Real Estate

Preserve Boston’s Waterfront Seeks Signatures on Petition

Preserve Boston’s Waterfront is an emerging neighborhood group working so that the height and massing of new development is compatible and in proportion with existing neighborhood architecture. Resident Joanne Hayes Rines and committee members recently presented the following information to the Wharf District Council. Additional presentations are scheduled at North End and other Downtown Boston neighborhood Read More…

Event Notices Real Estate Transportation

Parcel 11A and Tunnel Administration Building Proposal Concerns

MassDOT’s intentions to release their Request For Proposals (RFP’s) on two properties in the North End was discussed at the Nazzaro Community Center on Wednesday night. One of the RFP’s that was up for discussion was Parcel 11A, located on the Corner of Hanover and Cross Streets. The other RFP being discussed was the parcel at 128 Read More…

Commentaries Real Estate

Letter: The Four Classics of Boston Architecture

The following commentary was submitted by North End resident, Forbes Dewey. We have had several comments about the architecture in Boston recently and at least one article by a normally astute reporter really missed the point. First, there was no mention of what I consider to be the four classics of Boston: the Customs House Read More…

Event Notices Real Estate

Neighborhood Council Supports New Building at 210 Endicott Street

Video: North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) meeting on March 10, 2014 regarding a zoning variance request at 210 Endicott Street. At 210 Endicott Street, Robert DelloRusso has applied to the Zoning Board of Appeals to remove the existing structure to construct a five story building with 4 residential units (2 bedrooms each) and Read More…

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 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…

Community Real Estate

Greenway Conservancy Releases New Protocols For Parklands and Adjacent Development

The Greenway Conservancy has released working drafts of protocols and procedures for community review of future improvements within the parklands and along the Corridor. An introduction to the drafts is included in each of the protocols. You can find the draft protocols at http://www.rosekennedygreenway.org/docs. They are titled Capital Improvement Protocol and Adjacent Development Review. Comments Read More…

Community Real Estate

B&T: Menino Halts Development Decisions Until After November Election

All the proposals, meetings and comment letters for new development may be for naught, at least until after November. According to a Banker & Tradesman article (subscription required), Mayor Menino will halt decisions on any controversial developments until after the November election. In and around our neighborhood, we have three major projects on the drawing Read More…