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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.

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, 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, 10/22/19 Council Meetings.

3. Announcements.

4. A presentation by Sagie Tvizer from JPNDC on the 2020 Census.

5. Election for At-Large member to the Council.

6. Working and Ad Hoc Committee:

  • 6.1. Zoning Committee: Report and recommendations that Council Members:  1).  VOTE to approve the petition of 135 School Street to convert existing single-family residence to two-family residence, per plans; 2). VOTE to approve the TWO petitions of 48 St. John Street, (a) curb cut and off-street parking for two cars on Rockview Street side of property; (b) extend living space into basement per plans; 3). VOTE to approve the petition of 378-380 Centre Street (Brendan Behan) seeks to add outdoor patio with 23 seats and access to existing bar; no work to be done; 4).  VOTE to approve the petition of 71 and 71R May Street to change occupancy of rear building from garage to single-family residence and expand and renovate rear building per plans; 5). VOTE to approve the petition of 10Burr St. to build a detached one-car garage; 6). Update on the design review of 73 Sheridan Street, which is in a Neighborhood Design Overlay District.
  • 6.2. Public Service Committee:  Report and recommendation that Council members VOTE to support the petition of Jes Donuts, Inc., doing business as “Dunkin”, at 37 South Huntington Avenue in Jamaica Plain for a 7-Day Common Victualler License with the hours of 5:00am to 9:00pm, with Janel Silveira as manager.
  • 6.3. Housing & Development Committee: Report and recommendation that Council members vote to approve a comment letter to BPDA for 10 Stonley Road.
  • 6.4. Parks + Committee: Update for the Committee
  • 6.5. Education Committee: Update from the Committee.
  • 6.6. Outreach Committee: : Update from the Committee.

7. New business.

  • 7.1 701 Centre St
  • 7.2 Follow-up on Core Empowerment.
  • 7.2 Next election April 2020.

8. Adjournment.

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings, November 2019

Parks + Committee (NO MEETING SCHEDULED): In lieu of a meeting the Park + Committee will help with JP Shines, Saturday, Nov. 2 at 9:00 am at South Street Mall.

Public Service Committee: Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 7:00 pm at Curtis Hall, 20 South Street. The agenda will include: 1). A petition of JES Donuts, Inc., doing business as “Dunkin” at 37 South Huntington Avenue in Jamaica Plain for a 7-Day Common Victualler License with the hours of 5:00am to 9:00pm, with Janet Silveira as manager; 2). A request of Creative Restaurant Concepts, Inc., doing business as “Whisky Saigon” at 110-116 Boylston Street in Boston for a transfer of their 7-Day Common Victualler (Restaurant) all Alcohol License to Cill Dara, Inc., doing business as “Eugene O’Neill’s” at 3700 Washington Street in Jamaica Plain, with a 1:00am closing, with Melissa Hunt as manager, and also for an entertainment license for four TVs, trivia, karaoke, and up to three live performers.

Zoning Committee:  Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7:00 pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.  The agenda will include: 1). 71 and 71R May Street to change occupancy of rear building from garage to single-family residence and expand and renovate rear building per plans; 2). 135 School Street to convert existing single-family residence to two-family residence, per plans; 3). 48 St. John Street, which includes two applications: (a) curb cut and off-street parking for two cars on Rockview Street side of property; (b) extend living space into basement per plans; 4). 378-380 Centre Street (Brendan Behan) seeks to add outdoor patio with 23 seats and access to existing bar; no work to be done.  

Education Committee (PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME AND LOCATION):  Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm at JP Licks: TBA

Housing & Development Committee: Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 6:30 pm at the Bowditch School, 82 Green Street (PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION): On the agenda will be:  1). An update from the development team (JPNDC, Urban Edge, TCB) on Mildred C. Hailey redevelopment project;  2). An Article 80 project at 35 Brookley Rd. for a 4-story building, 46 rental units including 3 artist live-work, 10 affordable units, and 21 parking spaces.  

Zoning Committee:  Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 7:00 pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.  The agenda will include: 1).  10R Burr Street to build a detached one-car garage. 2).  A design review only of an “as of right” project at 73 Sheridan Street to construct three townhouses with eight residential units, which is located in the Hyde Square Neighborhood Design Overlay District (NDOD). 

Executive Committee:  Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7:00 pm – CANCELLED

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council:  Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 7:00 pm, at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.  On the agenda will be: 1).  Third Announcement of At-Large Vacancy; 4). Updates and recommendations of committees.