The Fenway Civic Board does its best to keep up-to-date with neighborhood issues and developments. Whenever possible, we participate in the public process by meeting with development proponents, our elected officials, and city and state boards and agencies. When appropriate, we also file comment letters with those boards and agencies on behalf of the neighborhood. We hope that these letters represent the interests and reflect the concerns of the neighborhood.
We plan to post copies of these letters here, so that neighborhood residents can see what has been filed. We would love to hear your feedback, whether positive or negative. Please email us with your questions and concerns. Click the links below to view PDFs of the FCA letters.
2016.04.28 – FCA Letter Regarding 2 Charlesgate West Redevelopment – After a preliminary meeting with Trans National Properties regarding the proposed redevelopment of 2 Charlesgate West (the “TNT Building”), Fenway Civic Association submitted this letter to the developer regarding our concerns with the project as proposed. The City is forming an Impact Advisory Group to provide further community feedback regarding the development.
2016.03.17 – FCA Letter on Boston’s Parks and Recreation Budget – Fenway Civic Association submitted this letter to Mayor Walsh advocating for an increase in funding for the Parks & Recreation Department, with particular support for parks programming, parks restoration, parks maintenance, and a capital project investment for the Johnson Gates restoration.
2015.11.17 – FCA Letter Regarding Fenway Residential Parking Fines – Fenway Civic Association sent this letter to the Boston City Council in support of Councilor Josh Zakim’s ordinance increasing fines for residential parking violations in the Fenway.
2015.06.30 – FCA Letter on Streetscape Improvements on Westland Ave – Fenway Civic Association send this letter to the City’s Commissioner of Public Works in support of our continued advocacy for streetscape improvements in the Fenway.
2014.08.22 – FCA Letter on Boston’s Parks and Open Space Plan (2015-2021) – Fenway Civic Association reviewed the City’s Parks and Open Space and submitted comments on maintenance, restoration, capital investment, safety, programming, use and access.
2013.02.04 – FCA Letter on Northeastern University’s Institutional Master Plan – Fenway Civic Association reviewed Northeastern University’s Institutional Master Plan submission to the Boston Redevelopment Authority.
2012.06.29 – CAC Comment Letter on Turnpike Air Rights – Fenway Civic Association participated in the review of the proposals for development on the Massachusetts Turnpike Air Rights Parcels 12 -15, through the Citizens Advisory Committee. After nearly a year of study and review, FCA signed on to the Committee’s joint letter making recommendations to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for the selection of developers for the parcels.
2011.5.3 Mass Ave Bike Lane Proposal – FCA filed this letter in May in support of the proposal to add bike lanes to Massachusetts Avenue.
2011.4.11 Northeastern University IMP Letter – FCA filed this letter in April, expressing our supports for the expansion of Northeastern University’s on campus student housing at the YMCA site as part of the renewal and extension of the amended institutional master plan.
2011.2.4 Fenway Triangle Scoping Letter – FCA filed this letter in January, expressing our thoughts on the appropriate scope of BRA Article 80 review for the Fenway Triangle Mixed Use Project proposed for 132 Brookline Ave / 1325 Boylston Street in the West Fenway.
2010.2.8 Gatehouse Support Letter – FCA filed this letter in February in support of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy’s proposed renovation of the Muddy River Gatehouse. This exciting new project will create an Emerald Necklace Visitor Center right in the Back Bay Fens!
2009.12.14 Sunshine Bill – FCA filed this letter in December, advocating for the inclusion of the Back Bay Fens in proposed legislation that would protect the amount of sunshine in certain public parks by limiting adjacent development.
FCA is working on a number of exciting neighborhood improvement projects. Click the links below to read more.
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