Monthly Meeting Minutes – May 28, 2019

  • Welcome & Announcements
  • Office of Neighborhood Services Updates – Lina Tramelli
    • Mayor’s Coffe Hours – June 12th @ 9:30 Noyes Park
  • Greenway Gove St Crossing Project – Stephanie Weyer
    • Friday June 14th and 15th installation – volunteers needed
    • Seasonal and popup components
    • Seating, tables, plantings, etc
    • Pop-up: similar to Roslindale
    • Conrail blue
    • Q: Can you do anything with historic ships? A: Yes, we’re trying.
    • Historically, there used to be a walking bridge across this area. Eventually the city took it down because it was dangerous but without a replacement plan.
    • Q: How many volunteers do you need? A: TBD. Get the contact from Nat
    • TODO: Jack to write up brief history of the crossing
    • Q: What about runway lights? A: Maybe flourescenet paint
    • Q: What about parking? A: It is temporary
    • Q: Can we get a stop sign? A: Good idea
    • Q: Can we show historic names? They could trace back to the names of the ships. A: Please contact me (Stephanie)
    • Q: When does short term end? A: End of summer.
  • Project Updates – Nat Taylor
    • Presentation link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Zh2adbYsKxeJU6ls8CRpA6SPJ21O2Vgt-FtUXEzqhmk/edit#slide=id.g5a2de58590_0_54
    • GSCA: Website, Facebook, Email
    • PLAN: East Boston – Affordable Housing
      • BPDA info session to learn more about programs that help create and preserve affordable housing as well as stabilize families facing displacement.
      • June 4, 2019 6:00 – 7:30 PM East Boston Social Center
      • June 18, 2019 6:00 – 7:30 PM East Boston Social Center
    • Love Your Block 2019
      • Street cleanup & shrub planting
      • Thanks to all the volunteers!
    • 175 Orleans Street (Loftel)
    • 202 Maverick St
      • May 1 – The plans for this project have been signed off on by [BPDA] Urban Design team. Everything is consistent with what was approved.
    • 28-30 Geneva Street BPDA Board Approved
      • Approved by BPDA Board on May 16 5-story residential building with 26 condominium units and 19 off-street parking spaces.
    • 282-308 Bremen Street
      • 165 Units
      • Public meeting 06/05/2019 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM BCYF 112 Paris Street
      • Public comments due June 10, 2019 via email at Raul.Duverge@Boston.gov
    • Suffolk Downs Minority Businesses Owners Meeting
      • June 4th at 2pm Suffolk Downs Clubhouse
    • Ward 1 Democrats Meet & Greet
      • June 12th at the Orient Heights Yacht Club 6-8
  • Project Presentations:
    • 69 Lubec Street A proposal to erect a 5 story building with 8 residential units and 8 parking
      spaces. 2nd Presentation & VOTE – Attorney Matt Eckel
    • Drago represnting George Corris, local developer
    • Tried to make changes based on feedback from abutters and GSCA
    • Change from 8 to 7 units and spaces
    • 5th floor is now setback 15-feet in front and 14-feet rear
    • Height: 47’6″
    • Timeline: 2/7 ISD filing, 3/18 refusal letter, 4/22 first presentation, 5/28 second presentation
    • Held meetings with direct abutters; pulled away from Delibero
    • variances: rear 12/30; lot area per dwelling: 358/1000, FAR: 2.2/1.0; height: 47’ feet; rear yard: 12’; parking: 1/1.75
    • Summary of changes:
      • reduces from 8 to 7 units
      • lowered building hieght
      • reduced FAR from 2.52 to 2.2
      • front pullback
      • rear pullback
      • others
    • Q: What is the balcony depth? 4’ and that’s where the setback begins
    • Vote: Yes: 1 No: 5

Meeting adjourned at 7:50pm
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