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Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

Farnsworth House, 90 South Street

Agenda

1. Introductions of members.

2. Review/approve minutes of the 7/23/19, 9/24/19, 10/22/19 Council Meetings.

3. Announcements.

4. A presentation by Sagie Tvizer from JPNDC on the 2020 Census.

5. Election for At-Large member to the Council.

6. Working and Ad Hoc Committee:

  • 6.1. Zoning Committee: Report and recommendations that Council Members:  1).  VOTE to approve the petition of 135 School Street to convert existing single-family residence to two-family residence, per plans; 2). VOTE to approve the TWO petitions of 48 St. John Street, (a) curb cut and off-street parking for two cars on Rockview Street side of property; (b) extend living space into basement per plans; 3). VOTE to approve the petition of 378-380 Centre Street (Brendan Behan) seeks to add outdoor patio with 23 seats and access to existing bar; no work to be done; 4).  VOTE to approve the petition of 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; 5). VOTE to approve the petition of 10Burr St. to build a detached one-car garage; 6). Update on the design review of 73 Sheridan Street, which is in a Neighborhood Design Overlay District.
  • 6.2. Public Service Committee:  Report and recommendation that Council members VOTE to support the 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 Janel Silveira as manager.
  • 6.3. Housing & Development Committee: Report and recommendation that Council members vote to approve a comment letter to BPDA for 10 Stonley Road.
  • 6.4. Parks + Committee: Update for the Committee
  • 6.5. Education Committee: Update from the Committee.
  • 6.6. Outreach Committee: : Update from the Committee.

7. New business.

  • 7.1 701 Centre St
  • 7.2 Follow-up on Core Empowerment.
  • 7.2 Next election April 2020.

8. Adjournment.

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 the Bowditch School, 82 Green Street (PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION): On the agenda will be:  1). An update from the development team (JPNDC, Urban Edge, TCB) on Mildred C. Hailey redevelopment project;  2). 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 will include: 1).  10R Burr Street to build a detached one-car garage. 2).  A design review only of an “as of right” project at 73 Sheridan Street to construct three townhouses with eight residential units, which is located in the Hyde Square Neighborhood Design Overlay District (NDOD). 

Executive Committee:  Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7:00 pm – CANCELLED

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council:  Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 7:00 pm, at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.  On the agenda will be: 1).  Third 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.