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Last updated: 05/10/2019 - 5:12pm

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: Christine McCrorey, Senior Program Manager, Boston Home Center Division
     
    To Accept and Expend a Grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: To implement foreclosure prevention counseling services.
     
    Grant Amount: $191,357.79
     
    WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Banks has awarded a grant to the City of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development, acting by and through the Public Facilities Commission, in an amount not to exceed One Hundred Ninety One Thousand Three Hundred Fifty Seven Dollars and Seventy Nine Cents ($191,357.79) to implement foreclosure prevention counseling services; and
     
    WHEREAS, the duration of services will be through December 31, 2019; and
     
    WHEREAS, the Public Facilities Commission, by virtue of the authority contained in Section (3)(f)(i) of Chapter 642 of the Acts of 1966 has the power and authority to accept grants, gifts and other aid from the Federal Government or any agency thereof, the Commonwealth or any agency or authority thereof, or any charitable foundation, private corporation or individual, and to expend the same without appropriation; and
     
    WHEREAS, the Public Facilities Commission, by virtue of the requirements contained in Section (3)(f)(ii) of Chapter 642 of the Acts of 1966 has the authority to delegate any of its powers or functions to any other department or officer of the City of Boston and such officer or department is authorized and directed to accept such delegation and exercise the power and perform the function so delegated; and
     
    WHEREAS, the Public Facilities Commission, by virtue of the requirements contained in Section (3)(f)(v) of Chapter 642, of the Acts of 1966, has the power and authority to make and execute all contracts and instruments necessary or convenient for the exercise and fulfillment of the Commission’s powers, duties and responsibilities pursuant to this act; and
     
    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT VOTED: That the Director of the Department of Neighborhood Development be, and hereby is, authorized to accept the above referenced grant and expend such funds, without further appropriation for the aforementioned purposes.
     
     
  2. VOTE 2: Ryan Lundergan, Housing Development Officer, Neighborhood Housing Development Division
     
    Conveyance to Hearth, Inc.: Vacant land located at 16 Ronald Street, Roxbury, Massachusetts.
     
    Purchase Price: $100
     
    Ward: 14
    Parcel Number:  01103000
    Square Feet:  34,415
    Future Use:  New Construction – Housing
    Estimated Total Development Cost: $16,375,792
    Assessed Value Fiscal Year 2019:  $709,300
    Appraised Value October 31, 2015:  $520,000
    DND Program:  Neighborhood Housing
    RFP Issuance Date: November 23, 2015 
     
    That having duly advertised its intent to sell to Hearth, Inc., a Massachusetts non-profit corporation, with an address of 1640 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118, the vacant land located at 16 Ronald Street (Ward: 14, Parcel: 01103000) in the Roxbury District of the City of Boston containing approximately 34,415 square feet of land, for two consecutive weeks (August 8, 2016 and August 15, 2016) 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 June 15, 2016, and, thereafter, as amended on May 17, 2017 and May 16, 2018 and subsequent approval by the Mayor, does hereby vote to sell the aforementioned property to Hearth, Inc.; and
     
    FURTHER VOTED: the Director be, and hereby is, authorized to deliver an instrument conveying said property to Hearth, Inc. in consideration of One Hundred Dollars ($100).
     
     
  3. VOTE 3: Ryan Lundergan, Housing Development Officer, Neighborhood Housing Development Division
     
    Conveyance to Indigo Block Apartments, LLC: Vacant land located at 65 East Cottage Street, Dorchester, Massachusetts.
     
    Purchase Price: $100
     
    Ward: 07
    Parcel Number:  03644000
    Square Feet: 120,238
    Future Use:  Mixed Use
    Estimated Total Development Cost:  $48,952,833
    Assessed Value Fiscal Year 2017:  $3,025,500
    Appraised Value April 8, 2014:  $2,170,000
    DND Program: Neighborhood Housing
    RFP Issuance Date: July 21, 2014
     
    That having duly advertised its intent to sell to Indigo Block Apartments, LLC, a Massachusetts limited liability company, with an address of 594 Columbia Road, Suite 302, Dorchester, MA 02125, the vacant land located at 65 East Cottage Street (Ward: 07, Parcel: 03644000) in the Dorchester District of the City of Boston containing approximately 120,238 square feet of land, for two consecutive weeks (June 15, 2015 and June 22, 2015) 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 May 21, 2015, and, thereafter, as amended on July 20, 2016 and December 13, 2017 and subsequent approval by the Mayor, does hereby vote to sell the aforementioned property to Indigo Block Apartments, LLC; and
     
    FURTHER VOTED: the Director be, and hereby is, authorized to deliver an instrument conveying said property to Indigo Block Apartments, LLC, in consideration of One Hundred Dollars ($100).
     
