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Boston Construction Costs; Mattapan Station Development

MATTAPAN—A major develop-able plot of land in the neighborhood is once again up for grabs: "The lot will be combined with two other smaller parcels situated at and around the parking lot at Mattapan Station, as well as portions of an adjacent busway ... In total, some 2.48 acres of land will be open for potential bidders and community involvement in the process." [Dot News]
BOSTON—Amen to this: "The average 1,600 square-foot apartment today costs more than $438,000 to build, said Barry Bluestone, a Northeastern University professor who authored the report. 'You're just out of the ballpark for any working family,' said Bluestone ... " [Globe]