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Last updated: 04/06/2018 - 3:37pm

Public Facilities Commission Meeting (DND)

The presenter is the Department of Neighborhood Development.

You can also watch the meeting on Boston City TV at Comcast channel 24, RCN channel 13, and on boston.gov/boston-city-tv.

Discussion Topics

  1. VOTE 1: James Smith, Senior Environmental Compliance Manager, Real Estate Management and Sales

    Conveyance to Harry Ross Finkle, Trustee of Finkle Family Realty Trust: Vacant land located at an unnumbered parcel on Washington Street, Roxbury, Massachusetts.

    Purchase Price: $2,500

    Ward: 09

    Parcel Number:  02481000

    Square Feet:  134

    Future Use:  Commercial

    Assessed Value Fiscal Year 2018:  $900

    Appraised Value October 19, 2017:  $2,500

    DND Program:  REMS Land Disposition

    RFP Issuance Date:  November 13, 2017

    That having duly advertised its intent to sell to Harry Ross Finkle, Trustee of Finkle Family Realty Trust, a Massachusetts realty trust, with an address of 55 Sewall Avenue, Apt. PHC, Brookline, MA 02446, the vacant land located at an unnumbered parcel on Washington Street (Ward: 09, Parcel: 02481000), in the Roxbury District of the City of Boston containing approximately 134 square feet of land, for two consecutive weeks (April 2, 2018 and April 9, 2018) in accordance with the provisions of St. 1909, c.486, § 31B (as appearing in St. 1966, c.642, § 12), the Public Facilities Commission, pursuant to its vote of March 14, 2018 and subsequent approval by the Mayor, does hereby vote to sell the aforementioned property to Harry Ross Finkle, Trustee of Finkle Family Realty Trust; and

    FURTHER VOTED: the Director be, and hereby is, authorized to deliver an instrument conveying said property to Harry Ross Finkle, Trustee of Finkle Family Realty Trust, in consideration of Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500).

  2. VOTE 2: James Smith, Senior Environmental Compliance Manager, Real Estate Management and Sales

    Conveyance of vacant land from the Department of Neighborhood Development to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, acting by and through its Department of Conservation and Recreation: Vacant land located at 150 Barnes Avenue, East Boston, Massachusetts.

    Purchase Price: $1.00

    Ward: 01

    Parcel Number:  01393001

    Square Feet:  109,175

    Future Use:  Urban Wild Parkland

    Assessed Value Fiscal Year 2018:  $450,900

    DND Program:  REMS Land Disposition

    Subject to the approval of the Mayor under St. 1909, c. 486, s. 31B (as appearing in St. 1966, c. 642, § 12) the Public Facilities Commission does hereby vote to sell to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, acting by and through its Department of Conservation and Recreation, with offices at 251 Causeway, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114 the vacant land located at 150 Barnes Avenue (Ward: 01, Parcel: 01393001), in the East Boston District of the City of Boston containing approximately 109,175 total square feet of land, subject to such terms, conditions and restrictions as the Director of the Department of Neighborhood Development deems appropriate;

    FURTHER VOTED: the Director be, and hereby is, authorized to deliver an instrument conveying said property for conservation and recreation purposes to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, acting by and through its Department of Conservation and Recreation, in consideration of One Dollar ($1.00).

  3. VOTE 3: James Smith, Senior Environmental Compliance Manager, Real Estate Management and Sales

    Transfer of the care, custody, management and control of the land and building located at: 48 Tileston Street and 50 Tileston Street, North End.

    Property Transfer

    Ward: 03

    Parcel Numbers:  02295000 and 02294000

    Square Feet: 1,016 (total)

    Future Use: Residential

    Assessed Value Fiscal Year 2018:  $390,000

    DND Program: REMS – Building Sales

    Subject to the approval of the Mayor under the provisions of St. 1909, c. 486, § 31A (as appearing in St. 1966, c. 642, § 12), the land and building located at 48 Tileston Street (Ward 03, Parcel Number 02295000) consisting of approximately 616 + square feet and 50 Tileston Street (Ward 03, Parcel Number 02294000) consisting of approximately 400 + square feet, in the North End District of the City of Boston and, further, be and the same hereby is, transferred from the care, custody, management and control of the Property and Construction Management Department to the care, custody, management and control of the Department of Neighborhood Development.

