October Meeting Minutes

Bylaw Proposal Links

Project Presentations

Minutes

  • Welcome & Announcements
  • Introduce new Gove Street President – Lorraine Curry
  • Office of Neighborhood Services Updates – Lina Tramelli
  • Neighborhood Updates – Nat Taylor (link)
    • Logan ESPR Consultation Session
    • ZBA Hearings 10/29 10:30 AM (58 Lubec Street, 69 Lubec Street, 48 Geneva Street)
    • Gino’s Auto Body Proposal “Reduced”
    • Mt. Carmel Demolition Delay Applications – Final step before construction begins
    • Loftel Update – Problem Property fines in place; City is pursuing more severe fines.
  • Revised GSCA By-Law Administration Proposal- Shawn Lu / Nat Taylor
    • Key Proposed Changes
      • Boundaries
      • Voting
      • Presentations
      • Restructured Sections
    • Timeline
      • October Meeting – 1st Presentation
      • November Meeting – 2nd Presentation & Vote
    • Discussion:
      • Thank you
      • What about AirBnB? Students? Short term residents?
      • Does 2 project attendance eligibility still apply
      • Abutter proxy voting?
  • 10 Geneva Street – A proposal to erect a 4 story multi-family dwelling (7 units) with parking at grade. 1st Presentation / No Vote – Attorney Richard Lynds
    • Proponent: Nick Yebba; all 2-bed 2-bath avg 900sqft; intended for home ownership
    • Site context: multi-family residential; current use: parking lot;
    • Plans: ground floor: 1 unit for ADA adaptability; parking; other floors: 2-units per floor; subject to change based on BPDA feedback
    • Zoning: Variances: FAR: 1.6 (1.0); Height: 4-story/37’ (3 story 35’); Open Space: 206 sqpu (300 sfpu); Parking: 7 (9); IPOD
    • Process: Long form Aug 2019; ZBA Appeal Sep 2019; Community outreach: TBD; ZBA Hearing: Jan 2020; BPDA Design Review: Winter 2020; Permit Issuance: Spring 2020; Construction begins: Spring 2020 (10-12 months to complete)
    • Comments
      • Prefer 3 stories to be consistent with existing buildings and there is a lack of parking. Response: It’s a short 4-story, but we feel this is the best design to be cost-effective and include parking; It’s consistent with the rear the units.
      • We appreciate the efforts on the height; this building would block views from 14 and 14A, which is 4-units, 8 parking spots. Response: I hear you. Your building is an anomaly with parking. Your roof deck could be raised.
      • What about the power lines? The rendering is illustrative, not exact.
      • Q: Is there any commitment to alleviate the conditions of the street? A: We are required to bring in our own utilities and will probably be tapped from Maverick St and will have to be up to the City standards. Paving or sidewalks will have to be a collective effort.
      • Q: Who owns this street? A: It is complicated. The City assumes a responsibility to ensure it is open and passable, but the strip they took by tax liens is probably returned to private ownership due to inaction.
  • 255 Maverick Street – A proposal to raze the existing building and erect a mixed use 4 story building with 9 residential units and one retail unit with parking at grade. 1st Presentation / No Vote – Attorney Richard Lynds
    • Proponent: Nick Yebba; Architect: Dan O’Sullivan
    • Project: 2 bed 2 bath avg 1000 sqft; intended for home ownership
    • Site context: 3-family; this side of the street has manufacturing uses and 4-story buildings;
    • Plans: ground floor has an entrance for cars; building has elevator; maintain retail space; typical floor plans; indoor trash room; height: 37.5’;
    • Zoning: Use: multi-family (3-family) (retail is allowed non-conforming use); FAR: 1.67 (1.0); Height: 4-story/37’ (3-story/35’); Open Space: 192 sqpu (300 sfpu); Parking: 9 (12)
    • Process: Long form Aug 2019; ZBA Appeal Sep 2019; Community outreach: TBD; ZBA Hearing: Jan 2020; BPDA Design Review: Winter 2020; Permit Issuance: Spring 2020; Construction begins: Spring 2020 (10-12 months to complete)
    • Discussion
      • Q: What is the rear setback? A: 30’ (code) Q: Where is the parking? A: 3 indoor, 6 outside; Q: Do you have a rendering of the rear? A: No. BPDA will require lots of screening (Architect gave out a copy)
      • Q: I think this is appropriate for Maverick Street. We think the prospective owners will have multiple cars.
      • Q: Is there space for bike racks? A: Yes.
      • Q: What will the retail be? A: Not restaurant; small grocery or professional offices;
      • Q: Will the existing market come back? A: It’s possible because it is a similar space.
      • Q: Is the current building deeper? A: Yes, the proposal has more setback.

Adjourned at 7:48PM.

Monthly Meeting Agenda

Monday, October 28, 2019 6:30-8:30pm
Catherine Leonard-McLean Community Room
Logan Airport Rental Car Center

  1. Welcome & Announcements
  2. Introduce new Gove Street President – Lorraine Curry
  3. Boston Police Updates – Sargent Martin & Officer Simons
  4. Office of Neighborhood Services Updates – Lina Tramelli
  5. Neighborhood Updates – Nat Taylor
  6. Revised GSCA By-Law Administration Proposal- Shawn Lu / Nat Taylor
    Approval Voting at the November 25th Monthly Meeting.
  7. Project Presentations:
    1. 10 Geneva Street – A proposal to erect a 4 story multi-family dwelling (7 units) with parking at grade.
      1st Presentation / No Vote – Attorney Richard Lynds
    2. 255 Maverick Street – A proposal to raze the existing building and erect a mixed use 4 story building with 9 residential units and one retail unit with parking at grade.
      1st Presentation / No Vote – Attorney Richard Lynds

LOCATION: The Catherine Leonard-McLean (formerly Noddle Island) Community Room is located on the first floor of the Logan Airport Rental Car Center, situated at the end of Porter Street. Free event parking in front of the building and in the Porter Street parking lot adjacent to the building.