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Top 5 Most Visited 2010 BRA Blog Posts

Jan 06, 2011

The BRA was involved in many projects in 2010, according to web traffic numbers, here are the top 5 most visited posts:
#1: Seaport Square to Enhance City’s Innovation District with New Innovation Center, 23-Acre Mixed-Use Sustainable Neighborhood
Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced that Seaport Square $3 Billion master plan will be the latest and largest addition so far to Boston’s Innovation District. With the district already home to a growing array of creative and entrepreneurial companies, the City is pushing the development community to be bold and creative to ensure that Boston stays at the forefront of the innovation economy in the 21st century....READ MORE
#2: Waterside Place to Bring New Residential, Office & Retail to South Boston Waterfront
The BRA Board approved the Waterside Place project which will bring a new 21-story, 376,300 square foot development with residential, office and retail uses to the city’s Innovation District within the South Boston Waterfront. Previously approved in 2007, the developer will now construct the project in phases, beginning with Core Block North, and to build rental apartment units as opposed to condominium units... READ MORE #3: Liberty Mutual Receives Approval to Expand Boston Headquarters
The BRA Board approved plans for a new $300 million Back Bay office building as part of Liberty Mutual’s expansion of its Boston headquarters. The project will create a new 590,000 square foot, 22-story office building located at 157 Berkeley Street. Additionally, the project includes the renovation of approximately 89,000 square feet of existing space at 330 Stuart Street, which will retain the existing office and restaurant uses at that location.. READ MORE
#4: South Boston’s Old Colony Housing Development Receives Approval for Renovations
The BRA Board approved the Old Colony Phase One project, which will renovate the existing public housing development that is currently in poor condition. The project includes the construction of 116 new housing units in an 86,000 gross square foot four and six-story residential building with 40 one-bedroom units and 42 two-bedroom units, and four groups of townhouses with 34 units. The project also includes an approximately 10,000 square foot new community center. Seven existing three-story buildings, constructed in 1940, containing 164 units, will be demolished. The site design emphasizes low-impact development and optimizes walkable streets, open spaces and green storm water strategies. The project has a development goal of being net zero energy use. READ MORE
#5: Oliver Lofts Celebrates Groundbreaking in Mission Hill
On Saturday, March 27, 2010, Mayor Menino and City officials celebrated the start of construction at the Oliver Lofts, a $25 million housing development on Mission Hill’s Terrace Street. The project involves the adaptive reuse of two, four and five-story historic mill buildings, previously vacant for 25 years. The completed project will add 62 new units of mixed-income, LEED-Silver housing – a total of nearly 95,000square-feet of living space – to the neighborhood. READ MORE

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