Category: Urbanization

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, […]

You have the right to remain: Part 7, The owner

3 September, 2014 (09:00) | Atlantic City, Cities, Development, Donald Trump, Economics, ED4ED, Eminent domain, Fair market value, Homeownership, Housing, Land use, Markets, Urban renewal, Urbanization, US News, Vera Coking |

By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 6 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.] Margaret Schroeder: I would be honored to name my child after you. Enoch ‘Nucky’ Thompson: Enoch? You couldn’t possibly be so cruel. – Boardwalk Empire After having won her right to hold […]

You have the right to remain: Part 6, A holdout

2 September, 2014 (09:00) | Atlantic City, Cities, Development, Donald Trump, Economics, ED4ED, Eminent domain, Fair market value, Homeownership, Housing, Land use, Markets, Urban renewal, Urbanization, US News, Vera Coking |

By: David A. Smith [Continued from Friday’s Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.]   James ‘Jimmy’ Darmody: To the lost. – Boardwalk Empire With her victory in court, ornery Vera Coking had won an important principle of eminent domain: the right to be a holdout. Do you have […]