Monday, April 30, 2007
Sunday, April 29, 2007
-Better lighting under the Summer Street bridge
-More frequently cleaning of A street and its sidewalks. Under the bridge will be steam-cleaned.
-Bigger tickets ($50?) for non-residents parking in resident spaces; current fine is not a deterrent.
-Tow cars parked in handicapped zones.
-Lights from the Gillette plant shine into residents' windows. They should be changed to point down onto Gillette's property rather than horizontal.
-The Post office maintenance facility and BCEC have bright lights on all night and these also shine directly into resident’s windows. Some sort of landscape or fence buffer could mitigate this problem.
-The USPS parking and maintenance facility fence is badly maintained and there is trash everywhere. The post office will be contacted again to further clean the parking lot.
-There were 4 abandoned cars that will be towed from behind Channel Center. The area back there will be cleaned up as well.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Brickman Associates has nabbed 51 Sleeper St. from the Mayo Group for $45 million in an off-market transaction.
"The property is under agreement to Brickman and is scheduled to close in early May," said Ronan Ryan, chief operating officer at the Mayo Group in Roxbury.
Meet Susan Passoni
Saturday May 5, 5PM-6:30
Atrium of 300 Summer Street
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Below is the link to where the four documents pertaining to the proposed 311 Summer Street rehabilitation and penthouse addition are located on the BRA's website:
This link will bring to a Planning Initiatives page entitled "Fort Point District Planning". Once you are here, scroll to
Discussion of Impact of Artistry
Monday, April 30th at 6:30 PM
Midway (15 Channel Center St.)
Artistry, as you may know, is his facility on Channel Center Street where he hopes to hold 300-1,500 person events such as weddings, corporate functions, and the like. He held one in December for the magazine Boston Common (www.bostoncommon-magazine.com) which was a huge disturbance to the neighborhood: loud music kept residents of Midway Studios up late into the night, security and cars blocked the street, and drunk revelers were seen urinating in the street.
This winter, he had applied for a full, 2 AM liquor license which was not granted because of community uproar.
There have been a number of meetings regarding Artistry and the consensus of the neighborhood at each has been fairly consistent: while residents aren't opposed to events facilities in general (Artists for Humanity frequently has functions without incident) and having a business take a lease at Midway Studios is a good thing for that project, his location and physical space is a poor fit for what he's trying to do, and the scale and nature of the events (3-5 a week with hundreds of people at each function) is terrible fit with that part of the neighborhood.
The "Meet the Candidates" event last Sunday at the Fire Museum was well-attended and had a good, lively discussion among the candidates on issues such as artist displacement concerns, BRA processes, parking, and other important matters affecting the neighborhood.
The Boston Redevelopment Authority will host a public meeting regarding Waterside Place
Project Proponent: Core Development Group LLC, a partnership of The Drew Company and Vornado Realty Trust
Tuesday, April 24th @ 6:00 PM
St. Vincent’s Lower Church Hall
363 E Street, South Boston
The Proponent filed a Draft Project Impact Report proposing to construct a mixed use project comprising of a 640,000 square foot destination retail center, approximately 209 residential units, approximately 300 hotel rooms, a Visitor Center and a 2,350 space parking garage.
For questions and comments contact:
MAIL: Mark McGowan
Boston Redevelopment Authority
One City Hall Square, 9th Fl, Boston, MA 02201