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Conservation Commission Public Hearing

The Conservation Commission will hold its next bi-weekly hearing on June 26, 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, or 617-635-3850 by June 21, 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 June 26, 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 prior to the hearing. Written testimony should be submitted by Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at 3:30 p.m.

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics


    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). *Continued from May 1, 2024 hearing

    Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1993 and BOS File No. 2024-018 from Epsilon Associates, Inc., on behalf of Seaport G Title Holder LLC & Seaport F Retail Owner LLC for proposed soil borings, test pits, and installation of groundwater observation wells located at 85 Northern Ave, South Boston, MA (LSCSF). 

    Request for Determination of Applicability from the Boston Water and Sewer Commission for the proposed construction of tide gates and replacement of water mains as necessary on Beverly Street (Central Boston/Downtown), Lewis Street (East Boston), and Seaport Boulevard (South Boston), MA (LSCSF, 25 ft Waterfront, 100 ft Buffer to Coastal Bank).

    Request for an Amendment to the original Order of Conditions for DEP File No. 006-1789 and BOS File No. 2021-023 from Tighe & Bond on behalf of NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy for the proposed installation of a new underground manhole vault located on Springdale Street, South Boston, MA (LSCSF).

    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

    Willow Pond and Leverett Pond NOI

    Seaport Square Block G NOI

    BWSC Tide Gates RDA

    Andrew to Dewar Reliability Amendment (Springdale Street)




    Request for a Certificate of Compliance for DEP File No. 006-1774 and BOS File No. 2021-012 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. 006-1837  and BOS File No. 2022-037 for the construction of a four-story building with associated parking and landscaping located at 1778 Columbia Road, South Boston, MA (LSCSF).

    Request for a Certificate of Compliance for DEP File No. 006-1577 for the construction of a six-story hotel and reconstruction of Blackstone Street located at Blackstone Street, Downtown, MA (LSCSF).

    Administrative Updates

    Acceptance of the Order of Conditions:

    Acceptance of Meeting Minutes from June 5, 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 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 or 617-635-3850.

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