Saturday, December 27, 2014

First Fort Point Channel Landmarks Meeting of 2015


Thursday, 8 January 2015
5:30 PM
Boston City Hall – Room 709
After 5:30 p.m., enter & exit City Hall at the Dock Square entrance on Congress Street (across from Faneuil Hall).

Subject of the hearing will be applications for Certificates of Design Approval on the agenda below, review of architectural violations and such business as may come before the commission, in accordance with Ch. 772 of the Acts of 1975, as amended. Applications are available for review during normal business hours at the office of the Environment Department. Sign-language interpreters are available upon request.


5:30 PM
Application 15.737 FPC District Wide (Congress, Summer, Melcher, A Streets and Children’s Wharf Park)
Applicant: Friends of Fort Point Channel (non-profit): Install banners with community branding on light poles

6:00 PM
Application 15.738 FPC 288 A Street (300 A St, A and Necco CT)
Applicant: DIVCOWEST (property manager): Construct roof deck and head house


Friday, December 19, 2014

Fort Point Special Edition January Meeting

There will be a special edition community meeting  regarding the Gillette parking lots 8 & 9 permit continueance of use and for the change of business model from apartments to apartments/condominiums at 399 Congress Street. 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Factory 63
63 Melcher Street (Melcher & A Streets)

Gillette parking lots on A Street

6 pm: P&G Gillette parking lots

James Britt, Gillette

Ken Fields, Fort Point Associates

399 Congress Street

7 pm: 399 Congress Street

Denis Dowdle, Madison Properties

Edward McGuire, BRA

All are welcome to attend.

Please save the date of Tuesday, January 27th for the first FPNA Neighborhood Meeting of the year.

Related posts Gillette parking lots and 399 Congress

Thursday, December 18, 2014

South Station Expansion

Reminder: Comment Deadline on the South Station Expansion Environmental Impact is December 24, 2014.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (massDot) will be holding a hearing regarding the preliminary environmental benefits and impacts of the South Station Expansion project on:

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
6pm (Open House at 5:30pm)
Boston Children’s Museum
Dewey Conference Room, 5th floor
308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 
(please use this entrance, not the main museum entrance)

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) summarizes the project’s environmental benefits and impacts. MassDOT, the MBTA, the Federal Railroad Administration, and Amtrak have identified the expansion of rail capacity at South Station as a critical regional and national transportation need. The purpose of the South Station Expansion project is to expand the station’s terminal and related layover capacity to meet current and future high-speed, intercity, and commuter rail service needs. The latest project fact sheet summarizes the main conclusions of the DEIR. 

Read the DEIR prior to the meeting.

Submit written comments by December 24, 2014. Contact information is below:

Secretary Maeve Vallely Bartlett, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
MEPA Office
Attn.: Holly Johnson, MEPA Analyst

EEA # 15028
100 Cambridge St., Suite 900
Boston, MA 02114
Fax:     617-626-1181

Comment letters on the DEIR must be received by the MEPA office no later than December 24, 2014. All comment letters should include EEA #15028.
originally posted 11.10.14

Saturday, December 13, 2014

South Boston Waterfront Transportation Recommendations Meeting

Will A Street be widened to four lanes? Will Thomson Place and Sleeper Street connect Seaport Boulevard to Congress Street? Will the By-pass Road and Dorchester Avenue open to the public? Will there be more public transportation? Find out the draft recommendations to these questions and more at the final community feedback meeting of the South Boston Waterfront Transportation Sustainability Plan to be held: 

Thursday, December 18
6:00-8:00 PM
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center – Room 153
415 Summer Street, Boston

The first December meeting presentation, a duplicate to the upcoming December 18th meeting, has been posted as requested to give the neighborhood the opportunity to study it more thoroughly and to prepare those attending the December 18th. We recommend you review the presentation before attending to avoid being overwhelmed by information. The project team will present the draft recommendations of the plan and listen to your feedback. Community feedback is essential to plan for the best improvements possible. You may also share your comments through the  South Boston Waterfront Mobility website and by contacting Rachel Hammerman 

In case you missed the September and October community meetings, catch up with summary results highlighting the top three priorities (or four in case of a tie) for each question. The results from the Condon School October meeting are listed in blue and appear above the results from the September District Hall meeting. In addition, future land use is documented in the Future Conditions Report. The development projections predict job and population growth. The projected growth is then used to model demand for transportation infrastructure and services over the next 20 years.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Be A Part Of History

The two hundred and forty-first anniversary of the Boston Tea Party is December 16, 2014. You can be part of the "single most important event leading up the American Revolution" by volunteering or attending The Boston Tea Party Reenactment
Reenactment Schedule

6:30PM- Meeting of the Body of the People (ticket event) Old South Meeting Hall

7:30PM- Huzzah to Griffin's Wharf (free & open to the public) Procession to the Waterfront

8:00PM- The Destruction of the Tea (free & open to the public) Atlantic Wharf

Volunteers are still needed.To volunteer, contact Daniel O'Neill

The Boston Tea Party Reenactment is presented by Old South Meeting House and the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.