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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…

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…

Business Health & Environment Transportation

Montreal’s BIXI Wins Boston Bike-Share Contract

And the winner is … BIXI!?!?! Boston has selected a vendor for its pilot bike-share program called the BIXI system coming from Public Bike System out of Montreal. BIXI is now operational in its home city and set to start a program in London.  It might be a bit surprising that the Municipal Area Planning Read More…

Real Estate Transportation

Fairmont Battery Wharf Update Shows Progress

The Fairmont Battery Wharf, has been making some progress on melding itself into the community, although there are still some promises yet to be fulfilled. The hotel management appears to be making the most efforts to reach out, while the developer continues to procrastinate regarding the restoration of Battery Street. The Fairmont hotel has offered Read More…

Community Real Estate Transportation

Globe: Public Food Market at Parcel 7 is Stalled

Boston Globe’s Casey Ross reports: “An effort to open a public food market along the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway is faltering, with Boston officials and the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority expressing reservations about the only two proposals submitted so far. The market would go on the ground floor of an existing building on Blackstone and Hanover Read More…

Real Estate Transportation

Gov’t Ctr Garage IAG Mtg #5 – Height & Parking

Height remains a key issue for the Government Center Redevelopment project even though parking was the designated topic at the fifth meeting of the Impact Advisory Group (IAG) held on June 24th at City Hall. Before the parking discussion began, Raymond Property Company, the developer, used blocks to review some of the “massing” variations discussed Read More…

Community Transportation

Parking Freeze To Be Reviewed

This is the fourth in a series of articles on the issues discussed at the June 22, 2009 public meeting for the Greenway District Planning Study with a focus on transportation. The City currently has a parking freeze at 35,000 public spaces set by the Boston Environment Department to moderate emissions within Boston. However, the Read More…

Community Health & Environment Transportation

Electric Car Plug-In Stations & Kiosks

This is the third in a series of articles on the issues discussed at the June 22, 2009 public meeting for the Greenway District Planning Study with a focus on transportation. A major priority of the BTD is to start installing electric car plug-in stations with new garages having 2 for every 50 spaces. Extending Read More…

Community Transportation

Greenway/Downtown Transportation Agenda

The presentation slides from the fourth meeting of the Greenway District Planning Study have been posted on the GDPS page of the BRA’s website. There are 23 powerpoint slides that cover the Transportation Department’s initiatives for downtown and along the Greenway’s linear parks. The meeting is also the subject of a series of article posts Read More…

Community Health & Environment Transportation

Bicycling Around the Greenway

This is the second in a series of articles on the issues discussed at the June 22, 2009 public meeting for the Greenway District Planning Study with a focus on transportation. Bicycling programs are receiving more attention as a much needed part of Boston’s transportation future. In typical mayoral fashion, Menino has made this one Read More…

Community Health & Environment Real Estate Transportation

BTD Presents for Greenway Study

This is the first in a series of articles on the issues discussed at the June 22, 2009 public meeting for the Greenway District Planning Study with a focus on transportation.

The Boston Transportation Department was on stage Monday night as part of a series of public meetings for the Greenway District Planning Study. Vineet Gupta presented goals of the department that not only apply to the Greenway, but also to the larger City transportation system.