Thursday, February 14, 2013
Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street
7:00 PM – 7:20 PM
- President’s Report
- Membership Committee
- Parks and Open Space Committee
- Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee
Enforcement of Boston’s New Nuisance Control Ordinance
7:20 PM – 7:50 PM
Boston Police Area A-1 Captain Thomas Lee and Sergeant Thomas Lema will be available to answer questions regarding late night noise and other quality of life issues, need for earlier closing hours, and plans for enforcing the City’s new Nuisance Control Ordinance.
Zoning and Licensing Applications
7:50 PM – 8:10 PM
1-3 Lewis Street, Mai Phung for Alvaro Sandoval (restaurant owner) has applied for a variance for take-out service associated with a proposed Mexican restaurant in the first floor space formerly Nick’s Tavern, located on Lewis Street between Fulton and Commercial streets. The Zoning Code lists take-out as a forbidden use at this location. Convection ovens only; restaurant storage in the basement; up to 22 dining seats; and hours of operation 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM, 7 days. Mr. Sandoval currently owns and operates a similar restaurant in Medford Square, called “Tenoch” (http://www.tenochmexican.com/).
8:10 PM – 8:30 PM
5 North Square, Gennaro’s Restaurant, Gerry Riccio has filed an application with the Licensing Board for a new All-Alcohol Beverages License with a 1:00 AM closing hour, 7 days, to replace the existing Malt and Wine with Liqueurs License. The restaurant has a total of 103 seats including 6 seats at a first floor bar and has generally operated up to 10:30 PM. No interior or exterior changes are proposed.
8:30 PM – 8:50 PM
420 Commercial Street, Frances Lauria has filed a zoning appeal to change the legal use of the property from gas station, parking lot and offices to offices, parking lot, Segway rentals and retail of Segway accessories. Boston Gliders operates seasonal Segway tours March 1-December 15, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily; closed on Sundays. Tour routes are approved by the City. The City issued a use violation in June 2012, which the property owner is seeking to correct with the proposed zoning change.
At-Large City Council Candidate Michele Wu
8:50 PM – 9:00 PM
Michele Wu, a candidate for City Councilor-at-Large, will introduce herself to the community and discuss her reasons for running and her goals if elected.