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Public Facilities Commission Meeting (DND)

The presenter is the Department of Neighborhood Development.

RE: COVID-19, Temporary Practices
 
ATTENDANCE
In accordance with Governor Baker's March 12, 2020 Executive Order modifying certain requirements of the Open Meeting Law and relieving public bodies of certain requirements, including the requirement that public bodies conduct its meetings in a public place that is open and physically accessible to the public, the Public Facilities Commission (PFC) will be conducting its meetings virtually. This enables the PFC to conduct its usual business while adhering to public health recommendations and ensuring public access to its deliberations through adequate, alternative means.
 
You can watch these virtual meetings on Boston City TV at Xfinity channel 24, RCN channel 13, Fios channel 962, and live-streaming on our website.
 
These practices in effect since May 11, 2020 will remain in effect until further notice.  Updates to these practices will be posted as appropriate.
 
 

Discussion Topics

  1. VOTE 1: Shani Fletcher, Development Officer, Neighborhood Housing Development Division
     
    Transfer of the care, custody, management and control from the Department of Neighborhood Development to the Boston Conservation Commission: Vacant land located at seven (7) unnumbered parcels, on Edgeway Terrace, Beech Street and Beechmont Freeway, Hyde Park.
     
    Property Transfer
    Ward:  18
    Parcel Numbers:  08516000, 08518024, 08525004, 08526001, 08585001, 08585002, and 08585005
    Square Feet:  122,914 (total)
    Assessed Value Fiscal Year 2021:  $578,700 (total)
    DND Program:  REMS – Land Disposition
     
    Subject to the approval of the Mayor under the provisions of St. 1909, c. 486, § 31A (as appearing in St. 1966, c. 642, § 12), the vacant land located at:
     
    Unnumbered Edgeway Terrace, Ward: 18, Parcel: 08516000, Square Feet: 110,098
     
    Unnumbered Beech Street, Ward: 18, Parcel: 08518024, Square Feet: 5,357
     
    Unnumbered Beechmont Freeway, Ward: 18, Parcel: 08525004, Square Feet: 2,800
     
    Unnumbered Beechmont Freeway, Ward: 18, Parcel: 08526001, Square Feet: 2,800
     
    Unnumbered Beech Street, Ward: 18, Parcel: 08585001, Square Feet: 45
     
    Unnumbered Beechmont Freeway, Ward: 18, Parcel: 08585002, Square Feet: 764
     
    Unnumbered Beechmont Freeway, Ward: 18, Parcel: 08585005, Square Feet: 1,050
     
    in the Hyde Park District of the City of Boston containing approximately 122,914 total square feet of land, be and the same hereby is, transferred from the care, custody, management and control of the Department of Neighborhood Development to the care, custody, management and control of the Boston Conservation Commission.
     
     
  2. VOTE 2: Shani Fletcher, Development Officer, Neighborhood Housing Development Division
     
    Transfer of the care, custody, management and control from the Department of Neighborhood Development to the Boston Conservation Commission: Vacant land located at four (4) unnumbered parcels on Morrison Street, Roslindale.
     
    Property Transfer
    Ward:  20
    Parcel Numbers:  05151000, 05155000, 05159000, & 05169000
    Square Feet:  23,367 (total)
    Assessed Value Fiscal Year 2021:  $40,500 (total)
    DND Program:  GrassRoots
     
    Subject to the approval of the Mayor under the provisions of St. 1909, c. 486, § 31A (as appearing in St. 1966, c. 642, § 12), the vacant land located at:
     
    Unnumbered Morrison Street, Ward: 20, Parcel: 05159000, Square Feet: 7,397
     
    Unnumbered Morrison Street, Ward: 20, Parcel: 05151000, Square Feet: 5,000
     
    Unnumbered Morrison Street, Ward: 20, Parcel: 05155000, Square Feet: 5,000
     
    Unnumbered Morrison Street, Ward: 20, Parcel: 05169000, Square Feet: 5,970
     
    in the Roslindale District of the City of Boston containing approximately 23,367 total square feet of land, be and the same hereby is, transferred from the care, custody, management and control of the Department of Neighborhood Development to the care, custody, management and control of the Boston Conservation Commission.
     
     
  3. VOTE 3: Shani Fletcher, Development Officer, Neighborhood Housing Development Division
     
    Tentative Developer Designation and Intent to Sell to Boston Food Forest Coalition, Inc.: Vacant land located at 632 Morton Street, Mattapan.
     
    Purchase Price: $100
     
    Ward:  14
    Parcel Number:  04566000
    Square Feet:  3,794
    Future Use:  Garden
    Estimated Total Development Cost:  $333,316
    Assessed Value Fiscal Year 2021:  $29,400
    Appraised Value March 28, 2021:  $300,000
    DND Program:  GrassRoots
    RFP Issuance Date: November 23, 2020
     
    That, having duly advertised a Request for Proposals to develop said property, Boston Food Forest Coalition, Inc., a Massachusetts non-profit corporation, with an address of 23 Egleston Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, be tentatively designated as developer of the vacant land located at 632 Morton Street (Ward: 14, Parcel: 04566000) in the Mattapan District of the City of Boston containing approximately 3,794 square feet of land, for the period of 12 months from the date of the vote subject to such terms, conditions and restrictions as the Director deems appropriate for proper development of this parcel; and
     
    FURTHER VOTED: Subject to the approval of the Mayor under St. 1909, c.486, § 31B (as appearing in St. 1966, c.642, § 12) that it is the intent of this Commission to sell the aforementioned property to Boston Food Forest Coalition, Inc.;
     
    AND, FURTHER, VOTED: That the Director be, and hereby is, authorized to advertise the intent of this Commission to sell the above described property in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 642 of the Acts of 1966 and the applicable statutory terms of M.G.L. c.30B, section 16.
     
     
  4. Vote 4: Kirsten Studlien, Project Manager, Neighborhood Housing Development Division
     
    Amendment to the vote of March 13, 2019 to extend the Tentative Designation and Intent to Sell period from 24 to 30 months to Dudley Economic Empowerment Partners, Inc.: Vacant land located at 20 Centre Street, Roxbury.
     
    Time Extension
     
    1. TD – 03/13/19 through 3/13/21 = 24 months
    2. TD extension for an additional six (6) months 03/13/21 through 9/13/21 = 30 months
    TD total time is 30 months
     
    Ward: 09
    Parcel Number: 03525000
    Square Feet:  6,440
    Future Use:  Commercial Space
    Estimated Total Development Cost: $2,800,100
    Assessed Value Fiscal Year 2021:  $121,600
    Appraised Value August 30, 2018:  $129,000
    DND Program:  REMS – Land Disposition
    RFP Issuance Date:  November 5, 2018
     
    That the vote of this Commission at its meeting of March 13, 2019, regarding the tentative designation and intent to sell the vacant land located at 20 Centre Street (Ward: 09, Parcel: 03525000) in the Roxbury District of the City of Boston containing approximately 6,440 square feet of land, to Dudley Economic Empowerment Partners, Inc., a Massachusetts non-profit corporation, with an address of 27 Centre Street, Roxbury, MA 02119;
    be, and hereby is amended as follows:
     
    By deleting the figure and word: “24 months” and substituting in place thereof the following figure and word: “30 months” wherever such may appear.