The North End/ Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) will hold a joint meeting with the North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC), to hear from local elected officials. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 7 pm, via Zoom.
7:00 pm – Discussion with Elected Officials
• Sen. Joe Boncore
• Councilor Lydia Edwards
• Councilor Annissa Essaibi George
• Rep. Aaron Michlewitz
• Mayor Martin Walsh
Join your North End Waterfront neighbors to hear from our elected officials on state and city resources, budgets and other issues important to your family and business.
There will be time for your questions during the call or you may email them in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The ZLC will hold a meeting about two items, 391-395 Hanover Street and 25 Atlantic Avenue, on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm, via Zoom.
391-395 Hanover St. (former Green Cross Pharmacy)
Nando 393 Hanover, Inc has applied to the Boston Licensing Board to approve the purchase and transfer of the 7-day all alcohol beverages license held by Zuma's Tex Mex Grill at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. The restaurant, Nando's Trattoria, will have approx. 42 seats (36 at tables; six at a bar) and the license calls for a 2:00 am closing. The applicant has proposed closing hours of 1 am Friday and Saturday and midnight Sunday-Thursday. Contact attorneys William Ferullo and Ryan Gazda, 617-946-4000, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
25 Atlantic Ave.
J3 Design & Development proposes to construct a five-story, six-unit residential building. All units are three bedrooms and two duplex and four single-floor units are planned. The first floor is for parking and there is a common roof deck for all tenants. The property is in a multi-family residential subdistrict. Zoning violations arise under Article 32 of the Boston Zoning Code, Section 4 (Groundwater Conservation Overlay District Applicability) and Article 54, Section 18 (roof structure restrictions). With respect to the latter, the ISD refusal letter notes the height of the proposed new construction exceeds the prior height of an existing building, and Section 18 specifics the height of a building existing as of June 24, 1985. The refusal letter also notes that projections located above the public sidewalk will require approval from the Dept. of Public Works. Contact Jessica Simons 857-408-8143; attorney William Ferullo, 617-946-4000, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 7 pm, via Zoom. Details on using Zoom are provided at the bottom of this post.
7:00 pm – Welcome
7:05 pm – ZLC Update
7:15 pm – NEW Health
NEW Health’s Luisa Siniscalchi, health education and outreach manager, and Nate Merlan, public affairs, will discuss a holiday fundraising campaign in which every $25 donated to the Food Insecurity Program will entitle the donor to a holiday greeting card with a gift of giving message. NEW Health is hoping to expand their food insecurity efforts throughout the holiday season with the funds raised.
7:30 pm – Boston Water & Sewer Construction Update
Update on BWSC water and sewer upgrade construction in the North End by Eileen Snedeker, communications program manager and Jean-Luc Teixeira, project manager.
7:45 pm – Cross Street Hotel Proposal
The proposed Cross Street Hotel is currently a 135-room boutique hotel that will draw inspiration from the history of the neighborhood. The hotel project will adhere to the 55’ height limitation in 5 floors and will have a seasonal roof deck terrace open to guests and the public. The hotel will also integrate an open-air passageway to and from Cutillo Park and will have restaurant space looking onto the park on the back side with the goal of deterring and removing the nefarious park activity that currently exists. Bill Caulder, developer, will present.
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