Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

The JPNC continues to conduct virtual meetings, which are open to the public.  To access the meeting from a computer, use the link:
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Meeting ID: 859 6723 9298 and Passcode: 653190
 
Or by telephone, call 312-626-6799 and follow the prompts to enter the Meeting ID: 859 6723 9298 and Passcode: 653190#


Agenda
 

1.  Introduction of members.

2.  Review/approve minutes from the 11/24/20 and 12/22/20 JPNC meetings.

3.  Announcements.

  • 3.1.  First Announcement of a vacancy on the Council in Area A;           
  • 3.2.  First Announcement of a vacancy on the Council in Area C;
  • 3.3.  3rd Announcement of a vacancy on the council in Area B.

4.  An update from Tomas Gonzalez of CORE Empowerment on their plans to open an adult-use cannabis retail business at 401 Centre Street.

5.  Committee reports/recommendations:

  • 5.1.  Zoning Committee: Report on the recommendations of the committee to: 1). VOTE to approve the proposal at 1785 Columbus Avenue, where Boston Healthcare for the Homeless seeks to change occupancy to include a 2600 square foot family practice clinic on the second floor; 2). VOTE to approve the proposal at 97-99 Williams Street for a new 6-unit residential construction on vacant lot (99 Williams Street) combined with portion of neighboring lot; (97 Williams Street) with the proviso that the design be modified as to first-floor unit on right side building to create covered front porch.
  • 5.2.  Housing & Development Committee: Report from the committee on their discussions of:  1). Net Zero Carbon Construction; 2). Affordable housing financing.
  • 5.3.  Public Service Committee:  Report from the committee on their discussions of:  1). An education campaign on new striping on JP streets; 2). How to reform the police.
  • 5.4.  Outreach/Election Committee: Report on planning for the next Election on 4/24/21 with Nomination Packets to be released 2/26/21. 

6.  New Business        

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings, January 2021

The JPNC continues to conduct virtual meetings, which are open to the public and accessible either from a computer or telephone.  We want to ensure that our neighbors have an opportunity to respond to all upcoming issues and will accept comments by email up until the JPNC Meeting on January 26, 2021.  Our email address is info.jpnc@gmail.com

Public Service Committee:  Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 7:00 pm.  On the agenda will be the start of an education campaign/brochure on new striping on JP streets, as well as continued discussion on how to reform the police.

To access the meeting from a computer, use the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83222676628?pwd=NlpnclNtcVUxdDl6NlZEaFRoaUxZQT09

Meeting ID: 832 2267 6628, Passcode: 700220

Or by telephone, call 929-205-6099 US and follow the prompts to enter the Meeting ID: 832 2267 6628 and Passcode: 700220

Housing & Development Committee: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 7:00 pm.  The agenda and links will be announced.

Zoning Committee:  Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm.  The agenda will include: 1). 1785 Columbus Avenue, Boston Healthcare for the Homeless seeks to change occupancy to include a 2600 square foot family practice clinic on second floor; 2). 97-99 Williams Street, a new 6-unit residential construction on vacant lot (99 Williams Street) combined with portion of neighboring lot (97 Williams Street).

To access the meeting from a computer, use the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88915559877?pwd=U1NFVC9hdEJDYWYrTUpWZWtxN3J6UT09

PLAN: JP/ROX Update: Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 6:00 pm.   The JPNC has invited the BPDA to return to the community to share information on how development projects have contributed to meeting the goals of PLAN: JP/ROX since the adoption of the Plan. The BPDA staff will also be collecting feedback from the community on the implementation of the plan.

To access the meeting from a computer, use the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84313228612?pwd=YlNKSGZzUnc2d1lqbE5pdmtNS2RUUT09

Meeting ID: 84313228612; Passcode: 697477

Or by telephone, call 929-205-6099 and follow the prompts to enter the Meeting ID: 843 1322 8612 and Passcode: 697477

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council:  Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm.  The agenda will include: 1). First Announcement of a vacancy on the Council in Area A; First Announcement of a vacancy on the Council in Area C; 3rd Announcement of a vacancy on the council in Area B; 2). Updates and recommendations from the Committees.

To access the meeting from a computer, use the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85967239298?pwd=YUg5WXArQ2tiT09vUUlVaE95SVdWZz09

Meeting ID: 859 6723 9298 and Passcode: 653190

Or by telephone, call:

312-626-6799 and follow the prompts to enter the Meeting ID: 859 6723 9298 and Passcode: 653190#

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council continues to conduct virtual meetings.  To access the meeting from a computer, please use the link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85967239298?pwd=YUg5WXArQ2tiT09vUUlVaE95SVdWZz09

Or by telephone, please call 929-205-6099 and follow the prompts to enter the Meeting ID: 859 6723 9298 and Passcode: 653190#

Agenda

1. Introduction of members.

2. Review/approve minutes from the Nov. 24, 2020 JPNC meeting.

3. Announcements.

  • Second announcement of a vacancy on the Council in Area B.

4. A presentation by KG Collective, LLC on their proposal to open an adult-use cannabis retail business at 1589 Columbus Avenue.

5. “Good Cause Shown” Removal

6. Committee reports/recommendations:

  • 6.1      Housing & Development Committee: Updates and recommendation from the committee on:  1). Net Zero Carbon Construction; 2).  VOTE on a letter of support for the change of affordability on Carolina-Call project; 3).  VOTE on a letter of support for an Article 80 Project at 3371 Washington Street that will be a 5-story building with 38 residential units for low- and extremely-low income seniors, plus 1 commercial/restaurant space.  
  • 6.2      Public Service Committee:  Update from the committee on streets needing repair, crosswalks and bike lanes needing painting, as well as continued discussion on how to reform the police.
  • 6.3. Zoning Committee:  Report on the recommendations of the committee for the proposals of:  1): 15 Nira Avenue, a gut renovation of an existing single-family residence; 2). 8 Robeson Street, a renovation to add a third unit to an existing two-family residence, add dormers and extend living space into basement; building to be sprinklered at all levels; 3). 97 and 99 Williams Street to construct a new 6-unit residential building on vacant lot (99 Williams Street) combined with portion of neighboring lot; existing 3-family residence on subdivided neighboring lot (97 Williams Street) to be maintained; 4). 49A Walk Hill Street, to construct a three-unit dwelling with three off-street parking spaces per plans. 
  • 6.4. Outreach/Election Committee:  Report on planning for the next Election on 4/24/21 with Nomination Packets to be released 2/26/20.  Exploring ways to maintain everyone’s safety in light of pandemic.

7. New Business

8. Adjournment