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Board of appeal hearings

Canceled: In light of the impending blizzard and the unavailability of some of the Board members, the Zoning Board of Appeal hearing scheduled for tomorrow, March 14, 2017, is hereby canceled. All of these matters will be rescheduled for April 25, 2017.

The Boston Zoning Code has information on the Articles and definitions of terms in this agenda.

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. APPROVAL OF HEARING MINUTES:

    February 28, 2017

  2. EXTENSION 9:30a.m.

    Case: BOA-448640, Address: 4 Norfolk Terrace, Ward 17  Applicant: Gail Latimore, Executive Director

     

    Case: BOA-448637, Address: 5-5A Norfolk Terrace, Ward 17 Applicant: Gail Latimore, Executive Director

     

    Case: BOA-448639, Address: 6 Norfolk Terrace, Ward 17 Applicant: Gail Latimore, Executive Director

     

    Case: BOA-448638, Address: 207  Norfolk Terrace, Ward 17 Applicant: Gail Latimore, Executive Director

    Case: BOA-415116, Address: 137-141 Hyde Park Avenue, Ward 19 Applicant: Urbanica

     

    Case: BOA-415015,  Address: 133-135 Hyde Park Avenue, Ward 19 Applicant: Urbanica

     

    Case: BOA-415113, Address: 127-131 Hyde Park Avenue,  Ward 19 Applicant: Urbanica

     

    Case: BOA-415012, Address: 119-125 Hyde Park Avenue,  Ward 19  Applicant: Urbanica

     

    Case: BOA-415047, Address: 93-95 Hyde Park Avenue,  Ward 19 Applicant: Urbanica

     

    Case: BZC-33486, Address: 312 Spring Street Ward 20, Applicant: Michael Philbin

     

    Case: BOA-432644, Address: 246-248 Dorchester Avenue  Ward 6 Applicant: Evergreen Property Group

     

    Case: BOA38029, Address: 123 Crawford Street  Ward 12 Applicant: 123 Crawford Street Inc

  3. BOARD FINAL ARBITER 9:30a.m.

    Case: ALT83580, Address: 150 West Fourth Street, Ward 6, Applicant: Doug Reed

     

    Case: BOA-644283, Address: 13 Isabella Street,  Ward 5 Applicant: Monte French

     

    Case: BZC-32012,  Address: 3 Brigham Street, Ward 1 Applicant: Patricia McSherry

  4. BUILDING CODE: 9:30a.m.

    Case: BOA-#665878, Address: 7-9 Park Street  Ward: 3, Applicant: Union Club of Boston, Inc

    Purpose: Repair the front entry steps to 8 Park Street, Boston, MA. Section 780CMR, 8th Edition Ch 32 Section 320.2.1 Encroaches into public way is > 12".

  5. HEARINGS: 9:30 a.m

    Case: BOA-650553, Address: 99 Lexington Street Ward: 1 , Applicant: Mai Phung

    Article(s): 53(53-8) 53(53-9) 53(53-52) 53(53-56)

    Purpose: Proposed to change occupancy from one family to 2 family (as per plans).

     

    Case: BOA-662224,  Address: 191 Condor Street  Ward: 1 , Applicant: Joe Hassell

    Article(s): 53(53-9) 53(53-8) 53(53-54) 53(53-56) 53(53-57.3)

    Purpose: Construct new 9 unit residential building with 11 parking spaces.

     

    Case: BOA-662222, Address: 211 Condor Street  Ward: 1 , Applicant: Joe Hassell

    Article(s): 53(53-54) 53(53-56) 53(53-9) 52(52-8)

    Purpose: Build new 14 unit building with parking spaces.

     

    Case: BOA-676735 Address: 400-408 Tremont Street  Ward: 5 , Applicant: Chang Xin Global Creations

    Article(s): 64(64-8)

    Purpose: Change occupancy from Pet Care to Restaurant and outdoor seating for 44 patrons.

     

    Case: BOA-674105 Address: 543 East Third Street Ward: 6 , Applicant: Timothy Johnson

    Article(s): 57(57-9) 59(59-37)

    Purpose: Erect new 3-story, 2 Family dwelling over open parking w/roof deck as per plans submitted.

     

    Case: BOA-668412  Address: 194 K Street  Ward: 6, Applicant: Timothy Johnson

    Article(s): 14(14-14-1) 14(14-14-2) 14(14-14-3) 14(14-4) 15(15-1) 17(17-1) 20(20-1)

    Purpose: Demolish existing 1-story garage and erect new 4-story, 3-Family dwelling w/garage, rear and roof decks as per plans submitted.

     

    Case: BOA-673812 Address: 117 H Street Ward: 7, Applicant: Daniel Walsh

    Article(s): 2(2-R202)

    Purpose: Finish basement using Owens Corning Basement Finishing system, 288 sf+/-, 2x2 drop ceiling finish Height 6'9", room to be used as a family room.

