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Public Improvement Commission

The Public Improvement Commission is holding a hearing on July 11 at 10 a.m.

Discussion Topics

  1. Hearing Minutes

    At the request of the Public Improvement Commission staff, the Acceptance of the Minutes of the PIC hearing held on June 20, 2019.

  2. Public Hearing

    On a joint petition by the City of Boston Transportation Department, the City of Boston Public Works Department, and Goodwill Headquarters Inc. for the Widening & Relocation of the existing right-of-way lines of Melnea Cass Boulevard (public way), Roxbury, located on its southwesterly side between Harrison Avenue and Albany Street.

    (NB 6/20/2019) As shown on a plan entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Widening and Relocation Plan, Melnea Cass Boulevard, Melnea Cass Boulevard Reconstruction, Roxbury,” 1 sheet dated May 29, 2019.

    On a joint petition by the City of Boston Transportation Department and Northeastern University for the Widening & Relocation of the existing right-of-way lines of Columbus Avenue (public way), Roxbury, located on its northwesterly side generally at Melnea Cass Boulevard.

    (NB 6/20/2019) As shown on a plan entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Widening and Relocation Plan, Columbus Avenue, Melnea Cass Boulevard Reconstruction, Roxbury,” 1 sheet dated May 29, 2019.

    On a joint petition by the City of Boston Transportation Department, the City of Boston Public Works Department, the City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development, and the Boston Water & Sewer Commission for the Widening & Relocation of the existing right-of-way lines of Albany Street (public way), Roxbury, located on its southeasterly side southwest of Melnea Cass Boulevard, as well as on its northwesterly side northeast of Melnea Cass Boulevard.

    (NB 6/20/2019) As shown on a plan entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Widening and Relocation Plan, Albany Street, Melnea Cass Boulevard Reconstruction, Roxbury,” 1 sheet dated May 29, 2019.

    On a petition by the City of Boston Transportation Department for the making of Specific Repairs within the following public ways in Roxbury, consisting of curb realignment, roadway and sidewalk reconstruction, as well as new and relocated pedestrian ramps, specialty pavement, street lights, street furniture, street trees, landscaping, stormdrain infrastructure, bicycle infrastructure, tabled intersections, and driveway curb cuts:

    Melnea Cass Boulevard – between Columbus Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue.
    Columbus Avenue – generally at Melnea Cass Boulevard.
    Tremont Street – northeast and southwest of Melnea Cass Boulevard.
    Brook Marshall Road – southwest of Melnea Cass Boulevard.
    Sojourner Truth Court – southwest of Melnea Cass Boulevard.
    Shawmut Avenue – northeast and southwest of Melnea Cass Boulevard.
    Dewitt Drive – northwest of Shawmut Avenue.
    Washington Street – northeast and southwest of Melnea Cass Boulevard.
    Harrison Avenue – northeast and southwest of Melnea Cass Boulevard.
    Albany Street – northeast and southwest of Melnea Cass Boulevard.
    Hampden Street – north and south of Melnea Cass Boulevard.

    (NB 6/20/2019) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Specific Repair Plan, Melnea Cass Boulevard Reconstruction, Roxbury,” 20 sheets dated May 29, 2019.

    On a petition by RREF II Kenmore Lessor II LLC for the making of Specific Repairs within the following public ways in Boston Proper, consisting of curb realignment, sidewalk and pedestrian ramp reconstruction, as well as new and relocated specialty pavement, street lights, street trees, street furniture, stormdrain infrastructure, bicycle infrastructure, and driveway curb cuts:

    Commonwealth Avenue –  on its northerly side at address no. 535, east of Deerfield Street.
    Beacon Street –  on its northerly side generally east of Deerfield Street.
    Deerfield Street – on its easterly side north of Commonwealth Avenue/Beacon Street.

    (NB 6/20/2019) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Specific Repair Plan, Beacon Street, Commonwealth Avenue & Deerfield Street, 535 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston Proper,” 4 sheets dated April 5, 2019.

    On a petition by RREF II Kenmore Lessor II LLC 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:

    Commonwealth Avenue –  on its northerly side at address no. 535, east of Deerfield Street.
    Beacon Street –  on its northerly side generally east of Deerfield Street.
    Deerfield Street – on its easterly side north of Commonwealth Avenue/Beacon Street.

    (NB 6/20/2019) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, License Plan, Temporary Earth Retention Plan, Deerfield Street & Commonwealth Avenue, 535 Commonwealth Avenue & 660 Beacon Street, Fenway Kenmore,” 4 sheets dated June 17, 2019.

    On a petition by RREF II Kenmore Lessor II LLC for the granting of a Projection License for the installation of a canopy over a portion of Deerfield Street (public way), Boston Proper, located on its easterly side generally north of Commonwealth Avenue/Beacon Street, at no. 535 Commonwealth Avenue.

    (NB 6/20/2019) As shown on a plan entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, License Plan, Deerfield Street, 535 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston Proper,” 1 sheet dated April 5, 2019.

    On a petition by 214 Mahket LLC for the acceptance of a Pedestrian Easement adjacent to Market Street (public way), Brighton, located on its easterly side at address no. 214, generally between Saybrook Street and Lawrence Place.

    (NB 6/20/2019) As shown on a plan entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Pedestrian Easement Plan, 214 Market Street, Brighton,” 1 sheet dated January 5, 2019.

    On a petition by 214 Mahket LLC for the making of Specific Repairs within the following public ways in Brighton, consisting of curb and sidewalk reconstruction, as well as new and relocated pedestrian ramps, street trees, bike racks, and driveway curb cuts:

    Market Street –  on its easterly side at address no. 214, generally between Saybrook Street and Lawrence Place.
    Saybrook Street – on its northerly side generally between Market Street and Saybrook Terrace.

    (NB 6/20/2019) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Specific Repair Plan, 214 Market St & Saybrook St, Brighton,” 2 sheets dated January 5, 2019.

    On a petition by KYL 400 Belgrade LLC for the making of Specific Repairs within the following public ways in West Roxbury, consisting of curb realignment and sidewalk reconstruction, as well as new and relocated pedestrian ramps, street lights, street trees, landscaping, bike racks, stormdrain infrastructure, and driveway curb cuts:

    Belgrade Avenue –  on its southerly and northeasterly sides at address no. 400, generally between West Roxbury Parkway and Beech Street/Kenneth Street.
    Beech Street – on its northeasterly side generally between West Roxbury Parkway and Belgrade Avenue/Kenneth Street.

    (NB 6/20/2019) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Specific Repair Plan, 400 Belgrade Ave & Beech St, West Roxbury,” 3 sheets dated January 3, 2019.

  3. New Business

    115 Federal Street, Devonshire Street; Boston Proper – Earth Retention License – On a petition by MCAF Winthrop LLC

    75 Amory Street, Brewery Lane, Alliance Way; Roxbury – Line & Grade Approval, Layout Approval – On a set of joint petitions by Jackson Square Partners LLC, 25 Amory Apartments LLC, 250 Center Street Housing LLC, 41 Amory LLC, 75 Amory Apartments LLC, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

    125 Amory Street, Alliance Way, Holtzer Street, Halloway Street; Roxbury – Layout Approvals, Pedestrian Easements, Specific Repairs – On a set of joint petitions by Amory Street Partners LLC, the Boston Housing Authority, Amory Terrace Limited Partnership, and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

    719 Tremont Street; Boston Proper – Grant of Location – On a petition by Crown Castle Fiber