Monday, August 01, 2022

A Look At What's Happening This Week & Next

updated 8/1/22 with August 1st Abutters meeting recording and August 2nd National Night Out.

What's Developing in the Neighborhood: 

July 19: 17 Farnsworth Street Public Meeting at 6pm. Replace existing, 361-vehicle parking garage built in 1986 with four-story Life Sciences building with mechanical penthouse set back from the roof edges to minimize visibility from the ground. No onsite accessory parking. Per Coastal Flood Resilience Overlay District, dry flood-proofed at least two feet above Sea Level Rise Base Flood Elevation (19.5 ft. BCB). For additional project details, explore the Project Notification Form. Comment deadline: July 29, 2022

July 19: 776 Summer St (Edison Power Plant) Phase 1 Impact Advisory Group Public Meeting at 6pm. Phase 1 will be located on 8.4 acres / 364,409 square feet within the approximately 15.2 acre (approximately 661,500 square foot) parcel of land known as and numbered 776 Summer Street in South Boston. It includes the rehabilitation of the Edison Turbine Halls 1, 2, and 3 and the construction of the buildings on Blocks D and F.  

July 20th: Blue Bottle (113 Autumn Lane) Abutters Meeting at 4pm. Requesting a Common Victualler License. Public welcome.

July 20th: Madras Dosa Co (55 Wharf Rd) Abutters Meeting at 5pm. Requesting to extend operating hours to 2 AM on weekdays and 3 AM on the weekends plus add third party delivery services. This fast, casual Indian restaurant does not serve alcohol.  Public welcome.

July 20: Moakley Park Design Phase 1 Community Meeting at 6pm. Register.

July 20: BPDA Proposed Zoning Amendments of Floor Area and Other Definitions Public Meeting from 6pm-7:30pm. The proposed amendments will update several terms in the definition sections in Articles 2 and 2A, including Filled and Flowed Tidelands, Gross Floor Area, and Floor Area Ratio (FAR) to make clear that tidelands/land underwater is not included in lot area and FAR calculations and that above-grade parking structures are included in Gross Floor Area. View meeting details and documents.

July 25: Seaport Square (Notice of Project Change) Impact Advisory Group Meeting from 6pm-8pm. Public is welcome to attend. If you missed July 11th Public Meeting, view the presentation and video recordingComment deadline: July 29, 2022

July 27: 7 Channel Center (Notice of Project Change) Public Meeting from 6pm - 8pm. The proposed project is to redevelop 7 Channel Center Street in the Fort Point neighborhood of Boston (the “Redevelopment Site”), by constructing a new office/research and development (“R&D”) building. View Notice of Project Change.

July 27 - August 4th: Better Bike Lanes Are Coming to A Street. The Boston Transportation Department is hosting a variety of times to talk with you in the A Street Park. 

August 1: Grace by Nia Abutters Meeting at 5pm. 1 Seaport Square (part of the former movie theater space). Requesting a 7 day All Alcoholic Beverages License, Live & non-live Entertainment License. View Abutters meeting and enter passcode CmAQ64S!  If you have any questions or comments about this proposal, please contact Anna White, South Boston Liaison, Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services.

August 2: Tishman Speyer 232 A Street (former Gillette Parcel 3 parking lot) Coffee Hour at Binford Park (end of Binford the left of the Pump House when facing the Channel) from 8:30am - 11am. Come meet the Tishman Speyer/Breakthrough Properties project team to learn about this 2.5 acre Life Sciences project within the 100 Acres Master Plan.

August 2: National Night Out in South Boston at Moakley Park (near JFK/Umass T stop) from 5pm - 8pm. Meet Mayor Michelle Wu,incoming Police Commissioner Michael Cox, BPD Command Staff, and your neighbors! Free kids’ activities, food and entertainment! Awards for Boston’s crime watch groups! For more information, call the Neighborhood Crime Watch Unit at 617-343-4345.

August 3:  776 Summer St (Edison Power Plant) Phase 1 Public Meeting at 6pm (replaces the original meeting scheduled for July 26th). See July 19th phase 1 project description under July 19th. Register.

originally published 07.18.22

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