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West End Branch Library Public Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Jake Werner, Councilor Kenzie Bok
40:57
Thank you for the reminder Cassidy! If anyone needs to reach Councilor Bok's office, please email me at jacob.werner@boston.gov
Cassidy Trabilcy (Rep. Livingstone)
42:02
No problem! My email is Cassidy.Trabilcy@mahouse.gov
Priscilla Foley-Boston Library
56:51
pfoley@bpl.org Priscilla Foley
Karen Taylor
57:19
I’d like to say something. But I can't find the hand raise. Karen
Molly Fairchild
57:47
What are you planning to make this a green healthy building?
Elizabeth Barnett
59:13
How long does the BPL anticipate the branch will be closed, and what arrangements are being made to provide services during that period?
Jean Lawrence
01:01:03
Are there examples of land being leased to a developer and how does the Library keep control of the space.
Susann Benoit
01:01:07
Need to avoid the appearance of a wall along the northern side of Cambridge Streeet.
Susann Benoit
01:01:34
This is Susann Benoit speaking as 'me'!
JANE WILSON
01:07:27
Would like to support a tall building - used for senior affordable housing. With preference given to seniors who were driven out of the West End in the 60s - and who returned to live in Charles River Park. By housing them in the new building, their (larger) apartments would become available. A win-win. The locations provides all services seniors need: medical, supermarket, shops, houses of worship.
Elizabeth MurrAy
01:10:12
For clarity, will the housing portion of the building be owned by the City and leased to the developer/operator of the housing?
Cassidy Trabilcy (Rep. Livingstone)
01:20:48
Hi all - just wanted to add Rep. Livingstone’s comments (as I’ve been texting him updates while he attends another meeting tonight.) Thanks for your work on this Joe!“I’m excited about the affordable housing on this site. I appreciate the city’s creativity here and support that happening. I also look forward to the upgrades of the library. As you heard tonight, the details of any development are important to the neighborhood and look forward to more details coming as the project proceeds.”
Dan Murphy
01:21:26
Dan Murphy from the Beacon Hill Times here
Megan Altendorf
01:29:45
Would love to see priority given to people who already work in the neighborhood. To the extent that FHA allows.
JANE WILSON
01:34:21
AMI for Charles River Park and Beacon Hill is high - will that require a 60% or lower formula?? Please note that the supermarkets are in a "higher income" zone and prices are higher than, say, a Star Market in Lynn (don't know if there is a Star in Lynn!)
JANE WILSON
01:37:32
N. B. there is a Star Market in Lynn!
Molly Fairchild
01:39:23
Carbon emissions , yes - but also recognizing residents' health with non-emitting fuels for all energy fuels - for new heat pumps technologies for heating and electric/induction cooking
Delaney Beaudoin
01:40:50
Would the city be deciding who is approved to rent if the units are owned by the developer?
Jane Forrestall
01:42:12
When/where will the actual design of the project be discussed?
Molly Fairchild
01:42:54
Thank you Joe, I look forward to staying in touch about your work - Molly
Jane Forrestall
01:45:39
chris, Please show us who you are.
Christopher Breen (BPDA)
01:48:42
Chris Breen
Christopher Breen (BPDA)
01:48:47
chris.breen@boston.gov
Christopher Breen (BPDA)
01:48:55
BPDA Urban Renewal Manager
Christopher Breen (BPDA)
01:49:04
617-918-4202
Christopher Owens
01:55:48
What seems to be missing from the timeline is an opportunity for the community to provide feedback on a draft RFP before the final RFP is issued.
Sebastian Belfanti
01:58:47
Draft RFP would be good
Louise Thomas
01:59:29
Draft RFP would be important to the neighborhood
Keeta Gilmore
01:59:45
I agree - thanks
Joseph Mari
01:59:57
I agree there should be opportunity for public comment on RFP n
katherine dander
02:00:06
I agree as well
Nick Brenner
02:01:17
Thank you Joe for facilitating tonight!
Anne FitzGerald
02:01:21
Thank you Joe for this very thoughtful, informative meeting!
Joie Watson
02:01:26
Joe, thanks very much. Great meeting and process.
Delaney Beaudoin
02:01:34
Thank you!
Ciara D'Amico - Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services
02:01:40
Thank you Joe!!! Great job
Molly Fairchild
02:02:00
Thank you
Louise Thomas
02:02:02
Thank you Joe!
Cassidy Trabilcy (Rep. Livingstone)
02:02:06
Thanks Joe!
Christopher Owens
02:02:19
That was a well-run meeting.
Jake Werner, Councilor Kenzie Bok
02:02:39
Thanks Joe!
JANE WILSON
02:02:49
Super gathering of people who love their neighborhood/s, their neighbors - and: LIBRARIES!
Ben Tayag Sen. Edwards' Office
02:02:54
Thanks Joe, Priscilla & Chris!
Joe Backer, Mayor's Office of Housing
02:03:13
https://www.boston.gov/buildinghousing/west-end-library-housing-public-assets
Patricia Tully BHCA
02:04:05
Thank you Joe.