N. Bennet St

The North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association unanimously supported Rita Casoni’s application (33 favor, 0 oppose) for a zoning variance at 10-12 N. Bennet Street. The meeting was held Thursday, May 14 at the Nazzaro Center. The variance will make the 3rd floor into 2 units (now 1) which will make the building 7 units from the Read More…

Food & Drink Real Estate

Neighborhood Council Supports Pagliuca’s Expansion

At its May 11, 2009 meeting, the North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council voted unanimously to support zoning relief at Pagliuca’s Restaurant for a proposed expansion at 14-16 Parmenter Street. Pagliuca’s has applied to the Board of Appeal for an expansion of dining to its basement with 16 seats. The added space will be used to accommodate larger parties and overflow Read More…