Monday, May 23, 2022

May 24th Neighborhood Gathering Features Activities on Land & Sea

 You Are Invited

to a
Fort Point Seaport Neighborhood Gathering

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
6 pm to 8 pm
ZOOM ONLY*

Sign Up Today 

featuring

C-6 Boston Police Community Service Officers 

Anna White, South Boston Liaison
Office of Neighborhood Services


Summer Activations in Seaport
Emily Soukas, WS Development 

Live from the Community Boat Building Shop
on Liberty Drive
Dave Pippin & Volunteers

Hull LifeSaving Museum on the Channel
Boston Rowing Center at Barking Crab Marina
Michael McGurl, Executive Director


&

What's New at Martin's Park?
Summer Programs & Volunteer Opportunities 
Sierra Rothberg


introducing

The Garret Bar
 
70 Pier Four Boulevard, Suite 270
requesting support for an All Alcoholic Beverages License

&

Grace by Nia  (moved to June)

1 Seaport Square 
requesting support for an All Alcoholic Beverages License

plus
Neighborhood News

* Please note that this month's gathering will be online only and not in person at District Hall

originally published 05.18.22

Thursday, May 19, 2022

May Happenings Around or About The Neighborhood

updated 05.19.22 with May 26 Congress St Reconstruction Public Meeting and May 31st 51 Melcher St. IAG Public Meeting.

UPCOMING HAPPENINGS

May 18: Conservation Commission Meeting start at 6pm. Check out neighborhood items on the agenda from ICA Cliff Diving to Pier 10 (38 Drydock) to L Street Power Plant to MassDOT improvements on Cypher, Richards & Fargo.

May 19: Parcel X (310 Northern Ave.) Public Meeting 6pm - 8pm. The proponent proposes the demolition of the two (2) existing, single-story industrial buildings and the construction of a new, two (2)-building, approximately 742,000 square foot life sciences/research and development campus 

May 20 - May 22: HarpoonFest 2022 Celebrate the local Boston music scene with beer in hand! 
Friday 6pm - 11pm and Saturday 12pm - 7pm at 306 Northern Ave.

May 21: Boston Harbor Islands Free Ferry Day from 8am – 2:30pm. Tickets available on first come, first serve basis. 


May 26: Congress St. (Fort Point) Reconstruction Project Public Meeting at 6:30pm. Boston Public Works will present revised designs to sidewalks, lighting, crosswalks and street trees informed by feedback from residents and businesses since February's meeting. Register Today.

May 31: 51 Melcher St Impact Advisory Group Public Meeting at 6pm regarding proposed conversion to Life Sciences labs and office.  The purpose of the meeting is the potential impacts and mitigation for the project. Register.


COMMENT DEADLINES
June 10th: MEPA BMIP/Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park Master Plan and 24 Drydock NPC. Watch MEPA Virtual RLFMPF Master Plan Update site visit. Direct comments to Alexander Strysky, MEPA Analyst.

originally published 05.17.22

Monday, May 16, 2022

Fort Point Channel Watersheet Activation Community Listening Sessions

Please join the Fort Point Channel Working Group at two Virtual Listening Sessions and share your thoughts on ways to activate the watersheet and make the 244–284 A Street project and Fort Point Channel’s Seawall Basin an inclusive, equitable, active and inviting destination for all the residents of our city.

This meeting is hosted by Save the Harbor / Save the Bay and the Fort Point Channel Working Group in response to the BPDA's October 20, 2021 Request for Supplement Information, where the proponent of the 244–284 A Street Development was asked:
How does the proposed project embrace and respond to the 2002 Fort Point Channel Watersheet Activation Plan? The Plan calls for significant in-water infrastructure to support small boat programs and art installations including a new pier and boat house. This type of facility would be appropriate for a project of this scale along the Channel.
The Proponent should develop a series of meetings and workshops to advance watersheet activation uses and programs with organizations familiar with the Channel and opportunities for year round use and enjoyment of the Channel and also abilities to attract and welcome Boston’s diverse populations. Organizations including Save the Harbor / Save the Bay, Friends of the Fort Point Channel, the Boston Children's Museum, Fort Point Arts Community and the numerous nonprofit organizations funded through the Fort Point Channel Operations Board.

