Monthly Meeting Minutes – September 30, 2019

  • Welcome & Announcements
  • Boston Police Updates – Sargent Martin & Officer Simons
    • Last month: 1000 calls + 500 reports; 350 priority 1 calls. 9/3 fatal homocide on West Eagle St; man from Chelsea arrested last week. Large arrest for 1 kilo of fentlynol + 2 kilos of cocaine + semi-automatic shotgun on Sumner St with DEA. 55 arrests (DV, DUI.) Most stats are down. Increase in vandalism to motor vehicles (keying + smashed windshields.) Man was recently arrested in GSCA for 6 cracked tail lights. Down 17% (100 incidents) year-over-year.
    • Q: Was there an arrest for the Shell gas station incident? A: May have missed it, but neighrbors
  • Neighborhood Updates – Nat Taylor
  • Plan: East Boston Update – Kristina Ricco, Jason Ruggiero
    • Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going October 08, 2019 6:00 – 7:30 PM East Boston Social Center
    • Neighborhood Residential October 24, 2019 6:00 – 7:30 PM
    • Mixed-Use Nodes & Corridors November 06, 2019 6:00 – 7:30 PM
    • Waterfront Industrial & Economic Development Areas November 21, 2019 6:00 – 7:30 PM
    • Outcomes
      • New zoning recommendations
      • New design guidelines
      • Transportation action plan
  • Project Presentation: Combine 4 lots: 231, 233, 237 Maverick Street and 96; Cottage Street into the following: 96 Cottage St: Erect 4 story – 2 unit building; 233 Maverick St: Erect 4 story – 9 unit building; 231 Maverick St: Erect 4 story – 7 unit building; 2nd Presentation & Vote – Attorney Marc LaCasse
    • Project name: 231 Maverick St
    • Zephyr Architects
    • Some changes have been made since the last presentation
    • 2 buildings: 7 and 2 units
    • Both headhouses are now set back from the street
    • 9 parking spaces (no change in street parking) – single entrance
    • Variances: Area/Unit: 1000 (<1000sqft/unit); Hiehgt; Lot width; FAR, Open Space, Side Yard, Parking
    • Vote: 8 yes / 3 No
    Meeting adjourned at 7:15PM.