Plans for Boston’s largest new hotel were announced for a site near the Boston Convention Center weeks before the convention center is seeking design proposals for development of its 30 acres of undeveloped land in the Seaport District.
In the face of unprecedented fiscal belt tightening, Massachusetts public colleges and universities have received a directive to repair buildings constructed four or more decades ago rather than investing in lucrative expansions.
The Boston City Council recently approved Mayor Marty Walsh’s home rule petition to ease a 20-year-old state law that restricts shadows from construction on the Boston Common and the Public Garden to allow for construction of the 775-ft Winthrop Square tower proposed by Millennium Partners.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently shed light on the parameters of “no damage for delay” clauses in Central Ceilings, Inc. v. Suffolk Construction Company, Inc. The March 29 decision is a “must read” for everyone drafting construction contracts to ensure the language used comports with the intended result.