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Public Improvement Commission Hearing

The Public Improvement Commission hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 30.

To encourage social distancing, all project teams and most Commission members will be participating in this hearing from remote locations. Hearing participants will be digitally connected in real time courtesy of the City’s Department of Innovation & Technology. Members of the public who wish to participate in the hearing are strongly encouraged to do so remotely. The hearing will continue to be televised and may also be streamed online via Boston TV. Those members of the public that are unable or choose not to participate remotely should report to City Hall room 801 at the time of the hearing. Written testimony for all agenda items will continue to be accepted via email. Testimony should be directed to PIC@boston.gov

All project team members who intend to join their project's presentation, as well as any City staff representatives or members of the public who wish to participate remotely, should complete the online request form.

Discussion Topics

  1. Agenda

    HM 1.    At the request of the Public Improvement Commission staff, the Acceptance of the Minutes of the PIC hearing held on June 16, 2022.

    Public Hearing

    PH 1.    On a petition by National Grid for the making of Specific Repairs within the following public ways in Brighton, consisting of curb realignment, sidewalk reconstruction, as well as new and relocated pedestrian ramps, street lighting infrastructure, and landscaping:

    ●    Reservoir Road – south of Beacon Street;
    ●    Beacon Street – generally at Reservoir Road;
    ●    Malia Terrace – southwest of Reservoir Road.

    (NB 6/16/2022) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Specific Repairs Plans, Reservoir Rd & Beacon St, Brighton,” 2 sheets dated June 9, 2022.

    PH 2.    On a petition by National Grid for a Grant of Location to install a gas regulator station and associated infrastructure within the following public ways in Brighton:

    ●    Reservoir Road – south of Beacon Street;
    ●    Beacon Street – generally at Reservoir Road;
    ●    Malia Terrace – southwest of Reservoir Road.

    (NB 6/16/2022) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Grant of Location Plans, Reservoir Rd at Beacon St, 6" Regulator Vault, Boston,” 4 sheets dated November 8, 2021.

    PH 3.    On a joint petition by National Grid and the City of Boston Public Works Department for the making of Specific Repairs within the following public ways in Brighton, consisting of curb realignment, roadway and sidewalk reconstruction, as well as new and relocated pedestrian ramps, stormdrain infrastructure, raised intersections, and speed humps:

    ●    Portsmouth Street – between Waverly Street and Lincoln Street;
    ●    Waverly Street – generally between Portsmouth Street and Mackin Street;
    ●    Mackin Street – north of Waverly Street;
    ●    Lincoln Street – at Portsmouth Street;
    ●    Lothrop Street – west of Portsmouth Street.

    (NB 6/16/2022) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Specific Repairs Plans, Portsmouth Street, Waverly Street, Mackin Street, Lothrop Street, Lincoln Street, Brighton,” 11 sheets dated June, 2022.

    PH 4.    On a petition by National Grid for a Grant of Location to install a gas regulator station and associated infrastructure within the following public ways in Brighton:

    ●    Waverly Street – generally between Portsmouth Street and Mackin Street;
    ●    Portsmouth Street – south of Waverly Street.

    (NB 6/16/2022) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Grant of Location Plans, Waverly St @ Mackin St, Gas Regulator Station, Boston,” 5 sheets dated February 14, 2022.

    PH 5.    On a petition by Extenet Systems Inc. for a Grant of Location with lead company status and no participants to install new telecommunication conduit with City shadow within the following public ways in Dorchester:

    ●    Cummins Highway – between Woodhaven Street and River Street;
    ●    River Street – generally between Cummins Highway and Marcy Road.

    (NB 6/16/2022) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Grant of Location Plan, Cummins Highway, River Street, Mattapan” 10 sheets dated June, 2022.

    PH 6.    On a petition by Extenet Systems Inc. for a Grant of Location with lead company status and no participants to install new telecommunication conduit with City shadow within the following public ways in Dorchester:

    ●    Goodale Road – between Blue Hill Avenue and Wellington Hill Street;
    ●    Woolson Street – between Blue Hill Avenue and Sutton Street;
    ●    Wellington Hill Street – between Goodale Road and Ormond Street;
    ●    Ormond Street – from Wellington Hill Street to southeast of Hillsboro Road;
    ●    Leston Street – northeast of Woolson Street;
    ●    Blue Hill Avenue – at Goodale Road/Woolson Street.

