Monthly Meeting Agenda – July 23 @ 6:30 PM

  1. Welcome & Project Updates
  2. GSCA Updates: Project tracker, website
  3. City of Boston Office Neighborhood Services Updates
  4. Project Presentations
    1. 197-207 Maverick Street
      This project consists of the demolition of the existing commercial structure containing Maverick Street Market (aka 205 Maverick) and construction of a new 5 story, community based redevelopment (without displacement) containing a new home for the existing marketing and potential laundromat operation, if desired, along with 55 residential units and 34 off-street parking spaces.
      Attorney Joe Hanley, 2st presentation
    2. 175 Orleans Street (Formerly Loftel)
      This project consists of the rehabilitation of the historic structure at 175 Orleans Street into a 127 room hotel. The rehab will include one additional story and 65 parking spaces with retail space on the bottom level. The owners will be present to provide updates on the status of this project.

Next Meeting date: Monday, August 27, 2018

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.

Monthly Meeting Agenda – June 25 @ 6:30

Gove Street Citizens Association
Monthly Meeting Agenda

Monday, June 25, 6:30-8:30pm
Catherine Leonard-McLean Community Room
(formerly Noddle Island Community Room)
Logan Airport Rental Car Center

  1. City of Boston Updates – Jose Jesus Garcia, Neighborhood Services
  2. Piers Park Sailing Center
    Executive Director Alex DeFronzo will provide updates regarding the Piers Park Sailing Center.
  3. Massport
    Jason Ruggiero, Assistant Manager, Urban and Community Affairs for Massport will provide project updates.
  4. Project Presentations
    1. 197-207 Maverick Street
      This project consists of the demolition of the existing commercial structure containing Maverick Street Market (ask 205 Maverick) and construction of a new 5 story, community based redevelopment (without displacement) containing a new home for the existing marketing and potential laudromat operation, if desired, along with 55 residential units and 34 off-street parking spaces.
      Attorney Joe Hanley, 1st presentation
    2. Suffolk Downs
      Project updates presented by Tom O’Brien, HYM Investment Group

Next Meeting date: Monday, July 23, 2018

Monthly Meeting Agenda – May 29 @ 6:30

Gove Street Citizens Association Monthly Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, May 29, 6:30-8:30pm
Catherine Leonard-McLean Community Room
(formerly the Noddle Island Community Room) 
Logan Airport Rental Car Center

  1. Welcome & Project Updates
  2. Elected Officials Updates
    Senator Joseph Boncore
    Representative Adrian Madaro
    City Councilor Lydia Edwards
  3. Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC)
    BWSC has been upgrading and/or replacing the water, sewer and drainage systems in the neighborhood. BWSC Director of Construction Irene McSweeney will discuss the next phase of construction for the coming months.
  4. Friends of the East Boston Greenway
    Update on funded work in the Greenway – Kannan Thiru & Chris Marchi
  5. Project Presentations
    25 Everett Street 
    A project to demolish existing structures, combine front and rear lots and erect a 4 story, 8-unit residential building. Attorney Richard Lynds, 2nd presentation/VOTE
    28 – 30 Geneva Street
    A proposal to demolish existing structures and to build 6 stories, 32 units, and 15 parking spaces.
    Attorney Jeff Drago, 3rd Presentation/VOTE
  6. Neighborhood Services

    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.

Monthly Meeting Agenda – April 23 @ 6:30

Gove Street Citizens Association Monthly Meeting Agenda

Monday, April 23, 6:30-8:30pm
Catherine Leonard-McLean Community Room
(formerly the Noddle Island Community Room) 
Logan Airport Rental Car Center

  1. Welcome and Project Updates
  2. City of Boston’s Zero Waste Plan
    City of Boston’s Recycling Policy Director, Susan Cascino will give a brief presentation on the city’s Zero Waste Plan and waste reduction measures.
  3. Project Presentations
    1. 25 Everett Street
      A project to demolish existing structures, combine front and rear lots and erect a 4 story, 8-unit residential building.
      Attorney Richard Lynds, 1st presentation/No vote
    2. 113-115 Cottage Street
      Change occupancy from 3-unit to a 4-unit residential building with interior and exterior renovations.
      Attorney Richard Lynds, 1st presentation/No vote
    3. 28 – 30 Geneva Street
      A proposal to demolish existing structures and to build 6 stories, 32 units, and 15 parking spaces.
      Attorney Jeff Drago, 2nd Presentation/No Vote

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.

Monthly Meeting Agenda – March 26 @ 6:30

Monday, March 26, 6:30-8:30pm
The Noddle Island Community Room– Logan Airport Rental Car Center

Boston Planning and Development Agency 
The BDPA community planning staff will discuss their role in the community planning and development process and will answer questions residents might have about the community planning and development process.

Community Preservation Act 
Kannan Thiruvengadam, member of the Community Preservation Committee, will briefly discuss the Community Preservation Act which funds historical preservation, parks and affordable housing and how one can apply for funding.

Project Presentations

  1. 173-177 Maverick Street (formerly DeAngelis Bakery)
    A complete rehab of three buildings into a proposed occupancy of a single retail space and 9 dwelling units. Attorney Richard Lynds 2nd presentation/VOTE to be taken
  2. 128 Gove Street/Mt. Carmel
    A proposal to demolish the existing structures on the Mt Carmel property and to build new housing structures on the vacant lot on Frankfort Street for a total of 115 units. Project consists of 50% condos and 50% rentals. Attorney Jeff Drago, presenting updates/No vote
  3. 28-30 Geneva Street,  Attorney Jeff Drago, 1st Presentation/No Vote

Location: The 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.

Letter to the Editor

The GSNA is a strong neighborhood group

This letter is sent to correct misinformation in an article in the last issue about the Gove Street Citizens Association. The article describes the Association as “a sort of splinter group of the Jeffries Pont Neighborhood Association.” This is not true.

The Gove Street Citizens Association operated for 35 years as a strong, effective neighborhood group representing the Mount Carmel area. The GSCA worked very hard on many issues over the years. It organized residents about the issue of a third harbor tunnel when the route was along the railroad right of way and then at the foot of Jeffries Point through the Jeffries cove. Working with the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association the groups lobbied the Governor and other state officials to have the tunnel surface on the airport.

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