     
  4. VOTE 4: David Cotter, Housing Development Officer, Neighborhood Housing Development Division
     
    Conveyance to Four Corners Plaza LLC: Vacant land located at 10-20 and 22 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester, Massachusetts.
     
    Purchase Price: $200
     
    Ward: 14
    Parcel Numbers:  01419000 and 01418000
    Square Feet: 25,642 (total)
    Future Use:  Mixed Use
    Estimated Total Development Cost:  $15,320,035
    Assessed Value Fiscal Year 2019:  $365,400 (total)
    Appraised Value March 28, 2014: $770,000 (total)
    DND Program: Neighborhood Housing
    RFP Issuance Date: April 22, 2014
     
    That having duly advertised its intent to sell to Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation, a Massachusetts non-profit corporation, with an address of 587 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124, the vacant land located at:
     
    10-20 Bowdoin Street, Ward: 14, Parcel: 01419000, Square feet: 6,871
     
    22 Bowdoin Street, Ward: 14, Parcel: 01418000, Square feet: 18,771
     
    in the Dorchester District of the City of Boston containing approximately 25,642 total square feet of land, for two consecutive weeks (March 11, 2019 and March 18, 2019) 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 October 1, 2014 and, thereafter, as amended on October 21, 2015, September 14, 2016, November 15, 2017 and April 10, 2019 and subsequent approval by the Mayor, does hereby vote to sell the aforementioned properties to Four Corners Plaza LLC[1]; and
     
    FURTHER VOTED: the Director be, and hereby is, authorized to deliver an instrument conveying said properties to Four Corners Plaza LLC, in consideration of Two Hundred Dollars ($200).
     

    [1] Four Corners Plaza LLC is a Massachusetts limited liability company formed on June 21, 2004, pursuant to G. L. Chapter 156C Section 12, to manage affordable housing projects and engage in lawful business. Four Corners Plaza LLC provided a current certificate of good standing from the Massachusetts Secretary of State to DND. Additionally, Four Corners Plaza LLC completed a property affidavit (i.e. LOOPS form) and provided such to DND.
     
     
  5. VOTE 5: Neriliz Llenas, Project Manager, Real Estate Management and Sales Division
     
    Tentative Developer Designation and Intent to Sell to 24 WC Property Management, LLC: Vacant land located at 26 West Cottage Street, Roxbury, Massachusetts.
     
    Purchase Price: $35,100
     
    Ward:  13
    Parcel Number: 00003000
    Square Feet:  2,000
    Future Use:  Parking
    Assessed Value Fiscal Year 2019:  $13,800
    Appraised Value December 7, 2018:  $32,500
    DND Program:  REMS – Land Disposition
    RFP Issuance Date:  February 11, 2019
     
    That, having duly advertised a Request for Proposals to develop said property, 24 WC Property Management, LLC, a Massachusetts limited liability company, with an address of 800 Boylston Street, P.O. Box 990528, Boston, MA 02119, be tentatively designated as developer of the vacant land located at 26 West Cottage Street, (Ward: 13, Parcel: 00003000) in the Roxbury District of the City of Boston containing approximately 2,000 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 development of this property; 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 24 WC Property Management, LLC;
     
    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.
     
     
  6. VOTE 6: Neriliz Llenas, Project Manager, Real Estate Management and Sales Division
     
    Tentative Developer Designation and Intent to Sell to Claudino B. Correia: Vacant land located at an unnumbered parcel on Homes Avenue, Dorchester, Massachusetts.
     
    Purchase Price: $16,500
     
    Ward:  15
    Parcel Number: 01204001
    Square Feet:  1,023
    Future Use:  Garage
    Assessed Value Fiscal Year 2019:  $3,400
    Appraised Value September 16, 2018:  $16,500
    DND Program:  REMS – Land Disposition
    RFP Issuance Date:  February 11, 2019
     
    That, having duly advertised a Request for Proposals to develop said property, Claudino B. Correia, an individual, with an address of 18 Longfellow Street, Dorchester, MA 02122, be tentatively designated as developer of the vacant land located at an unnumbered parcel on Homes Avenue, (Ward: 15, Parcel: 01204001) in the Dorchester District of the City of Boston containing approximately 1,023 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 development of this property; 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 Claudino B. Correia;
     
    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.
     
