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Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings

July 2019 (Updated 7/24/19)

 
Public Service Committee: Tuesday, July 2 at 7:00 pm at Curtis Hall, 20 South Street. On the agenda will be: 1). The petition of Eugene O’Neill’s at 3700 Washington Street for a 7-day Common Victualler All-Alcohol Beverage License with a 1:00 am closing hour, with Melissa Hunt as manager, and an Entertainment License for four TVs, trivia, karaoke, and up to three live performers; 2). The petition of J-Pizle Kitchen at 536 Centre Street for a 7-day Common Victualler Beer & Wine License with an 11:00 pm closing hour, with Cindy Villada as manager, and an Entertainment License for three TVs and up to three live performers.

Zoning Committee:  Wednesday, July 10 at 7:00 pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street. The agenda will be: 41 Pershing Road, a request to renovate attic space and convert to additional living space; construct roof dormer and new stairs to attic; new space to include master bedroom, closet, and bathroom.  Also on the agenda will a vote to fill the vacancy. 

Education Ad Hoc Committee: Tuesday, July 16 at 7:00 pm at Curtis Hall, 20 South Street. The agenda will be:  TBA

Housing & Development Committee: Tuesday, July 16 at 7:00 pm at Bowditch School building, 82 Green Street (enter at sidewalk level to left of Main stairs). On the agenda will be a continued discussion of the City’s Inclusionary Development Policy (IDP) and current efforts to update the IDP; the purpose of the IDP is to create and preserve affordable housing.

Parks + Ad Hoc Committee:  Wednesday, July 19 at 6:00 pm at JP Licks. The agenda will be:   A discussion on a JP Park Audit.

Zoning Committee:  Wednesday, July 24 at 7:00 pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street. The agenda will be:  1). The petition of 4 Hagar Street to extend Unit 3 living space into deeded attic space via new rear stair; light/vent through existing windows into two floors; modify sprinkler system to include new attic space; 2). The petition of 15 Bancroft Street to change occupancy from three-family to four-family dwelling; add fourth story and rear addition to building with new decks and egress stairs; add two parking spaces in basement; building to be fully sprinklered.

Executive Committee:  Thursday, July 18 at 7:00 pm at JP Licks. The agenda will be:  TBA

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council:  Tuesday, July 23 at 7:00 pm, at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.  On the agenda will be updates and recommendations of committees.

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, June 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street

Agenda (rev. 6/25/19)

1. Introductions of members.

2. Review/approve minutes of the 5/28/19 Council Minutes.

3. Announcements.

  • 3.1. Second announcement of vacancy on the Council in Area C (Woodbourne, Jamaica Hill, Moss Hill, Pondside).

4. Old Business

  • 4.1 Vote on Just Cause removal of Bruce Marks from the Council for failure to attend at least 7 of the last 12 Council meetings.
  • 4.2 Presentation by Outreach Committee.
  • 4.3 Presentation by Bylaws Committee.

5. Working Committee reports/recommendations:

  • 5.1. Zoning Committee: 1). A request by 32 Rockview Street to add a 3500 square foot addition to existing three-family residence creating a four-family residence.  2).  A request by 44 and 46 Marmion Street to construct a new three-family residence with roof deck on vacant land at 46 Marmion Street and add a third story to existing two-family residence and change occupancy to a three-family residence at 44 Marmion Street. There will be six off street parking spaces to be shared by both buildings with 5 on 46 Marmion Street and 1 on 44 Marmion Street. 3). A request by 121 Brookside Avenue to consolidate parcels for combined 8,679 square foot parcel and construct a four-story mixed-use 23 unit building with 2 artist live-work spaces and 21 residential condominiums.  4).  A request by 32 Perkins Street to renovate existing three-family dwelling and expand into basement to create an 11-room lodging house with renovated kitchens and bathrooms. 5). A request by 32R Perkins Street to demolish existing carriage house and construct a new 6-room lodging house. One of two dwellings on same lot. 6). A request by 9 Rockwood Street to remove/repair walls on rear single-story room, install new roofing over room and over patio; build roof over rear patio, interior renovations.
  • 5.2. Public Service Committee: A VOTE to accept Omer Hecht as a community member of the Public Service Committee.
  • 5.3. Housing & Development Committee: 1).  A VOTE to join the IDP Coalition to request change Inclusionary Development Policy Update to include: 2). An update on the Shattuck Redevelopment process.
  • 5.4. Environment, Parks, and Energy Committee:  Accepting nominations for a new Chair
  • 5.5. Education Ad Hoc Committee:  Update on partnering with Boston Public Schools for the upcoming school year.

6. New business.

7. Adjournment.

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings

June 2019 (Updated 6/14/19)

Public Service Committee: Tuesday, June 4 at 7:00 pm at Curtis Hall, 20 South Street.  On the agenda will be:  TBA

Zoning Committee:  Wednesday, June 5 at 7:00 pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.  On the agenda will be: 62-64 Boynton Street (raze existing garage and construct a new three-story building with two residential units and 4 off-street parking spaces); 44 and 46 Marmion Street (46 Marmion: construct a new three-family residence with roof deck on vacant land.  44 Marmion: add third story to existing two-family residence and change occupancy to a three-family residence. Six off-street parking spaces to be shared by both buildings — five on 46 Marmion and 1 on 44 Marmion); 21 Rocky Nook Terrace (erect a new single-family house on a newly subdivided lot, per plans); and the return of  32 Rockview Street (add 3500 square foot addition to existing three-family residence, creating a four-family residence).  

Education Ad Hoc Committee: Tuesday, June 18 at 7:00 pm at Curtis Hall, 20 South Street. On the Agenda will be a discussion with representatives from Boston Public Schools on enhancing the partnership between BPS and JPNC in the upcoming school year.

Housing & Development Committee: Tuesday, June 18 at 7:00 pm, at Bowditch School building, 82 Green Street (enter at sidewalk level to left of Main stairs). On the agenda will be: 1). An update on the Shattuck Campus Planning Process; 2). Continued discussion of the City’s Inclusionary Development Policy (IDP) and current efforts to update the IDP.

Zoning Committee:  Wednesday, June 19 at 7:00 pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street. On the agenda will be: The agenda for that meeting will include 121 Brookside Avenue (consolidate parcels for combined 8,679 square foot parcel; construct a four-story mixed-use 23 unit building with 2 artist live-work spaces and 21 residential condominiums).  

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council:  Tuesday June 25 at 7:00 pm, at Farnsworth House90 South Street.  On the agenda will be: 1). A discussion on the Bylaws of the JPNC; 2). Efforts to improve outreach efforts; 3) Updates and recommendations of committees.