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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 Community Room at the Brookside Community Health Center, 3297 Washington Street.  On the agenda will be 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 TBA.

Executive Committee:  Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7:00 pm at JP Licks.

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

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street

Agenda

1. Introductions of members.

2. Review/approve minutes of the 7/23/19, 8/27/19, 9/24/19 Council Meetings.

3. Announcements:

  • 3.1. Second announcement of vacancies on the Council for At-Large member.

4. A presentation on “From Energy Security to Energy Shift,” a response to the Merrimack Valley natural gas disaster.

5. An update from Tomas Gonzalez of Core Empowerment.

6. Working and Ad Hoc Committee:

  • 6.1. Public Service Committee:  Report and recommendation that Council members VOTE to support the petition of Creative Restaurant Concepts, Inc., doing business as “Whisky Saigon,” at 110-116 Boylston Street in Boston for a transfer of their seven-day common victualler all alcohol license to Cill Dara, Inc., doing business as “Eugene O’Neill’s,” at 3700 Washington Street in Jamaica Plain with a 1:00 am closing hour, with Mellissa Hunt as manager, and also for an entertainment license for four TVs, trivia, karaoke, and up to three live performers.
  • 6.2. Housing & Development Committee: 1).  Report on the discussion of affordable housing, and IDP Campaign; 2). Recommendation to form a Committee to create guidelines for sustainable housing.
  • 6.3. Parks + Committee: Upcoming meeting Oct. 24 at 7:00 pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.  On the agenda will be JoAnn Robinson, a landscape historian, who will be speaking on the history of Franklin Park as well as ways to ideally integrate supportive housing with the park.
  • 6.4. Education Committee: Update from the Committee.
  • 6.5. Zoning Committee: Report and recommendations that Council Members:  1). VOTE to affirm the petition of 32 Jamaica Street; 2). VOTE to affirm the petition of 26 Jamaica Street; 3). VOTE to decline the petition of 9-11 and 13-15 Catherine Street.
  •  6.6. Outreach Committee:  First Meeting 11/11/19 at JP Licks at 6:00 pm

7. New business.

  • 7.1 Next election April 2020.

8. Adjournment.

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings

Oct. 2019 (Updated 10/12/19)

Public Service Committee: Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 7:00 pm at Curtis Hall, 20 South Street.

Zoning Committee:  Wednesday, Oct. 2 – CANCELLED

Education Committee: (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN TIME) Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Curtis Hall, 20 South Street. The agenda will be: TBA

Housing & Development Committee: (PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME AND LOCATION) Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 6:30 pm at Community Room at the Brookside Community Health Center, 3297 Washington Street.  The agenda will include:  1). A discussion on affordable housing, specifically JPNC Policy and Citywide IDP Campaign; 2). Sustainable housing – proposal for subcommittee.

Zoning Committee:  Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 7:00 pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.  The agenda will include: 1).  32 Jamaica Street (rebuild enclosed porch in location and within existing footprint of existing porch); 2). 26 Jamaica Street (confirm occupancy as a single-family residence and add bump-out additions on front and side, expand second floor above bump-outs, in connection with interior renovation and adding bathroom.); 3). 9-11 and 13-15 Catherine Street (construct two two-unit townhomes, each with a shared wall (four units in total).  Each townhome to consist of three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, first-floor garage parking sufficient for two cars, and a roof deck). 

Parks + Committee: (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN TIME AND LOCATION) Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7:00 pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.  On the agenda will be JoAnn Robinson, a landscape historian, who will be speaking on the history of Franklin Park as well as ways to ideally integrate supportive housing with the park.

Executive Committee:  Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7:00 pm at JP Licks.

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council:  Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 7:00 pm, at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.  On the agenda will be: 1).  Second Announcement of At-Large Vacancy; 2). A presentation on “From Energy Security to Energy Shift,” a response to the Merrimack Valley natural gas disaster; 3). An update from Tomas Gonzalez of Core Empowerment; 4). Updates and recommendations of committees.