Developers Have Big Plans for City-Owned Sites

Boston’s offer to let the private sector build housing on municipal properties is shaping up as a big hit in the real estate industry, with developers floating plans for a 700-foot skyscraper downtown and a 456-unit residential tower at the Columbus Avenue fire station.

Millennium’s Shadow Problem

It’s time to say good riddance to the state’s silly shadow law.
The aim of a pair of arcane and quixotic 1990 statutes – technically two separate laws, one for Boston Common, the other for the Public Garden – are to protect the crown jewels of the city’s park system from the shadows that would be cast by new towers.