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Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council

Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Farnsworth House, 90 South Street

Agenda

  1. Introductions of members.
  2. Review/approve minutes of the June 26, 2018, Council meeting.
  3. Announcements.
  4. Improvement of website/updating Council presence in media – Member’s Bio
  5. Brainstorming topics of interest.
  6. Committee reports/recommendations:
    1. Public Service Committee; report and recommendations that Council members VOTE to affirm: the request of Blue Nile, Inc., doing business as “Blue Nile Restaurant” at 389 Centre Street for a change in closing hour of its 7-Day Common Victualler Malt and Wine License to a 12:00midnight closing;  the request of Santias Bakery LLC, doing business as “Santia’s Bakery”, at 3381Washington Street for a 7-Day Common Victualler License, with take-out (with the usual proviso). with the hours of 7:00am to 10:00pm, with Sergio Espinoza, as manager; the request of 669 Centre, LLC, doing business as “Centre Street Café”, at 669A Centre Street for a change in ownership in its 7-Day Common Victualler Wines, Malt Beverages and Liqueurs License to add Robyn McGrath and Leila Asher as stockholders, and also to change its doing business as name to “Little Dipper” (at the same location); the request of 711 Centre,  LLC, doing business as “Casa Verde”, at 711 Centre Street for a change in ownership in its 7-Day Common Victualler All Alcoholic Beverages License to add Justin Iantosca as stockholder. Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 7 at The Brewery. 31 Germania Street. The agenda will include a request of Boston Beer Company for an entertainment license.
    2. Zoning Committee: report and recommendations that Council members VOTE to affirm:  The removal of the proviso “take-out use granted to this petitioner only” at 300-300C Centre Street to reflect change of ownership from Lidan Pan to Golden Rice Bowl, Inc. ; the construction a two-story kitchen addition to rear of existing single-family home; expand living space into basement at 93 Westchester Road: the change of 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 at 21-23 Wyman Street.  Next Meeting Wednesday,July 25th at Farnsworth House.  The agenda will include:  1).  125 and 125A Amory Street,  101 Amory Street, 127 Amory Street;2).  368 Centre Street  4).  22-24 Adelaide Street 
    3. Housing & Development Committee: Report on: DCAMM process to build supportive housing at Shattuck Hospital; Nesterly, an intergenerational housing app.  Next Meeting:  9/18/18
    4. Environment, Parks & Energy Committee: report on Fix-it Clinic July 21, 2018; mini-Fixit Clinic on 8/6 at Mildred C. Hailey complex on National Night Out; and discussion/planning for educational event(s) in Boston Public Schools for implementation of Boston’s plastic bag ban later this year.
  1. New business:
  2. Adjournment.

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

Agenda

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.