Monday, August 17, 2020

Channelside (former Gillette parking lot) IAG Meeting Tonight

The BPDA is hosting a virtual Impact Advisory Group (IAG) Meeting August 17, 2020 at 6 pm for the 244 - 284 A Street (former Gillette Channelside parking lot) project. 

The meeting will include a presentation followed by Q&A and comments. Please note the purpose of an IAG Meeting is different than that of a traditional Public Meeting. Discussion between the development team and members of the IAG will be prioritized, with time for questions and comments from the public during the remaining time. 

virtual Public Meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 26th.

How to Participate

This meeting will be hosted online, using Zoom. You must register using this link, then you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting. You will also receive an email prior to the meeting regarding technical assistance. The meeting will open at approximately 5:30 PM for you to join and troubleshoot any technical issues. If you're calling in by phone, you'll need to download the Zoom application to see our presentation and access language interpretation.

Register in advance for this webinar:
www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_1Z7H05I6RPi7Wfay5WqZDQ

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Fort Point Landmarks August 2020 Meeting Tonight

The FORT POINT CHANNEL LANDMARK DISTRICT COMMISSION will hold a public hearing on:

Thursday, August 13, 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  865 5825 89684 #
You can also submit written comments or questions to FortPointLDC@boston.gov 
or via Twitter @bostonlandmarks.

I.  Advisory Review

22 Boston Wharf Road/ Stillings Street.
Proposed work: Install public art.

44 Farnsworth Street.
Proposed work: Modify the ground level façade and construct a new entrance.

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 # 21.0094 FPC  33/41 Farnsworth Street: At the Farnsworth Street façade, repoint masonry joints, repair precast cornice, recaulk windows, and select repainting.  

III.  Ratification of 7/09/20 Public Hearing minutes

IV.   Staff Updates

V. Projected Adjournment: 6:30 PM
FORT POINT CHANNEL LANDMARK DISTRICT COMMISSION
David Berarducci, Susan Goganian, John Karoff, Lynn Smiledge, Vacancy,
Alternates: Thomas Rodde, Vacancy

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Gillette Sells Remaining Parcels in 100 Acres Master Plan

To Fort Point Neighborhood Association & Neighbors:

I am writing to share an update on our South Boston site. We’ve recently decided to sell an approximately 2.5-acre parcel of land in South Boston and are just beginning this real estate process now. 

Because you are our neighbors, we wanted to ensure that you heard this news from us first. This land, which is located along Binford street running from the Fort Point Channel to A Street, is part of the 100 Acres Master Plan, marking another step forward in bringing this important vision to life. This is an opportunity to strengthen the growing district, bringing new jobs to the community and the local economy. With this and other development in the neighborhood, we are excited about the potential ahead - transforming empty parking lots into commercial and residential buildings, jobs, new parks and community space and more, making our neighborhood even more dynamic and attractive in the future.

This decision is unrelated to the broader Massachusetts site assessment that we announced last Fall. As you might imagine, this assessment process has been slower-than-anticipated due to the pandemic and is still underway. We will be in touch as we have more updates to share on this front.

In the meantime, we look forward to continuing to see the exciting developments underway
that are making our neighborhood stronger and more vibrant every day.


Kara L. Buckley
Vice President of Global Grooming Communications & Community Affairs, P&G 

Blood Needed: Blood Drive Wednesday At 250 Summer St

The blood supply is critically low right now and Morrison Mahoney is excited to host a Blood Drive on:
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
8:30 am - 2 pm
250 Summer Street 
Limited Slots Available 

The Blood Mobile will park on Summer Street.  Registration and refreshments will occur inside the first floor of 250 Summer Street – just follow the signs.  

Only your medical screen (history, temp, iron check, BP) and the actual donation will take place on the Blood Mobile.  While the process is always clean and safe, MGH has added even additional safety protocols (between every donor they sanitize pens, clipboards, BP cuffs, etc.). 

60% of donations are from Blood Mobiles which were not operating from April to June.  That was 90 blood drives that didn’t occur.

Street Sweeping Ticketing Starts Today

Get ready to move your car during street cleaning or pay the price. Starting August 11, 2020 tickets will be issued around the neighborhood. You can sign up for alerts here. Failure to move your car during daytime street cleaning hours is a $40 fine and a $90 fine during overnight street sweeping hours. Boston Transportation Department will continue their policy of not towing cars until further notice. Lookup nearby street sweeping schedules here.