Wednesday, October 26, 2022

FPNA Neighborhood Gathering & Upcoming Happenings

10/26/22: updated with Seaport Winter Fun presentation and added 11/2 Revised Bus Network Public Meeting

You Are Invited To A

Fort Point Seaport Neighborhood Gathering

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
6 pm to 8 pm
District Hall (75 Northern Ave.)
 or
 via Zoom

featuring
 
State Senator Nick Collins 
1st Suffolk District

Understanding Neighborhood Zoning & Zoning Changes
Bryan Glascock, Deputy Director of Regulatory Planning & Zoning
Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA)
 &
Mark McGonagle 
Community Engagement Manager, BPDA

plus

Seaport Winter Fun
Molly Griffin, WS Development

Trillium
47 Farnsworth St. 
requesting to amend live entertainment license

including 
About The Neighborhood: News & Updates

If you have zoning questions, ideas, updates or concern you would like to bring up,
please let us know at fpnaboston@gmail.com

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Upcoming Neighborhood Happenings

October 26: 776 Summer St Phase 1 Public Meeting at 6pm. The Phase 1 Project will be located on 8.4 acres within the approximately 15.2 acre includes the rehabilitation Edison Turbine Halls 1& 2 (retail and civic uses) and Turbine Hall 3 (r&d /office) and the construction of the buildings on Blocks D and F (both r&d /office) plus waterfront open space.

October 27: 7 Channel Center St: Public Meeting at 6pm for proposed redevelopment of a 3 story historic building to a 9 story Life Sciences lab building. View Notice of Project Change and amendment to Channel Center Planned Development Area 53.

October 29: LL Bean is celebrating Fall with pumpkin painting, s'mores, cornhole, apple cider, and more from 11am - 4pm at 56 Seaport Blvd. 

October 31: “Trick or Treat along East and West Broadway” from 4-6 p.m. Look for orange and black posters inviting the children to stop by for a treat.  If you are starting on West Broadway going toward East Broadway, walk on the odd-numbered (southern) side of the street. If you are starting on East Broadway heading to West Broadway, walk on the even-numbered (northern) side of the street. Hosted by the South Boston Chamber of Commerce and the South Boston NDC. 

November 2: 2nd Public Meeting on Proposed Zoning Amendment of Cannabis Establishments at 6pm. View August meeting recording and presentation plus amended text. 

November 2: MassDOT Revised Bus Network Public Meeting at 6pm. Register.

November 2: Nautilus Restaurant (300 Pier 4 Blvd) Abutters Meeting at 7pm via Zoom*. Requesting to amend entertainment license to include live entertainment (instrumental/vocalist, tvs, and indoor dj). Indoor hours until 2am and patio hours until 11pm. *You may also dial +1 646 558 8656 and enter Meeting ID 824 9566 9957.

November 3: Seaport Square Impact Advisory Group Public Meeting at 6pm. View Notice of Project Change for changes in uses, particularly residential to labs, along with the introduction of biosafety 3 labs intermingled with housing, a reduction in green park space important for climate resiliency to prevent or manage flooding and heat island impacts.

November 8: State Election (includes 4 ballot questions). Vote at District Hall from 7am - 8pm. Early voting occurs 10/22 - 11/4. 

November 16: Congress Street Reconstruction Public Meeting at 6:30pm Share details and answer questions about the final design for Congress Street between Sleeper Street and Boston Wharf Road. 

November 19: Hull LifeSaving Museum's Boston Rowing Center hosts The “Icebreaker”- The 30th annual Northeast Regional Youth Open-Water Rowing Championships from 8:30 am - 4 pm. The Boston Rowing Center is located at the Barking Crab Marina. 

It is your neighborhood. Be Involved. Contact FPNA today!

originally published 10.20.22

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Explore A Weekend of Art in Fort Point

Fort Point Open Studios is here! 

