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Committee on Planning, Development, and Transportation hearing on Dockets #0102, #0103, #0389

City of Boston Conservation Commission to receive a property identified as 0 Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury; Preservation Restriction Agreement on the Aldrich House located at 59 Mount Vernon Street, Boston; declare surplus City-Owned former Boston Transportation Department parcels of land and transfer the care, custody, management and control of said property to the Public Facilities Commission, the land is located at: 18 Hamlet Street, Dorchester. 

Please note (6/11): If modifications to certain provisions of the open meeting law have not been extended by the State by the expiration of the Governor's March 12 Executive Order, this hearing will take place in the Iannella Chamber, Fifth Floor, Boston City Hall. If the modifications are extended, this hearing will take place virtually.

The public can offer testimony.

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  1. Dockets #0102, #0103, #0389

    Docket #0102 – Message and order authorizing and approving the City of Boston Conservation Commission (the "ConCom") to receive a property identified by the City of Boston Assessing Department as 0 Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury neighborhood of Boston with a parcel identification no. 20-09228020 (the "Property"). The property is currently under the care and custody of the Boston Planning and Development Agency (the BPDA) and is located on the banks of the Cow Island Pond area of the Charles River in West Roxbury.

    Docket #0103 – Message and order for your approval of the receipt of a Preservation Restriction Agreement on the Aldrich House located at 59 Mount Vernon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02108, by the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities d/b/a Historic New England.

    Docket #0389 – Message and order for your approval to declare surplus City-Owned former Boston Transportation Department parcels of land and transfer the care, custody, management and control of said property to the Public Facilities Commission. The land is located at: 18 Hamlet Street, Dorchester, MA, Ward 07 Parcel 03916000, consisting of approximately, 1450 square feet of vacant land and an unnumbered parcel on Hamlet Street, Dorchester, MA, Ward 07 Parcel 03894000 consisting of approximately 34,270 square feet of vacant land.


    These matters are sponsored by the Mayor and were referred to the Committee on Planning, Development, and Transportation.

    NOTICE: The Boston City Council may have a quorum in attendance due to standing committees of the City Council consisting of both voting and non-voting members.  However, members attending this duly posted meeting are participating and deliberating only in conjunction with the business of the standing committee.

    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 City Council will be conducting this hearing virtually. This enables the City Council to carry out its responsibilities while adhering to public health recommendations and ensuring public access to its deliberations through adequate, alternative means. The public may watch this meeting via live stream at boston.gov/city-council-tv. It will also be re-broadcast at a later date on Xfinity 8, RCN 82, and Fios 964.

    Public Testimony

    Written testimony may be sent to the Committee or staff emails (below) and will be made part of the record and available to all Councilors. Members of the public are cordially invited to view and testify via Zoom Meeting. Please email juan.lopez@boston.gov for the Zoom link. A comprehensive list of ways to view and participate in this hearing will be posted on line prior to the start of the hearing at boston.gov/city-council-tv

    Committee Liaison: Juan Lopez

    Mail Address: Boston City Council, One City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA  02201

    Fax Number: 617-635-4203 – Attn: Dockets #0102, #0103, #0389

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