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Conservation Commission Hearing

The Conservation Commission will hold its next bi-weekly hearing on May 18, 2022, 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. If there are any items you wish to provide public comments on, please provide them ahead of the hearing if possible.


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 May 18, 2022, 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. 006-1870 and BOS File No. 2022-029 from Childs Engineering on behalf of the Boston Planning and Development Agency for the proposed pile repair, installation of structural jackets, and installation of a floating dock with access gangways and a pedestrian waiting area, located at 38 Drydock Ave, South Boston, MA (DPA, LUO, LSCSF, Waterfront Area, 100ft Buffer to Coastal Bank) *Continued from the May 4, 2022 hearing

    Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1868 and BOS File No. 2022-027 from Childs Engineering Corporation on behalf of Harvard University for the proposed replacement of an existing pier and floating docks, demolition of an existing building, installation of new covered boat racks, and associated landscaping, drainage, and grading upgrades located 801 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA (Inland Bank, LUWW, BLSF, Riverfront Area, Waterfront Area, 100ft Buffer to Inland Bank) *Continued from the May 4, 2022 hearing

    Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1869 and BOS File No. 2022-028 from the Vertex Companies, Inc. on behalf of the University of Massachusetts, Boston for the proposed repairs to the UMass Boston Harborwalk and replacement of a pedestrian ramp at Fox Point., located at 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Dorchester, MA (100ft Buffer to Coastal Bank, Waterfront Area, LSCSF) *Continued from the May 4, 2022 hearing

    Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1872 and BOS File No. 2022-031 from VHB on behalf of HRP 776 Summer Street LLC for the proposed reconstruction the seawall, landside regrading, and extension of stormwater outfalls located at 776 Summer St, South Boston, MA (DPA, LUO, Coastal Bank, LSCSF, Waterfront Area, 100ft Buffer to Coastal Bank)

    Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1834 from Nitsch Engineering on behalf of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for the proposed roadway improvements located at Cypher St, Richards St, E St, and Fargo St, South Boston, MA (LSCSF)

    Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1867 and BOS 2022-026 from Allen & Major Associates, Inc. on behalf of Phoenix Homes Boston, LLC for the proposed addition of a second story and associated infiltration chamber and landscaping work located at 121 Havre St, East Boston, MA (LSCSF)

    Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1864 and BOS 2022-023 from Allen & Major Associates, Inc. on behalf of Velkor Properties for the proposed demolition of an existing structure and construction of a three-story residential building and associated landscaping, utilities, and infiltration system located at 235 – 237 Condor St, East Boston, MA (100ft Buffer to Coastal Bank)

    Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-XXXX and BOS 2022-XXX from Collins Engineers, Inc. on behalf of Hangman Productions USA Inc. for the proposed temporary construction of a diving platform on the stone revetment and roof of the Institute of Contemporary Art located at 25 Harbor Shore Drive, South Boston, MA (LUO, Coastal Bank)

    Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1871 and BOS 2022-030 from SWCA Environmental Consultants on behalf of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation for the proposed Charles River Vegetation Management Plan, including routine maintenance of the Charles River Reservation, continued vegetation management for special events, and proposed invasive plan management at four focus areas, located at the Charles River Reservation, MA (BVW, 100ft Buffer to BWV, IVW, 100ft Buffer to IVW, BLSF, Riverfront Area, Waterfront Area)

    Request for an Amendment to the original Order of Conditions for DEP File No. 006-1861 and BOS File No. 2022-022 from GEI Consultants on behalf of the Boston Planning and Development Agency, Charlestown, MA

    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 June 1, 2022 hearing; Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1820 and BOS File No. 2021-045 from Norwood Engineering on behalf of C.A.D. Builders LLC for the proposed construction of a single family home and associated landscaping located at 27 Willet St, West Roxbury, MA (100ft Buffer to Bordering Vegetated Wetland, 100ft Buffer to Isolated Vegetated Wetland, 100ft Buffer to Inland Bank) *Continued from the May 4, 2022 hearing

    Continued to the June 1, 2022 hearing; Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1772 and BOS File No. 2021-010 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 December 15, 2021 hearing

    Continued to the June 1, 2022 hearing; Request for a Determination of Applicability from Norwood Engineering on behalf of C.A.D. Builders LLC for the proposed construction of three single family homes located at 2 Starling St, 34 & 36 Willet St, West Roxbury, MA *Continued from the May 4, 2022 hearing

    Continued to the June 1, 2022 hearing; Notice of Intent for BOS File No. 2022-XXX from Lucas Environmental on behalf of the Local IBEW Educational Corporation for the proposed construction of a parking area with associated stormwater improvements located at 256 Freeport St, Dorchester, MA (100ft Buffer to Isolated Vegetated Wetlands) * Continued from the April 6, 2022 hearing

  2. PUBLIC MEETING

    Continued to the June 1, 2022 hearing; Discussion regarding the restoration plan for the illegal placement of fill and cutting of vegetation located at 256 Freeport St, Dorchester, MA

    Discussion regarding the proposed annual work to be conducted pursuant to the Head of the Charles Regatta Vegetation Management Plan for DEP File No. 006-1478.

    Administrative Updates

    Acceptance of the Order of Conditions:

    • Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1860 and BOS File No. 2022-021 from Foth Infrastructure & Environment on behalf of Camp Harbor View for the proposed pile cleaning, repairs, and cathodic protection located at 1 Long Island Rd, Long Island, Boston, MA (LUO, Land Containing Shellfish, Coastal Beach, LSCSF)
    • Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1865 and BOS File No. 2022-024 from Nitsch Engineering on behalf of the Muddy Water Initiative for the proposed installation of two 2-inch diameter anchors to support a proposed phosphorus reduction device on a support line located at 4-8 Boylston St, Fenway, MA (Inland Bank, BWV, BLSF, Riverfront Area, Waterfront Area, 100ft Buffer to Inland Bank, 100ft Buffer to BVW)
    • Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1866 and BOS File No. 2022-025 from Bohler on behalf of CRE-MLL Farnsworth Property Owner LLC for the proposed construction of a stormwater infiltration system, overflow connection, and rear stairs located at 33-41 Farnsworth St, South Boston, MA (LSCSF)

    Acceptance of Meeting Minutes from May 4, 2022

    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 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.  For more information, call 617-635-3850.

    Nicholas Moreno

    Boston Conservation Commission

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