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Public Improvement Commission hearing

The Public Improvement Commission hearing is scheduled for December 19 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 December 5, 2019.

  2. Public Hearing Continued

    On a joint petition by the Boston Planning & Development Agency and the City of Boston Public Works Department for the Adoption of a City Policy concerning the review and implementation procedures in consideration of Climate Resilience throughout the City. (NB 11/21/2019, PH 12/5/2019)

  3. Public Hearing

    On a petition by Nubian Square Coalition for a Square Name Change, renaming Governor Dudley Square, Roxbury, located at the intersection of Dudley Street, Washington Street, and Guild Row, to be officially known in the future as Nubian Square. (NB 12/5/2019)

    On a petition the City of Boston Transportation Department for the making of Specific Repairs within the following public ways in West Roxbury, consisting of curb realignment, sidewalk and driveway curb cut reconstruction, as well as new and relocated pedestrian ramps, specialty pavement, speed humps, stormdrain infrastructure, and traffic control infrastructure:

    • Mt. Hope Street – generally between Canterbury Street and Philbrick Street/Jewett Street;
    • Canterbury Street – generally between Paine Street and Cummins Highway/American Legion Highway;
    • Paine Street – generally between Canterbury Street and Walk Hill Street;
    • Mt. Calvary Road – generally between Canterbury Street and Cummins Highway;
    • Harding Road – generally between Cummins Highway and Stella Road.

    (NB 12/5/2019) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Specific Repair Plan, Neighborhood Slow Streets Program, Mount Hope Zone, Roslindale,” 13 sheets dated December 13, 2019.

    On a petition the City of Boston Transportation Department for the making of Specific Repairs within the following public ways in Boston Proper, consisting of curb realignment, sidewalk and driveway curb cut reconstruction, as well as new and relocated pedestrian ramps, speed humps, raised crosswalks, and stormdrain infrastructure:

    • Harrison Avenue – at Harvard Street and at Bennet Street;
    • Hudson Street – generally between Kneeland Street and Tai Tung Street;
    • Oak Street – between Ash Street and Maple Place;
    • Bennet Street – at Harrison Avenue;
    • Ash Street – at Oak Street.

    (NB 12/5/2019) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Specific Repair Plan, Neighborhood Slow Streets Program, Chinatown Zone, Chinatown,” 11 sheets dated December 13, 2019.

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

    • Beacon Street – on its northerly side at address nos. 648-660, generally between Commonwealth Avenue and Raleigh Street;
    • Commonwealth Avenue – on its northerly side generally at Beacon Street.

    (NB 12/5/2019) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Specific Repair Plan, Beacon Street & Commonwealth Avenue, 660 Beacon Street, Boston Proper,” 3 sheets dated November 22, 2019.

    On a petition by Courtside Realty LLC for the Vertical Discontinuance of a portion of Guest Street (public way), Brighton, on its northerly side at address no. 40 west of Life Street, vertically above the grade of the sidewalk.

    (NB 12/5/2019) As shown on a plan entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Discontinuance Plan, 40 Guest Street, Brighton,” 1 sheet dated December 12, 2019.

    On a petition by Courtside Realty LLC for the granting of a Projection License for the installation of signage over a portion of Guest Street (public way), Brighton, on its northerly side at address no. 40, west of Life Street.

    (NB 12/5/2019) As shown on a plan entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Projection License Plan, 40 Guest Street, Brighton,” 1 sheet dated November 18, 2019.

    On a petition by Railyard Residential LLC for the Vertical Discontinuance of a portion of Guest Street (public way), Brighton, on its southerly side at address no. 125 generally west of Arthur Street, vertically above the grade of the sidewalk.

    (NB 12/5/2019) As shown on a plan entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Discontinuance Plan, 125 Guest Street, Brighton,” 1 sheet dated December 12, 2019.

    On a petition by Railyard Residential LLC for the granting of a Projection License for the installation of signage over a portion of Guest Street (public way), Brighton, on its southerly side at address no. 125, generally west of Arthur Street.

    (NB 12/5/2019) As shown on a plan entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Projection License Plan, 125 Guest Street, Brighton,” 1 sheet dated November 18, 2019.

