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Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings, March 2019

Public Service Committee: Tuesday, March 5 at 7:00 pm at Curtis Hall, 20 South Street.  On the agenda will be:  1). A continued discussion on bicycle safety; 2).  The creation of a list of crosswalks and bike lanes needing painting and streets needing repair in Jamaica Plain.

Zoning Committee:  Wednesday, March 6 at 7:00 pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.  On the agenda will be 3231 Washington Street, a change in occupancy from a two-family to four-family and renovations of existing triple-decker including kitchen, baths, building systems; existing siding to be painted or replaced and sprinkler system to be installed) and a presentation by Committee-member Max Glikman of his analysis of City Realty investment practices in JP.  The City Realty presentation will include an opportunity for discussion and Q&A. 

Education Ad Hoc Committee: Tuesday, March 19 at 7:00 pm at Curtis Hall, 20 South Street. On the agenda will be: TBA

Housing & Development Committee: Tuesday, March 19 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 informational presentation by The Community Builders and Pine St. Inn on their plans for 3368 Washington; 2).  A discussion on the redevelopment of the Shattuck Hospital site.

Zoning Committee:  Wednesday, March 20 at 7:00 pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street. On the agenda will be: 12 Rock Hill Road (construct new building with fifteen residential units and 26 off-street parking spaces); the return of 79 Jamaica Street (construct new two-family dwelling); 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); and the return of 16R Robeson Street (construct a new single-family house with roof deck above two-car garage on existing 5730 square foot vacant lot. Two off-street parking spaces to be accessed through 16 Robeson Street driveway).  

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council:  Tuesday, March 26 at 7:00 pm, at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.  On the agenda will be: 1). A conversation with Councilor Matt O’Malley; 2). Updates and recommendations of committees.

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

Farnsworth House, 90 South Street

Agenda

1. Introductions of members.

2. Review/approve minutes of the 1/22/19 Council Minutes.

3. Presentation by Representative Nika Elugardo.

4. Announcements:

  • 4.1. 3rd announcement of Council vacancy in Area A.
  • 4.2 Request for a new Chair of Environment, Parks, and Energy Committee.

5. A request to include money in the City budget to complete the design work of streetscape improvements on Centre and South Streets.

6. Committee reports/recommendations:

  • 6.1. Zoning Committee: Report and recommendation that the Council members: 1). VOTE to change the occupancy of 21-23 Wyman Street from a three family dwelling to a lodging house with thirteen (13) bedrooms with proviso: this applicant only; 2). VOTE to confirm occupancy of 74 Westchester Road as a single family, construct second-floor addition with new front porch with roof and a rear balcony off of master bedroom, extend living space into basement with new garage space; 3).  VOTE to approve the addition of a 6-foot dormer to current third-floor staircase at 12-12A Wyvern Street with assurance from applicant to make best efforts to contact abutter on dormer side; 4). VOTE to approve to change occupancy of 319-329 Centre Street to include massage therapy use with provisos: this applicant only; 5). VOTE to approve change of use from two-family to three-family residence at 26-28 Chilcott Place, construct vertical and rear additions and renovate existing structure, add four (4) off-street parking spaces.
  • 6.2.  Public Service Committee: Report on:  1). A petition of Ethiopian Café at 377 Centre Street for a 7-Day Common Victualler Beer and Wine License with an 11:00 pm closing, with Firehiwot Zeleke as manager. 2). A conversation on bicycle safety.
  • 6.3. Housing & Development Committee: Report and recommendation that the Council members:  1).  VOTE on a comment letter regarding the proposed new development at 121 Brookside Ave, which encompasses a 4-story building with 21 residential units and 2 artist live/work spaces.  2). A discussion on environmental benefits in new construction, such as carbon neutral, net-zero, and renewable energy.
  • 6.4. Education Ad Hoc Committee: Report TBA

7. New business.

8. Adjournment.

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings, February 2019

Public Service Committee: Tuesday, February 5 at 7:00 pm at Curtis Hall, 20 South Street.  On the agenda will be: 1). A petition of Ethiopian Café at 377 Centre Street for a 7-Day Common Victualler Beer and Wine License with an 11:00 pm closing, with Firehiwot Zeleke as manager. 2). A conversation on bicycle safety.

Zoning Committee:  Wednesday, February 6 at 7:00 pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.  On the agenda will be:  1). 74 Westchester Road (confirm occupancy as single-family, construct second-floor addition with new front porch with roof and a rear balcony off of master bedroom; extend living space into basement with new garage space.  Full interior renovation). 2). 21-23 Wyman Street (change occupancy from a three-family dwelling to a lodging house with thirteen, 13, bedrooms).

Education Ad Hoc Committee: Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 pm at Curtis Hall, 20 South Street. Agenda TBA

Housing & Development Committee: Tuesday, February 19 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 a presentation on the proposed development at 121 Brookside.

Zoning Committee:  Wednesday, February 20 at 7:00 pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.  Agenda TBA

Environment, Parks & Energy Committee:  On Hiatus

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council:  Tuesday, February 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm, at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.  On the agenda will be: 1). A conversation with Representative Nika Elugardo; 2). Updates and recommendations of committees.