Neighborhood Meeting About Proposed Development At 54 Pleasant Street

There will be a neighborhood meeting about the proposed 17-unit condo development project at 54 Pleasant Street:

Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am
Location: Christ The Rock Church, 48 Pleasant Street

A group of concerned neighbors met on February 4, 2017 to discuss this project, which would replace the existing Scally-Trayers Funeral Home. The group consensus was that the 17-unit project was, “too large and excessive for this property, and poses a significant impact upon density (a/k/a “cramming”)… Sentiments were shared with the developer Joey Arcari and with the Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association at multiple Planning Committee Meetings, whose board members agree there is a definite validity to all of these concerns…”

To learn more about the project, please attend this neighborhood meeting. According to the flyer, Councilor Baker will attend this meeting:

“The Planning Board, Mayor’s Office, and Councilor Frank Baker have explicitly said they are looking to hear from the neighborhood before deciding upon their final position, either for or against this project”

Spread the word or join the 54 Pleasant Street Abutters group on Facebook. If you are unable to attend the meeting and support a reduced scale development project, then sign the online petition.

Former WLVI-TV Property On Morrissey Boulevard Sold

Auto-sales businessman Herb Chambers has sold the former WLVI-TV property at 75 Morrissey Boulevard for $14.5 million. According to the Dorchester Reporter:

“Chambers sold the parcel to POB CC 75 MORRISSEY LLC, a subsidiary of the Center Court, a New York-based firm that pulled out of an agreement to buy the Globe property earlier this year… Civic leaders who reviewed the new Chambers plan last summer asked that he postpone it amid uncertainty surrounding the future of the 16.5-acre Globe property next door at 135 Morrissey Blvd.

David Ridini of Center Court Properties reportedly had a deal with the Globe to purchase the site for more than $80 million. The agreement fell apart in May 2017. The newspaper’s staff relocated to new offices on State Street last week.”

Read the entire news article.

Meeting Tonight For 102-110 Savin Hill Ave Development Project

There will be a meeting this evening regarding the development of the property at 102-110 Savin Hill Avenue. The meeting is scheduled for this evening (June 29) from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Cristo Rey School.

Carbonell Consulting, a member of the project team, sent the e-mail notice below:

“Dear neighbors:

Thank you for your continued interest in the 102-110 Savin Hill Ave development project. After a very busy stretch of doing our own early public outreach and community engagement in the form of civic association meetings, hundreds of surveys completed, online comments shared on coUrbanize, email updates and social media postings, we are about to begin the City of Boston’s formal development review process with the Boston Planning and Development Agency’s initial public meeting.

The initial BPDA meeting will be held:
* this Thurs, 6/29, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
* Cristo Rey School, 100 Savin Hill Ave (thank you again to Cristo Rey for hosting)
BPDA website for the project

We wanted to make sure you knew about it, hope you will be able to attend and would greatly appreciate your support for this project to become the “heartbeat of Savin Hill.”  We hope to see you this Thursday evening!

Thank you,
The 102-110 Savin Hill Ave project team”

Tom English Bar And Dot Market To Change Ownership

According to The Dorchester Reporter on June 14:

“Tom English’s bar and the adjacent Dorchester Market— two longtime businesses on a prominent Dot Ave corner in Columbia-Savin Hill— are under agreement to be sold this summer with the next owner eyeing a mixed-use project for the site. The buyer is Adam Sarbaugh of Cornerstone Real Estate, who discussed his plans with the Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association’s planning committee on Tuesday evening.

Sarbaugh will purchase 951-959A Dorchester Avenue, a roughly 11,500 square foot parcel including the bar, the Dorchester Market, and a lot in between. Discussions started “a few weeks ago,” said attorney Joseph Hanley of McDermott Quilty Miller, who is representing Sarbaugh.”

Read the rest of the news story.