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Public Improvement Commission

The Public Improvement Commission hearing is scheduled for February 17 at 10 a.m.

To encourage social distancing, all project teams and most Commission members will be participating in this hearing from remote locations. Hearing participants will be digitally connected in real time courtesy of the City’s Department of Innovation and Technology. Members of the public who wish to participate in the hearing are strongly encouraged to do so remotely; the hearing will continue to be televised and may also be streamed online via Boston TV.  Those members of the public that are unable or choose not to participate remotely should report to City Hall room 801 at the time of the hearing.  All visitors to City Hall will be required to wear protective face coverings. Written testimony for all agenda items will continue to be accepted via email; testimony should be directed to PIC@boston.gov

All project team members who intend to join their project's presentation, as well as any City staff representatives or members of the public who wish to participate remotely, should complete the online request form.

Discussion Topics

  1. Agenda

    HM 1.    At the request of the Public Improvement Commission staff, the Acceptance of the Minutes of the PIC hearing held on January 27, 2022.

    Utility Pole Hearing

    UP 1.    On a petition by Eversource Energy for a Pole Installation within Gardner Street (public way), Brighton, to install three new utility poles to be located on its northerly side generally east of Malvern Street.

    UP 2.    On a petition by Eversource Energy for a Pole Installation within Saratoga Street (public way), East Boston, to install one new utility pole to be located on its southeasterly side at address no. 223, generally between Brooks Street and Putnam Street.

    UP 3.    On a joint petition by Eversource Energy and Verizon New England Inc. for a Pole Relocation within Dana Avenue (public way), Hyde Park, to relocate one existing utility pole located on its southwesterly side at address no. 11, generally northwest of Hyde Park Avenue.

    Public Hearing

    PH 1.    On a petition by OPG 745 Atlantic Owner (DE) LLC for the making of Specific Repairs within the following public ways in Boston Proper, consisting of sidewalk and driveway curb cut reconstruction, as well as new and relocated street lighting infrastructure, bike racks, and stormwater recharge infrastructure:

    ●    Atlantic Avenue – on its westerly side at address no. 745, south of Beach Street;
    ●    South Street – on its easterly side south of Beach Street;
    ●    Beach Street – on its southerly side generally between Atlantic Avenue and South Street.

    (NB 1/27/2022) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Specific Repair Plan, Atlantic Avenue, South Street, 745 Atlantic Avenue, Boston Proper,” 2 sheets dated December 3, 2021.

    PH 2.    On a joint petition by Bunker Hill Landco LLC and the Boston Housing Authority for the Discontinuance of any and all rights to travel the public may have had within a segment of Walford Way (public way), Charlestown, located between Tufts Street and Corey Street.

    (NB 1/27/2022) As shown on a plan entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Discontinuance Plan, Walford Way, Public Way, Charlestown” 1 sheet dated December 17, 2021.

    PH 3.    On a joint petition by Bunker Hill Landco LLC and the Boston Housing Authority for the Widening & Relocation of the existing right-of-way lines of Medford Street (public way), Charlestown, located on its southerly side generally between Tufts Street and Corey Street.

    (NB 1/27/2022) As shown on a plan entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Widening, Relocation, and Extension Plan, Medford Street, Public Way, Charlestown,” 1 sheet dated January 5, 2022.

    PH 4.    On a joint petition by Bunker Hill Landco LLC and the Boston Housing Authority for the Widening & Relocation of the existing right-of-way lines of Corey Street (public way), Charlestown, located on its easterly side between Medford Street and Samuel Morse Way, as well as on its westerly side between Samuel Morse Way and Moulton Street.

    (NB 1/27/2022) As shown on a plan entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Widening, Relocation, and Extension Plan, Corey Street, Public Way, Charlestown,” 1 sheet dated January 5, 2022.

    PH 5.    On a joint petition by Bunker Hill Landco LLC and the Boston Housing Authority for the Widening & Relocation of the existing right-of-way lines of Tufts Street (public way), Charlestown, located on its easterly side from Medford Street to a point south of Walford Way.

