Congratulations Salsa Y Control Dance Studio for being Allston Village Main Streets 2022 Business of the Year! We're looking forward to your expansion and continued success! https://www.facebook.com/salsaycontroldance/
The Story of a House – a film by Anne Magee Coughlin
The Proposed Project will contain approximately 535 residential units, approximately 120 condominium units, approximately 255 hotel rooms, and approximately 14,500 square feet of retail space with approximately 405 parking spaces.
Please note that the purpose of this meeting is different from that of a traditional community meeting. As part of the development review process, Impact Advisory Group (IAG) members work closely with BPDA staff to identify the impacts of a project and recommend appropriate community benefits to offset those impacts. IAG meetings prioritize discussion between the project proponent (i.e. the developer) and IAG members.
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Allston Multimodal Project Task Force Meeting
Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm
For this June meeting, the I-90 Allston Multimodal Project Task Force will discuss several topics, including the Cambridge Street Bridge Rehabilitation, the I-90 Allston Viaduct Preservation, and the Franklin Street Pedestrian Bridge.
Email Contact: I-90A...@dot.state.ma.us
The Oak Square YMCA invites you to our summer fundraiser and Allston-Brighton neighborhood celebration,
Tickets are available online () and include appetizers, beverages from Notch Brewing, live/silent auction, and other festivities. All proceeds from this evening will support our 2022 Annual Fund scholarship program to provide YMCA wellness, sports, swim, nutrition, camp, afterschool and teen program scholarships for local youth, adults and families this summer.
Case: BOA-1258118 Address: 82 Presentation Road Ward: 22 Applicant: David Roe
Article(s): Article 51 Section 9 Dimensional Regulations-Floor Area Ratio Excessive Article 51 Section 9 Dimensional Regulations-Building Height ( # of Stories ) Excessive
Purpose: Adding 1 bedroom, one bathroom and storage closet in attic of existing house. Our long form permit number is ERT50921.
Allston Multimodal Project Virtual Public Meeting
Thursday, June 16, 2022, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FoRVpK8dRkS74h8Z82aGiQ
A Live Virtual Public Information Meeting will be hosted by MassDOT to provide members of the community with an opportunity to become fully acquainted with the Notice of Project Change (NPC) to be filed for the I-90 Allston Multimodal Project. The meeting will introduce attendees to the NPC document and how to provide comments on the document, and provide a status update on the ongoing project design and permitting process.
All residents, abutters, local business owners, and interested commuters are invited to attend. All attendees who sign into the meeting and provide an email address will be entered into the project’s email database to receive project updates. Prior to the meetings, if you have specific questions or concerns for the project team, please email us.
Brighton Main Streets Annual Meeting (Flyer Attached)
Boston Civic Design Commission
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
The next project was the Guest Street Hotel, Boston Landing. Harry Wheelers of Group One presented the project.
Deneen Crosby: Do you have any views from the berm?
Harry Wheeler: Not in this slide deck.
Deneen Crosby: In previous meetings it seemed like the upper level was much more resolved.
William Rawn: I want to reiterate Deneen’s request, it seems quite different from the original presentation.
Andrea Leers: Do you have a full site plan?
Jonathan Evans: Overall, I appreciate the effort that’s been made to make this a much better design. It’s come a long way.
Kirk Sykes: I agree with Jonathan’s comments. We spent a couple of meetings talking about the nature of this space. We encouraged the proponent to propose additional wayfinding that would help the public understand that the slope and deck are publicly accessible.
Deneen Crosby: The wall by the slope needs some attention.
Kirk Sykes: It’s definitely more accessible from this side than the other.
Andrea Leers: If the end wall of this terrace were more transparent, it would help give you a sense of turning the corner and finding that green space. Having a sense of the storefront coming around that corner would invite and help that sense of access.
Harry WHeeler: We don’t own that wall. It’s existing.
Andrea Leers: Can you plant in front of it?
Keith Craig: There’s also a perpendicular sign that’s the same height as the podium, that presents people to the park.
Eric Howeler: If the landscape is an invitation, do you want some kind of hardscape path that invites you up there?
Keith Craig: The entire area is planted.
Eric Howeler: People might be more likely to use it if there were a hardscape path. What is the messaging? Is it a green barrier?
Mikyoung Kim: Those existing mounds are pretty steep.
Keith Craig: They’re pretty comfortable to get up there.
Mikyoung Kim: There’s no rail, so what’s the slope? Is it accessible?
Eric Howeler: It seems like a weird gesture. It’s sending mixed signals and feels like a fake public space. Kirk Sykes: We spent a fair amount of time encouraging the proponent to create some way to make it possible to get up to the patio.
Elizabeth Stifel: Can we add a proviso?
Mikyoung Kim: I like that solution. We should get an update and assurance that it will be addressed.
Kirk Sykes: I agree. I’d love them to study a way to get up from Guest Street. If there’s an access point there, the issue is over.
Andrea Leers: There is clearly a residual space that is just residual and needs to be addressed. I would encourage you to look at a better resolution between the existing landscape and the back wall of the retail.
The motion was moved, seconded, and it was duly
VOTED: That the Commission recommend approval of the Guest Street Hotel, provided that further study occur into the integration with the existing New Balance Building, with consideration toward enhancing public access from Guest Street.
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Parking Garage and IMP was presented next. Steve VanNess, John Harding, and Deb Myers presented the project.
Kirk Sykes: Are there pedestrian, bike, and vehicle conflicts?
John Harding: The intention is that people will walk up through the site from the bus stop.
Kirk Sykes: Please continue to work on that.
