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No easement? No problem. Condos rise in a backyard
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No easement? No problem. Condos rise in a backyard
While ISD approved the seven-unit project as-of-right, meaning the condos at 52R could be built without an appearance before the Zoning Board of Appeal, residents note that the property lines include no street frontage, meaning that the property is essentially landlocked.
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Edwards calls for overhaul of ZBA
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Edwards calls for overhaul of ZBA
District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards filed an ordinance last week that would radically reform the way the Zoning Board of Appeal is constituted and conducts its business. The measure would end the practice of reserving seats on the board for real-estate industry insiders and institute strict guidelines to curb conflicts of interest.
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Franklin Institute Moving to Dudley
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Franklin Institute Moving to Dudley
The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, a private, nonprofit college offering degrees and certificates in engineering and industrial technologies, announced this week its planned purchase of the former Harrison Supply building on Harrison Avenue in the Dudley Square area.
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Edwards proposes zoning board reforms
City Councilor Lydia Edwards has filed legislation to reform the city’s Zoning Board of Appeal following revelations in recent weeks of bribery and insider-dealing in the city’s construction permitting process.
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City on pace to meet housing goals
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City on pace to meet housing goals
The housing officials met with reporters Monday to discuss their annual update on the city’s Boston 2030 plan, which calls for the construction of 69,000 new units. So far, more than 30,442 new units have been permitted or completed. Of the 15,820 income-restricted units called for in the goal, 6,004 have been permitted or completed.
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More fallout from ZBA bribe case
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More fallout from ZBA bribe case
Last week, a former Boston Planning and Development Agency official pled guilty to accepting a $50,000 bribe from a developer to influence a Zoning Board of Appeal vote on a real estate project, drawing scrutiny to the sometimes cozy relationships between city officials and players in the real estate development field.
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Bartlett Station cuts ribbon on 76-unit housing complex
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Bartlett Station cuts ribbon on 76-unit housing complex
City officials and representatives of the Nuestra Comunidad community development corporation and Windale Developers last Thursday cut the ceremonial ribbon on the first residential and commercial buildings on the Bartlett Station site, with 76 housing units and 13,000 square feet of commercial space.
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Coalition advocates for more affordable units
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Coalition advocates for more affordable units
A coalition of affordable housing activists is calling on city officials to increase the percentage of affordable housing units in new construction required under its inclusionary development policy from the current 13 percent to 33 percent, to stem what they say is a displacement crisis in Boston.
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Details on the 4 development teams selected
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Details on the 4 development teams selected
Here are summaries of the four developers selected to develop parcels in Dudley Square.
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Developers selected for Dudley Square parcels
Four Boston-based development teams have been designated by the Roxbury Strategic Master Plan Oversight Committee to design and build on the first batch of sites in Dudley Square as part of the PLAN: Dudley redevelopment process.
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Developers make pitches for vacant Dudley Square parcels
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Developers make pitches for vacant Dudley Square parcels
At a community meeting Saturday morning, developers presented proposals for two city-owned parcels of land near Dudley Square which would create both housing and retail space.
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City council takes up Fair Housing laws, proposal to bring back rent control
City councilor Lydia Edwards has proposed a change in Boston’s zoning code which would require the city to analyze future developments based on the 1968 Fair Housing Act, and look at how potential building would affect displacement in the city.
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