This page contains annotated links to relevant documents about the development, its impact of the Wood's ecosystem and the community for your reference.

From the Friends of Allandale Woods

Judge Donovan's Letter to the ZBA (August 2016, pdf copy) An excellent legal summary of the position against the current 64 Allandale proposal by a former Superior Court Justice and Allandale abutter.

FOAW Reference Package (September 2016) A comprehensive collection of documents assembled by the Friends as background on the current 64 Allandale development proposal.

In Praise of Two Developers (September 22, 2016) A recent West Roxbury Bulletin Column by Joe Galeota praising prior developers and opposing the 64 Allandale proposal.

Hopes City can be trusted (September 22, 2016) Letter to Bulletin Editors by Frank O'Brien describing what is at stake in the ZBA review

Allandale Street project a bad idea (Sept. 23, 2016) Letter to JP Gazette by Tony LaCasse questioning the environmental claims of the project

Letter to BPDA from Friends (Nov. 1, 2016, pdf copy) Letter of concern about accelerated process and outstanding issues/questions

Developer's Proposal documents:

Original Submission (June 2015; BRA site) This is the original formal BRA plan submission with site plan, site sections, traffic study and design plans for each unit.
Updated Site plan (April 2016; BRA site) This is the modified site plan as presented at the April 25th BRA Community Meeting
ZBA Updated Submission (Dec. 2016, scan pdf copy) The further modified high level site plan and supporting section views.

Public Letters to the BRA/ZBA from other City Departments and groups:

Boston Parks and Recreation Dept. ( October 2015, pdf copy) The official advisory to the BRA from the City of Boston department that manages the Allandale Woods Urban Wild, expressing the character of the woods, history of conservation easements/covenants, the wetland habitat, water run-off issues and visual impacts.
Sierra Club Massachusetts (April 2016, pdf copy) Letter of concern
Longfellow Area Neighborhood Association (March 2016, .pdf copy) Letter of concern
Trustees of the Reservations (May 2016, .pdf copy) Letter of support to the BCC
Arboretum Park Conservancy (July 2016, .pdf copy) Letter of support to the BC
Boston Conservation Commission (Oct. 2016 .pdf copy) Letter to ZBA requiring all parties to conclude wetlands determination before the ZBA rules on the developer's appeal.

 

Ecological Assessments and Studies:
Mass. Department of Environmental Protection (March 2016, pdf copy) Letter to Wonder Group LLC supporting the prior Boston Conservation Commission's wetlands boundary determination

Other documents of interest: