Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The 54-unit Starboard Place project will move forward as presented at a Jan. 24 community meeting, with plans to break ground in June.
The Boston Redevelopment Authority last week unanimously approved plans to construct a new four-story apartment building in the Charlestown Navy Yard, on a site known as Parcel 39a. The project, which is being developed by Kavanagh Advisory Group LLC and known as "Starboard Place," features 54 rental units—18 studio apartments and 36 one-bedroom apartments—but no on-site parking. Instead, the developer intends to designate 32 spaces in nearby Building 199 for Starboard Place residents as well as 11 spaces in the Flagship Wharf garage at 197 Eighth St. Residents and Charlestown Neighborhood Council representatives expressed concerns about the lack of on-site parking at a public meeting held Jan. 24 at Constitution Inn, which is located near…
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 …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The Boston Redevelopment Authority on Feb. 12 presented plans to replace the Shipyard Park feature with a new kid-friendly 'splash pad' located near the playground.
After delaying the opening of a popular water fountain in the Charlestown Navy Yard last summer and then putting a fence up to keep people out once summer ended, the Boston Redevelopment Authority on Tuesday presented an alternative: A new, kid-friendly splash pad to be built on the grassy knoll between Building 36 and the existing playground. But while many people are upset about the closure of the Shipyard Park fountain, those attending the meeting this week said they weren’t sure the community wants a replacement. Just a handful of residents turned out for the meeting at Constitution Inn, held at 7 p.m. on the evening of the president’s State of the Union address. But those who did come said they represented many other voices in the …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Have something to say about the plans for the Navy Yard's Parcel 39A? Send your thoughts to the BRA to be included in the official record.
Charlestown residents can weigh in on the Starboard Place development proposal through Friday, Feb. 8. The project features 54 rental units on Parcel 39A in the Navy Yard, at the corner of First Avenue and Ninth Street. The Charlestown Neighborhood Council and Boston Redevelopment Authority co-hosted an official public review meeting on the project on Thursday, Jan. 24. Following the meeting, BRA project manager Geoff Lewis said the comment period would be extended to Friday, Feb. 8 at 5 p.m. for anyone who wants to add their views to the official record. Residents can submit comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments can also be emailed to: Geoff Lewis Boston Redevelopment Authority One City Hall Square Boston, MA 02201-…
Friday, January 25, 2013
The Starboard Place residential development features 54 rental units but no on-site spaces for vehicles.
Though they are recommending support of the Starboard Place proposal for the Navy Yard’s Parcel 39A, members of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council Development Committee remain concerned about the project’s lack of on-site parking—and about Navy Yard parking in general. Six CNC members were present at a project review meeting hosted jointly with Boston Redevelopment Authority project manager Geoff Lewis on Thursday night. The meeting was held at Constitution Inn, located next to the empty lot where the 54-rental unit project is being proposed, at the corner of First Avenue and Ninth Street. Also present were Henry Kara and Andrew Kara, attorneys for development company Kavanagh Advisory Group LLC, and project architect Joel Bargmann of …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A joint meeting with the BRA is scheduled Feb. 12.
Tuesday, January 22
[UPDATE Friday, Jan. 25, 3:45 p.m.] The Charlestown Neighborhood Council is hosting a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 12 to discuss the closing of the fountain in the Navy Yard for recreational use and the creation of a new water play feature in the same area. Previously scheduled for Jan. 31, the meeting was postponed because of a scheduling conflict. The meeting will be jointly run by the Boston Redevelopment Authority. The BRA has retained a design firm to work with the community to locate and design a new water play feature for recreational use in the Navy Yard. This feature would be intended to replace the fountain, which the Redevelopment Authority has closed to recreational use due to liability concerns. The Redevelopment Authority has …
Monday, January 14, 2013
The proposal involves construction of a four-story apartment building in the Charlestown Navy Yard, across from the YMCA.
The Charlestown Neighborhood Council Development Committee and the Boston Redevelopment Authority will co-host a community review meeting regarding the Parcel 39a development proposal on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Constitution Inn in the Navy Yard. This is the third community meeting regarding the latest Parcel 39a proposal. The review process began in November 2012 and was continued at a meeting in December. The developer, Kavanagh Advisory Group LLC, will present their residential development plans for the empty lot known as Parcel 39a, located at the corner of First Avenue and Ninth Street in front of the Constitution Inn YMCA. Representatives from the Boston Redevelopment Authority will participate in the Jan. 24 meeting, which is part …
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, December 17, 2012
After being on hold for about five years, the project is getting new life, receiving unanimous support from the BRA last week.
A stalled project at the North End’s Lovejoy Wharf is getting a second chance with the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s recent approval of updated plans for the project. At their meeting on Dec. 13, the BRA unanimously voted to support a proposal presented by developers The Beal Companies and The Related Companies, for a property located on the 2.1-acre Lovejoy Wharf waterfront area, which includes 160 North Washington St. and 131 Beverley St., just over the river from Charlestown. Originally approved by the BRA in November 2006, the project at the time included the demolition and replacement of the existing Beverley Street building and rehabilitation of the North Washington Street building to produce about 250 new housing units as well as…
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The shop will feature a grocery section with sushi chef station, pastry case, adult beverages and more as well as a health and beauty section, all incorporating interactive technologies.
The former Borders building in Downtown Crossing is being renovated into a new kind of Walgreens—one of three flagship stores the company is creating around the country that offer a mix of high-end groceries, adult beverages, beauty products and health needs. On Wednesday, Walgreens representatives offered members of the media a sneak peek at the new building, located at 10-24 School St., at the corner of School and Washington streets. Though the company has already opened similar flagship stores in New York City and Chicago, the Boston site presented a unique opportunity to blend old and new design styles in a building that is itself a mix of time periods. “We respected the fact that this is a modern building attached to a very …