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Can Boston’s Apartments Possibly Get Any Smaller?

I think I must have stubbed my toe on a piece of furniture nearly every day of my freshman year at Simmons College. Navigating around […]


Jonathan Greeley Is a Man With a Plan

For the past four years, I’ve run the division of the Boston Planning and Development Agency that focuses exclusively on development, so I spend most […]

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Michelle Wu Wants to Take a Wrecking Ball to the BPDA

Much like the Boston Redevelopment Authority a half century ago helped raze Boston’s vibrant West End, City Councilor Michelle Wu says it’s time to smash the […]


The BPDA Made a Spellbinding Interactive 3D Map of Boston

Boston’s Planning and Development Agency this week released a stunning 3D map of Boston that apparently includes every one of the city’s tens of thousands of buildings in interactive, multicolored […]


Boston’s City Council Just OK’d the Winthrop Square Tower

As expected, Boston’s City Council has lent its approval to a deal that would let a gleaming, 775-foot tower rise in Winthrop Square and cast new […]


Divisions Deepen over the Winthrop Square Tower’s Shadows

As critical votes loom on the future of a tower in Winthrop Square that would darken part of Boston’s two best-known parks, divisions on Boston’s […]


The Back Bay Station Towers Are in the Spotlight Over Shadows

Amid Boston’s building boom, another skyscraper plan is spurring controversy over the shadows two towers would cast on the city. This time, the shadow showdown is over […]


The Shadow-Casting Winthrop Square Tower Is Taking a Step Forward

The controversial plan to build a new tower in Boston that would cast shadows on Boston Common and the Public Garden has been updated, and […]


BPDA Approves “Plan JP/Rox” Amidst Protests, Police Presence

The Boston Planning and Development Agency board voted Thursday to approve Plan JP/Rox, a controversial set of guidelines governing development in a 250-acre area comprised of Forest […]


Go Check Out This Crazy Accurate 1:40-Scale Model of Boston

If there’s ever a time to live out your kaiju fantasies, now’s your chance. The Boston Planning and Development Agency is opening its model room to […]


Millennium Partners Astroturfs Public Meeting on Winthrop Garage Project

The battle over shadows encroaching on the Common saw a new proxy war develop at Thursday night’s public meeting on the Winthrop Square garage project: […]


General Electric’s Fort Point Headquarters Gains BPDA Approval

The Boston Planning and Development Agency has approved General Electric’s plans for a Fort Point headquarters, bringing the gleaming, photovoltaic-veiled structure—and chairman Jeff Immelt’s vision […]


Open Meeting Law Complaint Shuts Down Meeting about GE

Ah, the Open Meeting Law complaint. There are few tools in a protester’s tool box more effective at embarrassing decision-makers than the state’s rules on […]


BRA Changes Name to BPDA, Hopes You’ll Trust Them Now

The Boston Redevelopment Authority, the quasi-public agency whose 60-year history has been marred by accusations of cronyism and the clear-cutting of the entire West End, has a […]


General Electric Reveals Plans for Dramatic Fort Point Headquarters

Discussing General Electric’s new Boston headquarters at a welcome party on State Street earlier this year, CEO Jeff Immelt said he wanted a logo you could […]