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Public Facilities Commission Meeting (MOH)

The presenter is the Mayor's Office of Housing.

RE: COVID-19, Temporary Practices


In accordance with Governor Baker's July 14, 2022, Act Extending Certain COVID-19 Measures Adopted During the State of Emergency, with respect to the Open Meeting Law, the Act extends, until March 31, 2023, the remote meeting provisions of the Governor’s March 12, 2020, Executive Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law 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 livestreaming 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: Theresa Strachila, Program Manager, GrowBoston, Director’s Office Division
    Tentative Developer Designation and Intent to Sell to Urban Guild, Inc.: Vacant land located at 218 Washington Street, 220 Washington Street, and two (2) unnumbered parcels on Washington Street, Dorchester.
    Purchase Price: $400
    Ward: 14
    Parcel Numbers: 01197000, 01196000, 01195000 and 01194000
    Square Feet: 32,074 (total)
    Future Use: Garden
    Estimated Total Development Cost: $6,321,320
    Assessed Value Fiscal Year 2022: $491,700 (total)
    Appraised Value June 20, 2022: $1,000,000 (total)
    MOH Program: Grassroots
    RFP Issuance Date: September 27, 2021
    That, having duly advertised a Request for Proposals to develop said properties, Urban Guild, Inc., a Massachusetts non-profit corporation, with an address of 260 Washington Street, Dorchester , MA 02121, be tentatively designated as developer of the vacant land located at:
    218 Washington Street , Ward: 14, Parcel: 01197000, Square Feet: 4,428
    220 Washington Street, Ward: 14, Parcel: 01196000, Square Feet: 4,469
    Unnumbered Washington Street, Ward: 14, Parcel: 01195000, Square Feet: 9,005
    Unnumbered Washington Street, Ward: 14, Parcel: 01194000, Square Feet: 14,172
    in the Dorchester District of the City of Boston containing approximately 32,074 total 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 these properties; 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 properties to Urban Guild, Inc.;
    AND, FURTHER, VOTED: That the Director be, and hereby is, authorized to advertise the intent of this Commission to sell the above described properties 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.
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