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Public Improvement Commission

The Public Improvement Commission hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. on January 26.

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 & Technology. Members of the public who wish to participate in the hearing are strongly encouraged to do so remotely. Yhe 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. Written testimony for all agenda items will continue to be accepted via email. Testimony should be directed to PIC@boston.gov

Note: 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 by Wednesday afternoon.

Discussion Topics

  1. Agenda

    Hearing Minutes

    At the request of the Public Improvement Commission staff, the Acceptance of the Minutes of the PIC hearing held on January 12, 2023.

    Public Hearing

    On a petition by Ten Walnut Condominium Association for the making of Specific Repairs within Walnut Street (public way), Boston Proper, located on its easterly side at address no. 10 generally across from Chestnut Street.

    (NB 1/12/2023) As shown on a plan entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Specific Repair Plan, 10 Walnut Street, Beacon Hill,” 1 sheet dated August 2, 2022 (Revised January 5, 2023).

    On a joint petition by Friends of Crite Park and the City of Boston Public Works Department for the making of Specific Repairs within the following public ways in Boston Proper:

    Columbus Avenue – on its southeasterly side at Appleton Street/West Canton Street;
    Appleton Street – on its northwesterly side at Columbus Avenue/West Canton Street;
    West Canton Street – on its northeasterly side at Columbus Avenue/Appleton Street.

    (NB 1/12/2023) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Specific Repairs Plan, Crite Park Improvements, Boston Proper, Columbus Avenue at West Canton Street and Appleton Street,” 15 sheets dated January 5, 2023.

    On a joint petition by the City of Boston Transportation Department,  the City of Boston Parks & Recreation Department, the City of Boston Public Works Department, and the Arnold Arboretum for the making of Specific Repairs within Arboretum Road (public way), West Roxbury, located at its northwesterly terminus generally northwest of Lanesville Terrace.

    (NB 1/12/2023) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Specific Repairs Plan, Arboretum Road, Roslindale,” 7 sheets dated December 27, 2022.

    On a petition by Eversource Energy for a Grant of Location to install an electric transformer vault and associated infrastructure within the following public ways in East Boston:

    Border Street – generally at address no. 425, at Falcon Street;
    Falcon Street – east of Border Street.

    (NB 1/12/2023) As shown on a plan entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Grant of Location Plan, Plan of Transformer MH for PIC, Border St at Falcon St, East Boston,” 1 sheet dated November, 2022.

    On a petition by Verizon New England 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:

    Bay State Road – generally from address no. 188 to Granby Street;
    Granby Street – at Bay State Road.

    (NB 1/12/2023) As shown on a plan entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Grant of Location Plan, Verizon, 188 Bay State Rd, Proposed Conduit Installation” 1 sheet dated July, 2022.

    New Business

    75 Willow Court, 16 Baker Court; Dorchester – Widening/Relocations, Specific Repairs – On a set of petitions by Willow Baker LLC

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