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Conservation Commission hearing

The Conservation Commission will hold its next bi-weekly hearing on March 3, 2021, at 6 p.m.

Update: This meeting will only be held virtually and NOT in person. You can participate in the meeting by going to our Zoom meeting link or calling 929-205-6099 and enter meeting id 686 458 2044 #. You can also submit written comments or questions to cc@boston.gov or via Twitter @BostonEnviro.

In accordance with the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, M.G.L. Chapter 131, Section 40, and the Boston Wetlands Ordinance, Boston City Code, Ordinances, Chapter 7-1.4, the Boston Conservation Commission will hold a virtual public hearing at 6 p.m. on March 3, 2021, to review the following projects to determine what conditions, if any, the Commission will impose in order to protect the interests of the public and private water supply, groundwater, prevention of pollution, flood control, prevention of storm damage, protection of fisheries and land containing shellfish, and protection of wildlife habitat.

Discussion Topics

  1. Public Hearing 6 P.M.

    Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1770 and BOS File No. 2021-007 from Weston & Sampson Engineers on behalf of the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department for the proposed park renovation and site improvements located on Springdale St, Dorchester, MA (LSCSF, Waterfront Area, 100ft Buffer to Coastal Bank) * Continued from the February 17, 2021 hearing

    Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1761 and BOS File No. 2021-008 from EcoTec Inc. on behalf of the Holyhood Cemetery Association for the proposed on-going maintenance activities within the Sawmill Brook corridor located 1000 Lagrange St, West Roxbury, MA (LUWW, Inland Bank, BLSF, Riverfront Area, Waterfront Area, 100ft Buffer to Inland Bank)

    Request for a Determination of Applicability from Environmental Strategies & Management, Inc. on behalf of Verizon Engineering for the repair and installation of underground telecommunications lines located on Marginal St, East Boston, MA

    Request for a Determination of Applicability from VHB on behalf of Landmark Center Owner Limited Partnership for a determination whether the site located at 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA is subject to the Jurisdiction of the Wetlands Protection Act and Boston Wetlands Ordinance

    Continued; Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1704 and BOS File No. 2020-007 from GEI Consultants on behalf of the Commercial Wharf East Condominium Association for the proposed construction of a boardwalk and retaining wall located at Commercial Wharf, North End, Boston, MA (LSCSF, Waterfront Area, 100ft Buffer to Coastal Bank) * Continued from the March 4, 2020 hearing

    Continued to the May 5th hearing; Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1686 from Waterfield Design, Inc. on behalf of the Copper Forge Partners, LLC for the proposed construction of a four-story condominium building located at 80 Marginal Street, East Boston, MA (LSCSF) * Continued from the August 21, 2019 hearing

    Continued to the March 17th hearing; Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-17XX and BOS File No. 2021-XXX Decoulos & Company LLC on behalf of Stefco Holdings Company for the proposed demolition of an existing structure and construction of eight housing structures located at 90 Allandale St, West Roxbury, MA (100ft Buffer to Inland Bank, Waterfront Area, Riverfront Area) * Continued from the February 3, 2021 hearing

  2. Public Meeting

    Continued to the April 21st hearing; Request for a Certificate of Compliance for DEP File No. 006-1557 for the West Roxbury to Needham Reliability Project located along the Eversource ROW Easement, West Roxbury, MA

    Request for a Certificate of Compliance for DEP File No. 006-1672 for the construction of an addition to an existing building located at 375 Bremen Street, East Boston, MA * Continued from the February 17, 2021 hearing

    Discussion and Ratification of the Enforcement Order issued to Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina for the illegal installation of timber piles, bracing, and blocks within Boston Harbor located at 256 Marginal St, East Boston, MA

    Presentation and Discussion on the Suffolk Downs open space plan

    Discussion on the proposed Project Readiness Standards

    Administrative Updates

    Acceptance of the Order of Conditions:

    • Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1771 and BOS File No. 2021-009 from 401 Morrissey Blvd LLC for the proposed renovation and addition to the home located at 401 Morrissey Blvd, Dorchester, MA (LSCSF)
    • Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1767 and BOS File No. 2021-005 from Howard Stein Hudson on behalf of WBA Townhomes, LLC for the proposed demolition of an existing structure and construction of 18 townhomes located at 178 Gardner St, West Roxbury, MA (100ft Buffer to BVW)
    • Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1769 and BOS File No. 2021-006 from GZA GeoEnvironmental on behalf of the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance for the proposed sediment and debris removal from Canterbury Brook located at 438 American Legion Highway, Mattapan, MA (Inland Bank, BVW, LUWW, Riverfront Area, Waterfront Area, 100ft Buffer to Inland Bank, 100ft Buffer to BVW)
    • Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1768 from VHB on behalf of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority for the proposed stormwater improvements and installation of a tide gate located at North Station, 135 Causeway St, West End, Boston, MA (LUWW, BLSF, Riverfront Area, 100ft Buffer to Inland Bank)

    Acceptance of Meeting Minutes from February 17, 2021.

    Translation and Sign Language interpreters are available upon prior request.  The Commission will hold a public meeting immediately following the last hearing or as appropriate following any hearing.  Plans and filings with the Commission may be viewed at the Environment Department, Boston City Hall, Room 709, from 8 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday.  For more information, call 617-635-3850.

    Nicholas Moreno

    Boston Conservation Commission