One final thank you!

Dear Neighbors:

A sincere thanks for participating in the community process for 102-110 Savin Hill Ave. Your feedback online and in person has helped shape a project that we hope will have something for everyone in the neighborhood. We expect to begin construction before year's end.

As the community process has come to a close, we're closing the comments section on this site today. To get in touch with the 110 Savin team going forward, please email jbaker@jpamgmt.com.

Civic Association Meeting Tonight!

Hi Neighbors,

Join us tonight at the Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association meeting! The meeting starts at 7:00 PM at College Bound / Little House, 275 East Cottage Street. They'll be taking a vote of registered members on the Savin Hill Ave / Sydney Street project to determine whether the civic group will offer its support. See you there!

Thanks for the feedback! One more question...

Dear Neighbors:

Thanks for your suggestions so far! If you haven't heard already, the BPDA approved our proposal this month, and we're on track to start construction in the fall.

But we're not done asking for feedback yet! The most popular answer for the kind of market you'd like to see was a Trader Joe's. While the space is just too small for a national chain, we'd like a future "Trader Savin's" to have the same things you love about Trader Joe's.

Please answer our new poll in the Comments section within the next couple of weeks to help us choose a future retail tenant. Thanks again, and have a great summer!

BPDA Board Meeting 8/10/2017

Dear Neighbors:

The Development Team for the mixed use project at 102-110 Savin Hill Avenue and 10-14 Sydney Street will be presenting to the BPDA Board tomorrow, Thursday August 10, 2017 at 3:30 PM.  This mixed-use development is an Article 80 Small Project, which means the Board does not take any public testimony at the hearing.  BPDA held a public meeting in June and accepted community input/comments on its website from the public during the comment period.

It should be noted this is just one step in the process prior to a building permit being issued and actual construction work beginning.  If the project is approved tomorrow, then it still has to go in front of the Zoning Board of Appeal ("ZBA") and be approved.  We have not received a hearing date for the ZBA, but we anticipate it will be sometime in the second half of September or October.

Raffle Winners from the Survey Participants

The Development Team from the 102-110 Savin Hill Avenue project presented at the Columbia Savin Hill Planning Committee last night.  After the presentation we pulled the names of 8 lucky winners from the list of over 330 survey participants out of the hat for the $25.00 gift cards from local businesses.

The winners are as follows:

  1. Bob Schwartz McKenna's Café
  2. Cassandra McDonald McKenna's Café
  3. Peggy Harrison Honeycomb Café
  4. Alyson Valestin Honeycomb Café
  5. Joelle Baehrend   Shanti Restaurant
  6. Christina Tumminello  Shanti Restaurant
  7. Colleen Ryan Harp and Bard
  8. John Flaherty Harp and Bard

Thank you to the 330 + people that participated in the survey.  The information and insights provided by the Community Members were invaluable.  We are now using that data to finalize a list of great local businesses that will become a part of the Savin Hill community.

BPDA meeting for 102-110 Savin Hill Ave this Thurs

Dear neighbors:

Thank you for your continued interest in the 102-110 Savin Hill Ave development project. After a very busy stretch of doing our own early public outreach and community engagement in the form of civic association meetings, hundreds of surveys completed, comments shared here on coUrbanize, email updates and social media postings, we are about to begin the City of Boston's formal development review process with the Boston Planning and Development Agency's initial public meeting, which will be held:

* This Thurs, 6/29 -- 6:30-8:00pm

* Cristo Rey School -- 100 Savin Hill Ave (thank you again to Cristo Rey for hosting)

BPDA website for the project

We wanted to make sure you knew about it, hope you will be able to attend and would greatly appreciate your support for this project to become the "heartbeat of Savin Hill." We hope to see you this Thursday evening!

Thank you,

The 102-110 Savin Hill Ave project team 

Final reminder: 2 survey focus group sessions

For everyone who has already taken the survey and RSVP'd for one of the upcoming focus group sessions, thank you! If you would like to participate, there is still time! Please be sure to:

1) first take the survey, located on the "survey" tab on this site

2) then RSVP by emailing CarbonellConsulting@gmail.com no later than tomorrow, Thursday, June 15th at noon

3) please provide your first + last name, home address and which of the 2 sessions you will be attending. 

Again the sessions will be:

What: 102-110 Savin Hill Ave "survey follow-up focus group" working sessions

When: 

Thursday, June 15th, 6:30pm - 8:00pm (informal neighborly coffee/chatting 6:00 - 6:30pm) 

OR

Saturday, June 17th, 9:30am - 11am (informal neighborly coffee/chatting 9:00 - 9:30am)

Where: Cristo Rey High School, 100 Savin Hill Avenue, Dorchester

Who: residents who completed the survey who want to provide additional input and ideas.

Thank you so much again for your continued interest and we hope to see you tomorrow evening or Sat morning!

Sincerely,

The 102-110 Savin Hill Ave Project Team

Survey follow-up focus group sessions

Dear neighbor:

Thank you again for your continued interest in the 102-110 Savin Hill Avenue commercial development. We truly appreciate the time you took and feedback you provided in sharing your comments on this site, as well as for the many neighbors who have filled out our more in-depth survey.

The quantity and quality of the responses have been phenomenal -- 83 comments have been shared here and just over 300 people have taken the survey thus far!

As mentioned in the survey and during our presentation at the most recent June 5th CSHCA meeting, we will be doing 2 focus group working sessions as follow up with people who have taken the survey and expressed an interest for further participation.

These sessions are specifically for people who have completed the survey and who would like to:

1) learn about some of the early survey results

2) drill down deeper and provide additional insights and ideas to help inform this project

3) connect with other interesting and involved neighbors! 


We now have both sessions confirmed. A tremendous THANK YOU in advance to our host, the Cristo Rey High School.

* What: 102-110 Savin Hill Ave "survey follow-up focus group" working sessions

* When: 

Thursday, June 15th, 6:30pm - 8:00pm (informal neighborly coffee/chatting 6:00 - 6:30pm)

OR

Saturday, June 17th, 9:30am - 11am (informal neighborly coffee/chatting 9:00 - 9:30am)

* Where: Cristo Rey High School, 100 Savin Hill Avenue, Dorchester

* Who: residents who completed the survey located on the project page who expressed an interest for providing additional input and ideas.


If you would like to participate, please be sure to:

1) first take the survey, located on the "survey" tab on this site

2) then RSVP by emailing CarbonellConsulting@gmail.com no later than Wednesday, June 14th

3) please provide your first + last name, home address and which of the 2 sessions you will be attending. 

Thank you so much again for your continued interest!

Sincerely,

The 102-110 Savin Hill Ave Project Team


Upcoming CSHCA meeting on 6/5

Thank you all for sharing your wonderful feedback and ideas for our proposed project at 102-110 Savin Hill Ave. We greatly appreciate it!

We wanted to let you know that we are on the agenda to provide an update at the upcoming Columbia Savin Hill Civic Association meeting this coming Monday, June 5th at 7pm, which will be held at The Little House a.k.a. College Bound at 275 East Cottage St at the corner of Dot Ave and Crescent Ave. 

Please encourage your family and friends to attend the 6/5 meeting and to share their input/ideas on this site. And if you have not yet done so, please be sure to go to the "survey" tab on this page to share your input in even more detail for the chance to win one of eight $25 gift cards local Savin Hill business.

Thank you!

Welcome to our project page!

Thank you for visiting our new page for the 102-110 Savin Hill Ave project. We're using this platform to help you follow and participate in the process and keep you updated on the latest plans and events.

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