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Public Improvement Commission hearing

The Public Improvement Commission will be holding a hearing on December 7 at 10 a.m.

Discussion Topics

  1. Public Hearing Continued

    1. On a petition by National Grid for a Grant of Location to install new gas main infrastructure with City shadow conduit within the following public ways in Boston Proper and Roxbury: (NB 10/5/2017, PH 10/19/2017, PHC 11/2/2017, PHC 11/16/2017)

    • Belvidere Street – between Dalton Street and Huntington Avenue.
    • Huntington Avenue – between Belvidere Street and Stuart Street.
    • Stuart Street – at Huntington Avenue.

    As shown on a set of plans entitled City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Grant of Location Plan, National Grid Backbay IP Main Extension, Boston, 21 sheets dated December 1, 2017.

    2. On a petition by National Grid for a Grant of Location to install new gas main infrastructure with City shadow conduit within the following public ways in Boston Proper: (NB 10/19/2017, PH 11/2/2017, PHC 11/16/2017)

    • Stuart Street – generally between Huntington Avenue and Clarendon Street.
    • Clarendon Street – between Stuart Street and Stanhope Street.
    • Stanhope Street – between Clarendon Street and Berkeley Street.
    • Berkeley Street – generally between Stanhope Street and Cortes Street.

    As shown on a set of plans entitled City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Grant of Location Plan, National Grid Backbay IP Main Extension, Boston, 16 sheets dated December 1, 2017.

    3. On a joint petition by Madison Melnea Cass LLC and the Boston Redevelopment Authority for the Discontinuance of any and all rights to travel the public may have had within a portion of Brook Marshall Road (public way), Roxbury, from Sojourner Truth Court to a point approximately 225 feet northwesterly. (NB 10/5/2017, PH 10/19/2017)

    As shown on a plan entitled City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Highway Discontinuance Plan, Madison Park Village, Brook Marshall Road, 1 sheet dated October 5, 2017.

    4. On a petition by Madison Melnea Cass LLC for the making of Specific Repairs within the following public ways in Roxbury, consisting of curb realignment and sidewalk reconstruction, as well as new and relocated street lights, street trees, irrigation infrastructure, stormdrain infrastructure, traffic control infrastructure, and driveway curb cuts: (NB 10/5/2017, PH 10/19/2017)

     

    • Melnea Cass Boulevard – at address #600 between Sojourner Truth Court and Brook Marshall Road.
    • Brook Marshall Road – southwest of Melnea Cass Boulevard.
    • Sojourner Truth Court – southwest of Melnea Cass Boulevard.

    As shown on a set of plans entitled City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Specific Repair Plan, Madison Melnea Cass Apartments, Brook Marshall Road, Sojourner Truth Court, Melnea Cass Boulevard, 4 sheets dated November 13, 2017.

  2. Public Hearing

    1. On a petition by Madison Melnea Cass LLC for the acceptance of Pedestrian Easements adjacent to the following public ways in Roxbury: (NB 11/16/2017)

    • Brook Marshall Road – on its southeasterly side generally between Melnea Cass Boulevard and Raynor Circle.
    • Sojourner Truth Court – on its northwesterly side generally between Melnea Cass Boulevard and Kerr Place.

    As shown on a plan entitled City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Pedestrian Easement, Brook Marshall Road, Sojourner Truth Court, Roxbury, 1 sheet dated November 28, 2017.

    2. On a petition by Indigo Block Apartments LLC for the Widening and Relocation of the existing right-of-way lines of Hillsboro Street (private way open to public travel), Dorchester, at its southerly terminus generally at Beckwith Street. (NB 11/16/2017)

    As shown on a plan entitled City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Widening and Relocation Plan, Hillsboro Street, Private Way Open to Public Travel, Dorchester District, 1 sheet dated July 20, 2017.

