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Neighborhood Council to Meet Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street

 Agenda

1. Introductions.

2.Review/approve minutes of the May 24, 2016, Council meeting.

3. City Councilor Matt O’Malley discusses City Hall matters in recent months and what he foresees for the rest of 2016; followed by Q and A.

4. Announcements:

            4.1  Council vacancies (Area A: 2; Area B: 1; Area C: 3; At-Large: )  and interviews; and,

           4.2   Other announcements.

       5.  Committee reports/recommendations:

5.1    Executive Committee: recommends amending the JPNC by-laws

by striking out the sentence in Article 7 that states:

Chairs shall report to the Council … and submit names, addresses, occupations, and contact information of committee members to the Council for approval annually at the October meeting of the Council, or within thirty (30) days of the appointment of a new committee Chair or any new member.

       and by inserting in place thereof the following:

Chairs shall report to the Council … and submit names, addresses, occupations, and contact information of committee members to the Council for approval by the second Council meeting following the biennial election of Council members and annually thereafter, and within thirty (30) days of the appointment of a new committee Chair or any new member.

5.2    Zoning Committee;

5.3    Housing & Development Committee;

5.4    Public Service Committee; and,

5.6    Environment, Parks & Energy Committee.

             6. New business:

6.1.   Presentation by the Boston Climate Action Network on gas leak legislation; and,

6.2   Other new business.

            7.  Adjournment.

 

 

 

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Special Community Meeting and Discussion on the BRA JP/Rox Draft Plan for the Forest Hills-Egleston Square-Jackson Square area, on June 22, 2016, at 7:00 pm, sponsored by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council

WHAT?     The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, through its Housing & Development Committee and its Zoning Committee, invite you to participate in a community discussion of what’s good and  what’s not so good about the BRA’s JP/Rox draft plan.   This is a BRA plan for the Forest Hills-Egleston Square-Jackson Square area, including Washington Street, Columbus Avenue, Green Street and Amory Street.   New zoning for this area will be created from the final version of this BRA plan, which will include significant changes in use, density, and height allowances.

WHEN?  Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at 7:00 pm

WHERE? Farnsworth House, 90 South Street

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 Regular June 2016 Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings

 Zoning Committee: Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at 7:00 pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street. Agenda includes: (1) 8 Nira Avenue (create six-family dwelling by renovating existing three-family dwelling and adding three-story addition to include three additional residential units); (2) 33 and 35-37 Haverford Street (combine existing 3,606 square foot lot with 3,873 square foot lot; raze existing two-family dwelling and construct a new three-story three-family dwelling and a new three-story five-family dwelling on combined lot. Two dwellings to share common driveway); (3) 65 Rockwood Street (change of occupancy from church with daycare to community center with daycare, to clarify existing occupancy; renovate community center and construct 50 foot x 8 foot addition on first floor, per plans); and, (4) 39 Eliot Street (raze garage and construct additional residential unit as an addition to existing single-family residence. New second unit to be 2950 square feet with three bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. Note that the 39 Eliot Street project is “as of right,” requiring no variances, but as the site is within the Monument Square Design Overlay District, it is on the agenda for design review comments to the BRA. To review the plans, photos, etc. submitted to the committee re: 8 Nira Avenue, 33 and 35-37 Haverford Street and 65 Rockwood Street click here.  To review the plans submitted to the BRA for design review of 39 Eliot Street, use this link.

Public Service Committee: Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at 7:00 pm at the John F. Kennedy School, 7 Bolster Street. Agenda includes: (1) A petition of The Blue Nile Restaurant for a new Seven-Day Common Victualler (Restaurant) Beer & Wine License at 389 Centre Street with Yosef Haile as manager; and, (2) A petition of The Haven at 2 Perkins Street for a Seven-Day Common Victualler (Restaurant) All-Alcohol License with a 1:00 am closing hour, with Jason Waddleton as manager.

 Environment, Parks & Energy Committee: Date, time, location and agenda: TBA.

Zoning Committee: Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at 7:00 pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street. Agenda includes 14-16 McBride Street (construct new six-unit residential building with garage parking). To review the plans, photos, etc. submitted to the committee for this project, click here.

 Housing & Development Committee: Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at 7:00 pm at the Bowditch School building on Green Street (enter at sidewalk level to the left of the main stairs). Agenda includes presentation by City Realty of proposed project at 3193 Washington Street and planning for future committee meetings.

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council

Tuesday, June 28 2016, at 7:00 pm, at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street. Agenda: TBA.

Zoning Committee: Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street. Agenda: TBA.

 

 

 

 

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June 2016 Regular Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings

 Zoning Committee: Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at 7:00 pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street. Agenda includes: (1) 8 Nira Avenue (create six-family dwelling by renovating existing three-family dwelling and adding three-story addition to include three additional residential units); (2) 33 and 35-37 Haverford Street (combine existing 3,606 square foot lot with 3,873 square foot lot; raze existing two-family dwelling and construct a new three-story three-family dwelling and a new three-story five-family dwelling on combined lot. Two dwellings to share common driveway); (3) 65 Rockwood Street (change of occupancy from church with daycare to community center with daycare, to clarify existing occupancy; renovate community center and construct 50 foot x 8 foot addition on first floor, per plans); and, (4) 39 Eliot Street (raze garage and construct additional residential unit as an addition to existing single-family residence. New second unit to be 2950 square feet with three bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. Note that the 39 Eliot Street project is “as of right,” requiring no variances, but as the site is within the Monument Square Design Overlay District, it is on the agenda for design review comments to the BRA. To review the plans, photos, etc. submitted to the committee re: 8 Nira Avenue, 33 and 35-37 Haverford Street and 65 Rockwood Street click here.  To review the plans submitted to the BRA for design review of 39 Eliot Street, use this link.

Public Service Committee: Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at 7:00 pm at the John F. Kennedy School, 7 Bolster Street. Agenda includes: (1) A petition of The Blue Nile Restaurant for a new Seven-Day Common Victualler (Restaurant) Beer & Wine License at 389 Centre Street with Yosef Haile as manager; and, (2) A petition of The Haven at 2 Perkins Street for a Seven-Day Common Victualler (Restaurant) All-Alcohol License with a 1:00 am closing hour, with Jason Waddleton as manager.

 Environment, Parks & Energy Committee: Date, time, location and agenda: TBA.

Zoning Committee: Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at 7:00 pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street. Agenda includes 14-16 McBride Street (construct new six-unit residential building with garage parking). To review the plans, photos, etc. submitted to the committee for this project, click here.

 Housing & Development Committee: Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at 7:00 pm at the Bowditch School building on Green Street (enter at sidewalk level to the left of the main stairs). Agenda includes planning for future committee meetings.

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council

Tuesday, June 28 2016, at 7:00 pm, at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street. Agenda: TBA.

Zoning Committee: Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street. Agenda: TBA.