Thursday, February 25, 2010

BOA Meeting Report - 2/16/10

Despite the snowy evening, most Alders made it to last week's regular meeting which only lasted eight minutes.  We did unanimously approve an Order to rename the corner of Church & Chapel for John J. Boyle for the day of the St. Patrick's Day parade.  A brief lull as old business gives way to new business...  However several items are beginning their journey through the process as Communications and a few more were moved along...

These included First Readings for two important Zoning changes before the Board:
A new zoning designation along Grand Avenue on the east side of town, and Yale's request for zoning changes that will allow construction of a new Yale School of Management Campus on Whitney Ave. across from the Peabody Museum.

Feb. 8th, the Legislation Committee gave its unanimous, favorable-as-amended support for City zoning ordinance text amendments to establish a neighborhood center mixed use zoning district (BA-1) and zoning map amendments to change the zoning of properties along Grand Avenue from James St. to Perkins ST. from General Business (BA) to Neighborhood Center Mixed Use (BA-1).  This legislation will most likely put to a vote at the next regular meeting, March 1st. (more details in this Blog...)

Feb. 11th, just after midnight, the Legislation Committee gave its unanimous, favorable-as-amended support to Zoning Ordinance Map and Text Amendments which will designate a Planned Development District (PDD) at Yale owned property at 155-181 Whitney Ave.  This will enable Yale to build a new School of Management campus on that property per their submitted general plans.  This legislation too will get its First Reading before the full Board on Tuesday (more details in this Blog...)

Meeting agendas and minutes should be available here.