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NEWRA’s Zoning, Licensing Committee Agenda – Tuesday, May 25th

Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee
Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 7:00 PM
The Pilot House, 2 Atlantic Avenue

Zoning and Licensing Applications
7:00 PM – 7:15 PM
76 Salem Street, formerly Paesano Restaurant, Nick Cerundolo plans to open a new restaurant in this long-vacant space and has applied to the Boston Licensing Board for a new beer and wine license with hours of operation no later than 11:00 PM Sunday through Thursday and midnight Friday and Saturdays.  The plans do not include a bar.  The previous beer and wine with cordials license operated by Paesano’s Restaurant and earlier by Ristorante D’Amore, which included a 2:00 AM closing hour, was transferred out of the neighborhood several months ago.  A new license at this location will increase the total number of pouring licenses in the neighborhood to 91, by the ZLC Committee’s count, of which two are not in active use (restaurants Eclano and Grezzo, both closed).  NEWRA’s Alcohol License Policy caps the number of pouring licenses at 91, approved by NEWRA members in February 2006.

ZLC Updates and News
7:15 PM – 7:30 PM
·      Recent city hearings.
·      MassDOT public meeting on Parcel 13 Armenian Heritage Park – May 26 at Mariners House
·      BWSC meeting on work to investigate groundwater depletion sources at Richmond, Fulton and Commercial Streets – May 26 at 145 Commercial Street
·      Highway Air Quality Study in Somerville
·      Relocation of pass-through hazardous cargo trucks to Commercial Street

Cross Street Sidewalk Plaza Changes
7:30 PM – 7:45 PM
Brief discussion and update on the City’s consideration of physical and operational changes to the vehicular travel and parking areas on the Cross Street plazas between Hanover Street and Endicott Street.

BRA Greenway District Planning Study
7:45 PM – 8:45 PM
The Committee will discuss the BRA’s draft development guidelines for the Rose Kennedy Greenway corridor and review a draft NEWRA comment letter. The draft guidelines address height and density ranges, building uses, and environmental impacts, and apply to Cross Street parcels along the North End Parks, the Harbor Garage and Government Center redevelopment parcels and other potential development sites along the Greenway.

For more information about ZLC Committee meetings, contact David Kubiak, ZLC Committee Co-chair, at 617-833-9564 or

One Reply to “NEWRA’s Zoning, Licensing Committee Agenda – Tuesday, May 25th

  1. The undersigned is a resident of Harbor Towers. I have been closely following the proposal to redevelop the Harbor Garage and I would like to make sure that members of the City Council, the BRA, the City Administration and members of the Legislature know my position.
    I believe very strongly that the Harbor Garage should be redeveloped and that there is a unique opportunity to make an important and major contribution to the public realm, the benefits of which will accrue to not only the fellow resident of the water front but also to all of the citizens of Boston and the region.
    I ask that you all do everything in your power to encourage the City Administration to work faithfully with the developer towards a workable and feasible compromise.
    Thank you,
    Frank Nasisi

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