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Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings

June 2019 (Updated 6/14/19)

Public Service Committee: Tuesday, June 4 at 7:00 pm at Curtis Hall, 20 South Street.  On the agenda will be:  TBA

Zoning Committee:  Wednesday, June 5 at 7:00 pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.  On the agenda will be: 62-64 Boynton Street (raze existing garage and construct a new three-story building with two residential units and 4 off-street parking spaces); 44 and 46 Marmion Street (46 Marmion: construct a new three-family residence with roof deck on vacant land.  44 Marmion: add third story to existing two-family residence and change occupancy to a three-family residence. Six off-street parking spaces to be shared by both buildings — five on 46 Marmion and 1 on 44 Marmion); 21 Rocky Nook Terrace (erect a new single-family house on a newly subdivided lot, per plans); and the return of  32 Rockview Street (add 3500 square foot addition to existing three-family residence, creating a four-family residence).  

Education Ad Hoc Committee: Tuesday, June 18 at 7:00 pm at Curtis Hall, 20 South Street. On the Agenda will be a discussion with representatives from Boston Public Schools on enhancing the partnership between BPS and JPNC in the upcoming school year.

Housing & Development Committee: Tuesday, June 18 at 7:00 pm, at Bowditch School building, 82 Green Street (enter at sidewalk level to left of Main stairs). On the agenda will be: 1). An update on the Shattuck Campus Planning Process; 2). Continued discussion of the City’s Inclusionary Development Policy (IDP) and current efforts to update the IDP.

Zoning Committee:  Wednesday, June 19 at 7:00 pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street. On the agenda will be: The agenda for that meeting will include 121 Brookside Avenue (consolidate parcels for combined 8,679 square foot parcel; construct a four-story mixed-use 23 unit building with 2 artist live-work spaces and 21 residential condominiums).  

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council:  Tuesday June 25 at 7:00 pm, at Farnsworth House90 South Street.  On the agenda will be: 1). A discussion on the Bylaws of the JPNC; 2). Efforts to improve outreach efforts; 3) Updates and recommendations of committees.

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, May 28, 2019, 7:00 p.m. Farnsworth House, 90 South Street

Agenda

1. Introductions of members.

2. Review/approve minutes of the 4/23/19 Council Minutes.

3. Announcements.

  • 3.1 First announcement of vacancy on the Council in Area C (Woodbourne, Jamaica Hill, Moss Hill, Pondside)

4. Presentation by Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George.

5. Committee reports/recommendations:

  • 5.1. Public Service Committee:  A VOTE to support the petition of Blue Nile, Inc., d/b/a “Blue Nile Restaurant”, at 389 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain for a change in its seven-day common victualler malt and wine license to seven-day common victualler wine, malt beverages and liqueurs. 
  • 5.2. Housing & Development Committee: 1).  A VOTE to approve a letter to Tim Davis, BPDA re: JPNC supports the request of the IDP Coalition for the BPDA to hold a meeting in Jamaica Plain to discuss the City’s Inclusionary Development Policy Update; JPNC offers to help host such a meeting.  2). A VOTE to approve and collect community support for our annual letter to MA Dept. of Transportation re: Arborway Yard to include funding for a permanent bus facility in DOT’s Capital Improvement Plan, support the continued and future use of Arborway Yard as a bus facility, transfer 8 acres of land for community use, address current blight at the Yard & provide an MBTA contact person who can handle neighbors’ complaints/questions re noise/light/fumes, etc., and involve the community in further discussion about development of the site.
  • 5.3. Zoning Committee:  1).  A VOTE to approve the petition of 67 Forest Hills Street to construct a new three-family house per plans; 2).  A VOTE to deny the petition of 197-201 Green Street to consolidate parcels to create one new lot, raze existing structure, and erect a four-story mixed use building with twenty-three (23) residential units, one retail space, and six (6) off-street parking spaces;3).  A VOTE to deny the petition of 11 Minton Street to renovate building and add a third-floor addition, including dormers and pitched roof, and install sprinkler system; 4). A VOTE to approve the petition of 17 Chestnut Avenue to change occupancy from commercial to three-family residential building, renovate building to add a story, and install sprinkler system.; 3). A VOTE to approve the petition of 137 Carolina Avenue and 71 Call Street, 73-73A Call Street, and 77-79 Call Street to allow 417 square feet of land to be conveyed from 137 Carolina to abutting project on Call Street, design changes to new construction of four attached three-story, two-family dwellings with eight residential units in all, create six (6) off-street parking spaces; 4). A VOTE to approve the petition of 79-81 Spring Park Avenue to install skylights and finish attic space for home art studio space.  
  • 5.4. Environment, Parks, and Energy Committee: Accepting nominations for a new Chair.
  • 5.5 Education Ad Hoc Committee:  Updates on mobile enrollment centers and efforts to recruit new members.

6. New business.

  • 6.1 June Meeting to include Updates on Bylaws and outreach efforts.

7. Adjournment.

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings

May 2019 (updated 5/3/19)

Zoning Committee:  Wednesday, May 1 at 7:00 pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street On the agenda will be: 1).  67 Forest Hills Street (construct a new three-family house per plans.); 2).  21 Rocky Nook Terrace (erect a new single-family house on a newly subdivided lot, per plans); 3). 32 Rockview Street (add 3500 square foot addition to existing three-family residence, creating a four-family residence); 4). 197-201 Green Street (consolidate parcels to create one new lot.  Raze existing structure and erect a four-story mixed use building with twenty-three (23) residential units, one retail space, and six (6) off-street parking spaces).

Public Service Committee: Tuesday, May 7 at 7:00 pm at Curtis Hall, 20 South Street.  On the agenda will be: 1). A petition of Blue Nile Restaurant at 389 Centre Street for a change in their 7-day Common Victualler (Restaurant) Beer & Wine License to serve Beer, Wine and Liqueurs. 2). A continued discussion on bicycle safety, including protected bicycle lanes.

Zoning Committee: Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00 pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street. On the agenda will be:  1). 11 Minton Street (renovate building and add a third-floor addition, including dormers and pitched roof, and installing sprinkler system); 2). 17 Chestnut Avenue (change occupancy from commercial to three-family residential building.  Renovate building to add a story.  Building to be sprinklered.); 3). 137 Carolina Avenue and 71 Call Street, 73-73A Call Street, and 77-79 Call Street (417 square feet of land to be conveyed from 137 Carolina to abutting project on Call Street.  Design changes to new construction of four attached three-story, two-family dwellings; eight residential units in all.  Create six (6) off-street parking spaces); 4). 79-81 Spring Park Avenue (install skylights and finish attic space for home art studio space).  

Education Ad Hoc Committee: Tuesday, May 21 at 7:00 pm at Curtis Hall, 20 South Street. Agenda TBA

Housing & Development Committee: Tuesday, May 21 at 7:00 pm, at Bowditch School building, 82 Green Street (enter at sidewalk level to left of Main stairs). Agenda TBA

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council:  Tuesday, May 28 at 7:00 pm, at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.  On the agenda will be updates and recommendations of committees.