Community Real Estate Transportation

Conservation Commission to Consider Commercial Wharf Burned Building and Lovejoy Wharf Ferry

The December 21, 2011 meeting (City Hall, Room 801) of the Boston Conservation Commission will hear two issues around the North End / Waterfront area. The owner of the burned building at Commercial Wharf will present proposed repairs at 6:15 pm. This item was continued from the last meeting as the commission (and this editor) asked about the overall plan for the rebuild and surrounding area of Commercial Wharf. Also, DCR will update the commission on water transportation options at Lovejoy Wharf (7:00 pm). The full agenda is shown below.

PUBLIC HEARING

In accordance with the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, M.G.L. Chapter 131, Section 40, the Boston Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing in Boston City Hall, Room 801 on December 21, 2011 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, ground water, prevention of pollution, flood control, prevention of storm damage, protection of fisheries and land containing shellfish, and protection of wildlife habitat:

6:00 PM Notice of Intent from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation to conduct geotechnical borings for the design of a pedestrian pathway and pile supported boardwalk, 238 Victory Road, Dorchester, Dorchester Bay (Salt Marsh, Land Subject to Coastal Storm Flowage, Land Subject to Tidal Action, 100-foot Buffer Zone).

Continued from the December 7, 2011 Public Hearing

6:15 PM Notice of Intent from DCK Realty Trust for structural repairs to an existing building and foundation repairs, including the replacement of pile caps and installation of helical anchors, at 90 Commercial Wharf, North End, Boston Inner Harbor (Land Under Ocean).

Continued from the December 7, 2011 Public Hearing

6:30 PM Enforcement Order issued to Albert J. Todesca Jr. for the filling and alteration of wetland resource areas and associated 100-foot Buffer Zone without a valid Order of Conditions, Willet Street, West Roxbury.

7:00 PM Updates and General Business:

Update from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation on Order of Conditions DEP File No. 006-0647, issued for the construction of a water transportation docking facility adjacent to 500 Atlantic Avenue and Russia Wharf, Boston, Fort Point Channel.

Continued from the July 13, 2011 Public Hearing

Update from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation on future water transportation options at Lovejoy Wharf, subject to Order of Conditions DEP File No. 006-1285.

Request for Certificate of Compliance for Order of Conditions DEP File No. 006-1247 from the Boston Parks and Recreation Department for the repair of an existing granite block seawall at Ryan Playground, 51 Alford Street, Charlestown, Mystic River.

Continued from the November 2, 2011 Public Hearing

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 805, during regular business hours, 9 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday.  For more information, call (617) 635-4417.

For the Commission,

Chris H. Busch, Executive Director

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