     
  7. VOTE 7: Winnie Zhang, Project Manager, Real Estate Management & Sales Division
     
    Conveyance to Paige Company, Inc.: Vacant land located at an unnumbered parcel on Centre Street, Roxbury, Massachusetts.
     
    Purchase Price: $100
     
    Ward: 09
    Parcel Number:  03470000
    Square Feet:  6,033
    Future Use:  Landscaped Space
    Estimated Total Development Cost:  $153,803
    Assessed Value Fiscal Year 2019:  $182,300
    Appraised Value September 7, 2018:  $90,500
    DND Program:  GrassRoots
    RFP Issuance Date:  November 5, 2018
     
    That having duly advertised its intent to sell to Paige Company, Inc., a Massachusetts non-profit corporation, with an address of 28 Highland Avenue, Roxbury, MA 02119, the vacant land located at an unnumbered parcel on Centre Street, (Ward: 09, Parcel: 03470000), in the Roxbury District of the City of Boston containing approximately 6,033 square feet of land, for two consecutive weeks (April 1, 2019 and April 8, 2019) 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 13, 2019 and subsequent approval by the Mayor, does hereby vote to sell the aforementioned property to Paige Company, Inc.; and
     
    FURTHER VOTED: the Director be, and hereby is, authorized to deliver an instrument conveying said property to Paige Company, Inc., in consideration of One Hundred Dollars ($100).
     
     
  8. VOTE 8: Winnie Zhang, Project Manager, Real Estate Management and Sales
     
    Transfer of the care, custody, management and control from the Boston Public Schools (BPS) to the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND): Land and building located at 15 Everett Street, Hyde Park.
     
    Property Transfer
     
    Ward:  18
    Parcel Number:  08963000
    Square Feet:  73,586
    Assessed Value Fiscal Year 2019:  $13,974,000
    DND Program:  REMS - Land Disposition
     
    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 15 Everett Street (Ward: 18, Parcel: 08963000) containing approximately 73,586 square feet, in the Hyde Park district of the City of Boston, be and the same hereby is, transferred from the care, custody, management and control of the Boston Public Schools to the care, custody, management and control of the Department of Neighborhood Development.
     
    The aforementioned transfer of land is authorized in the name and on behalf of the Commission, upon receipt of written authority from the Mayor.
     
     
  9. VOTE 9: Shani Fletcher, Project Manager, Real Estate Management and Sales Division
     
    Tentative Developer Designation and Intent to Sell to Boston Food Forest Coalition, Inc.: Vacant land located at 11A Everett Avenue, Dorchester, Massachusetts.
     
    Purchase Price: $100
     
    Ward:  13
    Parcel Number: 01372000
    Square Feet:  8,156
    Future Use:  Garden
    Assessed Value Fiscal Year 2019:  $115,600
    Appraised Value February 2, 2019:  $122,500
    DND Program:  GrassRoots
    RFP Issuance Date:  February 11, 2019
     
    That, having duly advertised a Request for Proposals to develop said property, 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 11A Everett Avenue, (Ward: 13, Parcel: 01372000) in the Dorchester District of the City of Boston containing approximately 8,156 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 development of this property; 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.
     
     
  10. VOTE 10: Christopher Rooney, Development Officer, Real Estate Management & Sales Division
     
    Conveyance to Dudley Economic Empowerment Partners, Inc.: Vacant land located at 24 Trull Street, Dorchester, Massachusetts.
     
    Purchase Price: $100
     
    Ward: 15
    Parcel Number:  02771000
    Square Feet:  5,552
    Future Use:  New Construction - Housing
    Estimated Total Development Cost:  N/A
    Assessed Value Fiscal Year 2018:  $141,100
    Appraised Value July 12, 2018:  $90,000
    DND Program:  REMS – Land Disposition
    RFP Issuance Date:  January 29, 2018
     
    That having duly advertised its intent to sell to Dudley Economic Empowerment Partners, Inc., a Massachusetts non-profit corporation, with an address of 27 Centre Street, Roxbury, MA 02119, the vacant land located at 24 Trull Street , (Ward: 15, Parcel: 02771000), in the Dorchester District of the City of Boston containing approximately 5,552 square feet of land, for two consecutive weeks (September 3, 2018 and September 10, 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 August 15, 2018 and subsequent approval by the Mayor, does hereby vote to sell the aforementioned property to Dudley Economic Empowerment Partners, Inc.; and
     
    FURTHER VOTED: the Director be, and hereby is, authorized to deliver an instrument conveying said property to Dudley Economic Empowerment Partners, Inc., in consideration of One Hundred Dollars ($100).