This Saturday, October 15th and Sunday, October 16th from 12pm to 6pm explore the historic waterfront warehouses, meet local artists and craftspeople, and get a behind the scenes look at where Boston artists create their work. Find established artists, and discover new emerging talents, and buy original art directly from the people who make it.

Fort Point will be alive with art, music, workshops, demonstrations, dance, performances and public art popping up all over.

Numerous Studios will be open at:

The Artist Building at 300 Summer plus the FPAC Gallery
Factory 63 at 63 Melcher St
Boston Button Factory at 
50 Melcher St
249 A Street Artists Cooperative plus The Gallery at 249A
Midway Artist Studios plus the Midway Gallery at 15 Channel Center St

More Galleries at:

Atlantic Wharf at 290 Congress St.
Assemblage Art Space by FPAC at 70a Sleeper St (Envoy Hotel across from the Barking Crab)

Plan your weekend art adventure by taking a sneak peek at the program book or checking out the Fort Point Open Studios website.


For over forty years, the the Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) and the artists of Fort Point have welcomed visitors into their live-work studios annually to share the arts, industry, and creative culture of this unique community. To learn more about the history of artists in the neighborhood and the history of Fort Point, read A Short History of Fort Point by Don Eyles including Fort Point: A Brief History by the Seaport Alliance for Neighborhood Design
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Thursday, October 13, 2022

Fort Point Landmarks October 2022 Meeting

updated 10/13/22: with presentations.

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

Thursday, October 13, 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  929-436-2866 and entering meeting id 928 2247 0386# You can also submit written comments or questions to FortPointLDC@boston.

I.  DESIGN REVIEW HEARING

APP # 23.0268 FPC        44 THOMSON PLACE
Applicant: Bernard Lebow  
Proposed work: Install building signage including metal letters on the fa├žade and a mounted flag sign.

 APP # 23.0284 FPC       36 THOMSON PLACE 
Applicant: Nathan Turner
Proposed work: Install three new sings including a wall mounted horizontal panel, a wall mounted blade, and a wall mounted placard. 

APP # 23.0214 FPC        308 CONGRESS STREET
Applicant: Amy Auerbach
Proposed work: Install an “Automatic Caution Door” sticker on the left street-facing door on Congress Street; install handicapped access button; install new door operator mounted on interior door.

APP # 23.0283 FPC        51 MELCHER STREET removed by applicant
Applicant: Alex Munoz
Proposed work: Updates to rooftop equipment installation and at-grade equipment.

APP # 23.0169 FPC        313 CONGRESS STREET 
Applicant: Rich Posluszny
Proposed work: Demolish and remove existing carport located in the parking lot behind 313 Congress Street with no proposed change in the layout or number of parking spaces.

II. RATIFICATION OF 8/11/2022 & 9/8/2022 PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES

III. STAFF UPDATES

IV. PROJECTED ADJOURNMENT: 8:00 PM

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

originially published 10.03.22

Monday, October 10, 2022

About The Neighborhood: This Week & Next

Coming Up This Week & Next

October 11: Boston Civic Design Commission Public Meeting: 244 -284 A Street and introduction of Deputy Chief of Urban Design Diana Fernandez Bibeau at 5pm.

October 11: City Council Redistricting Committee Public Meeting at 5pm.

October 13: Fort Point Channel Landmarks District October Public Meeting at 6pm.

October 14 - 16: 43rd Annual Fort Point Open Studios, celebrating visual and performing art by local artists. Meet artists in their studios, view performances and public art and buy local.

October 18: 330 C Street Public Meeting postponed to November 9th from 6pm - 7:30pm. The proposed project replaces a vacant one-story repair shop with a new six-story 74-room hotel with a ground-floor restaurant.

October 19: Fort Point Waterfront Community Design Workshop: Kick-off: 5:30pm - 8:30pm. Help shape the future of the Fort Point Waterfront! People who live in, work in, and visit the Fort Point neighborhood will join forces with architects, landscape architects, and other designers to develop proposals for future waterfront designs along the Fort Point Channel. Hosted by Boston Harbor Now, FPNA and the Boston Society for Architecture, the Boston Society of Landscape Architects and the Stone Living Lab, in partnership with the BPDA.

