NEWNC Votes Against New Salem Street Five-Story Addition

There was only one voting item on the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) agenda and the election of officers.

By an overwhelming 8-1 vote, the Council opposed the request by 97 Salem St. Trust to erect five stories to the existing single-story building at 97 Salem St. Abutters filled the Nazzaro Center main hall to oppose the proposal and received the support of the Council to deny the plans.

The petitioners also requested to change the legal occupancy from one commercial space to one commercial space and four residential units with a private roof deck. The building would not exceed the 55-foot height limit and will be fully sprinkled.

The applicant was represented by Attorney Daniel Toscano.

In addition to the request, NEWNC members elected officers. President Brett Romano, Vice President John Pregmon, Sergeant of Arms Marie Simboli and Secretary Tina Natale.

Two City of Boston representatives spoke on changes to trash and recycling days and times and the City’s plastic bag ban regulations.

President John Pregmon introduce the new and re-elected board members (six) raising the total of seated members to 11 out of a possible 12.

The next NEWNC meeting will be held on Monday, July 8, at 7 p.m. at the Nazzaro Community Center.

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