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Mar 03

Board of Appeals March 5, 7:15pm

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 9:07 AM by Kara Brewton

The 1-5 Brookline Place / Boston Children's Hospital (BCH) project will be heard by the Board of Appeals on Thursday, March 5th, 7:15 pm, 6th floor Selectmen's Hearing room.  Some of the 30 draft special conditions include:
- a required affidavit of LEED-Silver equivalent construction compliance prepared by a LEED accredited professional and/or project architect prior to the issuance of the final Certificate of Occupancy
- 70 secured and sheltered bicycle parking spaces  with employee shower facilities
- annual Transportation Demand Management plan report and  an annual Transportation Access Plan Agreement permit from the Building Department, including a 35% employee drive-alone mode split goal
- other agreements per last Town Meeting discussion such as the use of the pedestrian easement area for community events, overnight parking availability for residents, Brookline Residents Permanent Employment Program, etc.

BCH met with the Transportation Board twice to discuss the design of the Pearl Street reconstruction, per the direction of both the Planning Board and Transportation Board. A final conceptual design is likely to be presented to the Transportation Board in April.

Boston Children's Hospital gave the Town funding for the pedestrian bridge demolition on Route 9, and Town DPW staff is now working on construction and bid documents so that the bridge demolition can take place early this summer.

Updated presentations are uploaded at the Town's project webpage here.