    On a petition by 287 Old Colony LLC for the acceptance of a Pedestrian Easement adjacent to the following public ways in South Boston:

    • Old Colony Avenue – on its westerly side at address no. 287, north of Jenkins Street;
    • Jenkins Street – on its northeasterly side northwest of Old Colony Avenue.

    (NB 12/5/2019) As shown on a plan entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Pedestrian Easement Plan, 287 Old Colony Avenue, (Old Colony Avenue & Jenkins Street), Boston (South Boston),” 1 sheet dated November 1, 2019.

    On a petition by 287 Old Colony LLC for the making of Specific Repairs within the following public ways in South Boston, consisting of sidewalk and pedestrian ramp reconstruction, as well as a new driveway curb cut:

    • Old Colony Avenue – on its westerly side at address no. 287, north of Jenkins Street;
    • Jenkins Street – on its northeasterly side northwest of Old Colony Avenue.

    (NB 12/5/2019) As shown on a plan entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Specific Repairs Plan, 287 Old Colony Avenue, (Old Colony Avenue & Jenkins Street), Boston (South Boston),” 1 sheet dated November 1, 2019.

    On a petition by Wintergold LLC for the making of Specific Repairs within the following public ways in Dorchester, consisting of curb realignment, sidewalk and roadway reconstruction, median island removal, as well as new and relocated pedestrian ramps, specialty pavement, street lights, landscaping, stormdrain infrastructure, and driveway curb cuts:

    • Hancock Street – generally at Pleasant Street/Downer Square;
    • Pleasant Street – generally at Hancock Street/Downer Square.

    (NB 12/5/2019) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Specific Repair Plan, Pleasant Street at Hancock Street, Dorchester,” 2 sheets dated November 26, 2019.

    On a petition by Seaport Square Development Company LLC for the making of Specific Repairs within the following public ways in South Boston, consisting of the seasonal installation of new parklets:

    • Northern Avenue – on its southwesterly side at address nos. 53-55, northwest of Fan Pier Boulevard;
    • Boston Wharf Road – on its southeasterly side at address nos. 55-57, generally between Seaport Boulevard and Autumn Lane;
    • East Service Road – on its northwesterly side at address no. 84, generally between Seaport Boulevard and Autumn Lane.

    (NB 12/5/2019) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Specific Repair Plan, Seaport Parklets, Seaport Square Development Company LLC, 53 Northern Avenue, 55 Boston Wharf Road, 84 E Service Road, Boston,” 3 sheets dated November 13, 2019.

    On a petition by Border Development LLC for the acceptance of a Pedestrian Easement adjacent to Border Street (public way), East Boston, located on its easterly side at address no. 301, south of Eutaw Street.

    (NB 12/5/2019) As shown on a plan entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Pedestrian Easement Plan, Border Street, 301 Border Street, East Boston,” 1 sheet dated November 26, 2019.

    On a petition by Border Development LLC for the making of Specific Repairs within the following public ways in East Boston, consisting of curb, sidewalk, and pedestrian ramp reconstruction, as well as new and relocated street trees, bike racks, and driveway curb cuts:

    • Border Street – on its easterly side at address no. 301, south of Eutaw Street;
    • Eutaw Street – on its southerly side east of Border Street.

    (NB 12/5/2019) As shown on a plan entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Specific Repair Plan, Border Street, 301 Border Street, East Boston,” 1 sheet dated November 26, 2019.

    On a petition by Crown Castle Fiber for a Grant of Location with lead company status and no participants to install new telecommunication conduit with City shadow within the following public ways in Roxbury:

    • Hammond Street – between Westminster Street and Shawmut Avenue;
    • Shawmut Avenue – generally at Hammond Street/Ball Street.

    (NB 12/5/2019) As shown on a plan entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Grand of Location Plan, 25 Hammond St, Boston,” 1 sheet dated May, 2019.

    On a petition by Level 3 for a Grant of Location with lead company status and no participants to install new telecommunication conduit with City shadow within the following public ways in Boston Proper:

    • School Street – from address no. 27 to Washington Street;
    • Washington Street – generally north of School Street.

    (NB 12/5/2019) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Grand of Location Plan, 27 School St, Boston,” 3 sheets dated June 26, 2019.