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Community Outreach

Boston College is committed to engaging the community in an open dialogue and inclusive process that gathers input from interested stakeholders in the neighborhoods surrounding our campus. The University’s goal is to establish ongoing communication with the community and identify areas where we can agree on resolutions to shared issues.

Throughout the development of the long-term campus vision plan and now in the institutional master plan phase, the University continues to consult and work collaboratively with officials from the surrounding municipalities of Boston and Newton, the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the Newton Planning and Development Department, as well as appropriate state agencies. Additionally, Boston College is actively engaged in soliciting input on the institutional master plan through discussions with the Allston-Brighton Boston College Community Task Force, the Newton-Boston College Neighborhood Council, and various community groups. An up-to-date list of the community outreach efforts undertaken by Boston College since 2004 are shown in the table below.

Allston Brighton Boston College Community Task Force, Regulatory and Community Meetings:
Topics: Boston College Long-Range Campus Master Plan, Master Plan Amendment (Brighton Campus) and Institutional Master Plan

January 29, 2009 BRA Public Hearing, Boston City Hall
January 15, 2009 Allston Brighton BC Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
10 Year Institutional Master Plan - Revisions
January 14, 2009 Newton Neighborhood Council, Newton City Hall
10 Year Institutional Master Plan

- 2008 -
December 3, 2008 BRA Public Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
10 Year Institutional Master Plan - Revisions
December 2, 2008 Boston Civic Design Commission, Boston City Hall
10 Year Institutional Master Plan
October 28, 2008 Boston Civic Design Commission, Design Subcommittee, Boston City Hall
10 Year Institutional Master Plan
October 7, 2008 Boston Civic Design Commission, Boston City Hall
10 Year Institutional Master Plan
October 6, 2008 Jesuit Community Housing Neighbors, Shaloh House
Jesuit Community Housing Presentation
October 1, 2008 Zoning Commission, Boston City Hall
Bishop Peterson Amendment Hearing
September 23, 2008 Allston Brighton BC Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
10 Year Institutional Master Plan
September 16, 2008 Allston Brighton BC Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
10 Year Institutional Master Plan
September 9, 2008 BRA Public Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
10 Year Institutional Master Plan
September 9, 2008 BRA Board Meeting, Boston City Hall
Bishop Peterson Amendment Hearing
August 19, 2008 BRA Public Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
July 29, 2008 Allston Brighton BC Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
Transportation
July 22, 2008 Allston Brighton BC Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
Transportation
July 15, 2008 Allston Brighton BC Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
Housing
July 10, 2008 Allston Brighton BC Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
Athletics
June 16, 2008 Allston Brighton BC Task Force Meeting, Murray Function Room, Yawkey Center
Student Housing
June 4, 2008 Allston Brighton BC Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
Jesuit Graduate Housing, Fine Arts District, Brighton Athletics Center
May 14, 2008 Urban Design Meeting with John Palmieri, Boston City Hall
May 7, 2008 Urban Design Meeting with BRA Staff, Boston City Hall
April 30, 2008 BC Tour, Boston Landmarks Commission, Brighton Campus
April 22, 2008 Allston Brighton BC Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
Public Meeting for Master Plan Amendment, BRA’s Overview of Scoping Determination, and Review and Update on the Public Process
April 22, 2008 Environmental Sustainability Presentation with the BRA Staff, Boston City Hall
April 16, 2008 Urban Design Meeting with BRA Staff, Boston City Hall
April 14, 2008 Boston Water & Sewer Commission Meeting with Chief Engineer & Staff, BWSC Headquarters, 980 Harrison Avenue
April 3, 2008 BC Tour and Urban Design with the BRA Staff, St. William's Hall
March 3, 2008 Urban Design Meeting with BRA Staff, Boston City Hall
January 31, 2008 Waterworks Condominiums, 2400 Beacon Street
10 Year IMP
January 31, 2008 Chestnut Hill Association, Brimmer and May School
10 Year IMP
January 29, 2008 Allston Brighton BC Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
Open Space, Academic Uses, and Summary
January 22, 2008 Allston Brighton BC Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
Housing
January 16, 2008 Allston Brighton BC Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
Transportation and Parking
January 10, 2008 Newton Neighborhood Council, St. William's Hall
10 Year Master Plan
January 8, 2008 Allston Brighton BC Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
Athletic Facilities
January 8, 2008 BRA Scoping Session, City Hall

