Posts tagged "Urban"

Boston Residents Talk Chickens, Urban Farms

A slide from the BRA presentation on Monday, June 3, 2013.

Residents around the city are getting a chance to share their thoughts on Boston’s proposed new rules for urban farms, markets, composting and bee- and hen-keeping.

At the first public meeting on the topic, held Monday at Suffolk Law School in downtown Boston, the Boston Redevelopment Authority announced the dates of 10 additional meetings designed to gather community input about rules that could bring life to vacant lots and rooftops around the city.

The meeting was led by Tad Read, senior city planner for the BRA, and attended by Boston Chief Planner Kairos Shen, other city staff and members of the Urban Agriculture Working Group, which has been meeting for almost a year and a half to develop the rules outlined in Article 89.

“A couple of years ago there was a businessman in the city who wanted to start a lettuce farm, and he couldn’t do it because it’s not addressed in the zoning code; therefore it’s forbidden,” Read said. “He wasn’t the only one; there were other people who were following this national interest in urban agriculture and wanted to start farming in Boston and found they were meeting all kinds of barriers, primarily zoning. The purpose of Article 89 is to identify and address different agricultural uses so that they can be allowed or conditional, so that development can be facilitated in the city.” read more

Read more...

Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 11, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Categories: Arrests   Tags: , , , , ,

South End Weekends: Laconia Gallery Fundraiser, Rosé at Urban Grape

Read more...

Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 10, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Categories: Arrests   Tags: , , , , , , ,

Boston Chops, Urban Steak Bistro, Opening in February on Washington Street

When you walk into the South End’s newest steakhouse when it opens in a few weeks, the first thing you’ll notice is the dramatic transformation of the physical space at 1375 Washington Street.

The large ornate wooden ceiling that gave a unique Asian feel to former restaurant Ginger Park is now gone, replaced instead with an exposed celing and a full wall of dark exposed brick. 

“All people were asking was, ‘Are you keeping the ceiling?'” co-owner Brian Piccini. “Well, we gutted the ceiling. We’ve left the steel beams all exposed, painted and lit up and that helps create a more casual modern feel to it.”

Piccini, with chef Christopher Coombs, is behind the restaurant’s new take on a steakhouse. The two are no stranger to the restaurant business, having opened dbar, an upscale restaurant, nightclub and lounge, at 1236 Dorchester Ave. in 2005, and in late 2010, the duo got their second venture, Deuxave, up and running at 371 Commonwealth Ave. in Back Bay. read more

Read more...

Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 4, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Categories: Arrests   Tags: , , , , , , , ,