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Public Improvement Commission

The Public Improvement Commission is holding a meeting on September 12 at 10 a.m.

Discussion Topics

  1. Agenda

    Hearing Minutes

    HM 1. At the request of the Public Improvement Commission staff, the Acceptance of the Minutes of the PIC hearing held on August 29, 2019.

    Public Hearing

    PH 1. On a joint petition by Stuart Acquisition 12 LLC and Stuart Acquisition 22 LLC for the Discontinuance of any and all rights to travel the public may have had within two pedestrian easements adjacent to the following public ways in Boston Proper:

    • Shawmut Street – on its northerly side at the rear of 212-22 Stuart Street, generally between Church Street and Cocoanut Grove Lane.
    • Church Street – on its easterly side, generally between Stuart Street and Shawmut Street.

    (NB 8/29/2019) As shown on a plan entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Discontinuance Plan, Easement, Church Street, Shawmut Street, Boston Proper,” 1 sheet dated August 12, 2019.

    PH 2. On a petition by 10 Taber Street LLC for the acceptance of two Pedestrian Easements adjacent to Taber Street (public way), Roxbury, located on its northerly side at address no. 10, east of Warren Street.

    (NB 8/29/2019) As shown on a plan entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Pedestrian Easement Plan, 10 Taber Street, Warren Street, Roxbury,” 1 sheet dated August 6, 2019.

    PH 3. On a joint petition by 10 Taber Street LLC and the Boston Planning & Development Agency for the Vertical Discontinuance of portions of Taber Street (public way), Roxbury, located on its northerly side at address no. 10 east of Warren Street, vertically above the grade of the sidewalk.

    (NB 8/29/2019) As shown on a plan entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Discontinuance Plan, Vertical, 10 Taber Street, Warren Street, Roxbury,” 1 sheet dated August 22, 2019.

    PH 4. On a petition by 10 Taber Street LLC for the making of Specific Repairs within the following public ways in Roxbury, consisting of curb, roadway, sidewalk, and pedestrian ramp reconstruction, as well as new and relocated specialty pavement, street trees, street lights, and driveway curb cuts:

    • Taber Street – on its northerly side generally at address no. 10, between Warren Street and Harrison Avenue.
    • Warren Street – on its easterly side, north of Taber Street.

    (NB 8/29/2019) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Specific Repairs, 10 Taber Street, Warren Street, Roxbury,” 2 sheets dated August 2, 2019.

    PH 5. On a petition by IREP Newbury Hotel LLC for the acceptance of a Pedestrian Easement adjacent to Newbury Street (public way), Boston Proper, located on its northwesterly side southwest of Arlington Street.

    (NB 8/29/2019) As shown on a plan entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Pedestrian Easement Plan, Newbury Street, 15 Arlington Street, Boston,” 1 sheet dated August, 2019.

    PH 6. On a petition by IREP Newbury Hotel 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, irrigation infrastructure, and stormdrain infrastructure:

    • Arlington Street – on its southwesterly side at address no. 15, between Newbury Street and Public Alley no. 437.
    • Newbury Street – on its northwesterly side southwest of Arlington Street.

    (NB 8/29/2019) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Specific Repairs Plan, Newbury Street, 15 Arlington Street, Public Way, Boston,” 4 sheets dated June, 2019.

    PH 7. On a petition by LLOB Associates LLC (d/b/a Five Horses Tavern - South End) for the granting of a Sidewalk Cafe License for seasonal outdoor seating within Columbus Avenue (public way), Boston Proper, located on its northwesterly side at address nos. 533-535, northeast of Claremont Park, and consisting of seating for 44 persons total and approximately 178 square feet within the public way.

    (NB 8/29/2019) As shown on a plan entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Sidewalk Cafe, Five Horses Restaurant, 535 Columbus Avenue, Boston,” 1 sheet dated May 31, 2019.

    PH 8. On a joint petition by Roslindale Village Main Streets and the City of Boston Transportation Department for the making of Specific Repairs within Birch Street (public way), West Roxbury, located between Belgrade Avenue and Corinth Street, and consisting of a new tactical plaza including new planters, landscaping, bike racks, public seating, overhead lighting, pavement markings, and traffic control devices.

    (NB 8/29/2019) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Specific Repairs Plan, Birch Street, Roslindale,” 7 sheets dated September 11, 2019.

    PH 9. 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, sidewalk and driveway curb cut reconstruction, as well as new and relocated pedestrian ramps, specialty pavement, street lights, speed humps, raised crosswalks, stormdrain infrastructure, and median islands:

    • Marcella Street – generally between Centre Street and Thornton Street.
    • Highland Street – generally between John Eliot Square and Beech Glen Street.
    • Cedar Street – generally between Centre Street and Thornton Street.
    • Centre Street – generally at Highland Street, Linwood Street, and Highland Avenue.
    • Highland Avenue – generally between Centre Street and Alvah Kittredge Park.
    • Linwood Street – at Centre Street.
    • Millmont Street – generally between Highland Street and Lambert Avenue.
    • Guild Street – generally between Lambert Avenue and Thornton Street.
    • Lambert Avenue – generally between Cedar Street and Millmont Street/Guild Street.
    • Thornton Street – generally between Cedar Street and Vale Street.
    • Valentine Street – generally between Washington Street and Fulda Street.

    (NB 8/29/2019) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Specific Repair Plan, Neighborhood Slow Streets Program, Highland Park Zone, Roxbury,” 15 sheets dated September 12, 2019.

    New Business

    NB 1. 3193 Washington Street, Montebello Road; West Roxbury – Pedestrian Easement – On a petition by 3193 Washington Development LLC

    NB 2. Chelsea Street; East Boston – Specific Repairs – On a petition by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    NB 3. 132 & 201 Brookline Avenue, Fullerton Street, Kilmarnock Street; Boston Proper – Discontinuances, Widening/Relocations, Pedestrian Easement, Specific Repairs – On a set of joint petitions by Fenway Enterprises 132 Brookline Avenue LLC and Landmark Center Owner Limited Partnership

    NB 4. 1203-1219 Dorchester Avenue, Hancock Street, Pleasant Street, Greenmount Street; Dorchester – Widening/Relocation, Pedestrian Easements, Specific Repairs, Outdoor Seating Licenses – On a set of petitions by Wintergold LLC

    NB 5. 105 West First Street, West Second Street; South Boston – Earth Retention License – On a petition by 105 W First Street Owner LLC

    NB 6. 1-11 Newcomb Street; Boston Proper – Vertical Discontinuance – On a petition by Mr. William Avanessian

    NB 7. 195-205 Maverick Street; East Boston – Specific Repairs – On a petition by Charter Development

    NB 8. Beacon Street, Berkeley Street, Dartmouth Street, Marlborough Street; Boston Proper – Specific Repairs – On a petition by the City of Boston Transportation Department