Andrea Leers: I’m pleased to see how the street edge and building edge have come together. I do remember what a challenge this was. My only reservation is the applied nature of the terracotta materials. If the building were one color, it would be more successful. Look at is as a monochromatic building, not a concrete building that is partly concealed.
David Manfredi: I agree. The project has gotten much better. It doesn’t feel nearly as squeezed as it used to. It’s better for being more simple, and it could get more simple still.
William Rawn: I find the terracotta nice as a color. My question is, should the terracotta become grey? Andrea Leers: Or the concrete should become colored.
Hearing no public comment, a motion was made, seconded, and
VOTED: That the Commission recommend approval for St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Parking Garage and IMP
Boston Civic Design Commission Design Committee
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Project: 119 Braintree Street
Present: Commissioner David Manfredi, Commissioner David Hacin, Commissioner Mimi Love, and Commissioner Linda Eastley
The project team gave an overview of the project site and the landscape design. The Commissioners asked questions about zoning and density, expressing concerns about the height at 119 Braintree and the sense of a sheer, icy wall against the Mass Pike. The mechanical penthouse may be the major contributor to the massing and height concerns. The Commissioners expressed concern about the privacy of the town home residences, and want to better understand their design. Commissioners would like to get feedback from the City on how comfortable they are with the density proposed for the site. They would also like to better understand the entry off Everett Street and how it feels to be a resident on Blaine Street. The Commissioners also want to understand the pedestrian experience on Braintree Street and the design of the streetscape . The next meetings will be broken up by building.
The Project will continue in Design Committee.
Project: 400 Guest Street
Present: Commissioner Anne-Marie Lubenau, Commissioner Eric Howeler, Commissioner Mimi Love, Commissioner Linda Eastley
The project team gave an overview of the project and reviewed in detail the improvements to the project design along Everett St. The Commissioners complemented the changes made to the project, the treatment of Braintree St as a real street, and the integration of the cycle track. They recommended softscape buffers between the cycle track and the sidewalks. They asked that the articulation of overhang edges be further designed, that the geometry of the building corner at the retail space be considered and that the lighting on the cantilevers be thoughtful.
The Project will return to the Full Commission.
Voting Hearing Agenda
June 8, 2022
Licensed Premise Inspection Hearing on Tuesday, June 7, 2022
8. Sahil Enterprises, Inc.
Doing business as: Quality Liquors
Location: 489 Cambridge St Allston, MA 02134
License#: LB 101868, Notice/Violation#: 043297, Category: RETAL
Notice: Public drinking in front of Licensed premise in violation of M.G.L. ch. 138 s.64.
Failure to post current License in violation of M.G.L. 138 s. 64.
Transactional Hearing on Wednesday, June 8, 2022
1. Fruit Tea MA2, Inc.
Doing business as: Yifang Taiwan Fruit Tea
14 Brighton Ave., Boston, MA 02134
License #: LB-480459
Has applied for a Common Victualler License to be exercised on the above - Approx. 1110 sq. ft. on the first floor with a dining area and tea bar, kitchen in the rear.
Manager: Emily Chen Hours of Operation: 11:00 AM to 9:30 PM
Attorney: RUSSELL CHIN
19. Yak Thai Inc.
Doing business as: Thonglor
559 Washington St, Brighton, MA 02135
License #: LB-481088
Has applied for a Common Victualler 7 All-Alcoholic Beverages License to be exercised on the above – 1,000SF: in one room on first floor (seating for 38), kitchen in rear, storage in basement.
Manager: Piyapong Wongla
Closing Time: 11:00 PM
Attorney: Kristen L. Scanlon
The following are applying for a new Common Victualler License at a previously licensed location
2. LC Asian Cuisine, Inc. d/b/a Kyoaji Sushi, 66 - 68 Brighton Avenue, Allston, MA 02134. In one room on the first floor with the kitchen and storage in the rear, additional storage in the basement; 16 seats. Song Lu as manager of record. Hours of operation: Monday - Thursday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM; Friday - Saturday: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM and Sunday: 12:00 PM - 9:30 PM.
The Following have applied for a Special 1 Day All Alcohol License
2. Garage B Events at Charles River Speedway
Has applied for a(n) Bat Mitzvah at:
525 Western Ave., Brighton, MA 02135 Date and Time: 06/18/2022, 7 p.m. ‑ 10 p.m.
Manager: Anabela Gomes
The Following have applied for a Special 1 Day Malt Wine License
4. GERMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
Has applied for a(n) 20th Anniversary Party at:
57 Holton St., Allston, MA 02134
Date and Time: 06/25/2022, 3 p.m. ‑ 8 p.m.
Manager: Sarah Feinberg
5. Powerhouse Cafe & Catering
Has applied for a(n) Wedding at:
525 Western Ave., Brighton, MA 02135
Date and Time: 06/11/2022, 5 p.m. ‑ 10 p.m.
Manager: Robert DeBerio
20. Air Drop beverage Services
Has applied for a(n) Beer Garden at:
267A Western Ave., Allston, MA 02134
Date and Time: 08/31/2022 ‑ 09/17/2022,
Wednesday - Saturdays Only
Wed-Thurs: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Manager: Michael Yim
22. Airdrop Beverage Services
Has applied for a(n) Beer Garden at:
267A Western Ave., Allston, MA 02134
Date and Time: 10/01/2022 ‑ 11/01/2022, 1 p.m. ‑ 11 p.m.
Manager: Michael Yim
24. Garage B Events
Has applied for a(n) Concert at:
1420 ‑ 1440 Soldiers Field Rd., Brighton, MA 02135
Date and Time: 06/25/2022, 6 p.m. ‑ 12 a.m.
Manager: Ballard Blai