June 3rd, 2015
6pm - 7.30 pm Midtown Hotel
Representatives for SBNA; Ian Mackenzie,Treasurer
Lee Steele, Architectural Review
Lorraine Steele, Events
Claire Dargan, Membership
The neighborhood meeting was held at the Midtown Hotel and had about 25 attendees. Claire Dargan called the meeting to order at 6.10.pm, welcomed everyone and continued with an update on upcoming events, safety, elections and confirmation of new treasurer.
Claire reported that the
Summer BBQ is being planned for July 9th, 2015. Lorraine Steele was
thanked for organizing this event. It is being held in the private
alleyway between West Newton and Durham and everyone was encouraged to
participate.The BBQ is free for paid members, otherwise $10 per person to
cover annual dues. Lorraine invited members to bring an appetizer, salad
or dessert, and/or help set up tables and chairs. Helpers are also needed
to organize the salad and dessert tables, grill and cleanup.
Claire cautioned about parked
vehicles in the neighborhood. Would-be thieves are routinely patrolling
alleyways checking every car door seeking easy access to vehicles. Several
neighbors have captured on drop-cams activity almost every evening.
Neighbors were reminded about being careful about locking doors on cars
and at their homes. Claire
went on to mention that the Southwest Corridor park has a new bicycle
patrol created by an inter-agency patrol made up of Boston Police, State
Police, Transit Police and Northeastern University Police Officers. They
are routinely patrolling the park from 4pm to midnight. The local
community officer Sgt. Taxter is working with them to highlight problem
The SBNA 2015 elections are
being held later in the summer. Several positions are open and Claire put
out the call for members to get involved. She encouraged everyone to pick
up the provided sheet outlining the duties of the executive officers and
There were about 25 voting
members at the meeting making a quorum to nominate and elect a new
Mackenzie was introduced as the person approved by the board as acting
treasurer to replace the leaving Stephanie Delsignore. A motion was
proposed and seconded to nominate Ian Mackenzieas full treasurer. By a
raise of hands the vote was unanimous to elect Ian Mackenzie.
Speakers; Joslin Stewart, Associate Principal Architect, Cambridge Seven Associates
Joe Norris, Vice President, Carpenter & Co. Inc.
Lee Steele, Architectural
Chair for SBNA addressed the meeting. He reiterated the importance of
getting involved in the upcoming elections and becoming a member of the
association. He went on to introduce the invited speakers for the
Belvidere Dalton Presentation and began by giving an overview of
the Belvidere Dalton Project.
Lee reminded everyone that the
Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) process began back in early 2009 and
concluded late 2013. He has represented St Botolph Neighborhood’s
interest on the CAC during more than 24 meetings. He noted that the
development went through a long and thorough scrutiny.
Lee introduced Joe Norris, Vice President from Carpenter & Co. the real
estate developer responsible for the Four Seasons Hotel and Private
Residences at One Dalton and
Joslin Stewart, Associate
Principal Architect from Cambridge Seven Associates one of the
collaborating architects on both One Dalton and 30 Dalton projects.
The Christian Science Church
selected architectural firms Cambridge
Seven Associates and Pei Cobb
Freed & Partners to design the site and Carpenter
& Co and the Pritzker
Realty Group to develop One and 30 Dalton respectively.
The site will have two
buildings. Carpenter & Co are
developing the new approximately 712,500s.f. of Gross Floor Area, 61-story
(“High Rise”) Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences at One Dalton
and The Pritzker Realty Group is the developer for the new approximately
237,500s.f. of Gross Floor Area, 26-story (“Mid Rise”) residential
tower located at 30 Dalton. Joslin
Stewart, from Cambridge Seven Associates, gave a presentation on behalf of
both developers with the aid of a slide show presentation. He reported
that currently they are excavating down approximately 150ft down to
bedrock and on schedule to have the foundation completed in two years.
Claire thanked the speakers
for their presentation and the meeting adjourned at 7.15pm