It is your neighborhood. Be Involved. Contact FPNA today!

Overnight Haul Road Closures This Wednesday & Thursday

On Wednesday, October 12 and Thursday, October 13, the westbound segment of Massport Haul Road to South Boston Bypass Road and I-90 East will be closed during overnight hours. 

Haul Road Closures:

  • Wed. 10/12/22 from 9 p.m. to Thurs. 10/13 5 a.m.
  • Thurs. 10/13/22 from 9 p.m. to Fri. 10/14 5 a.m.

Detour maps and descriptions below. These closures are required to setup expanded workzones in a safe and controlled manner, requiring access from the highway ramps.

As always, when driving through and near the work zone, we ask drivers to pay extra attention to speed, lane markings, detour signage, barriers, police details, and construction workers.


Contact the Project

On-site Construction Concerns: (508) 962-8091
Questions via email: construction@bostonseaport.xyz
Boston Seaport General Information: www.bostonseaport.xyz

City Council Redistricting Meeting Oct. 11th

The Boston City Council Committee on Redistricting will hold a meeting on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 7:00PM in the City Council's Iannella Chamber. The subject of the meeting is to hear public testimony regarding redistricting from residents. Additional information, including details on the currently proposed maps, may be found on the Committee website at boston.gov/redistricting. The public notice for the Committee meeting is at boston.gov/public-notices/15924471.

Due to the short notice and expedited timeline of the redistricting process, your assistance is respectfully requested to widely disseminate the information below and attached. If you have any questions or wish to submit written comments on the redistricting process or on any of the proposals currently before the Committee, please email ccc.redistricting@boston.gov.

Respectfully,

Liz Breadon
Chair, Committee on Redistricting
Boston City Councilor, District 9
elizabeth.breadon@boston.gov
Submit Your Comments

 

Please click on the links below for further information.

Map PDFs:

  Docket #1186 (Councilors Arroyo and Fernandes Anderson)

  Docket #1215 (Councilor Murphy)

  Docket #1216 (Councilors Breadon and Worrell)

Presentation Slides of Proposals

Datasets available on Analyze Boston

Interactive map of all proposed redistricting plans

Wednesday, October 05, 2022

About The Neighborhood: September and October Happenings

September Neighborhood Happenings

September 20: 244 - 284 A Street at Boston Civic Deign Commission at 5pm.  

September 20: How Climate Change May Threaten The Foundation of Boston (wood pile foundations on filled land and ground water levels) from 5:30-7:30pm at Rabb Hall in the Boston Public Library and online: Hosted by the Boston Groundwater Trust with opening remarks by Mayor Wu.

September 20 - Oct 2: The Boston Globe 150th Anniversary Exhibit at Seaport Common. Explore the poems and images that capture moments in time that have resonated in Boston and its people. 

September 21: Who-More-Is-Me/Humorist, a search for ideal forms of our corrupted selves, starting at 7pm at Midway Artist Studios, 15 Channel Center Street, Studio 102.  

September 22: Taking Back the Hill, a celebration of 25 years of community reclaiming this once abandoned site, from 5pm - 8pm at 95 G St. Join Spoke (Medicine Wheel) at No Man's Land for an evening of community, food and art showcasing works by over 60 young men and women from this summer's YouthSPEAK program. 

September 22: CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT, AND TRANSPORTATION HEARING ON DOCKET #0722 (City Hall & Virtual) at 6pm. View Docket. A hearing regarding a comprehensive, district-wide planning process for Boston's waterfront. 
More details.To get zoom link or to offer written comments in advance, contact shane.pac@boston.gov. 


