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Committee on Planning, Development, and Transportation hearing on Docket #0849

Preservation Restriction Agreement on 41 Melrose Street, Boston

The public can offer testimony.

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  1. Docket #0849

    Message and order for your approval of the receipt of a Preservation Restriction Agreement on 41 Melrose Street, Boston, Ma 02116 by the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities d/b/a Historic New England.

    This matter is sponsored by the Mayor and was referred to the Committee on Planning, Development and Transportation on July 21, 2021.

    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.


    In accordance with Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021, 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 or via broadcast on Xfinity 8, RCN 82, 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 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

    • Committee Liaison: Juan Lopez
    • Mail Address: Boston City Council, One City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA  02201
    • Fax Number: 617-635-4203 – Attn: Docket #0849
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