January Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Hampton House, 155 Northampton St.
7pm – 8:30pm

Important items:

1. Elect executive committee for 2019. The following are offered as candidates:
Carol Blair, President
Sara Mitchell, Vice President
Alyssa Faria, Secretary
Kelsey Schiller, Treasurer
Kyndal Feinman, Events Chair

2. Three years ago, Chester Square Neighbors envisioned The Alexandra preserved as a boutique hotel. Many neighbors are pleased that The Alexandra Partners have proposed to restore the façade and build a hotel within. But the “expanded project notification form (EPNF)” shows a 155.5-ft-high structure behind the 66-ft-high facade. What do we want to negotiate with the Alexandra Partners? If you have an interest in this project, you may
· See the EPNF: http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/alexandra-hotel
· Come to Chester Square Neighbors meeting Jan 2 to share thoughts
· Attend public meeting January 9, 6-7:30pm, Boston Water & Sewer, 980 Harrison Ave
· Advise Carol Blair (member of the Impact Advisory Group) of your ideas and priorities
· Submit comments on the EPNF (due Jan 23)

November Meeting Agenda

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

  1. Introductions
  2. Minutes of October meeting
  3. Treasurer’s Report
  4. Events
  • fall clean-up & planting
  • gatherings / celebrations
  1. Fundraising
  2. Updates:
  • 527 Mass Ave / 223 Northampton – see comment letter on our website
  • 770 Tremont St – Owner / Dentist Dr Al-Khadeeb wants 2-story addition to create 6 new residences (There are 2 existing units above dental office).
  • Shawmut Ave Stop Compliance – possibly collaborate with other neighborhood associations along Shawmut Ave to request BTD traffic study

Next Chester Square Neighbors’ Meetings: Wednesdays, Nov 7, Dec 5

Next Executive meeting: Nov 26 @ 6 pm

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
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