March Meeting Summary

  • Attendance Roll Call
  • Welcome & Announcements
  • Boston Police Updates – Captain McCormick
  • COVID Vaccine – Dr. Lo
    • Side effects are minor; life threatening allergic reactions are rare
    • The vaccine is safe
    • Distribution – 3 phases
    • BPHC Plan – 4 Models
      • Model 1 Mass Vaccination Clinics – vaccinate the highest quantity of people. Locations: Reggie Lewis & Fenway
      • Model 2: Priority Group Clinics – vaccinate large numbers. Locations: hospitals
      • Model 3: Community-based public clinics – vaccinate anyone eligible. Locations: 10 sites across the City
      • Model 4: Mobile Clinics – BHA is working on partnerships.
    • Equal Access
      • All individuals are eligible
      • ICE will not conduct operations near clinics
      • ID is not required.
  • Neighborhood Updates – Nat Taylor
    • Greenway pumps will be installed soon
    • Community Choice Electricity started 2/1
    • East Boston DPA Boundary Review
  • Piers Park III – Amy Eynatian
    • Check out the link to the survey
  • The Davis Companies Update – Natasha Perez
    • Not in attendance
  • Project Presentations:
    • 77 Lubec Street – 2nd Presentation & VOTE – Aaron Daigneault – Vote to approve that the 77 Lubec Street is zoned for nine units. Mr. Daigneault has conflicting documentation from the City of Boston. We will vote to oppose or support 77 Lubec Street as a nine unit building.
      • Not in attendance
    • 226 – 234 Maverick St. – Informational — Meggan Ayers – To propose 42 condo units located between 226 – 234 Maverick St. and the two vacant lots behind those addresses that abut the school.
      • Introductions to the team
      • Named “9 McKay”
      • Remove the unoccupied structures and build on structure
      • Site Plan
        • Loading on McKay Place
        • 2,400sqft green space on Maverick
        • 900sqft and 500sqft commercial spaces
      • 5th story setback
      • Park design is awaiting community input
      • Q & A
        • Q: What is the total size? A: 43,200sqft
        • Q: Can you have more larger parking spots?
        • Q: Do you have 1 curbcut? Can you make it wider? A: Yes
        • Q: Will you have electric chargers? A: No
        • Q: Will you file a Small Project Review? A: Yes
        • Q: What size are the units? A: 1 bed 16, 2 bed 16, 3 bed 10
        • Q: How many affordable? A: 5
        • Q: Will there be bike parking? A: 44 bicycles and loops along the street for 16 more.
        • Q: What about dates? A: Public meeting by BPDA following 4 pre-filing meetings and have met with the councilor.
        • Q: What about the houses being torn down? A: They have foundation damage
        • Q: Will the corner be public? A: Privately owned, publicly maintained.
        • Q: Is the commercial space big enough? A:
        • Q: Can you squeeze more parking? A: The BDPA pushed to reduce parking from 1-1 to include the park
        • Q: Can you get in touch with the school? A: Yes we have an email contact and we want to work together and minimize impacts
        • Q: Who wants Maverick to be a commercial center? A: BPDA
        • Q: Where is the loading zone? A: It’s on McKay.
        • Q: What is “affordable”? A: It will comply with the IDP policy.
      • Comments
        • Not enough parking
        • It is a very large building despite the blending
        • This looks “great” for the neighborhood in the context of other buildings
        • Concerned about forcing more residents to park at McKay school
        • Please get in touch with the school
        • Concerned about student safety on sidewalks
        • It’s too big, too high but not bad looking
        • It’s way to big. Remove a story. Too much traffic already. There should be more affordable housing since there are so many units. It’s an improvement over the existing housing.
        • Please do loading/unloading within the building
        • We want more affordable housing.
        • Concerns about population density.