AirBNB Taxes, Regulation in New House Bill

Short-term rentals such as Airbnb units would be regulated more like hotels, taxed and subject to inspections, insurance requirements, and registration with the state, under legislation due for introduction Monday by a House leader. The bill calls for significantly more taxation and regulation than separate plans previously backed by Governor […]

For Harbor Garage Project, Space is the Current Frontier

The latest twist is that the city might require more open space on the site than it previously proposed, reducing the footprint of what Chiofaro could build. The potential adjustment comes after the Boston Planning & Development Agency sifted through hundreds of community comment letters and found that neighbors and […]

Tall Tower is Planned in Boston. What shadow will it cast?

There could be a new hurdle in the saga to redevelop the defunct Winthrop Square Garage: The 750-foot skyscraper planned for the site would cast long shadows over Boston Common and the Public Garden. And the shadows would violate state laws. The tower Millennium Partners wants to put up would […]

Airbnb Rentals Trigger Debate Over Housing Stock

Airbnb Inc. made a large slice of its money in the Boston area from properties that were rented for six months or longer in the past year, dwarfing the earnings of small-time casual hosts who are the face of the $30 billion online rental service’s lobbying campaign in Massachusetts, data […]