Nov. 6, 2014
The Boston Globe reports today that Steward Health Care System intends to close in-patient services at Quincy Medical Center on Dec. 1. What does this mean for Carney Hospital, which is also owned and managed by Steward?
While Steward officials are careful not to say this explicity: Quincy’s loss may be Dorchester’s gain. Read more
The Boston Globe has taken a big early step away from Morrissey Boulevard as it continues to arrange its leave-taking of the property it moved to 56 years ago.
On Tuesday, the newspaper’s chief executive officer, Mike Sheehan, told staff members via email that the John Henry-owned media company is “in the process of completing a purchase-and-sale agreement with Winstanley Enterprises. Winstanley is a Concord, MA-based, family-owned firm experienced in mixed-use development,” wrote Sheehan, “and would make a terrific steward of this place we’ve called home since 1958. Read more
Nov. 4, 2014
The days are numbered for a longtime “hole” in the Savin Hill business district.
The Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association last night reversed course and gave its approval to a mixed-use, transit oriented development across from Savin Hill MBTA station. The three-story, 13-unit condo project — with a retail space on the ground level— has taken on citywide significance as the Walsh administration ramps up for a new spurt of housing growth. The project has prompted keen interest in Savin Hill as well: A crowd of 125 packed into the gym at the Little House last night for the debate and subsequent vote. Read more
Oct. 31, 2014
Yet another development could be on the horizon in Savin Hill.
The Spire building at 65 Bay Street, adjacent to Savin Hill MBTA station, is on the market for $13.9 million.
The parcel was listed online this week as an “ideal redevelopment site,” according to the listing on commercial real estate website Loopnet.com. Read more
Four proposals have been submitted to the city of Boston by development teams eager to build a mix of housing and retail on the site of a long-empty Mattapan car dealership.
The Cote Ford property on Cummins Highway is situated close to a planned new station on the Fairmount commuter rail line, prompting renewed interest in what has been a forlorn corner of the neighborhood for decades. Read more
The Boston Redevelopment Authority will host a public meeting next Wednesday to review a developer’s proposal to convert a former Neponset Avenue store and warehouse into a four-story condominium complex with a restaurant. The meeting will be held on Wed., Nov. 5 at the Leahy-Holloran Community Center at 1 Worrell St., starting at 6:30 p.m.
In a letter to the BRA filed on October 15, the principal of Sousa Design, an architectural firm, explained that Paul Adamson, who owns and operates restaurants in South Boston and Quincy, will “lead a team” in the re-development of 367 Neponset Ave. The building once housed Boston Party Rental. Read more
Oct. 23, 2014
The advertisements for casinos are so glamorous. Sexy young people gathered around a roulette wheel dressed in ravishing clothing and oozing wealth. And the picture painted by the casino industry that wants to be in our commonwealth is of a gambling glitterati, flying in from Paris and Dubai, spending their cash to support our state’s revenue needs, rather than spending it in Connecticut and providing lots of jobs in the process. No pain, lots of gain. Read more
Some day soon, the Boston Globe property on Morrissey Boulevard will be sold and its hulking, three-story Pulitzer Prize-making plant will be pulverized. That’s a given and we’re good with it.
What we don’t know – yet – is the identity of the new steward of the 16-acre preserve on the banks of Patten’s Cove. But whoever takes the deed will no doubt bring us condos and baked goods and free wi-fi. Maybe we’ll even get a nice chain restaurant, the first of its kind outside of South Bay. Read more
Future of Morrissey Blvd. site is very much on Mayor Walsh’s mind
Mayor Martin Walsh hopes that the sale of the massive Boston Globe property on Morrissey Boulevard will result in a new mixed-use development that will follow guidelines laid out by a city-led task force four years ago. Read more
A historic but endangered Mattapan landmark could soon have a new owner that would ensure that it remains viable for decades to come. Historic Boston Inc. has entered into an agreement to purchase the Fowler-Clark farmhouse on Norfolk Street. The transaction will not be executed until next March, giving the non-profit preservation group time to raise funds and create a definitive plan for re-using the property’s old structures for housing.
The farmhouse, which was built at the turn of the 18th century, is one of the city’s last tangible links to a now-distant agrarian past. Designated as historic landmarks in 2006, the house and an adjacent barn have since been boarded up by city inspectors worried that squatters would destroy the buildings through vandalism or fire. Read more