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Conservation Commission hearing

The Conservation Commission will hold its next bi-weekly hearing on May 5, 2021, at 6 p.m.

Update: This meeting will only be held virtually and NOT in person. You can participate in the meeting by going to our Zoom meeting link or calling 929-205-6099 and enter meeting id 686 458 2044 #. You can also submit written comments or questions to cc@boston.gov or via Twitter @BostonEnviro.

In accordance with the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, M.G.L. Chapter 131, Section 40, and the Boston Wetlands Ordinance, Boston City Code, Ordinances, Chapter 7-1.4, the Boston Conservation Commission will hold a virtual public hearing at 6 p.m. on May 5, 2021, to review the following 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.

Discussion Topics

  1. Public Hearing 6 P.M.

    Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1778 and BOS File No. 2021-016 from Engineering Alliance on behalf of Bulgroup Properties LP for the proposed addition of two loading docks and parking lot improvements located at 175 McClellan Highway, East Boston, MA (LSCSF) * Continued from the April 21, 2021 hearing

    Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1776 and BOS File No. 2021-014 from Lightship Engineering on behalf of the Grossman Companies for the proposed replacement of a collapsed drainage pipe located at 370 McClellan Hwy, East Boston, MA (DPA, LSCSF, 100ft Buffer to Coastal Bank)

    Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1779 from GEI Consultants on behalf of the Massachusetts Port Authority for the proposed installation of new gate facilities and internal drives located at 20 Farragut Rd, South Boston, MA (DPA, LSCSF, 100ft Buffer to Coastal Bank)

    Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-XXXX from HDR Engineering on behalf of the Massachusetts Port Authority for the proposed Harborwalk connecting path located on Chelsea St, Charlestown, MA (100ft Buffer to Coastal Bank)

    Request for a Determination of Applicability from Lisa Evans for a determination whether the pond and stream located at 10 Weld St, Roslindale, MA is subject to the jurisdiction of the Wetlands Protection Act and Boston Wetlands Ordinance

    Request for an Amendment to the original Order of Conditions for DEP File No. 006-1746 and BOS File No. 2020-029 for the installation of six tide gates located on Morrissey Boulevard, Dorchester, MA.

    Continued; Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1704 and BOS File No. 2020-007 from GEI Consultants on behalf of the Commercial Wharf East Condominium Association for the proposed construction of a boardwalk and retaining wall located at Commercial Wharf, North End, Boston, MA (LSCSF, Waterfront Area, 100ft Buffer to Coastal Bank) * Continued from the March 4, 2020 hearing

    Continued to the May 19th hearing; Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1777 and BOS File No. 2021-015 from Epsilon Associates, Inc. on behalf of LCPT Fort Point, LLC for the construction of a patio and the installation of pervious pavers adjacent to the patio located at 253 Summer Street, South Boston, MA (LSCSF, Waterfront Area, 100ft Buffer to Coastal Bank) * Continued from the April 7, 2021 hearing

    Continued to the May 19th hearing; Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-XXXX and BOS File No. 2021-XXX from VHB on behalf of HRP 776 Summer Street, LLC for the proposed site enabling work including salvage and deconstruction of existing structures located at 776 Summer Street, South Boston, MA (DPA, LSCSF, Coastal Bank, Waterfront Area, 100ft Buffer to Coastal Bank) * Continued from the April 21, 2021 hearing

    Continued to the June 16th hearing; Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1772 and BOS File No. 2021-010 Decoulos & Company LLC on behalf of Stefco Holdings Company for the proposed demolition of an existing structure and construction of eight housing structures located at 90 Allandale St, West Roxbury, MA (100ft Buffer to Inland Bank, Waterfront Area, Riverfront Area) * Continued from the April 7, 2021 hearing

    Continued to the July 7th hearing; Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1686 from Waterfield Design, Inc. on behalf of the Copper Forge Partners, LLC for the proposed construction of a four-story condominium building located at 80 Marginal Street, East Boston, MA (LSCSF) * Continued from the August 21, 2019 hearing

  2. Public Meeting

    Discussion regarding the restoration plan for the illegal dumping of wood chippings and/or vegetation debris into the wetland resource areas located off of Willet Street, West Roxbury, MA

    Discussion and Ratification of the Emergency Certification issued BCP-CG Harbor Property, LLC for the demolition of a building slab and foundation located at 2 Harbor Street/329 Northern Avenue, South Boston, MA

    Vote to accept the parcel transfer for parcels 1808516000, 1808518024, 1808525004, 1808585005, 1808526001, 1808585002, and 1808585001 located on Edgeway Terrace, Beech Street, and Beechmont Footpath, from the City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development to the care, custody, and control of the Boston Conservation Commission for conservation and passive recreation purposes.

    Vote to accept the parcel transfer for 2005151000, 2005155000, 2005159000, and 2005169000, located on Morrison Street, from the City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development to the care, custody, and control of the Boston Conservation Commission for conservation and passive recreation purposes.

    Administrative Updates

    Acceptance of the Order of Conditions:

    • Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1765 from GEI Consultants on behalf of Diversified Automotive, Inc. for the proposed maintenance dredging of the berthing area fronting the north side of the pier located at 100 Terminal St, Charlestown, MA (LUO, DPA, Fish Run)
    • Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1780 and BOS File No. 2021-013 from Weston & Sampson on behalf of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation for the proposed test plots associated with the new Charles River Vegetation Management Plan located along the Charles River Reservation, Boston, MA (BLSF, Riverfront Area, Waterfront Area, 100ft Buffer to Inland Bank)
    • Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1782 from Green International Affiliates on behalf of the Massachusetts Port Authority for the proposed repairs to the Ship-to-Shore cranes located at Conley Terminal, 700 Summer Street, South Boston, MA (DPA, LSCSF,100ft Buffer to Coastal Bank)

    Acceptance of Meeting Minutes from April 7, 2021 and April 21, 2021.

    Translation and Sign Language interpreters are available upon prior request.  The Commission will hold a public meeting immediately following the last hearing or as appropriate following any hearing.  Plans and filings with the Commission may be viewed at the Environment Department, Boston City Hall, Room 709, from 8 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday.  For more information, call 617-635-3850.

    Nicholas Moreno

    Boston Conservation Commission

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