July Virtual Meeting Agenda

The GSCA monthly meeting will be held ONLINE (and on phone) via ZOOM. The meeting will be held on Monday, July 26, 2021 at 6:30 PM. Registration is required. If you have not received an invitation to register or have difficulty registering or attending, please go to https://govestreet.org/zoom, send an email to secretary@govestreet.org or contact (781) 951-4111.

Though the agenda is subject to change, we plan to discuss the following items:

  • Attendance Roll Call
  • Welcome & Announcements
  • Boston Police Updates – Sgt Cintolo
  • Office of Neighborhood Services Updates – Lina Tramelli
  • Neighborhood Updates – Nat Taylor
  • Project Presentations:
    • Bremen/Orleans Housing Project – Natasha Perez Project site: 156 – 158 Maverick; 75 – 115 Bremen; 135B Bremen; 147 – 163 Orleans; and 164 Orleans. Developed into six residential buildings with approximately 426 residential units, 4330 SF for ground floor retail space and parking for approximately 172 spaces.
    • 167 Maverick Street – Additional Information – Jeff Drago, Esq. The BPDA and ZBA suggested that he increase the number of units from 9 to 11 so “they could have an affordable unit.”

We will not meet in August.

The next meeting – Monday, September 27, 2021

June Virtual Meeting Agenda

Gove Street Citizens Association
(GSCA)
Monthly Meeting Agenda
Monday, June 28, 2021
6:30-8:30pm

June 28, 2021 Virtual Meeting Agenda

The GSCA monthly meeting will be held ONLINE (and on phone) via ZOOM. The meeting will be held on Monday, June 28, at 6:30 PM. Registration is required. If you have not received an invitation to register or have difficulty registering or attending, please go to https://govestreet.org/zoom, send an email to secretary@govestreet.org or contact (781) 951-4111.

Though the agenda is subject to change, we plan to discuss the following items:

  • Attendance Roll Call
  • Welcome & Announcements
  • Boston Police Updates – Sgt Cintolo and Officer Simons
  • Office of Neighborhood Services Updates – Lina Tramelli
  • Neighborhood Updates – Nat Taylor
  • Boston Climate Action Network (BCAN) – Terry Mason – A city-wide network of activists and neighbors working to improve Boston’s mitigation of climate change-causing pollution and help the city to move onto clean, renewable energy sources.
  • Project Presentations:
    • 33 Cottage – VOTE Richard Lynds, Esq. Renovate, erect addition with rear decks and change occupancy from 3 to 4 units
    • 135 Orleans – VOTE Richard Lynds, Esq. Renovate, erect addition with rear decks and change occupancy from 3 to 4 units;
    • 5 Geneva – Informational Richard Lynds, Esq. Erect a 22-unit residential dwelling with 23 parking spaces.
  • Representative (and Dr.) Jon Santiago – Q&A regarding Mayor’s Race

Next Meeting – Monday, July 26, 2021

May Virtual Meeting Agenda

Monday, May 24, 2021

6:30-8:30pm

May 24, 2021 Virtual Meeting Agenda

The GSCA monthly meeting will be held ONLINE (and on phone) via ZOOM. The meeting will be held on Monday, May 24, at 6:30 PM. Registration is required. If you have not received an invitation to register or have difficulty registering or attending, please go to https://govestreet.org/zoom, send an email to secretary@govestreet.org or contact (781) 951-4111.

Though the agenda is subject to change, we plan to discuss the following items:

  • Attendance Roll Call
  • Welcome & Announcements
  • Boston Police Updates – Officer Simons
  • Office of Neighborhood Services Updates – Lina Tramelli
  • Neighborhood Updates – Nat Taylor
  • Project Presentations:
    • 229 Maverick Street Roof Deck – VOTE Meggan Ayres Constructed roof deck – installed spiral staircase access. Maintained current building enclosure instead adding 3rd floor balcony as originally proposed plan
    • 167 – 169 Maverick Street – VOTE Jeff Drago Seeking to renovate the existing structure and erect a 4th story addition and side addition with a total of 21 units and 11 parking spaces.
  • City Councilor Michelle Wu – Q&A regarding Mayor’s Race
  • Next Meeting – Monday, June 28

April 2021 Virtual Meeting

The GSCA monthly meeting will be held ONLINE (and on phone) via ZOOM. The meeting will be held on Monday, April 26, at 6:30 PM. Registration is required. If you have not received an invitation to register or have difficulty registering or attending, please go to https://govestreet.org/zoom, send an email to secretary@govestreet.org or contact (781) 951-4111.

