City of Everett
Conservation Commission Everett City Hall, Room 25 484 Broadway Everett, MA 02149
Jon E. Norton Chairman Phone: 617-394-5004 FAX: 617-394-5002
In accordance with the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 131 Section 40) The Everett Conservation Commission will hold a Public Hearing on May 18, 2023 at 7:00 PM in the Speaker George Keverian Room, Third Floor in Everett City Hall to consider a Notice of Intent filed by the City of Everett, 484 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149. Contact person Erik Swanson, Everett City Hall at 617-394-2251.
The City of Everett (the “Applicant”) proposes to drill three soil borings within areas jurisdictional to 310 CMR 10.00 – the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (“WPA”) regulations – and to conduct a geotechnical analysis and preliminary evaluation of subsurface materials (the “Project”) at the properties located at 95 Behan Street, and the 40-60 Commercial Street in the City of Everett, Massachusetts (the ”Project Site”). The Applicant is submitting a Notice of Intent (“NOI”) to the City of Everett Conservation Commission for work within the following coastal wetlands and other resource areas protected under the WPA: Land Subject to Coastal Storm Flowage, 200-Foot Buffer to Coastal Bank, and 100-Foot Buffer to Coastal Beach/Tidal Flat. The proposed work in the buffer zones alone would not require an NOI pursuant to 310 CMR 10.02(2)(b)(1) but is included here due to proposed work within other resource areas. The Project Site is adjacent to, but outside of, the 25-foot Riverfront Area resource area, and is within the Mystic River Designated Port Area (“DPA”) but does not include any work within the Land Under the Ocean resource area. Property Abutters have been notified per the WPA Regulations (see Attachment B: Abutter Notifications). Additional geotechnical exploration work is proposed within the Everett Industrial District in areas outside of WPA jurisdiction. This work will be completed wit the same best management practices utilized for soil borings within jurisdiction.
The Project Site is entirely within the Mystic River DPA and is located adjacent to tidal portions of the Island End River (“IER”), which connects to the Mystic River approximately 0.3 miles downstream. It is bound by the IER to the east; the IER, an industrial cement facility at 100 Commercial Street, and Rover Street to the south; and several public and private rights of way (“ROWs”) and parcels under the industrial use to the west and north.
The Project Site totals approximately 2,250 square feet (“sf”) and is compromised of portions of two parcels under the industrial and waterfront industrial use with warehouse buildings, parking, and roadway access. The majority of the Project Site is impervious surfaces, with some vegetation present along the nearby IER shoreline and public and private ROWs. The IER shoreline proximate to the Project Site is composed of two distinct areas; an approximately 620-linear-foot (“lf”) section of sloped riprap, and an approximately 1,350-If section of docks and wharfs supporting working vessel operations.
The copy of the Notice of Intent is available in the Office of Planning and Development at Room 25, Second Floor, Everett City Hall. Please contact Mr. Philbin, the Agent for the Conservation Commission at 617-394-5004 for assistance. Everett City Hall is open Monday and Thursday 8:00 AM–7:30 PM and Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00 AM–5:00 PM. City Hall is closed on Friday. All persons interested may attend the Public Hearing.
Jon E. Norton Chairman Everett Conservation Commission May 12, 2023