OHNC Meeting Set for February 22

Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) Zoom meeting is on Tuesday, February 22.

The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m., but the Zoom link will open at 6 p.m. to get acclimated. The meeting will be recorded.

Zoom meeting link: https://bit.ly/OHNCFeb22

Passcode: OHNC

Meeting Information and Protocol

All participants will be muted upon entry and during presentations. Questions and comments to those presenting can be asked using the chat or “raise hand” feature of the Zoom platform. If there is a lull in conversation you may feel free to unmute but please be considerate of others attempting to participate at the same time. All submissions submitted via the chat will be read aloud by the OHNC host. Anyone unable to use the chat feature is welcome to email questions and comments to [email protected] and they will be passed on to the presenters.

Attendance will be taken via a Google Form and responses will only be accepted from the start of the meeting until the end. Marking your attendance ensures your voter eligibility. Voters must have attended two out of the three regularly scheduled OHNC meetings or be an abutter to the property being voted on. The sign-in form will be posted in the Zoom chat at the beginning of the meeting and throughout.

A recording of the meeting, meeting minutes, responses to any questions not answered during the meeting, and copies of the presentation slides, if available, will be provided following the meeting via Facebook and email. Meeting recordings are always available on our YouTube channel.

Voting: During the pandemic voting will take place online via a Google Form. Board members vet all votes to ensure that the individual is eligible as either an abutter to the property or an attendee of two out of the last three meetings. All responses are confidential and not accessible to anyone but board members for the purpose of confirming voter qualification. Once votes have been tallied all Google Form submissions for that vote are deleted.


Announcements & General Presentations

Public Safety

Sergeant Joe Cintolo and/or Officer Tom Domenico provide an update on activity for Boston Police District A-7.

Bill Masterson with Tree Eastie presents on the canopy development initiative looking to include more green space in new developments.

Both City Councilor Candidates for District 1 speak and answer your questions.

Tania Del Rio


Gabriela “Gigi” Coletta


The Route 1A Project Team seeks feedback from residents about both the Route 1A Corridor study itself as well as the corridor in general. This input will help develop strategies for addressing issues on Route 1A and devise potential uses of the rail corridor along the Chelsea Creek.

Design Review Committee 2/3/2022 Meeting Recap

NOTE: 92, 96 and 104 Waldemar Avenue- a proposal to raze existing structures and erect 3 new residential structures each with 5 units and 5 parking spaces- was rescheduled for the 3/3/2022 Design Review Committee meeting.

116 Waldemar Avenue – Combine lots and erect an 11 unit residential dwelling with 14 parking spaces.

Landscape plan: https://bit.ly/116Wald 

Permit set: https://bit.ly/116Wald2 

Variances Requested: use, side yard, rear yard, FAR, height, parking

Owner/Developer: Jeanne McCaldon, 617-207-1190

Attorney: Richard C. Lynds, Esq, [email protected]

Architect: Context

Development Presentations & Vote

No proposals are up for a vote this month.


Old Business / New Business / General Community Updates

Have news you’d like to share? Excited about a new effort in the neighborhood? Feel free to share any comments, feedback, updates, etc. during this time.

Toni Noble submitted her resignation letter to the OHNC Board with 30 days notice and will continue operating as OHNC President through the March 3rd, 2022 Design Review Committee meeting.

Should Toni remain a stakeholder in the Route 1A Corridor study and report back to the group routinely, or would folks rather another member be appointed?

The next OHNC meeting will be held on Monday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m.

The next OHNC Design Review Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, March 3rd, 2022 at 6 p.m.

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