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Conservation Commission Public Hearing

The Conservation Commission will hold its next bi-weekly hearing on May 15, 2024, at 6 p.m.

ATTENTION: This meeting will be held virtually and not in person. You can participate in the meeting by going to our online meeting or calling 929-205-6099 and entering Meeting ID 868 0172 3247 #. Interpretation, translation, and disability accommodation services are available to you at no cost. If you need them, please contact us at cc@boston.govLCA@boston.gov, or 617-635-3850 by May 10, 2024.

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 15, 2024 to review the following projects to determine what conditions, if any, the Commission will impose to protect the interests of the public and private water supply, ground water, prevention of pollution, flood control, prevention of storm damage, protection of fisheries and land containing shellfish, and protection of wildlife habitat. 

Any matter posted as a public hearing may be deliberated upon at a subsequent meeting. 

Members of the public may share public comments during the hearing. The Conservation Commission will also accept written testimony for agenda items via email at cc@boston.gov prior to the hearing. Written testimony should be submitted by Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at 3:30 p.m.

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. PUBLIC HEARING

    Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1990 and Boston File No. 2024-015 from Fort Point Associates on behalf of Massachusetts Port Authority for the repairs associated with an Emergency Certification for a sinkhole located at 256 Marginal Street, East Boston (LSCSF, 100 ft Buffer to Coastal Bank).

    Request for Determination of Applicability from LEC Environmental Consultants, Inc. on behalf of Massachusetts Port Authority for the proposed rehabilitation of Taxiway N from Runway 15R-33L to Runway 22L at Logan International Airport, East Boston, MA.

    Request for an Amendment to the original Order of Conditions for DEP File No. 006-1872 and BOS File No. 2022-031 from VHB on behalf of HRP 776 Summer Street Propco, LLC, for proposed design changes to the stormwater outfalls and associated utility infrastructure located at 776 Summer Street, South Boston, MA (DPA, LUO, Coastal Bank, LSCSF, Waterfront Area, 100ft Buffer to Coastal Bank).


    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; 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 September 6, 2023 hearing

    Continued; Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1961 and Boston File No. 2023-051 from Coneco Engineers & Scientists, Inc., on behalf of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation for the proposed reconstruction of the Neponset River Reservation Neponset Landing II Spray Deck and replacement of walkways around the spray deck located at 72 Hill Top Street, Dorchester, MA (LSCSF) *Continued from September 20, 2023 hearing

    Continued; Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1987 and Boston File No. 2024-012 from Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc., on behalf of Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the proposed resurfacing of driveway and loading dock and associated stormwater improvements located at 1200 Centre Street, Roslindale, MA (25ft Waterfront, 25ft Riverfront, 100ft Buffer to Inland Bank) *Continued from the April 3, 2024 hearing

    Continued; Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1991 and Boston File No. 2024-016 from Weston & Sampson Engineers, Inc. on behalf of the Town of Brookline for the proposed dredging of Willow Pond and bank restoration at Leverett Pond located at 217 Jamaicaway, Jamaica Plain, MA (Inland Bank, 100ft Buffer to Inland Bank, LUW, BLSF, 25ft Riverfront, 25ft Waterfront).


    BHSM Sinkhole NOI and Supplemental Materials

    Logan Taxiway Rehabilitation RDA

    776 Summer Street Amendment

  2. Regular Meeting

    Request for a Certificate of Compliance for DEP File No. 006-1774 for the demolition of a residential building and construction of a new multi-family residential building located at 839 Saratoga Street, East Boston, MA (LSCSF).

    Request for a Certificate of Compliance for DEP File No. 006-1853 for the utility upgrades and associated transformer and transformer pad installation, located at 12 Farnsworth Street, South Boston, MA (LSCSF) 

    Request for a Certificate of Compliance for DEP File No. 006-1866 for the construction of a stormwater infiltration system, overflow connection, and rear stairs located at 33-41 Farnsworth Street, South Boston, MA (LSCSF)

    Request for a Certificate of Compliance for DEP File No. 006-1896 for the renovation of an existing single-family dwelling and associated parking and drainage improvements located at 5 Rice Street, Dorchester, MA (LSCSF).

    Administrative Updates

    • Discussion of the Massachusetts Habitat Conservation Plan for Piping Plovers at the Curley Center, South Boston, MA

    Acceptance of the Order of Conditions:

    Continued; Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1958 and Boston File No. 2023-048 from BSC Group, Inc. on behalf of Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation for the proposed construction of a multi-use trail and amenities along the Neponset River and Edgewater Drive, between Osceola St. and Kennedy Playground Located in Hyde Park and Mattapan, MA (BLSF, 25 ft Riverfront Area, 25 ft Waterfront Area, 100ft Buffer to Bank).

    Continued; Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1928 and Boston File No. 2023-018 from Horsley Witten Group, Inc. on behalf of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation for the proposed remodeling of the former Doyle Playground on River Street in Hyde Park, Boston, MA (BLSF, Riverfront Area, Waterfront Area). 

    Acceptance of Meeting Minutes from May 1, 2024.

    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 requested via email from cc@boston.gov or viewed by appointment only at the Environment Department, Boston City Hall, Room 709, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Questions can be directed to cc@boston.gov or 617-635-3850.

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