The  Fort Point Channel Working Group is currently comprised of Boston Harbor Now, The American Cities Coalition, Boston Children's Museum, Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC), Fort Point Neighborhood Association (FPNA), Friends of the Fort Point Channel, Save The Harbor, Save The Bay, Wharf District Council, Related Beal, BPDA and MassDEP.  

originally published 05.09.22 

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Conservation Commission May 2022 Public Meeting

The Boston Conservation Commission (ConCom) will hold its next bi-weekly public hearing on:

May 18, 2022
6:00 p.m
Dial-in audio: 1-929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 686 458 2044 #
Participant ID: provided upon log in

The Commission reviews projects to determine what conditions, if any, the Commission will impose in order to protect the interests of the public and private water supply, groundwater, prevention of pollution, flood control, prevention of storm damage, protection of fisheries and land containing shellfish, and protection of wildlife habitat. View Full Agenda

Neighborhood Agenda Items

Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1870 and BOS File No. 2022-029 from Childs Engineering on behalf of the Boston Planning and Development Agency for the proposed pile repair, installation of structural jackets, and installation of a floating dock with access gangways and a pedestrian waiting area, located at 38 Drydock Ave, South Boston, MA (DPA, LUO, LSCSF, Waterfront Area, 100ft Buffer to Coastal Bank)

Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1872 and BOS File No. 2022-031 from VHB on behalf of HRP 776 Summer Street LLC for the proposed reconstruction the seawall, landside regrading, and extension of stormwater outfalls located at 776 Summer St, South Boston, MA (DPA, LUO, Coastal Bank, LSCSF, Waterfront Area, 100ft Buffer to Coastal Bank)

Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1834 from Nitsch Engineering on behalf of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for the proposed roadway improvements located at Cypher St, Richards St, E St, and Fargo St, South Boston, MA (LSCSF)

Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-XXXX and BOS 2022-XXX (ICA Cliff Diving) from Collins Engineers, Inc. on behalf of Hangman Productions USA Inc. for the proposed temporary construction of a diving platform on the stone revetment and roof of the Institute of Contemporary Art located at 25 Harbor Shore Drive, South Boston, MA (LUO, Coastal Bank)

Acceptance of the Order of Conditions:

Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1866 and BOS File No. 2022-025 from Bohler on behalf of CRE-MLL Farnsworth Property Owner LLC for the proposed construction of a stormwater infiltration system, overflow connection, and rear stairs located at 33-41 Farnsworth St, South Boston, MA (LSCSF) 

Pro Tip: These meetings can last long. Through the power of zoom, you can zoom in and out to see where they are on the agenda.

originally published 05.12.22

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Fort Point Landmarks May 2022 Meeting

05/10/22: revised agenda and updated with available presentations

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

Thursday, May 12, 2022
6:00 PM

This hearing will be held virtually and NOT in person. 
You can participate in this hearing by going to the Zoom meeting link 
or by calling 929-205-6099 and entering meeting id 884 0359 7124# You can also submit written comments or questions to FortPointLDC@boston.

I.  DESIGN REVIEW HEARING

APP # 22.1102 FPC         343 CONGRESS STREET- withdrawn by staff
Applicant: Pamela Jagiello
Proposed work: Install new signage.

APP # 22.1154 FPC         44 THOMSON PLACE
Applicant: Ashlea Andrews
Proposed work: Install new signage.

II. Administrative Review: : 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 # 22.1143 FPC         332 CONGRESS STREET
Remove and replace steel channels, repair brick masonry, repoint, and paint steel to match existing.

APP # 22.1052 FPC         15 CHANNEL CENTER STREET
Repoint rear fa├žade.


III. Advisory Review: 

17 FARNSWORTH STREET
Proposed Work: Demolish existing parking garage and construct a new Life Sciences building.

IV. RATIFICATION OF 3/10/2022 AND 4/14/2022 PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES

V. STAFF UPDATES

VI. PROJECTED ADJOURNMENT: 8:00 PM

FORT POINT CHANNEL LANDMARK DISTRICT COMMISSION
David Berarducci, Susan Goganian, John Karoff, Lynn Smiledge, Vacancy
Alternates: Thomas Rodde, Vacancy

originally published 05.05.22

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Spring Neighborhood Gathering Eyes The Waterfront, City Services, Streets, Funding & Developing News

updated 5/4/22 with Museum presentation.


 You Are Invited

to a

Fort Point Seaport Spring Neighborhood Gathering
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
6 pm to 8 pm
District Hall (75 Northern Ave.)
or
Online


featuring
C-6 Boston Police Community Service Officers 

City of Boston Office of Neighborhood Services
Director Enrique Pepen 

Connecting Seaport to North Station via Bus Rapid Transit
Matthew Moran, 
Transit Team Director, Boston Transportation Dept.

&

New Water Experiences & Flood Protection
Boston Children's Museum Waterfront Master Plan
Carole Charnow, President & CEO of  The Boston Children's Museum
Charlayne Murrell-Smith, VP External Relations & Corporate Development


plus
What's In The City Budget for Seaport & Fort Point?

Word On The Streets

The Latest Life Sciences Development Updates

with
Open Community Questions

originally published 04.22.22

Grand Circle Travel Hosts Blood Drive This Thursday

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo by donating blood (if you can) for those in need.

THE MGH BLOODMOBILE IS COMING TO 

Grand Circle Travel 
347 Congress St.
Thursday, May 5
9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Click here to schedule an appointment 

Am I Eligible? Click HERE