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Conservation Commission Hearing

The Conservation Commission will hold its next bi-weekly hearing on September 7, 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 September 7, 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. 006-1889 and BOS 2022-044 from VHB on behalf of GI ETS Fort Point I LLC c/o GI Partners for the construction of sidewalks, an infiltration system, and electrical equipment associated with the redevelopment of an existing office building for life sciences purposes located at 51 Melcher St, South Boston, MA (LSCSF) *Continued from the August 17, 2022 hearing

    Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1892 from Nitsch Engineering on behalf of the DIV Black Falcon, LLC for the installation of a new electrical conduit, transformer, and switchgear on an existing sidewalk located at 88 Black Falcon Ave, South Boston, MA (LSCSF) *Continued from the August 17, 2022 hearing

    Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1891 and BOS 2022-046 from Fort Point Associates on behalf of 605 Chelsea LLC for rehabilitation of the historic building, stabilization of the seawall, construction of a pile supported wharf, associated utility work, storm water system installation, regrading, repaving, and drilling of four test borings, located at 605 Chelsea St, East Boston, MA (LSCSF, Riverfront Area, Waterfront Area, Designated Port Area, Land Under Ocean, Coastal Beach, Coastal Bank, 100ft Buffer to Coastal Bank) *Continued from the August 17, 2022 hearing

    Request for a Determination of Applicability from Gabriel Cira for the installation a floating garden frame with fiber substrate and floating beach grass garden prototypes located at 146-172 Condor St, East Boston, 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 October 5th 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; 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 September 21st hearing; Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1882 and BOS 2022-040 from Hughes Environmental Consulting on behalf of Boston Pinnacle Properties LLC for the proposed demolition of an existing auto repair shop and construction of a five unit residential building, located at 581 American Legion Highway, Roslindale (Riverfront Area, Waterfront Area, 100ft Buffer to Inland Bank) *Continued from the August 17, 2022 hearing

    Continued; 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; Request for a Determination of Applicability from Goddard Consulting LLC on behalf of Keohane Realty Development Trust for the confirmation of the jurisdictional status of two Isolated Vegetated Wetlands at 0 Milton Ave, Hyde Park, MA * Continued from the July 20, 2022 hearing

  2. PUBLIC MEETING

    Request for a Certificate of Compliance for DEP File No. 006-1516 for the pile repair work located 400 Atlantic Avenue, Financial District, Boston, MA

    Request for a Certificate of Compliance for DEP File No. 006-1781 for the seawall rehabilitation project located at 85 East India Row, Downtown Boston, MA

    Discussion and Modification of the Enforcement Order issued to the Forest Hills Cemetery for the illegal removal of vegetation, alteration/stabilization of the bank, and placement of rip-rap along the bank and within the pond located at Lake Hibiscus, Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, MA

    Administrative Updates

    Acceptance of the Order of Conditions:

    • Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1883 and BOS 2022-041 from Norwood Engineering, Inc. on behalf of 1817 River Street LLC for the construction of a one-family house and two-family house with associated site features and parking improvements at an existing three-family house located at 1817 River St, Hyde Park, MA (Waterfront Area, 100ft Buffer to Inland Bank, 100ft Buffer to BVW)
    • Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1890 and BOS 2022-045 from Howard Stein Hudson on behalf of the Boys & Girls Club of Dorchester for the construction of a multipurpose field house with associated patio space, rain garden, and other landscaping located at 315 Mt. Vernon St, Dorchester, MA (LSCSF)

    Acceptance of Meeting Minutes from August 17, 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 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday.  For more information, call 617-635-3850.

    Nicholas Moreno

    Boston Conservation Commission

     

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