July 2018 Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings

Public Service Committee; Tuesday, July 10 at 7:00pm at the John F. Kennedy School, 7 Bolster Street (off Wyman Street). On the agenda will be:  1). A petition of Blue Nile Restaurant at 389 Centre Street for a change in hours of their 7-day Common Victualler Beer & Wine License to a midnight closing hour.  2). A petition of Ethiopian Café at 377 Centre Street for a BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) License, with Firehiwot Zeleke as manager.  3). A petition of Santia’s Bakery at 3381 Washington Street for a 7-day Common Victualler License with take-out, with Sergio Espinoza as manager. Also on the 4). A petition of Centre Street Café at 669 Centre Street for a change in ownership and business name of their 7-day Common Victualler Beer & Wine with Liqueurs License, to “Little Dipper”, with David Doyle as manager.  5). A petition of Casa Verde at 711 Centre Street for a change in ownership of their 7-day Common Victualler All Alcohol License.

Zoning Committee: Wednesday, July 11th at 7:00 pm at Farnsworth House.  The agenda for that meeting will include: 1). 628-630A Centre Street: – REMOVED FROM AGENDA  2). 300-300C Centre Street:  Remove the proviso “take-out use granted to this petitioner only” Haralambos Kosmidis & Young Kong Restaurant, to reflect change of ownership from Lidan Pan to Golden Rice Bowl, Inc.  No work to be done;  3). 93 Westchester Road:  Construct a two-story kitchen addition to rear of existing single-family home; expand living space into basement;  4). 21-23 Wyman Street: A request for reconsideration by the applicant to change occupancy from two-family to three-family dwelling; renovate existing unfinished basement to create one additional dwelling unit; construct new exterior entry to basement unit at front of house and add window wells for bedroom windows; building to be fully sprinklered.

Housing & Development Committee: Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at 7:00 pm, at Bowditch School building, 82 Green Street (enter at sidewalk level to left of Main stairs). Agenda: A presentation from Nesterly on its service for intergenerational homesharing. Review of open issues before the Committee

Environment, Parks & Energy Committee: Thursday, July 19, 2018, at 6:00 pm, at JP Licks. Agenda: Planning for upcoming Fix-it Clinic July 21, 2018.

Zoning Committee: Wednesday, July 25th at Farnsworth House.  The agenda for the meeting will include:  1). 125 and 125A Amory Streetsubdivide 262,250 square foot parcel into Lot 1A (52,856 square feet) and Lot 100 (209,394 square feet), with existing six-story multifamily residence and two-story office/elder care building on lot; other buildings on site to be razed; 101 Amory Street – Building A – erect a six-story multi-family dwelling with 147 rental apartments and 57 below-grade parking spaces; and 127 Amory Street – Building B (erect a six-story multi-family dwelling with 140 rental apartments and 58 below-grade parking spaces;  2). 368 Centre Street – change occupancy from jewelry boutique to take-out restaurant use; 3).  22-24 Adelaide Street – change occupancy from a two-family to a three-family dwelling to create a caretaker’s apartment by creating accessible rear-entry and attached garage and renovating first-floor unit for accessibility; replace back porches and egress stairs.

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council

Tuesday, July 24, 2018at 7:00 pm, at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street. Agenda includes: Updates from Committees.

June 2018 Neighborhood Council & Comittee Meetings (Rev. 4)

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council

Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Farnsworth House, 90 South Street


1. Introductions of members.

2. Review/approve minutes of the May 22, 2018, Council meeting.

3. Announcements:

3.1 Announcement of two Council vacancies (Area A: 1, Area C: 1) (Third Announcement)

3.1.1 Nominations for Council vacancies

3.1.2 Election(s) to fill vacancy(ies)

3.2 Other announcements.

4. Election of officers:

4.1 Chair,

4.2 Vice-Chair,

4.3 Secretary-Treasurer.

5. Approval of members of the four working committees.

6. Election of working committee chairs and vice-chairs.

7. Committee reports/recommendations:

7.1. Zoning Committee report and recommendations that Council members VOTE to approve/deny variance(s)/change(s) of use, for properties at: (1) 196 Boylston Street (approve); (2) 71 Call Street, 73-73A, Call Street, 75-75A Call Street, 77-79 Call Street (approve subject to holding abutters’ meeting)); (3) 31-33 Woodlawn Street (approve with proviso)); and, (4) 21-23 Wyman Street (deny).; (5) 260-260A Amory Street(approve);(6) 266-266A Amory Street(approve with proviso); and, (7) 106 Forest Hills Street (deny).  To review the details of, and materials submitted to the committee for, these projects, click here.

7.2. Environment Parks & Energy Committee Report;

7.3. Public Service Committee report and recommendations that Council members VOTE: to affirm the vote of the Public Service Committee re: JFR Fernandez, Inc., doing business as “Happy Market and Spirits” at 128 South Street to defer the request for a 7-day common victualler license with take-out until JFR Fernandez, Inc. hires a consultant to assess the noise and vibration and recommends how to reduce the noise and vibration as much as possible.

7.4. Housing & Development Committee report.

8. New business:

8.1 Improvement of website/updating Council presence in media;

8.2 Orientation schedule for new members; and,

8.3 Brainstorming topics of interest.

9. Adjournment.

June 2018 Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings (Rev. 3)

Housing & Development Committee: Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 7:00 pm, at Bowditch School building, 82 Green Street (enter at sidewalk level to left of Main stairs). Agenda includes: (1) Updates; (2) Committee membership and officers; (3) Summary of open issues before the committee; and, (4) Monitoring of current development projects.

Zoning Committee: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at 7:00 pm, at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street. Agenda includes: (1) 260-260A Amory Street (renovate single-family house and add second-story addition in rear); (2) 266-266A Amory Street (construct a new five-unit residential building per plans); and, (3) The return of 106 Forest Hills Street (demolish existing structure and erect a three-story building with nine (9) residential units with balconies and roof decks and twelve (12) off-street parking spaces).  To review materials on the above matters, including plans and photographs, submitted to the committee, click here.

Environment, Parks & Energy Committee: Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 6:30 pm, at JP Licks. Agenda: TBA.

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council

 Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at 7:00 pm, at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street. Agenda includes: (1) Election of officers and committee chairs; (2) Nominations/election to fill council vacancies in Areas A and C; and, (3) Approval of committee members.