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Public Facilities Commission Meeting (BTD)

The presenter is the Boston Transportation Department.

You can also watch the meeting on Boston City TV at Comcast channel 24, RCN channel 13, and on

Discussion Topics

  1. VOTE 1: James Gillooly, Deputy Commissioner, Boston Transportation Department and Brian P. Vaillancourt, AICP Manager, Planning and Permitting Department, AECOM Technical Services, Inc.


    Order of Taking: Various properties located in Dorchester and Roxbury for the Blue Hill Avenue and Warren Street Traffic-Signal Improvements project.

    Permanent Easements:  Non-exclusive permanent easements for all purposes for which public ways are used in the City of Boston, including, but not limited to, public access on foot, or by wheelchair, including providing a pedestrian path compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, to pass and re-pass, and for construction, grading, re-grading, operation, maintenance, repair and replacement of roads, sidewalks, together with related utilities, access ramps, traffic signs and poles for traffic signals and street lights, landscaping and plantings, in, over, under, through, across, upon and along certain properties, identified as “E-1-C, “ “E-2-C,” “E-3-C,” “E-5-C,” “E-7-C,” “E-8-C,” “E-9-C,” “E-10-C,” “E-11-C,” “E-12-C” and “E-13-C,” including the right to construct, install, maintain, repair, replace, relocate and abandon in place roads and sidewalks, to enter upon and/or authorize others to enter upon, from time to time, the said properties for all the foregoing purposes and at any time, or from time to time, without any further payment to the property owners, to cut, trim and/or remove trees, brush, overhanging branches, and any other obstructions to the extent the City deems necessary to clear or keep clear the easement areas (the “Permanent Easement Premises”).  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the rights acquired with respect to the Permanent Easement Premises extend one (1) foot subsurface (measured from the top of the existing sidewalk) and not above any first story constructed at the building, but in no event more than ten (10) feet above the existing sidewalk.

    Temporary Construction Easements: Non-exclusive temporary construction easements for the purpose of constructing the Project, identified below, and for all uses incidental thereto, including, without limitation, temporary construction easements to facilitate adjacent construction/reconstruction of roads, sidewalks, paths, driveways, entryways, lights and signals, necessary or convenient to the Project, in, over, under, across, upon and along the parcels of land identified as “TE-1,” “TE-3,” “TE-5,” “TE-6,” “TE-7,” “TE-8,” “TE-9,” “TE-10,” “TE-11,” “TE-12,” “TE-13,” “TE-14,” “TE-15,” “TE-16,” “TE-17,” “TE-18,” “TE-19,” “TE-20,” “TE-21” and “TE-22” (the “Temporary Construction Easement Premises,” together with the Permanent Easement Premises, the “Easement Premises”), including the right to access, pass and re-pass over, under, across, upon and along the Easement Premises, by foot and motor vehicle, including heavy equipment, for the aforesaid purposes.

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