Though the agenda is subject to change, we plan to discuss the following items:

  • Attendance Roll Call
  • Welcome & Announcements
  • Boston Police Updates
  • Office of Neighborhood Services Updates – Lina Tramelli
  • Neighborhood Updates – Nat Taylor
  • 2021 Love Your Block Spring Clean Up
  • 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.
    • 14B Geneva Street – Encore Presentation & VOTE
    • Marc Savatsky and Phil Sima – Construct 4 family building on vacant lot with 4 parking spaces in enclosed garage. Attorney Jeff Drago presenter- 4 Unit condo (3 stories, 34 ft high – 35 ft allowed) with 4 parking spots
    • 229 Maverick Street – Informational Presentation Meggan Ayres – Roof Deck Addition
  • Legislative Update – Senator Joseph Boncore and Representative Adrian Madaro

Next Meeting – Monday, May 24

March Virtual Meeting

The GSCA monthly meeting will be held ONLINE (and on phone) via ZOOM.  The meeting will be held on Monday, March 22 , at 6:30 PM.  Registration is required.  If you have not received an invitation to register or have difficulty registering or attending, please go to https://govestreet.org/zoom, send an email to secretary@govestreet.org or contact (781) 951-4111.  

Though the agenda is subject to change, we plan to discuss the following items:

  • Attendance Roll Call
  • Welcome & Announcements
  • Boston Police Updates  
  • Office of Neighborhood Services Updates – Lina Tramelli
  • Neighborhood Updates – Nat Taylor
  • Boston Groundwater Trust – Christian Simonelli, Executive Director.  Christian will present information about the Groundwater Conservation Overlay District (GCOD) as it relates to East Boston. It’s important we all, as residents and stewards of our neighborhood, understand why this infrastructure is needed to protect our community.
  • PLAN:  East Boston – Jay Ruggiero
  • Project Presentations:
    • 297 Maverick – Richard Lynds, Esq. VOTE – Renovate, erect addition, and add roof deck. 
  • Legislative Update – City Councilor Lydia Edwards

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Mar 22, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpcu2urD4pE9QbGFHSCsTlepnWUWEHnRB9

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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.

February Meeting Agenda

The GSCA monthly meeting will be held ONLINE (and on phone) via ZOOM. The meeting will be held on Monday, February 22, at 6:30 PM. Registration is required. If you have not received an invitation to register or have difficulty registering or attending, please go to https://govestreet.org/zoom, send an email to secretary@govestreet.org or contact (781) 951-4111.

Though the agenda is subject to change, we plan to discuss the following items:

  • Attendance Roll Call
  • Welcome & Announcements
  • Boston Police Updates – Captain McCormick
  • Office of Neighborhood Services Updates – Lina Tramelli
  • Neighborhood Updates – Nat Taylor
  • The Davis Companies Update – Natasha Perez
  • 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.
    • 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.

Virtual Meeting Registration (Zoom)

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Feb 22, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsc-GurzsuHtMPXkxzJVUVfOmGKD4AQAcr

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Contact secretary@govestreet.org if you have any trouble.

January Meeting Agenda

The GSCA monthly meeting will be held ONLINE (and on phone) via ZOOM. The meeting will be held on Monday, January 25, at 6:30 PM. Registration is required. If you have not received an invitation to register or have difficulty registering or attending, please go to https://govestreet.org/zoom, send an email to secretary@govestreet.org or contact (781) 951-4111.

Though the agenda is subject to change, we plan to discuss the following items:

  • Attendance Roll Call
  • Welcome & Announcements
  • Boston Police Updates – Captain McCormick
  • Office of Neighborhood Services Updates – Lina Tramelli
  • Neighborhood Updates – Nat Taylor
  • East Boston Transportation Justice Coalition – Leo Olsen
  • The Davis Companies Update – Natasha Perez
  • Project Presentations:
    • 297 Maverick – Richard Lynds, Esq. – INFORMATIONAL – Renovate, erect addition, and add roof deck.
    • 168 Gove Street – Richard Lynds, Esq. – VOTE – Change occupancy from 4 to 8 units, add vertical addition and roof deck – complete renovation of existing building.