Eversource is proposing to install a new 115,000 volt transmission line connecting the Everett

substation to the Chelsea substation. As a part of the proposal, Eversource is looking to build a

substatoion in the old MBTA lot, near Eagle Square, East Boston, MA. This would include two

115,000 volt transmission lines installed underground in the center of Condor Street and East

Eagle Street.

Overview

2008

The City of Boston wants Bremen Street property (owned by Eversource) to build the future East

Boston Library.

2010

The City agrees to swap a parcel of land on East Eagle Street along with easements to

Eversource for the Bremen Street parcel, before the public had a right to bid.

Timeline

In September the City asks Eversource “how would substation effect police radio transmissions?”

In October, the City pressures Eversource to build substation on eastern side of East Eagle lot.

2011

Eversource's Orginal Substation Plan

TO DATE, NO COMMUNICATION STUDY HAS BEEN COMPLETED BY EVERSOURCE.

On January 10, 2011, the City of Boston issues a second RFP for a plot of land at 338 East Eagle Street. The RFP is due January 28, 2011.

The City and Eversource draft a purchase and sale agreement on January 25, 2011 for the sale of the easement on the west side of East Eagle Street and for the parcel on the east side, before Eversource responds to the RFP and before the bidding is closed. Eversource responds to the RFP on January 26, 2011.

NEED LIBRARY PROPOSAL TIMELINE HERE

On September 8, 2010, the City of Boston issued a Request For Proposal (RFP) for the right to use an easement on the west side of 338 East Eagle Street. The RFP is due on October 8, 2010.

 On October 7, 2010 Eversource responds to the City's RFP.

Eversource amends their responses to the RFP on November 8, 2010, one month after all responses for the RFP are closed.

The City of Boston approves Eversource as the winning bidder on November 10, 2010

Eversource amends its response to the RFP on February 7, 2011, 10 days after the RFP is closed to bidders. The City of Boston approves Eversource’s amended bid on February 10, 2011. The deeds for both the easement and parcel are recorded with the Registry of Deeds on February 14, 2011.  

 On October 27, 2010 Eversource cannot answer the City's question for information on radio transmission.

 On October 28, 2010  the City once again asked Eversource regarding further information on police radio transmission.

Eversource was already concerned about the community process.

On February 4, the City tells Eversource to remove any language in the RFP regarding permits and payments made to the City.

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