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South Boston Building Plans; North End Development; More!

1) Plans were filed for a pair of buildings with 197 apartments and ground-floor retail at 411 D Street in South Boston: "The $60 million, 200,000-square-foot project will replace a two-story warehouse located near the convention center and Westin Waterfront Hotel." [Herald]
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2) In Hyde Park, momentum continued to gather for an effort to restore the old Everett Square Theatre (a.k.a. Nu-Pixie) on Fairmount Avenue: "'My kids laugh at me, but I really want this to be a theater again,' said owner Pat Tierney, who runs a real estate agency in the building. 'I know the neighborhood can support it.' ... Historic Boston estimates a complete restoration will cost $5 million to $10 million." [Globe]
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3) Scott Van Voorhis looked at Calculated Risk's contention that the real estate crash wiped out the price gains of the 1990s and had one caveat: "Of course, all real estate is local—there are a few tony suburbs and hot urban neighborhoods in Greater Boston that have seen prices go up, not down, during the downturn. But that's not been the reality of much of the rest of the country—or for most of the middle of the road towns and neighborhoods around here, for that matter."
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4) The bidding opened for the development rights to two North End buildings, "a former police station and defunct printing press property that could someday be converted into housing or a private school. The surplus structures at North and Richmond streets were cleared out in a 2010 budget-cutting move but were not available until the city issued a request for proposals last week." [Herald]
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5) Lisa DeCanio had six New Year's resolutions for T riders. We could get behind No. 3: "Don’t eat smelly foods or drink hot coffee. If you’re questioning whether or not your food smells, it probably does."