    (NB 1/27/2022) As shown on a plan entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Widening, Relocation, and Extension Plan, Tufts Street, Public Way, Charlestown,” 1 sheet dated January 5, 2022.

    PH 6.    On a joint petition by Bunker Hill Landco LLC and the Boston Housing Authority for the Widening & Relocation of the existing right-of-way lines of Decatur Street (public way), Charlestown, located on its northwesterly side between Vine Street and Samuel Morse Way.

    (NB 1/27/2022) As shown on a plan entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Widening, Relocation, and Extension Plan, Decatur Street, Public Way, Charlestown,” 1 sheet dated January 5, 2022.

    PH 7.    On a joint petition by Bunker Hill Landco LLC and the Boston Housing Authority for the Widening, Relocation, & Extension of the existing right-of-way lines of Moulton Street (public way), Charlestown, located between Corey Street and Moulton Way.

    (NB 1/27/2022) As shown on a plan entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Widening, Relocation, and Extension Plan, Moulton Street, Public Way, Charlestown,” 1 sheet dated January 5, 2022.

    PH 8.    On a joint petition by Bunker Hill Landco LLC and the Boston Housing Authority for the Widening, Relocation, & Extension of the existing right-of-way lines of Moulton Way (private way open to public travel), Charlestown, located between Decatur Street and Moulton Street.

    (NB 1/27/2022) As shown on a plan entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Widening, Relocation, and Extension Plan, Moulton Way, Private Way Open to Public Travel, Charlestown,” 1 sheet dated January 5, 2022.

    PH 9.    On a joint petition by Bunker Hill Landco LLC and the Boston Housing Authority for the Widening & Relocation of the existing right-of-way lines of Samuel Morse Way (private way open to public travel), Charlestown, located on its southerly side between Decatur Street and Corey Street.

    (NB 1/27/2022) As shown on a plan entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Widening, Relocation, and Extension Plan, Samuel Morse Way, Private Way Open to Public Travel, Charlestown,” 1 sheet dated January 5, 2022.

    PH 10.    On a joint petition by Bunker Hill Landco LLC and the Boston Housing Authority for the making of Specific Repairs within the following roadways in Charlestown, consisting of curb realignment, roadway and sidewalk reconstruction, as well as new and relocated pedestrian ramps, specialty pavement, street lighting infrastructure, stormdrain infrastructure, street trees, landscaping, street furniture, bike racks, bollards, driveway curb cuts, and raised crosswalks:

    ●    Medford Street – on its southerly side generally between Tufts Street and Corey Street;
    ●    Corey Street – between Medford Street and Moulton Street;
    ●    Tufts Street – from Medford Street to a point south of Walford Way;
    ●    Decatur Street – generally between Vine Street and Samuel Morse Way;
    ●    Vine Street – on its northeasterly side northwest of Decatur  Street;
    ●    Moulton Street – between Corey Street and Moulton Way;
    ●    Moulton Way (private way) – between Decatur Street and Moulton Street;
    ●    Samuel Morse Way (private way) – between Decatur Street and Corey Street.

    (NB 1/27/2022) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Specific Repairs Plan, Bunker Hill Housing Redevelopment, Corey Street, Medford Street, Tufts Street, Decatur Street, Vine Street, Moulton Street, Samuel Morse Way, Charlestown,” 10 sheets dated January 25, 2022.

    PH 11.    On a petition by Seaport N/P Title Holder LLC for the granting of a Projection License for the installation of canopies and awnings over portions of the sidewalks within the following public ways in South Boston:

    ●    Summer Street – on its northeasterly side at address no. 350, generally southeast of Boston Wharf Road;
    ●    Congress Street – on its southwesterly side generally southeast of Boston Wharf Road.

    (NB 1/27/2022) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, License Plan for Canopy, Summer Street, Congress Street, 350 Summer Second Street, Boston” 2 sheets dated December 22, 2021.

    PH 12.    On a petition by IQHQ-20 Overland LLC for the granting of a Projection License for the installation of a canopy over a portion of the sidewalk within Overland Street (public way), Boston Proper, located on its southwesterly side at address no. 20, generally southeast of David Ortiz Drive.

