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Stratouly told he’ll have to jump through more hoops

Dean Stratouly, the Congress Group president who’s doing a controversial renovation of 124 Chestnut Street, recently met with neighborhood residents and officials. Basically, they told him he still needs the Architectural Commission’s OK for the exterior of the townhouse before he can proceed with that work. In other words, he has to play nice-nice with [...]



Downtown Boston condo prices soar

From the BBJ on second-quarter data: Nine of the dozen downtown neighborhoods saw median prices rise. The North End saw the biggest jump to $484,500, up 21. 4 percent compared to the same period a year ago, Charlestown’s median swelled to $514,500, a 15.4 percent hike, and South Boston median prices increased to $425,000, a 12.8 [...]



Looking at Beacon Hill and Back Bay’s soaring housing prices

The Herald takes a neighborhood-by-neighborhood look at home/condo prices, based on LINK Property Network stats. Here’s some of the sales and price numbers: Back Bay • 63 units — down from 115 this time last year. • $1,100,000 average price of a two-bedroom condo — up from $997,918 last year. • $600,971 average price of [...]



Front design for 124 Chestnut Street rejected (we think)

  The Beacon Hill Times is reporting: The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission denied the front-elevation design for a single-family house at 124 Chestnut St. without prejudice at its July 18 hearing, “with direction that the degree of replication be determined for design of the new building,” according to William Young, the city’s assistant director for [...]



UPDATE: Fisher College reconsiders Beacon Street dorm plans

No sooner than posting the item below, we picked up a print copy of the Boston Courant with the lead headline: “Fisher Reconsiders Beacon Dorm Plan.” Apparently, the storm of neighborhood controversy has forced the school to reconsider putting new dorms at 115 and 139-141 Beacon Street, each holding 43 beds for students (115 is [...]



Online petition started to oppose Fisher College’s expansion plans

The plans by Fisher College to expand its Back Bay/Beacon Hill-flats presence continues to meet opposition. The latest is an online petition that someone recently pointed out to BREB. The deadline for comments on the expansion plan is Aug. 5. Here’s how the Beacon Hill Times recently described Fisher’s plans: The college filed an Institutional [...]



Beacon Hill fight escalates over the demolition of 124 Chestnut Street

The Globe has a big story this morning on the ongoing battle over developer Dean Stratouly’s decision to tear down his 148-year-old row house at 124 Chestnut Street on Beacon Hill, after the city authorized him to demolish what it said was an unsafe structure. Stratouly, who bought the house for $2.3 million in January, [...]



“Eva’s” sandwich shop on Charles Street to open soon

The owners of the proposed “Eva’s” gourmet sandwich shop at 120 Charles Street on Beacon Hill cleared a major zoning hurdle this week. “Eva’s,” which would be a primarily a take-out eatery, would go into the Charles Street space previously occupied by Dakota Puffin Doug Boutique. File under: Welcome, “Eva’s”



Beacon Hill restaurant news: Two new eateries on the way

The Beacon Hill Times is reporting that the BHCA will review a zoning request tonight for a new “Eva’s” eatery at 120 Charles Street, where the proprietor plans to sell “artisanal sandwiches.” Meanwhile, the owner of the Hampshire House plans to unveil at the same meeting a tentative proposal for a new restaurant at 290 [...]



Beacon Hill residents ease criticism of Mass. Eye & Ear expansion

At a Beacon Hill Civic Association meeting last night, residents appeared less hostile to the planned expansion of the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, the BBJ reports. If you recall, residents weren’t exactly thrilled — Ok, they were outright upset — about the institutions initial $343 million proposal a year ago. But the infirmary has [...]



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