- 2007 -
December 18, 2007 Portina Street Community, Shaloh House
10 Year Master Plan
December 4, 2007 Allston Brighton BC Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
10 Year Institutional Master Plan
November 20, 2007 Meeting Postponed - The next Allston Brighton BC Task Force Meeting will be on December 4th.
November 14, 2007 Jewish Community Meeting, Shaloh House
Housing on Foster Street
November 14, 2007 Newton Mayor Cohen, Director of Planning Kruse, and Staff, Newton City Hall
Briefing Session - Overview of 10 Year IMP
November 7, 2007 Public Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
BC IMP Amendment for Bishop Peterson Hall and the Seminary Library
October 16, 2007 Allston Brighton BC Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
Amendment Update, Student Behavior Update, Allston Brighton Scholarship Program
September 18, 2007 Allston Brighton BC Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
ISD Briefing on Overcrowding, Bishop Peterson Hall and Library Renovations, Dead/Diseased Trees on the Brighton Campus
August 21, 2007 Allston Brighton BC Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
Overview and discussion of Student Behavior Plan
July 17, 2007 The July 17th meeting was cancelled. The next meeting is on August 21.
June 26, 2007 Meeting with Newton Mayor David Cohen, Mayors Office
Provided update on Long-Term Vision Plan and the Institutional Master Plan
June 26, 2007 Meeting with Newton-Boston College Neighborhood Council, St. William's Hall
Update on Long-Term Vision Plan and Institutional Master Plan
June 19, 2007 Allston-Brighton Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
May 15, 2007 Allston-Brighton Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
May 10, 2007 Brighton Allston Improvement Association (BAIA)
Presentation of Long-Term Vision Plan, 30-50 Year
April 25, 2007 Allston Brighton Boston College Taskforce Sub-committee Meeting
Discussion of Athletic Fields, Tennis Center and Parking Garage
April 17, 2007 Allston-Brighton Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
Transportation, St. Thomas More Road, and Parking Update
March 20, 2007 Allston-Brighton Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
Overview and discussion of the Housing and Athletics 10 year plan
February 20, 2007 Allston-Brighton Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
Follow-up Presentation by Sasaki on Long-Range Campus Master Plan and Discussion
January 16, 2007 Allston-Brighton Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
Overview and discussion of Institutional Master Plan process and Introduction of VHB-IMP planners hired by BC to develop the 10 year plan.

- 2006 -

December 6, 2006 Allston-Brighton Task Force Meeting, St. William’s Hall
Follow-up Presentation by Sasaki on Long-Range Campus Master Plan and Discussion
October 11, 2006 Newton-Boston College Neighborhood Council Meeting
Sasaki Presentation on Long-Range Campus Master Plan St. William’s Hall
October 10, 2006 Allston-Brighton Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
Presentation by Sasaki on Long-Range Campus Master Plan and Discussion
October 5, 2006 City of Newton Briefing Session-Long-Range Campus Master Plan
Sasaki Presentation to Newton Mayor Cohen, Director of Planning Michael Kruse & Staff, St. William’s Hall
September 2006 Allston-Brighton Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
Date TBD by Task Force Chair-Looking at 25th or 26th. Presentation by Sasaki on Long-Range Campus Master Plan Meeting moved to October
August 2006 No Task Force Meeting
July 17, 2006 Allston-Brighton Task Force Meeting, Boston College, St. William’s Hall
Update on Campus Master Plan and Vote on Amendment
June 19, 2006 Allston-Brighton Task Force Meeting, Boston College, St. William’s Hall
Update on Campus Master Plan and Discussion of Amendment
June 19, 2006 BRA/MONS Presentation by Sasaki to Director Mark Maloney & Staff
Long-Range Campus Master Plan, BRA, Conference Room
June 7, 2006 BRA/MONS Briefing Session-Long-Range Campus Master Plan
St. William’s Hall
June 1, 2006 Brighton Allston Improvement Association (BAIA) Meeting, Elks Hall
Update on Campus Master Plan and Discussion of Amendment
May 5, 2006 BRA-Master Plan Amendment Scoping Session, BRA, 9th Floor
May 2006 No Task Force Meeting
April 6, 2006 Chestnut Hill Association Meeting, Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill
March 23, 2006 Brighton-Allston Jewish Coalition Meeting, Shaloah House, Brighton
March 28, 2006 Allston-Brighton Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
Meeting canceled by Task Force
February 25, 2006 Community Master Plan Work Shop for Boston and Newton Communities
9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Boston College, Yawkey Center
February 21, 2006 Allston-Brighton Task Force Meeting, Boston College, St. Williams Hall
February 9, 2006 Public Meeting-Update on Campus Master Plan & Discussion of Master Plan Amendment, Boston College, Yawkey Center
February 8, 2006 Public Meeting- Update on Campus Master Plan & Discussion of Master Plan Amendment, Boston College, Yawkey Center
January 24, 2006 Allston-Brighton Task Force Meeting, Boston College, 21 Campanella Way
Update on long-range plan & discussion of Master Plan Amendment, 21 Campanella Way, 5th Floor

