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Art Park court case closed, project to move forward

May 5, 2017
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The Art Park project court case is closed, according to state trial court website, and the City will soon be meeting with the developer to get the project moving forward. The project had been held up as Mission Hill residents Kathryn Brookins and her husband Oscar filed a lawsuit against the Sebastian Mariscal Studios...

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City receives five bids for Hill vacant lands

May 5, 2017
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The City’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) has received five bids for vacant City-owned lots on Mission Hill. “We’ve received five submissions,” said DND spokesperson Lisa Pollack. “The next step will be for a team here to do an eligibility review — in other words, each response will be evaluated to ensure that it...

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Art Park project court battle appears over

April 7, 2017
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The Art Park project court battle appears finally to be over, with Sebastian Mariscal Studios (SMS) and the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) the victors and paving the way for the long-planned project to get underway. The project had been held up as Mission Hill residents Kathryn Brookins and her husband Oscar filed...

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Hill group surveying community on beautification

April 7, 2017
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A Mission Hill group is surveying residents to find out what sections of the neighborhood need to be cleaned up and what actions should be done to beautify the area. The group, Mission Hill Beautification Task Force, is a newly formed subgroup of the Community Alliance of Mission Hill (CAMH), a longtime neighborhood civic...

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BPDA to host second task force meeting on WIT project

April 7, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is slated to host a second Wentworth Task Force meeting on April 5, after the Gazette deadline, for Wentworth Institute of Technology’s (WIT) plans for a 69,000-square-foot academic building at 555 Parker St. The 64-foot academic building would house laboratories, student learning and group meeting space, offices,...

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City releases RFP for vacant lands

April 7, 2017
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The City’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) has released a request for proposals (RFP) for vacant City-owned lots on Mission Hill. The RFP breaks down the vacant lands into three packages. The first package consists of 6-8 Gore St., 724-727, 729R Parker St., and 708 Parker St. The second packages consists of 40-42 Terrace...

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BPDA still reviewing 1065 Tremont St. project

April 7, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is still reviewing the Phase 2 project of the 1065 Tremont St. site, according to spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin. BPDA held a community meeting on Feb. 23 when some residents voiced concerns about the proposal, including over the lack of parking and gentrification. The project would consist of...

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Developers tweak 1457 Tremont St. project

March 3, 2017
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The developers of the proposed 1457 Tremont St. development have made slight alterations to the project and plan to file a project notification form with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) in the coming weeks. Leland and Suzanne DiMeco, a Mission Hill-based husband and wife development team, are planning to redevelop the vacant...

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Motion to dismiss filed in Art Park court case

March 3, 2017
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Sebastian Mariscal Studios (SMS) and the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals have filed a motion to dismiss the appeal of the lawsuit over the Art Park development Judge Judith C. Cutler has scheduled a hearing on the motion for March 7, according to Kathleen Hayes, the sessions clerk for Cutler. Sebastian Mariscal Studios (SMS)...

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BPA set to receive money for LMA survey

March 3, 2017
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LMA—The Boston Preservation Alliance (BPA) will soon start receiving money from Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) to conduct a survey of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area’s (LMA) historic buildings, according to BPA Executive Director Greg Galor. As part of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the BLC and BCH over the hospital’s plan to...

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