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North Street Building Demolished After City Declares Unsafe [Video]

In response to the partial collapse of the building at 279 North Street, at the corner of Fleet Street, city officials ordered the immediate demolition of the building which was executed on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 2nd. North End resident Joe Mendola captures the action on video. In a statement, officials said “Boston Fire Read More…

Featured Real Estate

Under Construction: Haymarket Square Hotel at Parcel 9

Construction at Greenway Parcel 9 has commenced for the Haymarket Square hotel proposal with the area being cleared and cordoned off by Suffolk Construction. The space is a vacant triangular parcel adjacent to Haymarket that came out of the Big Dig on property owned by the State’s Mass. Department of Transportation (MassDoT). A 6-story, 225-key hotel with a 1-story market Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured

Under Construction: Prado Joins North Square as Closed Freedom Trail Public Spaces

Following the closing of North Square for reconstruction, another popular Freedom Trail public space in Boston’s North End has been fenced off for an overhaul. The Paul Revere Mall, known as “the Prado,” was closed to the public as construction begins on a major renovation, the second since it was created in 1925. [See the restoration design Read More…

Real Estate

Knights of Columbus Presents Affordable Elderly Housing Project at 41 N. Margin Street [Video]

After many years of seeking redevelopment options for their property at 41 N. Margin St. in Boston’s North End, the Knights of Columbus (Ausonia Council #1513) have proposed building 23 affordable, elderly apartments. Ground floor space would also house a new council headquarters for the Knights. Presenting for the KoC were John Pagliuca and John Read More…

Featured Real Estate

State Approves Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan; Chiofaro and Hook Towers Move Forward With New Long Wharf Park

After more than a year of review, state regulators have approved the city’s Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan (MHP). City officials, led by the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) received nearly all the flexibility they were seeking from the Mass. Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) for two new tower developments at the Harbor Garage and Hook Read More…

Featured Meetings Real Estate

Dock Square Garage Plan Shows Limits of Building Over Existing Parking Structure

The limits of building on top of an existing parking garage became apparent at last week’s public meeting with Dock Square Garage owner, Fortis Group and their architect team, Stantec. The need to retain internal ramps will result in little external change along Surface Road and the Greenway, other than recladding and new landscaping. In Read More…

Featured Real Estate

Renderings Released for Dock Square Garage Development

Renderings have been released for the redevelopment of Dock Square Garage at 20 Clinton Street in the Bulfinch Triangle. New property owner Fortis Group filed a Project Notification Form (PNF) with the Boston Planning and Redevelopment Agency including the following images and information. Proposed redevelopment of the existing 698-space Dock Square parking garage, which stands Read More…

Community Featured Government Real Estate

City Responds to Development Planning Task Force For North End Waterfront Parcels

In an effort to avoid another war after the Lewis Wharf Hotel debacle, nine North End / Waterfront condominium boards reached out to city officials in a joint letter (pdf) to address the remaining open development parcels in the neighborhood. Specifically, the letter identified areas of development concern at Commercial Wharf, Lewis Wharf, Sargent’s Wharf, and vacant lots Read More…

Featured Real Estate

New Residential Tower Proposed at Dock Square Parking Garage Next to Greenway / Quincy Market

Dock Square Garage owner Fortis Group has proposed to add nine residential floors on top of its parking facility creating a 194′ high tower at the triangular space on Clinton Street, according to plans filed with the Boston Planning & Development Agency per the Boston Globe. Dock Square Garage is located between Faneuil Hall Marketplace/Quincy Read More…

Featured Government

Candidate Q&A on Development, Role of City Council and the Boston Planning & Development Agency [Video]

In this first of a series of posts, we are highlighting specific resident questions from the recent District 1 City Council Candidates Forum hosted by the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC). The three candidates running to fill the seat being vacated by Sal LaMattina are Lydia Edwards, Margaret Farmer and Stephen Passacantilli. District 1 includes the North End, Read More…

Daily Briefs

Thursday’s Briefing: Cross Street Renderings, Polcari Park BBQ, D2 Endorsements

What you should know for Thursday! Events for Thursday, June 29th: 10:45am Mah Johgg at North End Library. Friends of the North End Library invite you to join in on their weekly Mah Jongg game at the library, 25 Parmenter Street, beginners always welcome – just show up. 12:00pm Community BBQ at Polcari Park. The Boston Harborside Read More…

Daily Briefs

Monday’s Guide: Snow Hill Abutters Meeting, Orr’s Statue Moved, Best Bagels, New Waterfront Park?

Preparing you for Monday Bobby Orr’s statue has a new location: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Eric Paluch (@eric_paluch) on Mar 25, 2017 at 11:07am PDT Notable news found elsewhere: Dreams of a common on the waterfront The author has obviously never been to Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park when talks about Read More…