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Boston Redevelopment Authority board of directors annual meeting

The Boston Redevelopment Authority, doing business as the Boston Planning and Development Agency, is holding a board meeting on March 2 at 3:30 p.m.
Public testimony begins at 5:30pm

Discussion Topics

  1. Election of Officers
  2. MINUTES

    2. Request authorization for the approval of the Minutes of January 12, 2017 Meeting.

  3. SCHEDULING

    3. Request authorization to schedule a Public Hearing on March 16, 2017 at 5:30 P.M., or at a date and time to be determined by the Director, to consider the Boston College Institutional Master Plan Amendment and the Field House Project as a Development Impact Project.

    4. Request authorization to schedule a Public Hearing on March 16, 2017 at 5:40 P.M., or at a date and time to be determined by the Director, to consider the Third Amendment to the Development Plan for Planned Development Area No. 67 – Brooke Charter High School within the Olmsted Green East Campus in Mattapan.

  4. PLANNING AND ZONING

    5. Board of Appeal

    6. Request authorization to enter into a contract with Hartanft Lighting Design to design the lighting plan for the Fort Point Channel Congress Street Bridge, in an amount not to exceed $122,923.00.

    7. Request authorization to submit a Municipal Harbor Plan for Downtown Waterfront District and Public Realm and Waterfront Activation Plan to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs pursuant to Massachusetts Regulation, 201 CMR 23.00, for the review and approval of Municipal Harbor Plans.

    8. Request authorization to advertise and issue a Request for Proposals for the design services for public engagement and concept design for the Fort Point District 100 acres open space system.

    9. Request authorization to advertise and issue a Request for Proposals for a transportation consultant to assist in the PLAN: Dorchester, Glover’s Corner planning initiative.

    10. Request authorization to adopt the PLAN: JP/ROX as guidelines for future development and improvements within the JP/ROX Study Area through recommendations for zoning amendments and implementation action items.

  5. LICENSE AGREEMENT

    11. Request authorization to enter into a three year License Agreement with the Boston Public Library for use and occupancy of 1,800 square feet on the lower level of the China Trade Building located at 2-22 Boylston Street in the Park Plaza Urban Renewal Area.

  6. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS/CONTRACTS

    12. Request authorization to enter into a contract with Fleming Bros. for Repair and Maintenance Services of the city-wide BRA owned properties, in an amount not to exceed $150,000.00.

    13. Request authorization to execute Architectural/Engineering Service Contracts for the FY2017-FY2020 House Doctor Consulting Services for city-wide BRA owned properties on an as-needed basis, in an amount not to exceed $175,000.00 per year.

    14. Request authorization to enter into a Snow Plowing and Removal Contract with McG Construction for the FY2017-FY2020 for city-wide BRA owned properties, in an amount not to exceed $300,000.00.

    15. Request authorization to enter into a Landscaping Services Contract with Brightview Landscape Services, LLC for the FY2017-FY2018 at Shipyard Park in the Charlestown Navy Yard, in an amount not to exceed $300,000.

  7. TENTATIVE DESIGNATION/EXTENSION

    16. Request authorization to extend the Tentative Designation of Madison Tropical LLC as Redeveloper of Parcel 10B of the Southwest Corridor Development Plan.

    17. Request authorization for the revision and extension of the Tentative Designation of Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly III, Inc., as Redeveloper of 132 Chestnut Hill Avenue; to petition the Public Improvement Commission to abandon Atwood Road and to approve the specific repairs to Chestnut Hill Avenue; and, to take all related actions.

  8. ARTICLE 80 DEVELOPMENT/IDP; NOT OPEN TO PUBLIC TESTIMONY

    Roslindale

    18. Request authorization to issue a Certification of Approval in accordance with Article 80E, Small Project Review of the Zoning Code for the construction of 21 rental units, with 3 IDP units, ground floor retail and 24 parking spaces located at 317 Belgrade Avenue; and, to take all related actions.

    South Boston

    19. Request authorization to amend the Affordable Housing Agreement for the 39 A Street project changing the floor location of the 3 IDP units.

