Here’s some random thoughts, off
the top of my head. I need more original content on this site, instead of just copying things
from other websites (although that’s pretty much what bloggers do, now, don’t
First, if I had to choose which projects I’m most interested in seeing come
to life, the list would include the redevelopment of the East Boston shore-line. A company
called "Lennar" out of Florida is in charge, I believe. It’ll be interesting to
see if they can get the downtown buyer to move out there. The views will be extraordinary,
but the commute can be a drag (by tunnel or bridge) and Maverick Square sure ain’t Back
Also on my list would be any sort of development in the Fan Pier / Seaport
area. There is one project under construction, right now, but that’s about it. The
Institute for Contemporary Art has a building going up, so that’ll be a nice touch.
Meanwhile, the new bus station down there gets the award for least-used, best looking public
On an unrelated note, I read a lot about Brooklyn and all of the
development that’s going on down there. I have only been through there twice or three-times,
so I don’t know it well. I know that parts of it are sketchy, but also that a lot of it is
made up of nice old single-family homes. I was trying to think of the equivalent in Boston,
and it seems to me that it shares some similarities with Boston. Distance to downtown,
housing stock, history, etc. Dorchester is just on fire, when it comes to housing and real
estate. People have been gut-renovating single-families for about 20-years, maybe, and in the
past two-to-three, developers have taken on three-family homes and turning them into condos.
The quality of work is great!
So, that’s about it. Gotta go drop off an
envelope or two.
And, yes, I promise to not use the word "musings"
Originally posted 2005-04-25 12:07:00.