Glynn Hospitality wants to develop one of the last non-developed lots left along Newbury Street (and it may well be the very last developable lot on Newbury Street). Currently a surface parking lot hidden by a small brick wall, the small site is in between the popular Sonsie restaurant and a row of townhouses.

The Glynn Hospital Group, owner of a number of pubs in the city, wants to put up a five-story structure with retail out front and housing in the rest of the building. Not a big deal. But there are some concerns being voiced, the Herald reports.

The betting here is some sort of agreement will be reached on developing the site. The concerns appear to mostly center around aesthetic issues, not on whether building at the site will dramatically change the immediate area.

But an interesting thing that comes through in the article is how little space there is to develop anything on Newbury Street. The other interesting item, left unspoken, is why Glynn waited so long to do something with its prime parking lot.

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John Ford
John Ford

Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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