    (NB 1/27/2022) As shown on a plan entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, License Plan, 20 Overland Street, Fenway” 1 sheet dated December 15, 2021.

    PH 13.    On a petition by Walk Hill Owner LLC for the acceptance of two Pedestrian Easements adjacent to the following public ways in  West Roxbury:

    ●    Walk Hill Street – on its southwesterly side at address nos. 283 & 289, between Canterbury Street and American Legion Highway;
    ●    Canterbury Street – on its southeasterly side at address nos. 576 & 578, southwest of Walk Hill Street.

    (NB 1/27/2022) As shown on a plan entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Pedestrian Easement Plan, 283 & 289 Walk Hill St, (a/k/a 576 & 578 Canterbury St), Roslindale” 1 sheet dated January 6, 2022.

    PH 14.    On a petition by Walk Hill Owner LLC for the making of Specific Repairs within the following public ways in West Roxbury, consisting of curb realignment, roadway and sidewalk reconstruction, as well as new and relocated pedestrian ramps, specialty pavement, street trees, bike racks, and driveway curb cuts:

    ●    Walk Hill Street – at address nos. 283 & 289, generally between Canterbury Street and American Legion Highway;
    ●    Canterbury Street – at address nos. 576 & 578, generally southwest of Walk Hill Street.

    (NB 1/27/2022) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Specific Repair, 283 & 289 Walk Hill St, (a/k/a 576 & 578 Canterbury St), Roslindale” 2 sheets dated January 11, 2022.

    PH 15.    On a petition by TC Systems Inc. for a Grant of Location with lead company status and no participants to install new telecommunication conduit with City shadow within the following public ways in Boston Proper:

    ●    Beacon Street – west of Brookline Avenue/Commonwealth Avenue;
    ●    Brookline Avenue – south of Beacon Street.

    (NB 1/27/2022) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Grant of Location Plan, Proposed Conduit Placement, Beacon Street and Brookline Avenue, City of Boston,” 3 sheet dated July 27, 2021 (revised September 23, 2021).

    City Roadway Acceptance

    CRA 1.    On a petition by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Transportation for the Acceptance as a City Roadway of the following public ways in Boston Proper:

    ●    Atlantic Avenue – between Cross Street and Oliver Street/Seaport Boulevard;
    ●    Oliver Street – between Purchase Street and Atlantic Avenue/Seaport Boulevard;
    ●    High Street – between Atlantic Avenue and Purchase Street/Fitzgerald Surface Road;
    ●    India Street – between Atlantic Avenue and Fitzgerald Surface Road;
    ●    Milk Street – between Atlantic Avenue and Fitzgerald Surface Road;
    ●    State Street – between Atlantic Avenue and Fitzgerald Surface Road;
    ●    Mercantile Street – between Fitzgerald Surface Road and Atlantic Avenue/Cross Street;
    ●    Cross Street – between Atlantic Avenue and Hanover Street;
    ●    Hanover Street – between Cross Street and Blackstone Street;
    ●    Purchase Street – between Oliver Street and High Street/Fitzgerald Surface Road;
    ●    John F. Fitzgerald Expressway Surface Road – between Hanover Street and High Street/Purchase Street;
    ●    North Street – between Fitzgerald Surface Road and Blackstone Street;
    ●    Blackstone Street – between North Street and Hanover Street.

    As shown on a set of plans entitled “Public Roadway Acceptance Plan, Atlantic Avenue, Purchase Street, Seaport Boulevard, High Street, India Street, Milk Street, State Street, Mercantile Street, Cross Street, Surface Road, North Street, Blackstone Street, and Hanover Street, Boston Proper,” 37 sheets dated September 1, 2021.

    New Business

    NB 1.    Harold Street, Holworthy Street, Hollander Street; Roxbury – Highway Discontinuances, Widening/Relocation/Extension – On a set of joint petitions by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (d/b/a Boston Planning & Development Agency) and the City of Boston Mayor’s Office of Housing

    NB 2.    222 Friend Street; Boston Proper – Grant of Location – On a petition by Crown Castle

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