Several Meetings Planned Next Week on Local Projects

June 20, 2013
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Just when one thought that things were going to quiet down after the Battle of Bunker Hill Parade, next week has meetings from Monday to Thursday on a wide range of projects.  The following are the meetings that residents if interested are urged to attend.

RESTAURANT HEARING

At 7:00 p.m., on Monday, June 24th, the Basic Services Committee of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council will hold a public hearing at the Kent Community School, 50 Bunker Hill Street (enter at top of stairs), on the application of John Paine and Michael Cooney to open a restaurant to be located at 5-7 Moulton Street (next to McCarthy’s Liquors). Their application requires a variance from the zoning code, an entertainmentتlicense for TV and background music, and,تa beer, wine and cordial alcohol license. Hours of operation are proposed to be 11 AM to midnight, seven days a week with occupancy for 68 seats. They will specialize in american fare plus craft beers and wines. All interested residents are encouraged to attend. If you have any questions, please call committee chair Bill Galvin at 617-242-3862.

SULLIVAN SQUARE STUDY

On Tuesday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Schrafft’s Center Cafeteria, 529 Main Street, the Boston Redevelopment Authority will be continuing the public process of looking at various options for the future of Sullivan Square in the next decade. There are several parcels that could be developed for both residential and commercial uses.

The land is presently being used by the MBTA for garages and open space around Sullivan Square.  All interested parties are invited to attend the public meeting.

LIQUOR LICENSE  AND  ZONING APPLICATIONS

At 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26th in the cafeteria of Charlestown High School on Medford Street, a joint public meeting of the Basic Services Committee and Development Committee of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council will be held to discuss the application of the owner of Nancy Sales/Mystic Lofts, located at 267-281 Medford Street, to change the zoning to allow two retail stores, one of which would be an all alcohol, package/liquor store. All interested residents are encouraged to attend. If you have any questions, please call Bill Galvin at 617-242-3862

SHIPYARD PARK

On Thursday, June 27, the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) Development Committee will be hosting a meeting on the reuse of Parcel 5 that is located in front of the new Spaulding Rehab Hospital in the Navy Yard into a play and therapy park.

At the last board meeting of the CNC on June 2, Cheri Ruane of Spurr, Weston and Sampson’s Design Studio  showed several renderings of what the vacant land could be turned into for use by the public. The $1.5M dollar budget would include a harborwalk and a play and therapy area as well as seating and water tables.  According to Ruane the goal is to create an open space to be used as a rehabilatated spot and focus on the wellbeing of the residents.  Construction is expected to start in the fall.  The meeting will be  at the Spaulding Hospital’s Community Room starting at 7 p.m.