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Last updated: 03/28/2017 - 9:36am

Public Improvement Commission hearing

The commission will hold a hearing on March 30 at 10 a.m.

Discussion Topics

  1. Public Hearing Continued

    1. On a petition by 6 West Broadway LLC for the granting of an Earth Retention License for the installation of a temporary earth support system within the following public ways in South Boston: (NB 2/2/2017, PH 2/16/2017, PHC 3/2/2017)

    West Broadway – on its northeasterly side southeast of Dorchester Avenue.

    Dorchester Avenue – on its easterly side between West Broadway and West Second Street.

    West Second Street – on its southerly side between Dorchester Avenue and Athens Street.

    Athens Street – on its southwesterly side southeast of West Second Street.

    As shown on a set of plans entitled City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Temporary Earth Retention Plan, 6 West Broadway, Dorchester Avenue, W 2nd Street, Athens Street, South Boston, 3 sheets dated January, 2017.

    2. On a petition by National Grid for the making of Specific Repairs within Commonwealth Avenue, Boston Proper, located on both sides generally between Amory Street and University Road/Carlton Street, consisting of four new ventilation posts. (NB 2/2/2017, PH 2/16/2017, PHC 3/2/2017, PHC 3/16/2017)

    As shown on a set of plans entitled City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Specific Repairs Plan, National Grid, Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, 3 sheets dated March 1, 2017.

    3. On a joint petition by Seaport Square Development Company LLC, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, and the Boston Redevelopment Authority for the acceptance of a Pedestrian Easement adjacent to Seaport Boulevard, South Boston, located on its southwesterly side between addresses #55-57 and #65, generally at the terminus of Farnsworth Street. (NB 3/2/2017, PH 3/16/2017)

    As shown on a plan entitled City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Pedestrian Easement Plan, #55-57 Seaport Boulevard, #65 Seaport Boulevard, South Boston, 1 sheet dated January, 2017.

    4. On a joint petition by WS - Block J LLC, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, and the Boston Redevelopment Authority for the granting of a Sidewalk Café License for seasonal outdoor seating within a public pedestrian easement adjacent to Seaport Boulevard, South Boston, located on its southwesterly side at address #55-57, generally at the terminus of Farnsworth Street, and consisting of seating for 12 persons and approximately 244 square feet within said pedestrian easement. (NB 3/2/2017, PH 3/16/2017)

    As shown on a plan entitled City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Cafe Seating Plan, 55-57 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, 1 sheet dated December, 2016.

    5. On a joint petition by H III Partners LLC, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, and the Boston Redevelopment Authority for the granting of a Sidewalk Café License for seasonal outdoor seating within a public pedestrian easement adjacent to Seaport Boulevard, South Boston, located on its southwesterly side at address #65, generally at the terminus of Farnsworth Street, and consisting of seating for 16 persons and approximately 280 square feet within said pedestrian easement. (NB 3/2/2017, PH 3/16/2017)

    As shown on a plan entitled City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Cafe Seating Plan, 65 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, 1 sheet dated December, 2016.

    6. On a petition by WS - Block J LLC for the granting of a Projection License for the installation of marquees over portions of the public sidewalks at the following locations in South Boston: (NB 3/2/2017, PH 3/16/2017)

    Seaport Boulevard – on its southwesterly side at address #65, generally between Farnsworth Street and Thomson Place.

    Seaport Boulevard – within a pedestrian easement on its southwesterly side at address #65, generally at the terminus of Farnsworth Street.

    As shown on a plan entitled City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Signage Plan, 65 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, 1 sheet dated December, 2016.

  2. Public Hearing

    1. On a joint petition by Miner Realty Inc. and the Boston Redevelopment Authority for the Vertical Discontinuance of portions of Miner Street, Boston Proper, located on its northeasterly side southeast of Beacon Street, vertically above the grade of the sidewalk. (NB 3/16/2017)

    As shown on a plan entitled City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Discontinuance Plan, Vertical, 839 Beacon Street/Miner Street, Boston Proper, 1 sheet dated September 28, 2016.

    2. On a petition by Miner Realty Inc. for the granting of a Projection License for the installation of two canopies over portions of the sidewalk within Beacon Street, Boston Proper, located on its northwesterly side northeast of Miner Street. (NB 3/16/2017)

    As shown on a plan entitled City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Projection License, 839 Beacon Street, Boston Proper, 1 sheet dated September 28, 2016.

    3. On a petition by Miner Realty Inc. for the granting of an Earth Retention License for the installation of a temporary earth support system within the following public ways in Boston Proper: (NB 3/16/2017)

    Beacon Street – on its northwesterly side northeast of Miner Street.

    Miner Street – on its northeasterly side southeast of Beacon Street.

    As shown on a set of plans entitled City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Temporary Earth Retention Plan, 839 Beacon St/Miner St, Boston, 3 sheets dated September, 2016.

    4. On a petition by the Yawkey Way abutters for a Street Name Change, renaming a portion of Yawkey Way (public way), Boston Proper, from Brookline Avenue to its terminus at Maitland Street/Overland Street, to be officially known in the future as David Ortiz Drive. (NB 3/16/2017)

    5. On a petition by Caffé Nero of Americas Inc. for the granting of a Sidewalk Café License for seasonal outdoor seating within Summer Street, Boston Proper, located on its northeasterly side at address #10 generally northwest of Hawley Street, and consisting of seating for 20 persons and approximately 461 square feet within the public way. (NB 3/16/2017)

    As shown on plan entitled City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Sidewalk Cafe Plan, 10 Summer Street, Boston Proper, 1 sheet dated February, 2017.

  3. New Business

    1. 377-403 West First Street; South Boston – Widening & Relocation, Vertical Discontinuances – On a set of joint petitions by 401 Norcross LLC, The Edward Sullivan Condo Trust and Mr. Donald Clancy

    2. 201 Brookline Avenue; Boston Proper – Discontinuance, Specific Repairs – On a set of joint petitions by Landmark Center Park Drive LLC and the Boston Redevelopment Authority

    3. Andrews Street; Boston Proper – Discontinuance – On a petition by MEPT/LMP Harrison/Albany Block LLC

    4. Seaport Boulevard; South Boston – Specific Repairs – On a petition by Seaport Square Development Company LLC

    5. 32 Cambridge Street, 572-594 Rutherford Avenue; Charlestown – Specific Repairs – On a petition by 32 Cambridge Street LLC

    6. 530 Western Avenue, Mackin Street; Brighton – Pedestrian Easements, Specific Repairs – On a set of petitions by MVC Western Ave Realty LLC

    7. 2049 Dorchester Avenue; Dorchester – Specific Repairs – On a petition by The Boston Home Inc.

    8. 100 A Street, West Second Street, West Third Street; South Boston – Vertical Discontinuances – On a petition by Oranmore Enterprises LLC

    9. 2 Boylston Street, Washington Street; Boston Proper – Specific Repairs – On a joint petition by the City of Boston Parks & Recreation Department and the Boston Redevelopment Authority

    10. Centre Street, Day Street, Perkins Street; Roxbury – Specific Repairs – On a petition by the City of Boston Public Works Department