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Dorchester development sparks debate
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Dorchester development sparks debate
The 1,300-space parking lot is now a site of competing visions for Dorchester as residents struggle over its future. The conflict has exposed neighborhood divisions along racial and class lines and stoked tensions between homeowners and renters.
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One proposal remains for Blair Lot
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One proposal remains for Blair Lot
With one developer out of the running for the redevelopment of the Blair Lot in Nubian Square, the Boston Planning and Development Agency is now considering just one proposal.
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Proposals for Nubian Square development will add housing, retail to the commercial district
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Proposals for Nubian Square development will add housing, retail to the commercial district
Two proposals for the Blair lot and three proposals for Parcel 8 include space for artists, affordable housing and outdoor space. Each would have a considerable effect on the culture and activities in Nubian Square.
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Developer plans demolition of 1850 home
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Developer plans demolition of 1850 home
A developer is seeking city approval to raise an 1850 Italianate Victorian on Greenville Street in Roxbury, drawing ire from abutters.
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‘A gold rush’ for local real estate
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‘A gold rush’ for local real estate
A small army of developers is altering the fabric of Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan in defiance of a zoning code that some argue was meant to protect abutters from the excesses of speculative real estate development. In case after case, developers are pushing past the previously set limits on building height and density.
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Hyde Square Task Force seeks buyer for church
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Hyde Square Task Force seeks buyer for church
After six years of searching for the right partner for its new youth cultural center, the Hyde Square Task Force is selling the Blessed Sacrament Church building and abandoning the project.
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Dorchester affordable housing project underway
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Dorchester affordable housing project underway
A new affordable housing project is underway in Dorchester, set for completion in summer 2021. The Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation (DBEDC) broke ground in December after five years of gathering resources for the 80-unit, mixed-use space.
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BPS, developers present McCormack plans
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BPS, developers present McCormack plans
Last year, the Boston Public Schools’ plan to sell off the playing fields next to the John W. McCormack Middle School in Dorchester appeared to come to a halt as students and local abutters raised concerns about the loss of open space and a development process that appeared to put developers first. Last Wednesday, BPS officials and the prospective developers of the land presented plans to move the project forward.
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Building trades unions won’t disclose racial data
Enforcing requirements that people of color work on construction jobs is made more difficult by building trades unions’ refusal to keep or share data on the race of their members.
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Freedom House site to be redeveloped
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Freedom House site to be redeveloped
For more than 60 years, 14 Crawford St. was home to Freedom House, a social service agency that now focuses on providing academic support to youths. But after years of delayed maintenance, the building needed more work than the nonprofit could reasonably afford to perform on the building, which formerly housed a yeshiva.
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Advisory group backs developer for Boston State Hospital site
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Advisory group backs developer for Boston State Hospital site
A group of Mattapan residents appointed to vet development proposals for the former Boston State Hospital land has selected a team to build a housing complex on the last open parcel of land on the site.
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Two teams submit bids for Blair lot
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Two teams submit bids for Blair lot
Two development teams have submitted bids of the redevelopment of the Blair Lot in Nubian Square. The two proposals present divergent visions for the long-vacant parcel, currently occupied by an 87,000-square-foot parking lot.
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