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  • Hearing participants will be digitally connected, per the City’s Department of Innovation & Technology.
  • For those members of the public who are unable to attend the proceedings in person, all hearings will continue to be televised and may also be viewed online via Boston TV.
  • Written testimony for all agenda items will continue to be accepted via email; testimony should be directed to PIC@boston.gov.
  • Until further notice, only one full-size set of all PIC plans (rather than the customary three) is required to be submitted by the relevant filing deadline.  All PIC plans, including revised versions, are also required to be submitted electronically as .pdf’s.
  • A project may be considered eligible for a New Business agenda only if a 100% complete submission package (one hard copy of everything, including plans) is delivered to the PIC office by 4:00 PM on the Thursday prior to the target PIC hearing.  Incomplete and/or piecemeal submissions will not be placed on a hearing agenda.  For additional information on submission requirements, please reference the relevant PIC procedural checklist(s) found online: boston.gov/PIC#related-documents.
  • In addition to the typical hard-copy submission, a prospective New Business project is also required to submit a digital copy of all submission requirements (plans as noted above, signed petitions, agency responses, etc.) to PIC@boston.gov.
  • Public access to City Hall continues to be limited.  As such, hard copy submissions should be made via standard mail.  Should any particular submission need to be delivered by hand, please contact PIC staff ahead of time via email to confirm staff availability to receive such a submission and to schedule a delivery time. Unannounced/unexpected in-person deliveries may not be accepted by City Hall staff.
  • All dissemination of PIC plans to and reviewers should be done via email; certified mailings are no longer necessary.
  • PIC staff will not be accepting in-person meetings until further notice; requests for phone and teleconference meetings will be accommodated to every reasonable extent.  Such requests should be scheduled in advance via email.
  • PIC staff will continue to be available via email during normal business hours.
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    These practices should be considered in effect immediately and will remain in effect until further notice by PIC staff.  Updates to these practices will be posted as appropriate.  Please feel free to contact PIC@boston.gov should you have any questions.  Thank you.

     

    Discussion Topics

    1. Hearing Minutes

      1. At the request of the Public Improvement Commission staff, the Acceptance of the Minutes of the PIC hearing held on December 3, 2020.

      2. At the request of the Public Improvement Commission staff, the Acceptance of the Minutes of the PIC hearing originally scheduled for December 17, 2020.

    2. Public Hearing Continued

      1. On a petition by National Grid for a Grant of Location to install a gas regulator station and associated infrastructure within Seaverns Avenue (public way), West Roxbury, from Centre Street to a point southeast of Brown Terrace, generally at address nos. 17-19.

      (NB 11/19/2020; PH 12/3/2020) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Grant of Location Plan, Seaverns Avenue & Brown Terrace, Jamaica Plain,” 5 sheets dated October 26, 2020.

    3. Public Hearing

      1. On a petition by Huntington Theatre Company Inc. for the granting of an Earth Retention License for the installation of a temporary earth support system within Huntington Avenue (public way), Roxbury, on its southeasterly side at address nos. 256-264, generally southwest of Public Alley no. 820.

      (NB 12/3/2020) As shown on a set of plans entitled “City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Temporary Support of Excavation, Huntington Theatre Renovations, 256-264 Huntington Avenue, Boston,” 3 sheets dated November, 2020.

    4. Informational Discussion

      1. Citywide – Mayor’s Commission for Persons with Disabilities and the Composition of the Public Improvement Commission – Announcement by the PIC Chairman