October Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Hampton House, 155 Northampton St
7pm – 8:30pm

1. Introductions
2. The Alexandra Hotel: JB Ventures – TCR Development, with CBT Architects,
will present their concept plan to restore the façade & build a 150-key
hotel.
3. Minutes of September meeting
4. Treasurer’s Report
5. Events
• Speak for the Trees training Sept 22
• Fall clean-up & planting
• Cookie-time, restaurant night, …?
6. Updates:
• Proposal to build 5 units (6,000 sf), in rear yard of 527 Mass Ave (“223 Northampton”)
• Homelessness/Recovery Working Group (Medical marijuana proposed for 591 Albany)
• NU’s “Beautiful Data” class will collect data along Mass Ave & Washington St, near The Alexandra, to see how the public space is shared and to show performance. Is it efficient, healthful, equitable? They will present data visualization to CSN Dec 5.
• NU graduate student will audit CSN’s communications & make recommendations to increase awareness of CSN

Next Chester Square Neighbors’ Meetings: Wednesdays, Nov 1, Dec 5

September Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Hampton House, 155 Northampton St
7pm – 8:30pm

Agenda
• Minutes of August meeting
• Treasurer’s Report
• Irene McSweeney, Boston Water & Sewer Commission, re: current and planned construction
• Bob Barney, President, Claremont Neighborhood Assoc re: Northampton Green – reclaim park area at SW Corridor
• Fundraising letter campaign

Events
• Stoop parties
• Speak for the Trees training
• fall clean-up & planting (date? Co-chairs?)

Friends of Chester Park
• Chester Park Connector
• Chester Park movie night

Updates:
• Truck noise & safety – letter to Chief Osgood sent 8/10/2018
• NU Beautiful Data: Public Rights-of-way (uses, benefits, costs – data visualization presentation 12/5)
• Success: Dead tree at 228-232 Northampton St removed. On list for spring replanting (311 on 5/6/18; response Aug 22)
• Loud parties, outdoor speakers

Next Chester Square Neighbors’ Meeting: Wednesday, Oct 3
Next Executive meeting: Sept 19

August Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Hampton House, 155 Northampton St
7pm – 8:30pm

 

Agenda
  • Recap – May 5th Clean-up
  • Chester Park Friends – progress and recommendations
  • Proposed Logos for Chester Sq Neighbors and Friends of Chester Park
  • Fundraising
  • Block Party
  • Concentration of services for addiction and homelessness in 02118 (Desi Murphy, WSANA)
  • Construction work – Boston Water & Sewer
  • Web & name roll-out progress
Updates
  • Truck noise – resident survey (BPW Robert Lewis)
  • TDC Community Center @ 151 Lenox – tentative designation. Working with others on plan.
  • Alexandra – restore façade, add 4 recessed stories to build 148-key hotel with public access (café or whatever) to ground level and rooftop. No parking on site.

Next meeting: September 5