Opinion

Smart Growth Zoning Falls Short of Expectations

Smart Growth Zoning Falls Short of Expectations

By Christopher R. Vaccaro | Special To Banker & Tradesman | Sep 29, 2019 | Reprints

According to DCHD records, 42 cities and towns have now adopted smart growth zoning, covering over 2,300 acres which can accommodate 22,213 dwelling units. But so far only about 3,750 dwelling units have been built or permitted, an increase of about 1,250 units since 2014.

An International Perspective on the Cambridge Megacluster

An International Perspective on the Cambridge Megacluster

By Gianluca De Novi | Special to Banker & Tradesman | Sep 29, 2019 | Reprints | Unlock Link

It’s been nearly nine years since I arrived in Boston as a visiting researcher. Although we could have based our robotic surgery firm XSurgical virtually anywhere, it is clear to me that Boston is the city where technology and the commercial market feed each other.

A Race to Meet the Train in Somerville

A Race to Meet the Train in Somerville

By Steve Adams | Banker & Tradesman Staff | Sep 29, 2019 | Reprints | Unlock Link

Boston-based Leggat McCall Properties and DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners of New York envision a 1 million-square-foot life science cluster tapping into the proximity to Kendall Square and the 2021 arrival of the MBTA’s Green Line Extension.

How Banks Can Help Protect Seniors’ Homes

By Lew Sichelman | Special to Banker & Tradesman | Sep 22, 2019 | Reprints

Elder financial abuse is “widespread and damaging,” with the average victim losing $41,000, and almost one in 10 losing more than $100,000. Sadly, the culprits are most often family members, but banks have ways to protect their older clients.

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