    (NB 6/16/2022) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Grant of Location Plan, Ormond St, Wellington Hill St, Goodale Rd, Blue Hill Ave, Woolson St, Leston St, Mattapan” 12 sheets dated October, 2021.

    PH 7.    On a petition by Extenet Systems Inc. for a Grant of Location with lead company status and no participants to install new telecommunication conduit with City shadow within the following public ways in Dorchester:

    ●    Milton Avenue – generally between Edson Street and Mora Street;
    ●    Edson Street – north of Milton Avenue;
    ●    Mora Street – east of Milton Avenue;
    ●    Selden Street – between Milton Avenue and Capen Street;
    ●    Capen Street – north of Selden Street.

    (NB 6/16/2022) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Grant of Location Plan, Edson Street, Mora Street, Selden Street, Milton Ave, Dorchester” 14 sheets dated April, 2022.

    PH 8.    On a petition by Extenet Systems Inc. for a Grant of Location with lead company status and no participants to install new telecommunication conduit with City shadow within the following public ways in Dorchester:

    ●    Norfolk Street – between Edson Street and Woodrow Avenue/New England Avenue;
    ●    New England Avenue – north of Norfolk Street/Woodrow Avenue;
    ●    Woodrow Avenue – at Norfolk Street/New England Avenue;
    ●    Edson Street – southeast of Norfolk Street.

    (NB 6/16/2022) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Grant of Location Plan, New England Avenue, Norfolk St, Edson Street, Dorchester” 3 sheets dated January, 2022.

    PH 9.    On a petition by Extenet Systems Inc. for a Grant of Location with lead company status and no participants to install new telecommunication conduit with City shadow within the following public ways in East Boston:

    ●    Gove Street – from address no. 38 to Bremen Street;
    ●    Bremen Street – southwest of Gove Street.

    (NB 6/16/2022) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Grant of Location Plan, Bremen Street, Gove Street, East Boston” 3 sheets dated June, 2022.

    PH 10.    On a petition by Extenet Systems Inc. for a Grant of Location with lead company status and no participants to install new telecommunication conduit with City shadow within the following public ways in Hyde Park:

    ●    Hyde Park Avenue – between Westminster Street and Everett Street;
    ●    West Street – northwest of Hyde Park Avenue;
    ●    Westminster Street – east of Hyde Park Avenue.

    (NB 6/16/2022) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Grant of Location Plan, West Street, Hyde Park Avenue, Westminster Street, Hyde Park” 17 sheets dated April, 2022.

    PH 11.    On a petition by Extenet Systems Inc. for a Grant of Location with lead company status and no participants to install new telecommunication conduit with City shadow within the following public ways in West Roxbury:

    ●    Hyde Park Avenue – north of Ramsdell Avenue;
    ●    Ramsdell Avenue – southeast of Hyde Park Avenue.

    (NB 6/16/2022) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Grant of Location Plan, Hyde Park Avenue & Ramsdell Avenue, Roslindale” 4 sheets dated December, 2021.

    PH 12.    On a petition by Extenet Systems Inc. for a Grant of Location with lead company status and no participants to install new telecommunication conduit with City shadow within the following public ways in West Roxbury:

    ●    Washington Street – between South Street and Lochdale Road;
    ●    South Street – north of Washington Street.

    (NB 6/16/2022) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Grant of Location Plan, Washington Street, Roslindale, Jamaica Plain” 17 sheets dated May, 2022.

    New Business

    NB 1.    16 Taber Street, Harrison Avenue, Palmer Street; Roxbury – Pedestrian Easement, Specific Repairs – On a set of petitions by 1135 Harrison Ave LLC

    NB 2.    Burke Street, Tremont Street; Roxbury – Grant of Location – On a petition by Verizon New England Inc.

    NB 3.    Smith Street, Parker Street; Roxbury – Grant of Location – On a petition by Verizon New England Inc.

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