Boston Civic Design Commission Monthly Meeting

The BPDA is postponing all BPDA-hosted public meetings regarding Article 80 development projects and planning studies until further notice. Additionally, the Boston Civic Design Commission Monthly Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 7 and the Boston Zoning Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 8 are cancelled.

While projects will continue to be reviewed internally by BPDA staff, the public review process for both Article 80 development projects and the BPDA's planning studies is on hold until public meetings can be resumed.

As the BPDA’s response to Covid-19 continues to evolve, please check this page or follow us @bostonplans on Twitter for updated guidance.

Are comment periods being extended?

Open comment periods will be extended until the public review process for Article 80 development projects resumes.

Will the BPDA be holding virtual public meetings?

To ensure that our public process is equitable to all, the BPDA will not be holding virtual public meetings for Article 80 projects or planning studies at this time. We recommend that stakeholders with access to online resources engage in the public process through our website where materials for Article 80 projects and planning studies are posted.

Is BPDA Design Review still ongoing?

We are committed to keeping projects moving forward during this challenging time in a safe and effective manner. The BPDA continues to review projects electronically. Plans can be submitted via email (hard copies cannot be accepted). During this time, the BPDA cannot issue design review approvals for plans but, as is possible, the BPDA Urban Design Department is queuing projects for design review approval for when the situation improves. We appreciate your patience, and will remain in contact as the situation develops.

Will the BPDA Board meet as scheduled?

At this time, the April BPDA Board will continue as scheduled due to regulatory and statutory requirements. Remote participation will be used to ensure the safety of the public, staff members, and BPDA Board members. As always the Board meeting will be televised and livestreamed on Only projects that have previously completed their public process or items that do not require a public process would be eligible to be brought to the Board for consideration.

If you are a landlord or tenant of the BPDA's housing program, please visit the BPDA's housing page for information and resources.

Dec 03, 2019

5:15 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Contact Name:

    Elizabeth Stifel

  • Contact Email Address:

  • Contact Phone:


  • Type:

    Boston Civic Design Commission (BCDC)

  • Location:

    Boston City Hall
    9th Floor, Board Room - Room 900
    1 City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA 02201


BCDC meeting to discuss the public realm impacts of major projects currently being reviewed by the BPDA. Committee meetings are open to the public.

Please note that meeting agendas are subject to change. While no additional items can be added, items can be removed, or the schedule adjusted, prior to the meeting.

The agenda is as follows (times may be approximate and agenda is subject to change):

5:15 PM – 5:16 PM Call to Order
5:16 PM – 5:18 PM Approval of November 6, 2019 Monthly Meeting Minutes
Approval of November 19 and 26, 2019 Design Committee Minutes
Signature of votes and sign-up sheet
Report from Review Committee
(Summary report on projects followed by vote to review later in the meeting)
5:18 PM – 5:20 PM J.J. Carroll Redevelopment, Brighton
135 Dudley Street, Roxbury
780 American Legion Highway, Roslindale
Simmons University Institutional Master Plan and Living and Learning Center, Fenway
15 Necco Street, South Boston Waterfront 
Report from Design Committee
(Vote of Recommendation)
5:20 PM – 5:40 PM One Kenmore Square, Fenway
5:40 PM – 6:00 PM Allston Yards PDA and Building A, Allston
6:00 PM – 6:20 PM 282-306 Bremen Street, East Boston
6:20 PM – 6:40 PM Seaport Parcel N (350 Congress Street), South Boston Waterfront
6:40 PM – 7:00 PM Washington Village NPC, South Boston
Presentation to the Commission
7:00 PM– 7:25 PM J.J. Carroll Redevelopment, Brighton
New affordable housing for seniors and disabled
7:25 PM – 7:50 PM 135 Dudley Street, Roxbury
Residential building with ground floor retail and above grade parking
7:50 PM – 8:15 PM 780 American Legion Highway, Roslindale
New Home for Little Wanderers building and residential building
8:15 PM – 8:40 PM Simmons University Institutional Master Plan and Living and Learning Center, Fenway
New Institutional Master Plan and associated first projects
8:40 PM – 9:05 PM 15 Necco Street, South Boston Waterfront
(GE Headquarters Notice of Project Change)
Office and lab building with ground floor retail
9:05 PM Staff Update

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