Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The new 38-story building will offer studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, with a nearby retail element.
The Boston Redevelopment Authority has given the go-ahead for a developer to construct a new 38-story apartment and retail tower near the TD Garden. The board voted unanimously on Feb. 14 to approve the AvalonBay Communities Inc. project—Nashua Street Residences—which features 503 residential units ranging from studio to three-bedroom apartments and a two-story “retail arcade” that connects to TD Garden and North Station. In 2006, the developer received BRA approval to construct a building with 363 units—a mix of condominiums and apartments. But economic conditions had put the project on hold until recently. The latest proposal was filed in November. Proponents of the project said at the Feb. 14 BRA meeting that they had met with several …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The move from North Andover will bring more than 400 Converse employees to the city by 2015.
They're a favorite of Kevin McHale and Larry Bird. Parisian girls wear them like they're the only sneakers on earth. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will rock them at the Golden Globes. And, soon, Boston will be the place they come from. That's right: Converse Inc., the company behind the legendary Chuck Taylors, is moving its world headquarters to Boston as part of the $230 million redevelopment of the North End's Lovejoy Warf in Bulfinch Triangle. The city announced on Tuesday, Jan. 8 that the North Andover shoe company will relocate its expanded world headquarters to the city by April 2015. Four hundred employees will work in approximately 187,000 square feet of new office space near the TD Garden, according to the city's announcement. “…
Monday, January 7, 2013
A look at some of the Boston Redevelopment Authority's upcoming public meetings.
Boston residents can get involved and have their voices heard by attending a public meeting on a number of new developments underway this year and coming up. The Boston Redevelopment Authority has posted the following meetings for this week: The Boston Redevelopment Authority’s next board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 17 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Boston City Hall, in the ninth-floor room 900. All meetings are open to the public unless otherwise stated.
Monday, November 19, 2012
The developer told the Herald he is waiting to see construction begin on the old Filene's property before moving forward with his project.
Plans to build a 28-story apartment and retail tower in the Downtown Crossing area remain on hold until further progress is made on the former Filene’s Basement site across the way, the Boston Herald reported Monday. Midwood Management President John Usdan told the Herald that the $200 million One Bromfield project was not “viable” yet, despite the fact that another developer had received city approval to develop the Filene’s block. The Bromfield project, initially proposed in 2008, would replace four buildings at Bromfield and Washington streets with about 260 apartment units on top of retail and parking facilities, according to the Herald article. But the project has been on hold since then. Across the way, at One Franklin, New York …