January 29 - Boston Redevelopment Authority Board approves the Boston College Master Plan
June 10 - Boston Zoning Commission approves the Boston College Master Plan
July 25 - Menino asks BC for voluntary payments to offset a $411,000 loss in property taxes
Does this seem out of order to anyone else? Wouldn't the City have the greatest negotiating leverage before, not after, approving BC's expansion?
But this is no fluke. The City also approved Harvard's billion-dollar science complex before negotiating the Payments in Lieu of Taxes that Harvard would pay.