September 24: FPNA's 17th Annual Love Your Block, a volunteer event to sweep, pick and rake our way into Fall, from 10am - 12:30pm. Meet up at Wormwood Park (Wormwood & A Streets). Thank You Picnic in the Park starts at 5pm. 

September 24: Household hazardous waste, paper shredding, textiles, and electronics drop-off from 9am-1pm at the Central DPW Facility at 400 Frontage Road.

September 24: Opening Reception of the Annual Open Studios Members Show from 3pm - 5pm at the FPAC Gallery, 300 Summer Street. Free and open to the public.

September 25: Music in Martin's Park from 3pm - 4:30pm is taking place around the slides. Fort Point based Boston Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra will present a free concert for kids of all ages. Bring a picnic, a blanked or beach chair and enjoy.

September 27: FPNA Neighborhood Gathering, 6pm - 8pm at District Hall or via zoom (see details above).

September 28: Zero Net Carbon Building Zoning Initiative Regulatory Adoption Public Meeting, 6pm - 8pm.

September 28: South Boston Waterfront Life Sciences Job Training & Career Center Hors d'ouvres & Conversation from 5pm - 7pm at Hyatt Seaport, 295 Northern Ave. The center is part of the Seaport Circle (701 Congress) development. Learn about their mission to support Life Science industry committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. R.S.V.P. to Ellie McDermott

September 29: CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON REDISTRICTING HEARING ON DOCKET #1098 (at City Hall and virtual), a hearing regarding the adoption of City Council redistricting principles at 3pm. View docket 1098.To get zoom link or to offer written comments in advance, contact shane.pac@boston.gov 

September 30: NightOWLL presents "We Are One", bringing together artists who have a disability with those who do not to make the invisible visible, at 7pm at FPAC's Assemblage,70 Sleeper Street. 

Septembe 30 - Oct 2: Harpoon 32nd Annual Octoberfest. Must be 21and over and vaccinated. For hours and tickets click here

Coming Up In October

October 1: Atlantic Wharf Fall Festival from 12pm - 4pm. A free family event with children's music, food and activity for kids of all ages on land and Channel. 

October 1: Porter Square Books 1 Year Anniversary Celebration with 20% off items in the store and a party at 6pm. R.S.V.P today. 

October 4: 17 Farnsworth Impact Advisory Group Public Meeting, 6pm - 8pm. The proposed project replaces a 361 public parking garage with Life Sciences labs and office with no on-site parking. 

October 5: CANCELLED 776 Summer St. Phase 1 Public Meeting, 6pm - 7:30pm. The Phase 1 Project covers 8.4 acres / 364,409 square feet within the approximately 15.2 acre parcel. It includes the rehabilitation of the Edison Turbine Halls 1, 2, and 3 and the construction of the buildings on Blocks D and F.

October 11: Boston Civic Design Commission Public Meeting: 244 -284 A Street and introduction of Deputy Chief of Urban Design Diana Fernandez Bibeau at 5pm.

October 11: City Council Redistricting Committee Public Meeting at 5pm.

October 13: Fort Point Channel Landmarks District October Public Meeting at 6pm.

October 14 - 16: 43rd Annual Fort Point Open Studios, celebrating visual and performing art by local artists. Meet artists in their studios, view performances and public art and buy local.

October 18: 330 C Street Public Meeting, 6pm - 7:30pm. The proposed project replaces a vacant one-story repair shop with a new six-story 74-room hotel with a ground-floor restaurant.

October 19: Fort Point Waterfront Community Design Workshop: Kick-off: 5:30pm - 8:30pm. Help shape the future of the Fort Point Waterfront! People who live in, work in, and visit the Fort Point neighborhood will join forces with architects, landscape architects, and other designers to develop proposals for future waterfront designs along the Fort Point Channel. Hosted by Boston Harbor Now, FPNA and the Boston Society for Architecture, the Boston Society of Landscape Architects and the Stone Living Lab, in partnership with the BPDA.

It is your neighborhood. Be Involved. Contact FPNA today!



originally published 09.20.22