Thursday, February 23, 2012

BRA asks state to let developer delay building park in Fort Point

From the Herald: === Boston: Put park aside to book hotel work
Says Children’s Museum not ready with design
By Donna Goodison | Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The city wants to let the massive Seaport Square project proceed without the developer fulfilling a 6-year-old promise for a waterfront park next to the Children’s Museum.

The Boston Redevelopment Authority has asked the state to release developer John Hynes from a timetable that ties the park’s creation to the development of Seaport Square’s Parcel A, where a hotel project is moving ahead.

BRA chief planner Kairos Shen said the recession kept the Children’s Museum from doing design work for the park. The museum has fenced off the 8,000-square-foot tract — known as Parcel E in the $3.5 billion Seaport Square’s master plan — for employee parking and loading.

... “We want to be sure that public amenities are not the last to be finished, but among the first to be done,” said Li, whose organization promotes public access around Boston Harbor. “This parcel is so key because it’s right on Fort Point Channel. If it doesn’t happen now, we’re very concerned that it will be many years before it’s usable by the general public, which would be a shame.” ...

Full article at the Herald:

Friday, February 17, 2012

Should Fort Point have a "Parklet"?

Interested in what people think. See previous post for what a parket is. You can also add a comment below. Results can be viewed here.


The city is considering rolling out some "Parklets", which are little extensions to sidewalks that have seating and planters.  They're looking at placing one in the two unmetered parking spaces in front of Barrington Coffee.  More info below.

PopUP Cafe - Boston Parklet Challenge

Sandblasting at Channel Center

Sandblasting is starting on the 5 Channel Center project.  The last time they did sandblasting, it was very loud you and they didn't stay within normal work hours ( see this post for details).  If there are issues this time, I'll remind everyone that city residents can always call Inspectional Services: 617.635.1010.


Please be advised that sand blasting at 5 Channel Center on the interior of the building will begin on Tuesday, February 21st.  This means the large pieces of equipment that are currently on site will be operating and producing noise.  The work will be done between the hours of 7 am and 3 pm, Monday-Friday.  The sand blasting work is scheduled to be completed within three weeks from its start date.

Please let me know of any issues or concerns regarding this matter.

Thanks,  Anthony

Anthony Pagliarulo | Property Manager
CB Richard Ellis/New England | Property Management
10 Channel Center Street, Suite 510 | Boston, MA 02210
T 617.423.1273| F 617.423.6270| C 617.318.7327

Friday, February 03, 2012

Landmark Commission Mtg Thurs, 2/9


DATE:                               Thursday, February 9, 2012

TIME:                                5:30 P.M.
PLACE:                             BOSTON CITY HALL, PIEMONTE ROOM
Subject of the hearing will be applications for Certificates of Design Approval on the agenda below, reviews of architectural violations, and such businesses as may come before the commission, in accordance with Chapter 772 of the Acts of 1975, as amended.  Applications are available for public inspection during normal business hours at the office of the Environment Department.  Sign language interpreters are available upon request. 
Please ensure that all electronic devices are silenced prior to entering the hearing room.
After 5:30 p.m., enter and exit City Hall at the Dock Square entrance on Congress Street (across from Faneuil Hall).
David Berarducci, Susan Goganian, John Karoff, Yanni Tsipis, Michele Yeeles
Alternates: B.K. Boley, Kosta Ligris
                                                                APPLICATIONS FOR CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS
Application: 12.725 FPC                      320 Summer Street
Applicant:                                              John Cappellan, Lincoln Summer Street Venture LLC: Reglaze and rebuild storefront, repair and replace windows, restore, clean and infill some masonry, door replacement, new stair and elevator penthouses, rooftop mechanical equipment, install new stair at Summer St. Bridge to A Street.
Date posted: January 27, 2012
cc:  Mayor, Inspectional Services Department, City Clerk, Boston Redevelopment Authority, Applicants,
District City Councilors, Neighborhood Services, Property Owners, Law Department, Abutters (from most recent tax list)
For additional information, please contact Fort Point Channel Landmark District Commission staff at 617-635-3850 or
Caitlin Greeley
Preservation Planner
Aberdeen Architectural Conservation District Commission
Beacon Hill Architectural Commission
Fort Point Channel Landmark District Commission
City of Boston Environment Department
Boston City Hall, Room 805
Telephone: (617) 635-3850
Fax: (617) 635-3435
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