Category: Rental

Adding new dormers: Part 3, A list of suitable locations

17 November, 2014 (10:00) | Affordability, Apartments, Boston, Boston College, Boston University, Development, Dormitories, Enforcement, Housing, Land use, Northeastern, Real estate taxes, Rental, Student housing, Universities, Urbanization, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from last week’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith If Boston is to thrive, as we say yesterday then its universities must thrive, and for them to thrive, they want to grow, and for several of those domiciled in the city itself, the constraining factor is land that can be […]

Adding new dormers: Part 2, Armed with housing lists

14 November, 2014 (10:00) | Affordability, Apartments, Boston, Boston College, Boston University, Development, Dormitories, Enforcement, Housing, Land use, Northeastern, Real estate taxes, Rental, Student housing, Universities, Urbanization, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Yesterday’s post confronted us with the centrality of Boston’s economy – that the city depends on the area’s universities, which among them have 250,000 students and out of which have spun aerospace, software, and genetic engineering inventions, innovations, and job a-plenty – and that the universities […]

Adding new dormers: Part 1, Where would you like me to put them?

13 November, 2014 (10:00) | Affordability, Apartments, Boston, Boston College, Boston University, Development, Dormitories, Enforcement, Housing, Land use, Northeastern, Real estate taxes, Rental, Student housing, Universities, Urbanization, Zoning | 1 comment

By: David A. Smith With a quarter of a million students living in the immediate metropolitan area, more than half of them in universities domiciled in the city, Boston has as good a claim as any to be the world’s university capital, counting 60 institutions of higher learning, eight of them (BU, Harvard, Northeastern, BC, […]

Milton’s paradise lost? Part 8: No matter what we come up with

28 October, 2014 (09:00) | Affordable Housing, Boston, Chapter 40B, Cities, Development, Homeownership, Housing, Inclusionary zoning, Milton, Rental, Zoning | 1 comment

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 7 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6.] By: David A. Smith “Heaven is for thee too high To know what passes there; be lowly wise.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost As we reach the end of this multi-part post – unlike […]

Milton’s paradise lost? Part 7: Boarded up for years

27 October, 2014 (09:00) | Affordable Housing, Boston, Chapter 40B, Cities, Development, Homeownership, Housing, Inclusionary zoning, Milton, Rental, Zoning |

[Continued from Friday’s Part 6 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.] By: David A. Smith “The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a heav’n of hell, a hell of heav’n.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost The crowbar or-else of Chapter 40B, as we have […]