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Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings

January 2020 – Updated 1/6/20

Public Service Committee: Tuesday, January 7 at 7:00 pm at Curtis Hall 20 South Street.   On the agenda will be:  1).  A request of Jamaica Mi Hungry LLC, doing business as “Jamaica Mi Hungry” at 225 Centre Street in Roxbury for a 7-Day Common Victualler Beer & Wine License, and an entertainment license for three (3) TVs, with Ernie Campbell as manager; 2).  A presentation on Soofa Signs, electronic bulletin boards proposed for the business district;  3).  A brief presentation on the proposed Columbus Avenue bus lane that will run from Walnut Avenue to Jackson Square.

Zoning Committee:  Wednesday, January 8 at 7:00 pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.  The agenda for that meeting will include:  1). 98 Forbes Street (confirm occupancy as a single-family residence and add a two-story (approximately 150 square foot) addition); 2).  91 Green Street (construct an addition on the rear of the existing house to create an additional dwelling unit and a garage); 3). 11 Halifax Street #2 (interior and exterior renovation of attic with installation of dormers and new exterior windows).  

Education Ad Hoc Committee: Wednesday, January 8 at 7:00 pm at JP Licks, 659 Centre St.   On the agenda will be the request of the committee to continue as a committee of the Neighborhood Council.

Outreach Committee:  Monday, January 13 at 6:00 pm at JP Licks, 659 Centre St.  

Environment, Parks & Energy Committee:  Monday, January 13 at 8:30 pm at JP Licks, 659 Centre St.  On the agenda will be a discussion on the vision plan for the Shattuck Campus Redevelopment at Franklin Park and discussing concerns and thoughts.

Housing & Development Committee: Tuesday, January 21 at 7:00 pm.  On the agenda will be:  TBA.

Zoning Committee:  Wednesday, January 22 at 7:00 pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.  On the agenda will be:  1).  35 Brookley Road/10 Stonley Road (demolish existing structure to erect a new 46 unit residential development); 2). 91 Green Street (construct an addition on the rear of the existing house to create an additional dwelling unit and a garage).  

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council:  Tuesday, January 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm, at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.  On the agenda will be updates and recommendations from the committees.


Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Tuesday, 12/17/19, 7:00 p.m.

Farnsworth House, 90 South Street

Agenda

1. Introductions of members.

2. Review/approve minutes of the 7/23/19, 9/24/19, 11/26/19 Council Meetings.

3. Announcements.

4. Working and Ad Hoc Committee:

  • 4.1. Education Committee: Update from the Committee on the discussion of the Superintendent’s Community Forum and plans for the coming year.
  • 4.2 Zoning Committee: Report and recommendations that Council Members:  1).  VOTE to approve the petition of Urban Edge to construct a new residential building with approximately 65 affordable units and 4000 square feet of retail ground-floor space at 1595-1599 Columbus Avenue; 2). Vote to approve the petition of 12 Rock Hill Road to combine three existing lots into one 10,138 square foot lot and erect a new, four-story building with fourteen (14) residential units and twenty-six (26) off-street parking spaces; 3).  VOTE to approve the petition of 62-64 Boynton Street to raze existing garage and construct a new three-story building with two residential units and 4 off-street parking spaces.
  • 4.2. Public Service Committee:  Report and recommendation that Council members VOTE to support the petition of City Feed and Supply, Inc., doing business as “City Feed and Supply” at 672 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain for a transfer of their Beer & Wine Package Store License to Equal Exchange, Inc., doing business as “City Feed and Supply” at the same location.
  • 4.3. Housing & Development Committee: Report and recommendation that Council members vote to approve a comment letter to BPDA for 3326 Washington Street, a proposal to construct a five (5)-story, approximately 40,450 gross square foot, green, transit-oriented, mixed-use, mixed-income building.
  • 4.4. Parks + Committee: Update from the Committee on the follow-up discussion of the Oct. 24 meeting and the Shattuck Campus Redesign.
  • 4.6. Outreach Committee: Next meeting 1/13/20.

5. New business.

  • 5.1 Follow-up on Core Empowerment.
  • 5.2 Next election April 2020.

6. Adjournment.

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings – December 2019

Public Service Committee: Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7:00 pm at Curtis Hall, 20 South Street.  On the agenda will be a request of City Feed and Supply, Inc., doing business as “City Feed and Supply” at 672 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain for a transfer of their Beer & Wine Package Store License to Equal Exchange, Inc., doing business as “City Feed and Supply” at the same location.

Zoning Committee:  Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7:00 pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.  The agenda will include: 1595-1599 Columbus Avenue (Urban Edge seeks to construct a new residential building with approximately 65 affordable units and 4000 square feet of retail ground-floor space); the return of 12 Rock Hill Road (combine three existing lots into one 10,138 square foot lot and erect a new, four-story building with fourteen (14) residential units and twenty-six (26) off-street parking spaces); and the return of 62-64 Boynton Street (raze existing garage and construct a new three-story building with two residential units and 4 off-street parking spaces). 

Outreach Committee: Monday, Dec. 9 at 6:30 at JP Licks, 659 Centre Street

Parks + Committee: Monday, Dec. 9 at 8:30 at JP Licks, 659 Centre Street.  On the agenda will be a follow up on the Oct. 24 meeting.

Education Committee:  Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm at JP Licks, 659 Centre Street. The agenda: will include a follow-up on the Superintendent’s community meeting.

Housing & Development Committee: (PLEASE NOTE DATE AND LOCATION) Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 6:30 pm at the Egleston YMCA, 3134 Washington Street. On the agenda will be an Article 80 project, 3326 Washington Street. The proposed project calls for the construction of a five (5)-story, mixed-income building with 47 rental units, including 11 affordable units, some units meeting Boston’s Compact Living Pilot program, and 0 parking

Zoning Committee:  Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 7:00 pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.  On the agenda will be 79 Moss Hill Road, (add second story to existing single-family residence on existing footprint) and 91 Green Street (construct an addition on the rear of the existing house to create an additional dwelling unit and a garage).  

Executive Committee:  Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7:00 pm at JP Licks, 659 Centre Street.

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (DUE TO HOLIDAY THE MEETING WILL BE HELD ON THE 3rd TUESDAY) Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 7:00 pm, at Farnsworth House90 South Street.  On the agenda will be reports and updates from the committees.