July Meeting Agenda
Informed and Involved Neighbors Make a Strong Neighborhood
Date: Thursday, July 11, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Nazzaro Center, 30 North Bennet Street
7:00 PM – 7:15 PM
- President’s Report
- Membership Committee
- Parks and Open Space Committee
- Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee
Rose Kennedy Greenway Update
7:15 PM – 7:30 PM
Robyn Reed, NEWRA’s representative on the Board of Directors of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, will have information responding to several questions about the Greenway that were asked at NEWRA’s meeting on May 9, 2013.
Affordable Neighborhood Supermarket
7:30 PM – 7:45 PM
Lia Tota and other members of the North End/West End/Beacon Hill Supermarket Committee will report on their continuing efforts to gain an affordable supermarket for the three neighborhoods.
Government Center Garage Redevelopment Project
7:45 PM – 8:45 PM
Thomas O’Brien, president of HYM Investors, Inc. and other members of his development team will present their revised plans for redevelopment of the Government Center Garage site. The new proposal would replace much of the existing 11-story garage between New Sudbury and New Chardon streets with 771 apartments and condominiums, a 204-bed hotel and 1.3 million square feet of office space. The project includes a 48-story office tower, 45-story and 24-story apartment buildings, a 23-story hotel and condominium building, a 9-story office building and a 4-story retail complex. Of the total 2.4 million square feet of new floor space, 85,000 square feet would be for retail and restaurant use. The plans also call for reconfiguring the MBTA bus terminal. The Boston Redevelopment Authority may soon give Planned Development Area (“PDA”) status to the Government Center Garage site, which would remove existing zoning and pave the way for construction of the project.