Daily Briefs

Weekend Brief: Chiofaro Profiled on Waterfront Development, September Films, Walk to School

Things to know for Friday Today is Friday, September 7th and here’s what else you need to know for today… 1:00PM September Films: Back to School. Join the North End Branch Library at 25 Parmenter Street for their September Film Series: Back to School, see additional details here. Notable News: Inside Don Chiofaro’s Long War to Read More…

Daily Briefs

Weekend Briefing: Aquarium/Tower Negotiations, NEWNC Election, Greenway Zip Line, 2nd Cornhole Classic!

Your guide to the weekend! Events for Friday, May 19th: 6:00pm NEAD Scholarship Awards at Nazzaro Center North End Against Drugs will announce recipients for its 2017 scholarship awards. Funded by the Michelina & Raymond Costa Scholarship / Educational Fund and generous sponsors. Cash scholarships will be awarded to private school students and Staples gift Read More…

Daily Briefs

Monday’s Briefing: Will Ferrell Spotted, “Worst Slum in the City,” Aquarium Seeks Chiofaro Funding

Start your week off with Monday’s Brief: Events for Monday, April 24th 10:30am Story Time with the Boston Ballet at West End Library. Children ages 2+ and their caregivers, join us once a month to hear stories about a famous ballet or a dancer. Each story time is supplemented with a movement experience that highlights Read More…

Real Estate

Chiofaro and BRA at Impasse Over Harbor Garage Development

City officials and the Chiofaro Company have been unable to agree on the “feasibility” of certain development parameters at the Harbor Garage site, adjacent to the New England Aquarium. Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Director, Brian Golden, responded today to concerns by members of the Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Planning Advisory Committee regarding the lack of progress, Read More…

Event Notices Real Estate

BRA Proposes New Guidelines For Waterfront Development

After a long pause, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) resumed its meetings for the Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan (MHP) Advisory Committee Wednesday at City Hall. The 5th floor Piemonte Room was filled to capacity as the public, mostly Harbor Tower residents, and the press came to hear about the recommendations the BRA is proposing. The three sites discussed Read More…

Event Notices Real Estate

Waterfront Planning Shadows, Chapter 91 and Harbor Garage Alternatives

At this week’s meeting, the Boston Redevelopment Authority had Bruce Carlisle, Director of Coastal Zone Management, talk about the State’s Chapter 91 licensing process under which the BRA and the Municipal Harbor Plan (MHP) Advisory Committee will prepare recommendations. The state is looking for specific requirements for substitute provisions (when relaxing some requirements) and amplifications (when applying further Read More…

Real Estate

Harbor Towers Residents Overwhelmingly Oppose Chiofaro Plan

The following news release dated November 11, 2014 is from the residents and owners of Harbor Towers condominiums. HARBOR TOWERS RESIDENTS OVERWHELMINGLY OPPOSE CHIOFARO PLAN Condominium Residents Endorse Garage Petition, Favor Modest Development The residents and owners of Harbor Towers condominiums overwhelmingly oppose the proposal by the Chiofaro Co. and Prudential Real Estate Investments to replace Read More…

Government Real Estate

BRA: “Considerable Shadows” Cast on Greenway and Aquarium by Chiofaro Towers at Harbor Garage Site

At a municipal harbor planning meeting this week, the Boston Redevelopment Authority presented the results of its shadow and open space study regarding the proposed twin towers of developer Don Chiofaro at the Harbor Garage site. The BRA’s study was conducted by consultant Utile Inc., concluding: …. the proposed towers – measuring 615 feet and Read More…

Real Estate

Harbor Towers Trustees: Chiofaro’s Proposal Is Too Big

The following letter and summary comes from the Trustees of Harbor Towers Tower I and II condominiums to the Boston Redevelopment Authority. The letter strongly opposes the Chiofaro Company plan for redevelopment of the Harbor Garage presented at the June 25, 2014, meeting of the Municipal Harbor Planning Advisory Committee. [button link=”http://northendwaterfront.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/HTlettertoBRArespondingtoChiofaroplan.July_.21.2014.pdf”]Click here to download Read More…

Event Notices Real Estate

Harbor Garage Review & Chiofaro Company Presentation at June 25th Planning Meeting

Meeting notice courtesy of the Boston Redevelopment Authority: Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Planning Advisory Committee June 25, 2014 Atlantic Wharf, Fort Point Room, 290 Congress Street 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Agenda I.         Planning Updates II.       Review of Harbor Garage Site III.     Presentation by the Chiofaro Company – Harbor Garage Site IV.     MHPAC Questions and Read More…

Photos & Videos Real Estate

Chiofaro Presents New Ideas for Public Realm Opportunities at Harbor Garage Development [Video]

Video Timeline: (00:00) Harbor Garage Presentation; (29:00) Committee Comments; (35:00) General Public Comments Challenging the perception that he is “stubborn,” developer Don Chiofaro introduced new “ground up” public realm concepts for the Harbor Garage that would form the foundation of a future development at the property. “Our previous approach has obviously not been successful,” said Read More…

Real Estate

BBJ: Chiofaro’s Harbor Garage Development, Back on Track?

Don Chiofaro’s Harbor Garage development project may be back on the table according to news reported by Thomas Grillo at the Boston Business Journal: Chiofaro has hired McDermott Ventures, the Boston public relations firm that has done work for a variety of commercial real estate clients. Pam McDermott, the company’s president, has been talking with Read More…