Eight Streets Neighborhood
Minutes, Dec 5, 2007
& Introductions & Announcements:
- Next Meeting Wed, Feb 6, 2008
Appeals – 18 Dwight Street :
Plant, owner of 18 Dwight Street came to the neighborhood support to attain
approval for a variance to increase the size of his roof deck and extend within
5 feet of the rear wall.
Plant presented diagrams and photos showing that the proposed deck is in
compliance with landmarks in that it is not visible from the street. He wants
to use the load bearing back wall to support the new deck structure. He
mentioned that his plans were approved by 2 structural engineers and he brought
letters of support from abutters. The plan he presented also showed that on one
corner, it would extend past the rear load bearing wall by about 8 inches in
order to make a more visually square shaped deck. The only concern raised was
about the one corner extending beyond one of the load bearing wall.
Eight Streets Membership voted not opposed to the
expansion of the roof deck to extend to the load bearing wall, but not beyond
it. [Note: letter to ZBA, CC ]
- Recycling: Recycling in the
South End just got a lot easier. This month, Boston Public Works
Department (PWD) initiated the ‘Recycle More’ pilot program. South End
residents can now mix their paper, cardboard, bottles, cans and plastic
containers together, and put it all in a clear plastic bag. No more
sorting, and no more having to store a recycling bin. Clear
bags now being used for
recycling. Can be found at Foodies. For more information, please
or contact the PWD Recycling Program at 617-635-4959.
- Ringgold Park Update: Representatives
from Ringgold came to the meeting to show us the proposed plans for adding
a fountain to the park. The plans represented a lot of neighborhood input
and several meetings to gather feedback and approve. Going to the Brown
Fund for additional funding.