- 2005 -

December 2005 No Task Force Meeting
November 15, 2005 Allston-Brighton Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
Task Force Only Meeting
October 18, 2005 Allston-Brighton Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
Presentation by Executive Vice President Pat Keating on BC Strategic Plan and discussion
September 20, 2005 Allston-Brighton Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
Introduction of Sasaki Team and discussion of scope & process of long-range campus master plan
August 2005 Individual Meetings with Councilor Jerry McDermott, Senator Stephen
Tolman, Representative Kevin Honan and Representative Michael Moran Announced selection of Sasaki and discussion of process and schedule
August 11, 2005 Meeting with Michael Kruse, Planning Director, City of Newton
Announced selection of Sasaki as Campus Master Planning firm, discussion of process and schedule. Newton City Hall, Planning Department
August 5, 2005 Meeting with BRA and Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services
Overview of Strategic Plan, Discuss Scope of Campus Plan & Tour Campus, Boston College, Yawkey Center
July 2005 Sasaki begins work on long-range campus plan, existing conditions, meetings with various BC constituency groups.
June 30, 2005 Meeting with Boston Redevelopment Authority, BRA, 9th Floor
Discuss selection of Sasaki & proposed schedule for long-range campus plan
June 21, 2005 Allston-Brighton Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
Announced selection of Sasaki as Campus Master Planning firm
April 19, 2005 Allston-Brighton Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
March 15, 2005 Allston-Brighton Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
Canceled due to elections
February 15, 2005 Allston-Brighton Task Force Only Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center

- 2004 -

November 16, 2004 Allston-Brighton Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
October 19, 2004 Allston-Brighton Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
September 21, 2004 Allston-Brighton Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
August 17, 2004 Allston-Brighton Task Force Only Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
Worked on position letter to Boston College
July 20, 2004 Allston-Brighton Task Force Only Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
Worked on position letter to Boston College
June 8, 2004 Meeting with Boston College Employees who are Allston-Brighton
Residents, Walsh Hall Dining Facility
June 5, 2004 Allston-Brighton Task Force Only Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
Worked on position letter to Boston College
May 18, 2004 Allston-Brighton Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center
May 12, 2004 Neighborhood/Abutter Meetings-Following Brighton Campus Purchase
Boston College, Vanderslice Hall, First Floor Meeting Room
May 10, 2004 Neighborhood/Abutter Meetings-Following Brighton Campus Purchase
Boston College, Vanderslice Hall, First Floor Meeting Room
May 6, 2004 Neighborhood/Abutter Meetings-Following Brighton Campus Purchase
Boston College, Vanderslice Hall, First Floor Meeting Room
May 5, 2004 Neighborhood/Abutter Meetings-Following Brighton Campus Purchase
Boston College, Vanderslice Hall, First Floor Meeting Room
April 20, 2004 Allston-Brighton Task Force Meeting, Brighton Marine Health Center