Quincy Medical's imminent shut-down could boost Carney Hospital

Bill Forry and Lauren Dezenski
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

Globe close to P&S agreement with Concord-based development firm

An image of the Globe property from a marketing brochure prepared by Colliers International.

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

Civic group changes up, green-lights Savin Hill Ave. condo plan

Lauren Dezenski, Reporter Staff
Nov. 4, 2014

A 13-unit condo complex would be next to— and over— Savin Bar and Kitchen in a plan approved last night by the Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association.

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

Spire property in Savin Hill is listed for sale

Lauren Dezenski, Reporter Staff
Oct. 31, 2014

The Spire company is presently headquartered at 65 Bay Street in Savin Hill. The property is listed for sale this week on a commercial real estate website.

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  Read more

City is weighing four plans for use of key Mattapan site

An image from the city of Boston request for proposals shows the Cote Ford property in Mattapan as seen from Cummins Highway. Image courtesy City of Boston

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

Nov. 5 meeting set for Neponset Ave. condo, eatery proposal

A rendering from a document submitted to the BRA shows a proposed condo and restaurant project that would be sited at 367 Neponset Ave. Image courtesy Souza Design Architects

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

Vote Yes on Question 3: Stop the Casino ‘Mess’

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

Globe’s on the move: Why not stay in Dot?

Boston Globe's property: Based in Dorchester since 1958.Boston Globe's property: Based in Dorchester since 1958.

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

All eyes on pending sale of Boston Globe property

The 16 acre Boston Globe site on Morrissey Boulevard is for sale. The Globe's new ownership under John Henry is staying mum on who the finalists are to buy the property. A city master plan for Columbia Point has identified the Globe as a prime parcel for mixed-use redevelopment— a plan endorsed by Mayor Marty Walsh. Photo courtesy Colliers International

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

Historic Boston Inc. ready to save landmark Mattapan farm

The Fowler-Clark farm has been boarded up in recent years to prevent further damage from squatters. The farmhouse dates to the 18th century. Reporter file photo

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