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On February 13th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., Boston City Council Committee on Government Operations will hold a hearing on an ordinance regarding short term rentals in the City of Boston. Information is here: https://www.boston.gov/public- notices/38266

The Alliance of Downtown Neighborhood Associations (ADCO), of which FCA is a member, is working to inform residents about the impacts of short term rentals and push for laws that reverse large scale abuse without infringing on the ability of permanent residents to lease their apartment for short periods of time.

To better understand the impacts, please see attached the ADCO study on short term rental regulations, position letter, and press release. Letters may be sent by email to ccc.go@boston.gov, or faxed to 617-635-4203. Please insert Docket #0129 in the reference.
In-person testimony is encouraged.

    • Let the Mayor know how you are impacted by short term rentals, whether by strangers in your building, disruption to quiet enjoyment, increases to your cost, or other.

 

    • Ask that that that ordinance not allow investor units to be rented by Air BNB and similar short term rental vehicles.

 

    • State your support for stable neighborhoods and housing for permanent residents through regulation of short term rentals.

Fenway Civic has worked hard to create and preserve housing in the Fenway. We thought you would want to be informed about the hearing and consider your own response.

 

ADCO background on Short Term Rentals

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Senator Will Brownsberger will be hosting a series of town hall meetings throughout his district in February.
These events are free and open to the public, and all are encouraged to come share thoughts on current events and legislative priorities.

The Fenway Dates and locations are:

Fenway: Sunday, February 11 from 11 AM – 1 PM
Fenway Community Center | 1282 Boylston Street, Boston
West Fens/Northeastern: Sunday, February 11 from 5 – 7 PM
Emerald Necklace Conservancy | 125 Fenway, Boston

Town Hall 8

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Please see the city’s parking restrictions for the Super Bowl.

 

Traffic advisory for Super Bowl weekend

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The Proposed Project is an approximately 184-room hotel with a ground-floor restaurant. The site of the Proposed Project is 21,050 square feet and includes an existing Shell gas station. The Proposed Project will include approximately 105,000 square feet of building area and will be eight (8) stories with a maximum height of ninety (90) feet. There will be approximately 82 parking spaces in one below-grade level.

 

http://www.bostonplans.org/news-calendar/calendar/2018/01/29/1241-boylston-street-public-meeting

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Fenway Civic Annual Meeting

You are invited to Fenway Civic Association’s 56th Annual Meeting at the Museum of Fine Arts – Wednesday January 24th, 2018.

Come enjoy the ambience of the venerable MFA and learn about Fenway Civic’s activities and the recently passed Community Preservation Act — “A new day for Boston’s neighborhoods.”

Refreshments and social time start at 6:00 PM – Open to the public, so bring a friend!

 

FCA 2018 Annual Meeting flyer

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Dear Members:

Please see the City of Boston website regarding tomorrow’s snow emergency and parking ban: https://www.boston.gov/winter-boston
Parking bans go into effect starting Thursday January 4th at 7 a.m.
You may park at participating discounted parking lots two hours before the snow emergency starts.
To read a map of city parking restrictions, restricted streets by neighborhood, and garages offering discounted parking, visit:
A list of DCR restricted parkways is available here:
While today’s advisory for the DCR does not include bans for the Fenway, you should be aware that changes may bring bans into effect along emergency arteries. To sign up for DCR storm updates and road closure notices, visit: https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2018/01/03/dcr-advisory-storm-2018-1-3.pdf

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Dear Members:

Please join the Boston Parks and Recreation Department to learn about improvements proposed for the Kelleher Rose Garden on Wednesday, January 10th, from 6:30 p.m. at the Emerald Necklace Conservancy’s Shattuck Visitor Center, located at 125 The Fenway.

For more information, contact Project Manager Nathan Frazee at nathan.frazee@boston.gov, call (617) 961-3167, or visit:

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