Snow emergency in Boston
/
A snow emergency and parking ban are now in effect in Boston. Residents can park at discounted garages across the City.
Back to top
Last updated:

Canceled:
Public Facilities Commission Meeting (DND)

Reason for cancellation: Please contact organizer.
RE: COVID-19, Temporary Practices
 
ATTENDANCE
 
In accordance with Governor Baker's March 12, 2020 Executive Order modifying certain requirements of the Open Meeting Law and relieving public bodies of certain requirements, including the requirement that public bodies conduct its meetings in a public place that is open and physically accessible to the public, the Public Facilities Commission (PFC) will be conducting its meetings virtually. This enables the PFC to conduct its usual business while adhering to public health recommendations and ensuring public access to its deliberations through adequate, alternative means.
 
You can watch these virtual meetings on Boston City TV at Xfinity channel 24, RCN channel 13, Fios channel 962, and live-streaming at boston.gov/boston-city-tv.
 
These practices in effect since May 11, 2020 will remain in effect until further notice. Updates to these practices will be posted as appropriate.
 

Discussion Topics

  1. VOTE 1: Shani Fletcher, Development Officer, Neighborhood Housing Development Division
     
    Tentative Developer Designation and Intent to Sell to Eastie Farm, Inc.: Vacant land located at 6 Chelsea Terrace, East Boston.
     
    Purchase Price: $100
     
    Ward: 01
    Parcel Number: 06284000
    Square Feet:  4,453
    Future Use:  Garden
    Estimated Total Development Cost:  $170,100
    Assessed Value Fiscal Year 2020:  $73,700
    Appraised Value July 10, 2020:  $525,000
    DND Program:  GrassRoots
    RFP Issuance Date: August 24, 2020
     
    That, having duly advertised a Request for Proposals to develop said property, Eastie Farm, Inc., a Massachusetts non-profit corporation, with an address of 213 Webster Street, No. 2, East Boston, MA 02128, be tentatively designated as developer of the vacant land located at 6 Chelsea Terrace (Ward: 01, Parcel Number: 06284000) in the East Boston District of the City of Boston containing approximately 4,453 square feet of land, for the period of 12 months from the date of the vote subject to such terms, conditions and restrictions as the Director deems appropriate for proper development of this property; and
     
    FURTHER VOTED: Subject to the approval of the Mayor under St. 1909, c.486, § 31B (as appearing in St. 1966, c.642, § 12) that it is the intent of this Commission to sell the aforementioned property to Eastie Farm, Inc.;
     
    AND, FURTHER, VOTED: That the Director be, and hereby is, authorized to advertise the intent of this Commission to sell the above described property in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 642 of the Acts of 1966 and the applicable statutory terms of M.G.L. c.30B, section 16.
     
     
  2. VOTE 2: Shani Fletcher, Development Officer, Neighborhood Housing Development Division
     
    Tentative Developer Designation and Intent to Sell to Boston Food Forest Coalition, Inc.: Vacant land located at two (2) unnumbered parcels on River Street in Mattapan.
     
    Purchase Price: $200
     
    Ward: 18
    Parcel Numbers: 01202000 and 01203000
    Square Feet: 11,816 (total)
    Future Use: Garden
    Estimated Total Development Cost:  $184,480
    Assessed Value Fiscal Year 2020:  $225,300 (total)
    Appraised Value July 15, 2020:  $118,000 (total)
    DND Program: GrassRoots
    RFP Issuance Date: August 31, 2020
     
    That, having duly advertised a Request for Proposals to develop said properties, Boston Food Forest Coalition, Inc., a Massachusetts non-profit corporation, with an address of 23 Egleston Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, be tentatively designated as developer of the vacant land located at:
     
    Unnumbered parcel on River Street, Ward: 18, Parcel: 01202000, Square Feet: 1,072
     
