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Yes, Boston Should Charge for Outdoor Dining. But Don’t Stop There

North End restaurateurs are furious about having to pay a $7,500 flat fee plus $450 to $500 per month per parking space to setup outdoor dining in the street this year. They are furious that restaurateurs in other neighborhoods will not pay the same fees. They are furious and they are wrong. The city should … Continue reading

BPDA Should Approve Revised Dock Square Garage Project

This is the text of a letter I sent on February 19, 2019 to Michael Sinatra, the BPDA project manager for the Dock Square Garage (20 Clinton Street) project, a proposal to add seven stories with 175+ homes atop the garage plus new ground floor retail. Last April, I criticized the proposal to redevelop the … Continue reading

Dock Square Garage Redevelopment Must Add Shops

This is the text of the letter I sent on April 9, 2018 to Michael Rooney, Senior Project Manager, Boston Planning and Development Agency regarding the Dock Square Garage redevelopment project. More information about the project is available here. The Dock Square Garage is a 1970s throwback to a time when vacant lots and garages … Continue reading