Wharf District Council Meeting
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Custom House, 1st Floor, Liberty Room
The meeting covered the following:
o Boston Police Department Captain Fong and Sergeant Chin: an update on police activity in the Wharf District. Crime is down.
o The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy presentation on the Janet Echelman Art Exhibit: to be placed over Greenway parcel 19 from May to October 2015. They also advised members of the annual Greenway Conservancy Gala, to be held June 9, 2015 on parcel 17, across from Rowes Wharf. The Conservancy and the Wharf District Council have agreed to hold a joint public meeting. The date and location are to be determined.
o The Harbor Towers Boards filed a Complaint for Trespass against Boston by Segway: presentation on this lawsuit was given by Michael Burkin, Harbor Towers board member.
o Following establishments requested letters of support from the Wharf District Council
o Proposed Starbucks on 45 Broad Street. – WDC voted to support.
o Proposed Villa Mexico Café, 45 Broad Street (corner of Broad & Water Streets), owner Julie King. – WDC voted to support.
o New restaurant at 255 State Street (currently City Landing). – WDC voted to support.
o New restaurant Sushi Rock with new ownership (formerly The Place), 2 Broad Street. WDC requested more information.
o Crush Pizza, 107 State Street, An application for a beer and wine license. – WDC voted to support.
o Nix’s Mate at the Hilton Downtown Boston Hotel, 89 Broad Street, – to amend condition #4 on the entertainment license so as to allow non-live entertainment to take place until 1: 00 AM. Currently all entertainment must cease by 12:00 AM. – WDC voted to send a letter requesting an additional three months’ probation period before supporting extending the time.
o WDC will send a letter to the BTD asking them to ensure that the regulations and approved routes for Segways are enforced.
The Wharf District Council, with representatives from condominium residences, non-profit institutions and businesses, serves as the voice of the Wharf District community. From Long Wharf to Atlantic Wharf and from Boston Harbor to Post Office Square, our mission is to ensure that the neighborhood is represented in all matters related to planning, development, transportation and our quality of life.