Friday, July 17, 2020

15 Necco At Boston Civic Design Commission Committee Tuesday Night

updated 07/22/20 with BCDC presentation linked below. 

The Boston Civic Design Commission Design (BCDC) Committee will be reviewing 15 Necco (former GE Headquarter's site) via Zoom on: 

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
5:00 PM.  

Please attend and give your input. At this meeting, the BCDC may recommend the 15 Necco design for approval at the August 4th full Commission meeting. 

15 Necco Design as of June 30, 2020

The BCDC meets to discuss the public realm impacts of major projects currently being reviewed by the BPDA. Committee meetings are open to the public. View the 15 Necco Street for last month's 15 Necco BCDC presentation and all public documents to date.  

The next meeting is the BPDA 15 Necco IAG meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 30th at 5:30 pm. The public is welcome to listen in and give feedback as time permits. 

originally published 07.17.20

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

FPNA Cancels July 15th Gathering

At the request of Related Beal, property owner of the Channelside parking lot, FPNA is cancelling Wednesday's July 15, 2020 Gathering and sharing with you their message to the neighborhood. Please note that if you already signed up, your registration will be automatically canceled.

A Message To The Neighborhood From Related Beal

We are reaching out about the community meeting Wednesday, July 15.  Our original goal was to activate the Fort Point Channel and provide summer employment for restaurant workers.  After further discussion and study, we have decided to withdraw our concept to host a temporary restaurant by Lolita on the Channelside site at this time. 
We hope everyone will continue to patronize local businesses in the area like Lolita in this time where restaurants are struggling.
Thank you. 

Steve Faber
Related Beal

Upcoming Neighborhood Meetings

Wednesday, July 15th: Fort Point Arts Community invites you to a Fort Point Virtual Open Studios Information Session at 7 pm via Google Meet.

Thursday, July 16th: Mayor's Office of Arts & Cultural invites you to Zoom in about a call for permanent public art for the Northern Avenue Bridge from 7 pm to 8 pm.

Monday, July 27th: 401 Congress Street Virtual Public Meeting Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) is hosting a public meeting from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.

Thursday, July 30th:BPDA 15 Necco IAG Virtual Meeting is at 5:30 pm. The public is welcome to listen in and give feedback as time permits. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Gillette Chapter 91 Licenses Public Hearing Today

P&G Gillette has applied to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) to request:

(1) rebut the Department's Presumptive Historic High Water mark and remove certain parcels within the existing Gillette campus, and to

(2) consolidate and thereby re-license a series of previously issued Waterways Licenses and Minor Project Modifications thereto for all existing duly authorized fill, structures, and uses located on Filled and Flowed Tidelands of the Fort Point Channel at 1 Gillette Park (Gillette Manufacturing Campus) in Boston. 

The combined public hearing will be held:

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
3:00 pm via Zoom 
Meeting ID: 93094615384

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Public Comment Deadline:  August 3, 2020
Submit Comments to the Waterways Program c/o Susan You

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Boston Cannabis Board Debuts Draft Rules & Regulations

The Boston Cannabis Board (BCB) will hold a virtual hearing on:

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
1:00 pm 

to solicit testimony regarding the Draft Rules and Regulations

Any individual seeking to testify before the BCB at this hearing is urged to email to ensure all individuals can be called to testify in an organized manner.

The BCB will hold a subsequent public hearing on July 22, 2020 at 1:00 pm to discuss and adopt the Draft Rules and Regulations.

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Fort Point Landmarks July 2020 Meeting

updated 7/9/20 with links to presentations


Thursday, July 9, 2020
6:00 PM

This hearing will be held virtually and NOT in person. 
You can participate in this hearing by going to our Zoom meeting link or by calling 
929-205-6099 and entering meeting id  831 9615 0664 #
You can also submit written comments or questions to 
or via Twitter @bostonlandmarks.


APP #  20.1096 FPC  332-340 Summer Street.
Applicant: Stanhope Garage Inc.
Proposed Work:  Install a planting bed and planting plan. See additional items under Administrative Review

APP # 20.1103 FPC  33/41 Farnsworth Street.
Applicant:  T-C Fort Point Creative Exchange LLC
Proposed Work: Replace entry doors and infill.

Applicant: NFLSRE 51 Sleeper LLC
Proposed Work: Install HVAC equipment and associated dunnage at the roof. 

II. ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW/APPROVAL: In order to expedite the review process, the commission has delegated the approval of certain work items, such as those involving ordinary maintenance and repair, restoration or replacement, or which otherwise have a minimal impact on a building’s appearance, to commission staff pending ratification at its monthly public hearing. Having been identified as meeting these eligibility criteria and all applicable guidelines, the following applications will be approved at this hearing:

APP # 20.1096 FPC 332-340 SUMMER STREET: Refurbish existing steel fence facing Boston Wharf Road. See additional items under Design Review.

APP # 20.797 FPC 300 A STREET: Replace visible HVAC equipment at the roof (modify Certificate of Design Approval). 

II.  Ratification of 6/11/20 Public Hearing minutes

III.   Staff Updates

IV. Projected Adjournment: 7:30 PM


David Berarducci, Susan Goganian, John Karoff, Lynn Smiledge, Vacancy
Alternates: Thomas Rodde, Vacancy