    3. On a petition by Indigo Block Apartments LLC for the making of Specific Repairs within the following public ways in Dorchester, consisting of curb realignment, roadway and sidewalk reconstruction, as well as new driveway curb cuts: (NB 11/16/2017)

    • East Cottage Street – on its southerly side at address #65 generally west of Norfolk Avenue.
    • Harrow Street – at its northerly terminus generally at Beckwith Street.

    As shown on a set of plans entitled City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Specific Repairs Plan, East Cottage and Harrow Streets, Dorchester, 2 sheets dated July 20, 2017.

    4. On a petition by the Trustees of Boston University for the making of Specific Repairs within the following public ways in Boston Proper, consisting of curb, sidewalk, and pedestrian ramp reconstruction, as well as new and relocated specialty pavement, street trees, street lighting infrastructure, irrigation infrastructure, groundwater recharge infrastructure, and curb cuts: (NB 11/16/2017)

    • East Newton Street – on its northeasterly side at address #100 northwest of Albany Street.
    • Albany Street – on its northwesterly side northeast of East Newton Street.

    As shown on a set of plans entitled City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Specific Repairs Plan, East Newton Street, Albany Street, Boston, 2 sheets dated October, 2017.

    5. On a petition the Trustees of Boston University for the granting of an Earth Retention License for the installation of a temporary earth support system within Albany Street, Boston Proper, located on its northwesterly side northeast of East Newton Street. (NB 11/16/2017)

    As shown on a plan entitled City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Temporary Earth Retention Plan, 100 East Newton Street, Boston, 1 sheet dated August 11, 2017.

    6. On a joint petition by Charter Cross Street LLC and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for the making of Specific Repairs within the following public ways in Boston Proper, consisting of sidewalk reconstruction as well as new and relocated specialty pavement, planters, bollards, groundwater recharge infrastructure, and an informational kiosk: (NB 11/16/2017)

    • Hanover Street – on its northwesterly side at address #198 northeast of Cross Street.
    • Cross Street – on its northeasterly side between Hanover Street and Salem Street.
    • Salem Street – on its southeasterly side northeast of Cross Street.

    As shown on a set of plans entitled City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Specific Repair Plan, Cross Street, 198 Hanover Street, Boston Proper, 2 sheets dated October 20, 2017.

    7. On a joint petition by Charter Cross Street LLC and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for the granting of a Projection License for the installation of canopies over portions of the sidewalk within Cross Street, Boston Proper, located on its northeasterly side between Hanover Street and Salem Street. (NB 11/16/2017)

    As shown on a plan entitled City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Projection and Canopy License Plan, Cross Street, 198 Hanover Street, Boston Proper, 1 sheet dated October 20, 2017.

    8. On a petition by TGA 70 Federal Street LLC for the making of Specific Repairs within Congress Street, Boston Proper, located on its westerly side generally north of Federal Street, consisting of sidewalk reconstruction as well as new specialty pavement. (NB 11/16/2017)

    As shown on a set of plans entitled City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Specific Repair Plan, Congress Street, Boston Proper, 2 sheets dated October 31, 2017.

  3. New Business

    1. 114-140 Western Avenue; Brighton – Pedestrian Easements, Specific Repairs, Private Utility License – On a set of petitions by the President & Fellows of Harvard College

    2. 50 Staniford Street, William Cardinal O'Connell Way; Boston Proper – Pedestrian Easement, Specific Repairs – On a set of petitions by RAR2-50 Staniford LLC

    3. 321 Harrison Avenue, 1000 Washington Street, Herald Street, William E. Mullins Way; Boston Proper – Pedestrian Easement, Specific Repairs – On a set of petitions by 1000 Washington (Boston) Owner LLC

    4. 260 Franklin Street, Oliver Street; Boston Proper – Pedestrian Easement, Projection License – On a set of petitions by 260 Franklin Inc.

    5. Cross Street, Hanover Street, John F. Fitzgerald Surface Road; Boston Proper – Grant of Location – On a petition by Lightower Fiber Networks