    Seaport Square

    20. Request authorization to co-petition the Public Improvement Commission for the approval of a Pedestrian Easement, a Block H-3 Café License and a Block J Café License over Parcel FT-4 in the Seaport Square area; to execute an easement with National Grid, an easement with Verizon, an easement with Comcast and an easement with Eversource; and, to take all related actions.

    Roxbury/Dorchester/Mattapan

    21. Request authorization to transfer 16 non-urban renewal properties to the City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development for redevelopment; and, to issue a joint Request for Proposals for these properties.

    Mattapan

    22. Request authorization to release the original Covenant for Affordable Housing for Unit F204 of the Baker Square Condominium Unit located at 1241 Adams Street; and, to enter into a new Covenant for Affordable Housing.

  9. URBAN RENEWAL

    Downtown Waterfront

    23. Request authorization to enter into an Amended and Restated Land Disposition Agreement in connection with the nursing home on Parcel C-2-42A located at 40 Fulton Street.

    Government Center

    24. Request authorization to enter into easement agreements with utilities in connection with a portion of City Hall Plaza comprised of discontinued Cornhill.

    Washington Park

    25. Request authorization to issue a Certificate of Completion for Parcel A-5 in the Washington Park Urban Renewal Area located on Dale Street.

  10. PUBLIC HEARINGS OPEN TO PUBLIC TESTIMONY

    26. 5:30 p.m.: Request authorization to adopt a minor modification to the Campus High School Urban Renewal Plan regarding Parcels P-3 and P-3h; to approve the Development Plan for Planned Development Area No. 112 – Tremont Crossing Development, Southwest Corner of Tremont Street and Whittier Street, Roxbury pursuant to Section 80C of the Zoning Code; to petition the Zoning Commission for approval of the Development Plan and associated map amendment pursuant to Section 3-1A.a and 80C of the Zoning Code; to issue a Preliminary Adequacy Determination waiving further review pursuant to Section 80B-5.4(c)(iv) of the Zoning Code for the construction of 718 residential units, with 93 IDP units, and 9 affordable townhouses on Whittier Street; 462,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space; 109,000 square feet of office space; 31,000 square feet of museum/cultural center space and a 1,371 car parking garage; to extend the Tentative Designation of P-3 Partners LLC as Redeveloper of a portion of Parcel P-3; to execute a Development Impact Project Agreement; and, to take all related actions.

    27. 5:40 p.m.: Request authorization to adopt a minor modification to the South End Urban Renewal Plan for Parcels 47, 54G, 54H, 56 and 56A; to approve the Development Plan for Planned Development Area No. 110 – Harrison Albany Block Development, South End pursuant to Section 80C of the Zoning Code; to petition the Zoning Commission for approval of the Development Plan and associated map amendment pursuant to Section 3-1A.a and 80C of the Zoning Code; to execute Amended and Restated Land Disposition Agreements; to issue a Preliminary Adequacy Determination waiving further review pursuant to Section 80B-5.4(c)(iv) of the Zoning Code for the construction/renovation of 650 residential rental units, with 65 IDP units, 20,000 square feet of retail/cultural space, 80,000 square feet of office space and a 650 car parking garage; and, to take all related actions.

    28. 5:50 p.m.: Request authorization to approve the Development Plan for Planned Development Area No. 111 – 370-380 Harrison Avenue Development, South End pursuant to Section 80C of the Zoning Code; to petition the Zoning Commission for approval of the Development Plan and associated map amendment, pursuant to Section 3-1A.a and 80C of the Zoning Code; to issue a Preliminary Adequacy Determination waiving further review pursuant to Section 80B-5.4(c)(iv) of the Zoning Code for the construction 324 residential units (232 rental units & 92 condominium units), with 65 IDP units, 8,500 square feet of ground floor retail space and 180 off-street parking spaces; and, to take all related actions.

  11. ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE

    29. Request authorization to adopt the Updated Accessibility Guidelines and Checklist into the Article 80 Design review Process; and specifically the Development Review Guidelines.

    30. Request authorization to adopt Mayor Walsh’s Ordinance amending the Boston Resident Jobs Policy and new reporting to the Boston Employment Commission.

    31. Contractual

    32. Personnel

    33. Director’s Update