Community Notes, Events, Updates & Public Comment Request November 15-21, 2021

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Scoping Determination: A BPDA directive which may be issued during the Article 80 process after the filing of a Project Notification Form (“PNF”). If, after review of a project's PNF by the BPDA, city agencies, and the public, it is determined that additional information is required, the BPDA will issue a Scoping Determination which details which areas of the proposal require further study, to be included in a Draft Project Impact Report.  

 

A Scoping Determination was issued by the BPDA for 76 Ashford St on October 29, 2021 

https://bpda.app.box.com/s/tsjvuv28f55brh5oe4q007z3n3ysfnha 

 

A Scoping Determination was issued by the BPDA for 1234-1240 Soldiers Field Road on November 2, 2021 

https://bpda.app.box.com/s/nxiuuyadgvg7nam0ctp7ga82rb5xgpb1 

 

A Supplemental Filing was issued by the proponent for 449 Cambridge St on October 27, 2021. 

https://bpda.app.box.com/s/nsqj0izd0au11y4bfpgftoikwvqmw31x 

   

Events       

       

449 Cambridge Street Public Meeting 

Boston Planning & Development Agency 

Monday, November 15, 2021, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 

The BPDA is hosting a public meeting for the 449 Cambridge Street project located in Allston. The purpose of the meeting is for the development team to give a project update in relation to its current proposal and recently made changes. The Project changes include eliminating Compact Living Policy units, as previously proposed and a reduction of housing units from 166 to 152. All other aspects of the project will remain the same. The meeting will include a presentation followed by Q&A and comments from the general public.
Please register for the meeting using the following Zoom link:
 https://bit.ly/2Zx1ZVa
Webinar ID: 161 375 1477
Toll-Free Call-in Number: 833.568.8864
 

Email Contact: caitlin....@boston.gov 

 

Boston University Community Office Hours  

Boston University Government & Community Affairs  

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am  


We’ll be joined by Mike Dennehy and Clare Fitzgerald from College Access & Student Success (CASS) at BU. Mike and Clare will share information about the Menino and Community Service Scholarships available to Boston Public Schools (BPS) graduates and how CASS supports these students and many others. 

  

About College Access & Student Success (CASS) 

The activities at BU Wheelock’s College Access & Success Office comprise direct service to students and applied research, both of which aim to improve educational outcomes for students traditionally underserved by U.S. higher education, including pre-college, undergraduate, and graduate students. CASS fulfills this mission through the development and application of evidence-based approaches, ensuring that college access and success activities are effective, efficient, and student-centered. Traditionally underserved students include students who are: low-income; first-generation to attend college; English Language Learners, underrepresented in higher education based on race or ethnicity; or students with disabilities. Please visit their website here. 

  

The programs and participants at CASS make a difference in the academic futures of young learners across Boston and I hope you can join us to learn more. We’ll meet over Zoom, so please register here to receive a link to participate. 

  

We look forward to seeing you! 


Email Contact: Cecilia Nardi (cna...@bu.edu)  

 

Zoning Board of Appeal Hearing             

Inspectional Services Department             

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 
            

The November 16, 2021, hearing will be held virtually via video teleconference and telephone via the WebEx event platform.       

                               

Interested persons can participate in the hearing REMOTELY by going to http://bit.ly/zbaNovember16Hearing or by calling 1-617-315-0704 and entering access code 2339 018 3245.            

                                

If you wish to offer testimony on an appeal, please click: http://bit.ly/zbaNovember16Comment to sign up. Please provide your name, address, the address and/or BOA number of the appeal on which you wish to speak, and if you wish to speak in support of or opposition to the project.              

   

Extensions: 9:30 am 

 

Case: BOA-831064 Address: 17 Madeline Street Ward 22 Applicant: Harold McGonagle, RA  

 

Email Contact: Stephani...@Boston.Gov           

The hearing can also be viewed via live-stream on the City’s website. Closed captioning is available.   

 

Boston Zoning Commission 

Boston Planning & Development Agency

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 @ 9:00 am 


Public Hearings 


This meeting will only be held virtually and not in person. You can participate in this meeting by going to our online meeting. A copy of the petition, the Development Plan and a map of the area involved may be obtained from the Zoning Commission electronically, and you may also submit written comments or questions to zoningco...@boston.gov. 


Map Amendment Application No.737 

Planned Development Area No.130  

NEXUS at Allston Innovation Corridor  


Said map amendment would amend "Map 7A/78/7C/7D, Allston-Brighton Neighborhood District" and "Map 78/7D Allston-Brighton Neighborhood District," by adding the designation "D," indicating a Planned Development overlay district to approximately 3.24 acres of land located at 250-280 and approximately 1.05 acres of land located at 305 Western Avenue, Allston. Said Development Plan will enable the Proposed Project to be constructed on the Project Site, consisting of: (i) at the 250 Western Avenue portion of the Project Site, a new, approximately six-story building including approximately 259,000 square feet of non-parking/loading Gross Floor Area for research laboratory and office uses, including ground floor retail, restaurant, entertainment, service and fitness uses, and subsurface vehicle parking; (ii) at the 280 Western Avenue portion of the Project Site, a new, approximately five- to six-story building including approximately 52,000 square feet of non-parking/loading Gross Floor Area for multifamily use, including approximately 35 residential units, ground floor retail, restaurant, entertainment, service, fitness and community/civic uses (which may include art space uses), and subsurface and above grade vehicle parking, together with open space uses including an approximately 12,000 square foot plaza (Artists' Way) and a privately-owned, approximately 5,000 square foot landscaped area open to public use (Westford Green) ; and (iii) at the 305 Western Avenue portion of the Project Site, a new, approximately five to eight-story building including approximately 265,000 square feet of non-parking/loading Gross Floor Area for research laboratory and office uses, including ground floor retail, restaurant, entertainment, service and fitness uses, and subsurface vehicle parking. 

