Zoning Commission Hearing

Oct 11, 2023

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Contact Name:

    Jeffery Hampton

  • Contact Email Address:

    [email protected]

  • Type:

    Zoning Commission

  • Location:

    Virtual Meeting

  • Contact Phone:



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The Boston Zoning Commission typically meets on the second Wednesday of each month to rule on proposed amendments to the Boston Zoning Code. Anyone may petition the Zoning Commission to adopt a zoning change. Typically, the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) petitions the Zoning Commission to adopt zoning changes after a public dialogue and approval from the BPDA board.

Zoning Commission hearings are currently being conducted virtually through Zoom. The public can participate in hearings by registering for and attending Zoom meetings and verbally offering public comment. The public can also send written comments by email to [email protected] or by post to 1 City Hall Square, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02201

9:00 AM Second Amendment to the Development Plan for Planned Development Area No. 106, 1000 Washington Street/321 Harrison Avenue

Said Second Amendment consists of the conversion of the existing 1000 Washington office building to accommodate new life science uses. The property at 1000 Washington currently comprises approximately 234,809 sf of the currently existing 540,192 sf Gross Floor Area (“GFA”) on the Site. The proposed changes will primarily be interior to the building; however, some exterior changes are proposed, including new thermally efficient windows, substantial changes to the exterior envelope at the eleventh floor and expanded mechanical penthouse and rooftop mechanicals; increased energy efficiency measures; and minor changes to the loading dock. The Second PDA Amendment is required for the Revised Project in order to (i) clarify the measurement of building height and (ii) clarify the process for approval under applicable provisions of the Groundwater Conservation Overlay District in the existing PDA.
9:15 AM Map Amendment Application No. 760
Master Plan for Planned Development Area No. 141, Dorchester Bay City
Map 4C/4D; Harborpark District: Dorchester Bay/Neponset River Waterfront and Map 5A/5B; Dorchester Neighborhood District

Said map amendment would amend Map 4C/4D ; Harborpark District: Dorchester Bay/Neponset River Waterfront and Map 5A/5B; Dorchester Neighborhood District by adding the designation “D,” indicating a Planned Development Area overlay to approximately 1,579,486 square feet (approximately 36.26 acres) of land area including an approximately 868,703 square foot (approximately 19.943 acres) parcel of land owned by the University of Massachusetts Building Authority on which the former Bayside Exposition Center was previously situated; an approximately 592,918 square foot (approximately 13.611 acres) parcel of land with a building in multiple components and related parking areas located thereon owned by Morrissey Property Owner LLC and currently known as 2 Morrissey Boulevard; and an approximately 117,720 square foot (approximately 2.70 acres) of land currently known as 180 Mt. Vernon Street and owned by the B.T.U.H.W.F. Building Corporation, an affiliate of the Boston Teachers Union (BTU), on which the BTU headquarters building is located. Said Master Plan would allow for the construction of 21 buildings to contain approximately 6,131,200 square feet of Gross Floor Area, comprising a mix of office, laboratory/research and development, residential, retail, restaurant, commercial, community, cultural and other uses, as well as accessory and ancillary parking, the creation of an extensive new street system to accommodate pedestrians, bicycles and motor vehicles, approximately 11.4 acres of public realm improvements, and the creation of approximately 8.3 acres of new open space areas. The twenty-one new buildings will range in height from approximately 50 feet (for Building A, which will be a publicly accessible pavilion) to approximately 325 feet, and range in size from approximately 6,300 square feet (Building A) to approximately 543,000 square feet. The buildings east of Mt. Vernon Street will be stepped back in height from the adjacent Dorchester Shores Reservation. The Proposed Project will include the creation of approximately 1,957 new residential apartments in seven (7) residential buildings (two (2) residential buildings on the 2 Morrissey Site, one (1) residential building on the DBC BTU Site, and four (4) residential buildings on the Bayside Site). Twenty percent (20%) of the residential units at the Project will be affordable units, exceeding the percentage of units required (13%) by the City’s Inclusionary Development Policy (“IDP”).
9:30 AM Director’s Update