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Upcoming Development at Christian Science

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Minutes of Neighborhood meeting Tuesday October 16th 2012
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Community Presentation of proposal for 7 Harcourt street, October 16th 2012
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bayvillage.net
 fenwayaction.org
backbaynag.org
titussparrowpark.org
Union Park: upna.orgellisneighborhood.org
Back Bay: nabbonline.com

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St. Botolph Architectural Review

Groundwater Issues

City Regulations on Residential Property

The St. Botolph Neighborhood

The St. Botolph District was developed in the 1850's as a residential neighborhood and is a historical site protected by the St. Botolph Historic District Commission. It consists of 8 blocks east to west, and its boundaries are Huntington Avenue, Copley Place, the Southwest Corridor Park and Massachusetts Avenue. Because of its Back Bay/Prudential location closely bordering the South End (via the Southwest Corridor Park), its residents enjoy the benefits of easy access to many thriving commercial areas while enjoying the quiet ambiance of a comfortable residential neighborhood.
The St. Botolph neighborhood is known for the diversity of both its residents and architecture, and it has continued that diversity while maintaining its historic character. Artists, musicians, professionals, and families live in historic brownstones and modern condominiums. Owners and renters live side by side and actively participate in protecting the neighborhood’s visual beauty and residential character.

The Saint Botolph Neighborhood Association

We are a volunteer community organization open to all residents.

We strive to:

• Foster civic spirit, goodwill and friendship between and among all residents.

• Promote the general welfare of the neighborhood and protect and upgrade its residential and historical character.

• Help ensure a clean, safe and well maintained neighborhood, as well as its continued improvement and beautification.

• Identify and represent the best interests of the neighborhood while serving as a vital communication link with businesses, the City of Boston, and other government agencies on issues affecting the neighborhood and our residents.

Neighborhood Resources

New England Conservatory: www.concerts.newenglandconservatory.org

South End News: www.southendnews.com

Community Music Center of Boston: www.cmcb.org

Huntington Theatre: www.huntingtontheatre.org

Berklee Performance Center: www.berkleebpc.com

Titus Sparrow Park: www.titussparrowpark.org

Kaji Aso Studio: www.kajiasostudio.com

OTHER SBNA NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS & RESOURCES, 2/09

  • Copley Place CAC -Representative:  Morgan Pierson, MWPierson@gmail.com.   (Note:  Barry Tepper, a resident of West Newton is also on this panel as a representative from PMAC.)
    Purpose:  Represents SBNA on the review process of the proposed addition to Copley Place above Niemen Marcus.  Formed just a few months ago and will go on for several years and then disband.
  • Christian Science CAC - Representative:  Lee Steele, lee.steele@verizon.net
    Purpose:  Represents SBNA on the review process of the proposed (and yet unannounced) changes to the Christian Science Plaza.  We expect the selection to be announced shortly and will disband upon completion of the process in a few years.
  • PruPac - The Prudential Project Advisory Committee, the official Citizens Advisory Committee to the Boston Redevelopment Authority. Contact: Rodney.Sinclair.BRA@cityofbostos.gov, 617-918-4349.
    Representatives:  Bob Bradley, rlbmd@earthlink.net
    Purpose:  Represents SBNA on the review process of the overall Prudential Center complex including the current addition on Exeter Street and Boylston Street.  This is the grand daddy of CACs having been formed in the 80s or 90s with no end in sight.
  • PMAC - Representative:  Barry Tepper, bnetep@comcast.net ;
    Purpose:  Represents the SBNA on the state panel that oversees the Southwest Corridor Park.  The group meets once a month and includes representatives of the abutting neighborhoods, State Police, Boston Police, Park Management and sometimes City Councilors. PMAC works with law enforcement agencies for the Park, landscaping, the DCR (Department of Conservation and Recreation) concerning maintenance lighting and fencing.  They report that they are working on the fencing around the butterfly garden at the top of the Corridor at Mass Ave.  For information call 617-424-0979
  • Landmarks District Commission - Representative:  Bob Bradley, rlbmd@earthlink.net
    Purpose:  The Commission represents the SBNA in the architectural review process of any permit impacting the outside of any building in the neighborhood (a protected architectural district.)  Our representatives represent the voice of the neighborhood in the review process and are an official city committee which has to approve all permits.  This is somewhat duplicated by our own Architectural Committee which is unofficial and carries no weight. 
    www.cityofboston.gov/environment/landmarks.asp
  • The Southwest Corridor Park Conservancy- We are a volunteer not-for-profit (501 3c) organization founded in 2004 to raise funds to maintain the beauty and functionality of the Southwest Corridor Park. All monies raised go directly towards supporting improvement projects and to general maintenance in partnership with the state Department of Conservation and Recreation. In addition to fund raising, we have an active volunteer organization that meets regularly to "satisfy their gardening needs" by planting bulbs and plants and doing general maintenance.
    • For more information about the Conservancy go to www.swcpc.org
    • If you would like to volunteer or become a steward for a plant section of the Corridor, contact: Franco Campanello at swc.volunteer @yahoo.com

Property Regulations: cityofboston.gov/environment/landmarks.asp