    The aforementioned transfer of land and building are authorized in the name and on behalf of the Commission, upon receipt of written authority from the Mayor.

  4. VOTE 4: Jordan Deasy, Project Manager, Real Estate Management and Sales

    Tentative Developer Designation and Intent to sell to Boston Food Forest Coalition, Inc.: Vacant land located at 101 and 103 Ellington Street, Dorchester, Massachusetts.

    Purchase Price: $200

    Ward:  14

    Parcel Numbers: 01796000 and 01797000

    Square Feet:  6,372 (total)

    Future Use:  Garden

    Estimated Total Development Cost:  $146,500

    Assessed Value Fiscal Year 2018:  $55,300 (total)

    Appraised Value March 12, 2018:  $180,000 (total)

    DND Program:  Grass Roots

    RFP Issuance Date:  January 16, 2018

    That, having duly advertised a Request for Proposals to develop said properties, Boston Food Forest Coalition, Inc., a Massachusetts non-profit corporation, with an address of 23 Egleston Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 be tentatively designated as developer of the vacant land located at:

    101 Ellington Street, Ward: 14, Parcel: 01796000, Square Feet: 3,167

    103 Ellington Street, Ward: 14, Parcel: 01797000, Square Feet: 3,205

    in the Dorchester District of the City of Boston containing approximately 6,372 total square feet of land for the period of 12 months from the date of the vote subject to such terms, conditions and restrictions as the Director deems appropriate for proper redevelopment of these parcels; and

    FURTHER VOTED: Subject to the approval of the Mayor under St. 1909, c.486, § 31B (as appearing in St. 1966, c.642, § 12) that it is the intent of this Commission to sell the aforementioned property to Boston Food Forest Coalition, Inc.;

    AND, FURTHER, VOTED: That the Director be, and hereby is, authorized to advertise the intent of this Commission to sell the above described property in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 642 of the Acts of 1966 and the applicable statutory terms of M.G.L. c.30B, section 16.

  5. VOTE 5: Jordan Deasy, Project Manager, Real Estate Management and Sales

    Tentative Developer Designation and Intent to sell to Eastie Farm, Inc.: Vacant land located at 294-296 Sumner Street, East Boston, Massachusetts.

    Purchase Price: $100

    Ward:  01

    Parcel Number: 04912000

    Square Feet:  3,100

    Future Use:  Garden

    Estimated Total Development Cost:  $137,301

    Assessed Value Fiscal Year 2018:  $151,100

    Appraised Value March 21, 2018:  $46,500

    DND Program:  Grass Roots

    RFP Issuance Date:  January 16, 2018

    That, having duly advertised a Request for Proposals to develop said properties, Eastie Farm, Inc., a Massachusetts non-profit corporation, with an address of 213 Webster Street, No. 2, East Boston, MA 02128 be tentatively designated as developer of the vacant land located at 294-296 Sumner Street, (Ward: 01, Parcel: 04912000) in the East Boston District of the City of Boston containing approximately 3,100 total square feet of land for the period of 12 months from the date of the vote subject to such terms, conditions and restrictions as the Director deems appropriate for proper redevelopment of these parcels; and

    FURTHER VOTED: Subject to the approval of the Mayor under St. 1909, c.486, § 31B (as appearing in St. 1966, c.642, § 12) that it is the intent of this Commission to sell the aforementioned property to Eastie Farm, Inc.;

    AND, FURTHER, VOTED: That the Director be, and hereby is, authorized to advertise the intent of this Commission to sell the above described property in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 642 of the Acts of 1966 and the applicable statutory terms of M.G.L. c.30B, section 16.