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Boston City Group, Inc. Sells North Station’s 262 Friend Street

*Sponsored Post* Boston, MA: 262-264 Friend Street, a 14,316 SF keystone building located in the center of Boston’s booming North Station, was sold on February 4, 2020 for $4,500,000.   Boston City Group, Inc.’s Caroline Ligotti, Emily McGranaghan and Linda Redeker represented the Seller and procured the buyer. Originally built in 1899 and expanded in Read More…

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Inspectional Services Defers One; Approves Two Other Requests

Boston Inspectional Services Department (ISD) has deferred one request and approved two others. Media Vision proposal to install a new 10.6’ x 36’ digital billboard at 55-59 Causeway Street was deferred. New construction for a Hostel/Hotel at 234 Friend Street received approval. A basement level extension to the building lot line and construction on a Read More…

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“Hung Jury” Pop-up Art Show on Friend St.

Recently, Bulfinch Triangle has become quite the surprising and unexpected center for contemporary art, especially due to several motivated MassArt students. In an empty storefront on Friend Street, Susan Metrican, a female grad student out of MassArt, has curated a modern and inviting pop-up art exhibition — Hung Jury – an exhibition of 12 male artists that have re-examined Read More…

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Proposal for Boston’s First Electric Vehicle Charging Facility in Bulfinch Triangle

Bob O’Brien from the Downtown North Association shares this proposal for a “Green Park & Charge” facility in the Bullfinch Triangle on Friend St., in the former location of the old Mobil Station. The proposal is timely, especially in consideration of electric vehicle introductions as recently described in the Boston Herald.

Click image to enlarge.Dinosaur Capital Partners, a Boston-based development and investment group has a purchase and sale agreement on the now-vacant Mobil Station on Friend Street and they are planning to develop that location as Boston’s first electric vehicle charging and parking facility.

Their proposal is more fully described below and is still in the early stages of planning and permitting.  This proposed use will likely require Zoning Board of Appeal approval and a short-term license from the Boston Redevelopment Authority for continued operation of a surface parking lot at this location.  As with other such BRA licenses, which would likely be granted for a period of two-years, this would be considered an interim use until higher and better development options become viable; and the new prospective owner has indicated their openness to further redevelopment of this site, either alone or in conjunction with adjacent property owners, at the appropriate time. Such a further redevelopment could well include an electric vehicle charing and parking facility as an ancillary use.  

Below is more information from the proponent of Green Park & Charge: