The North End/ Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 6:30 pm, via Zoom. Please note the early start time! Details on using Zoom are provided at the bottom of this post.
6:30 pm – Welcome
6:40 pm – North Washington St. Bus Lane Presentation and Q&A
The City of Boston and the MBTA have partnered on potential bus lane improvements to North Washington Street and proposing one northbound lane of traffic be dedicated to a bus lane that would not impact existing parking or the bike lane. Presenting: Jack Halverson, transportation planner, BPDA, Matthew Moran, transit director, Boston Transportation Department.
7:00 pm – Harbor Garage Redevelopment Project Presentation and Q&A
Rob Caridad, project manager and Don Chiofaro Jr, VP, The Chiofaro Company will present their proposed project for a 600-foot high building with approx. 865,000 square feet of residential (approx. 200 units), office, and ground-floor retail and other uses to activate the streetscape, in a single building with below-grade parking, and public realm improvements.
7:35 pm – Save Boston's Waterfront Presentation and Q&A
Rick Musiol, Jr. VP, external relations, New England Aquarium and Tom McShane, principal, Dewey Square Group, will discuss their opposition to the Harbor Garage redevelopment project and answer questions.
8:10 pm – NEWRA Draft Comment Letter on Harbor Garage Redevelopment Project
Discussion and vote on a draft NEWRA letter to the Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs in response to the developer’s filing of an Environment Notification Form (ENF). The deadline for submitting comments on the ENF is Friday, October 2, 2020.
8:30 pm – Daily Catch Waterfront, 65-69 Atlantic Ave
On November 14, 2019 NEWRA voted to support the transfer of a beer, wine and cordials license to the 1,700 square-foot existing restaurant space. Maria Freddura will present and seeks approval to expand restaurant use into the adjacent 650 square-foot former laser studio and have outdoor seating for 80 persons. Relief from the Board of Appeal and an amendment to the alcohol license are needed.
Renew Your NEWRA Membership Online
Visit https://www.newra.org/membership.html to renew your NEWRA membership for 2020.