    Unnumbered parcel on River Street, Ward: 18, Parcel: 01203000, Square Feet: 10,744
     
    in the Mattapan District of the City of Boston containing approximately 11,816 total square feet of land, for the period of 12 months from the date of the vote subject to such terms, conditions and restrictions as the Director deems appropriate for proper development of these properties; and
     
    FURTHER VOTED: Subject to the approval of the Mayor under St. 1909, c.486, § 31B (as appearing in St. 1966, c.642, § 12) that it is the intent of this Commission to sell the aforementioned properties to Norfolk Design & Construction LLC;
     
    AND, FURTHER, VOTED: That the Director be, and hereby is, authorized to advertise the intent of this Commission to sell the above described properties in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 642 of the Acts of 1966 and the applicable statutory terms of M.G.L. c.30B, section 16.
     
     
  3. VOTE 3: Anne Conway, Housing Development Officer, Neighborhood Housing Development Division
     
    Amendment to the vote of December 12, 2018 to extend the Tentative Designation and Intent to Sell period from 24 to 36 months to a nominee comprised of principals of Caribbean Integration Community Development Inc. and Planning Office for Urban Affairs, Inc.: Vacant located at 150 River Street, Mattapan.
     
    Time Extension
     
    1. TD – 12/12/18 through 12/12/20 = 24 months
    2. TD extension for an additional twelve (12) months 12/12/20 through 12/12/21 = 36 months
    TD total time is 36 months
     
    Ward:  18
    Parcel Number: 0041000
    Square Feet: 42,120
    Future Use:  New Construction - Housing
    Estimated Total Development Cost:  $10,173,729
    Assessed Value Fiscal Year 2020:  $636,300
    Appraised Value November 26, 2018:  $337,000
    DND Program:  Neighborhood Housing
    RFP Issuance Date:  February 26, 2018
     
    That the vote of this Commission at its meeting of December 12, 2018, regarding the tentative designation and intent to sell the vacant land located at 150 River Street, (Ward: 18, Parcel Number: 00041000) in the Mattapan District of the City of Boston containing approximately 42,120 square feet of land, to a nominee comprised of principals[1] of Caribbean Integration Community Development Inc., a Massachusetts non-profit corporation, with a former address of 1601 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA 02126, and Planning Office for Urban Affairs, Inc., a Massachusetts non-profit corporation, with an address of 84 State Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02109;
     
    be, and hereby is amended as follows:
     
    By deleting the figure and word: “24 months” and substituting in place thereof the following figure and word: “36 months” wherever such may appear; and
     
    Also, by deleting the figures and words: “1601 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA 02126” and substituting in place thereof the following figures and words: “19 Tesla Street, Boston, MA 02126” wherever such may appear.
     

    [1] The nominee is to be a newly formed Massachusetts entity. DND shall not bring a future vote for conveyance of the property before the PFC without evidence of the nominee being registered and in good standing with the Massachusetts Secretary of State and, also, providing a complete and current property affidavit (i.e. LOOPS form) for the nominee.
     
     
  4. VOTE 4: James Smith, Senior Environmental Compliance Manager, Real Estate Management & Sales Division
     
    Transfer of the care, custody, management and control from the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) to the Boston Public School Department (BPS): Vacant land located at 11 Cookson Terrace, Mattapan.
     
    Property Transfer
     
    Ward: 18
    Parcel Number: 00516000
    Square Feet: 6,526
    Assessed Value Fiscal Year 2020:  $124,200
    DND Program:  REMS – Land Disposition
     
    Subject to the approval of the Mayor under the provisions of St. 1909, c. 486, § 31A (as appearing in St. 1966, c. 642, § 12), the vacant land located at 11 Cookson Terrace (Ward: 09; Parcel Number: 00516000 ) in the Mattapan District of the City of Boston containing approximately 6,526 square feet of land, be and the same hereby is, transferred from the care, custody, management and control of the Department of Neighborhood Development to the care, custody, management and control of the Boston Public School Department.