 

Boston Licensing Board 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 @ 10:00 am 

Join the Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83713136310?pwd=eXFySTNBMERHZ1dHZXRVb1FLU1hEQT09 

Meeting ID: 83713136310 

Passcode: 330215 

One-tap mobile:
+13017158592,,87184178172#,,,,0#,,819065# US (Germantown)
+13126266799,,87184178172#,,,,0#,,819065# US (Chicago) 

Dial-in number: +1-301-715-8592+1-312-626-6799, or +1-646-876-9923 

 

1. Boston Crust, Inc.  

D/B/A: Boston Crust  

38 BROOKS ST  

BRIGHTON, MA 02134 

License #: LB-461399  

Has applied for a Common Victualler License to be exercised on the above – In 2 rooms, kitchen and seating area.  

Manager: Mesut Kara  

Hours of Operation: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM  

Attorney: Donal Carroll  

 

10. RHUBARB, INC. 

D/B/A: O'BRIEN'S 

3 HARVARD AV  

ALLSTON, MA 02134  

License #: LB-99094  

Holder of a Common Victualler 7 Day All-Alcoholic Beverages License has petitioned for a change of Officers /Directors and a change of Stock. Lastly, has petitioned to change the manager of the licensed business – From: Frank Strenk Jr. To: Timothy Philbin.  

Attorney: Carolyn M. Conway 


Email Contact: Maria....@Boston.Gov 

 

Allston Board of Trade Monthly Meeting           

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm           

Working together to strengthen and improve the quality of life and commerce in Allston.           

For meeting details, email in...@abot.org           

Bill Mills, President   

 

Allston Civic Association November Monthly Meeting            

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm       

This meeting will only be held virtually and not in person.  You can participate in this meeting online or by calling in.      

Register in advance for this meeting:     

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUsde2srzMuEtxcfV10b9No0USXsphwEnfS     

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.      

Meeting agendas posted at:   

www.allstoncivicassociation.org  

www.facebook.com/AllstonCivicAssociation  

Anthony D’Isidoro, President    

 

Allston Construction Mitigation Subcommittee Meeting      

Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm   

This group is affiliated with the Harvard Allston Task Force and is chaired by Ed Kotomori.  We receive Harvard construction updates and Boston Police Department District 14 reports, and we welcome community discussion about other North Allston topics.  

Please register to receive the Zoom link.    

Email Contact: Priscilla Anderson (pril...@gmail.com  

   

Updates      

      

Zoning Board of Appeal Hearing             

Inspectional Services Department             

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 
            

Hearings: 9:30 am    

    

Case: BOA-1234757 Address: 1230 Soldiers Field Road Ward 22 Applicant: Morrissey Construction Corp.   

Article(s): Article 51, Section 16 Use Regulations - Research Laboratory Use: Conditional   

Purpose: Change of occupancy to include research laboratory. Project scope includes construction of new non-structural interior partitions including glass and paint, doors and frames, flooring, ceiling and lights, plumbing, cabinetry and any MEP/FP work as needed. 

Video: Zoning Board of Appeal Hearings 11-9-21 - YouTube  

Slide the time bar to 1:57:05                                      

Outcome: Approved with proviso for this applicant only and that this parcel be removed from Harvard’s IMP and put back on the tax rolls. 

  

Case: BOA-1039521 Address: 100 Leo M Birmingham Parkway Ward 22 Applicant: John Pulgini    

Article(s): Article 51, Section 16 Use Regulations - Marijuana Retailer (Cannabis Establishment) Use: Conditional Article 51, Section 16 Use Regulations - Marijuana Product Manufacturer Use Forbidden Article 51, Section 16 Use Regulations - Cannabis establishment shall be sited at least one-half mile or 2,640 feet from another existing cannabis establishment    

Purpose: Change of Occupancy from Offices to Marijuana Retailer and Marijuana Product Manufacturer. 

Video: Zoning Board of Appeal Hearings 11-9-21 - YouTube  

Slide the time bar to 2:16:20                                      

Outcome: Approved with BPDA & BTD Design Review 

  

Re-Discussions: 12:30 pm  

  

Case: BOA-1209461 Address: 29 Priscilla Road Ward 21 Applicant: Jonathan Katz   

Articles: Article 51, Section 9 Floor area ratio excessive   

Purpose: Owner started the job under a short form permit sf1140732 at rough inspection the building inspector realized the scope of work required a long form I am working with the owner to complete the work. Scope of work includes finish of the basement to include a bedroom, bathroom and common space. 

Video: Zoning Board of Appeal Hearings 11-9-21 - YouTube  

Slide the time bar to 5:15:10                                      

Outcome: Denied 

     

Public Comments Requested:                       

                       

Harvard Enterprise Research Campus (ERC) (PDA Comment Due by December 3, 2021) 

http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/harvard-enterprise-research-campus 

 

Boston Landing (NPC Comment Due by December 13, 2021)   

http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/boston-landing 

 

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Parking Garage (Comment Due by January 4, 2022) 

http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/st-elizabeth-s-medical-center-parking-garage 

 

176 Lincoln Street (DPIR Comment Due by January 24, 2022) 

http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/176-lincoln-street 

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