     

    Case: BOA-#673813 Address: 117 H Street  Ward: 7, Applicant: Daniel Walsh

    Purpose: Finish basement using Owens Corning basement Finishing system, 288+/-, 2x2' drop ceiling finish height 6'9", room to be used as a family room. Ch. 2 Sec. R202 1 & 2 Family/Definitions IRC-CH2-Sec-2-202. A dwelling unit is an independent and complete facility for living, bathing, cooking, and sleeping. (Note that The proposed unit 1 space in the basement provides access to unit 2 utility equipment violates the independency of unit 1).

     

    Case: BOA-652703 Address: 86 Old Harbor Street  Ward: 7 , Applicant: Patrick Mahoney

    Article(s): 10(10-1)

    Purpose: Construct curb cut and driveway for residential parking for 2 vehicles for detached single family home.

     

    Case: BOA-598705 Address: 420 East Fifth Street Ward: 7 , Applicant: Alex Lanstein

    Article(s): 15(15-1) 17(17-1) 23(23-1) 23(23-9) 14(14-1)

    Purpose: Raze existing garage. Erect a new 3-story, Two (2) Family Dwelling with Off-street parking located in front yard.

  6. HEARINGS: 10:30 a.m.

    Case: BOA-555340, Address: 178 Thornton Street , Ward: 11 , Applicant: Timothy Johnson

    Article(s): 50(50-28) 50(50-29) 50(50-44)

    Purpose: Erect new 3-story, 7-Unit residential building w/8 car garage, exterior balconies and decks on a vacant parcel as per plans submitted.

     

    Case: BOA-672571, Address: 25 Amory Street , Ward: 11, Applicant: Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corp.

    Article(s): 55(55-16) 55(55-17)

    Purpose: New Construction - 44 Unit Affordable Housing - Jackson Square Master Plan (Building M).

     

    Case: BOA-664763, Address: 8 Clifford Street , Ward: 12, Applicant: Joseph Feaster

    Article(s): 50(50-29)

    Purpose: 280-290 Warren Street - Construct a 5 story Mixed-Use Commercial/Residential building of approx.. 84,779 sq. ft. There will be 74 Underground Parking Spaces on 32,000 sq ft. lot. Occupancy to be 51 Residential Units and Offices.

     

    Case: BOA-664762, Address: 1 Waverly Street , Ward: 12, Applicant: Joseph Feaster

    Article(s): 50(50-29)

    Purpose: 280-290 Warren Street - Construct a Mixed-Use Commercial/Residential building of approx.. 56,000 sq. ft. including 28 Underground Parking spaces on a 38,000 sq. ft. lot. Occupancy to be restaurant, Coffee shop & 44 Residential Units with Underground Parking Garage .

     

    Case: BOA-673584, Address: 244R Savin Hill Avenue , Ward: 13 , Applicant: Romas Slezas

    City Hall, upon the appeal of Romas Slezas seeking with reference to the premises at 244R Savin Hill Ave, Ward 13 for the terms of the Boston Zoning Code (see Acts of 1956, c. 665) in the following respect: Variance Article(s): 65(65-9) 65(65-42) 65(65-41) Purpose: Confirm occupancy of an existing carriage house in the rear of an existing two family dwelling And then change it to a one family dwelling. All on the same lot. Plans refiled with revisions. *See previously filed ALT441473 with BOA zoning approval BOA447842.

     

    Case: BOA-648324, Address: 106 Cushing Avenue, Ward: 13, Applicant: Agilio Monteiro

    Article(s): 65(65-9)

    Purpose: Extend first floor living space in to the basement. New walls, new finished floors, new ceilings, new bathroom, new electrical and plumbing.

     

    Case: BOA-676263, Address: 78 Callender Street, Ward: 14, Applicant: Douglas Wohn

    Article(s): 60(60-9) 60(60-40 (5)

     Purpose: Confirm occupancy as a Three family dwelling, for this is an existing condition for many years and paying Taxes as a three family. Requesting occupancy committee, occupancy in question.

     

    Case: BOA-656043, Address: 34 Dix Street, Ward: 16, Applicant: Douglas George

    Article(s): 65(65-8) 65(65-9)

    Purpose: Erect a new 6 unit residential building with rear parking as per plans. Existing building to be razed under separate permits.

     

    Case: BOA-646728, Address: 26 Walton Street, Ward: 17 , Applicant: Hong Nguyen

    Article(s): 9(9-1)

    Purpose: Off street parking for 2 Cars (parking spaces).

     

    Case: BOA-676306, Address: 118 Arlington Street, Ward: 18, Applicant: John Pulgini

    Article(s): 9(9-1) 69(69-9)

     Purpose: Add approx. 600 sq. ft. to third floor unit, using existing footprint. Amend ALT615679.

     

    Case: BOA-670635, Address:18 Granfield Avenue , Ward: 19 , Applicant: Filomania Falcucci

    Article(s): 67(67-9) 67(67-32)

    Purpose: Raze the existing single family building and erect a new 3-family building.

     

    Case: BOA-670634, Address: 20 Granfield Avenue, Ward: 19, Applicant: Filomania Falcucci

    Article(s): 67(67-9) 67(67-32)

    Purpose: Erect a new 3-Family building on the empty lot.

     

    Case: BOA-630471, Address: 345-349 Washington Street , Ward: 22 , Applicant: Carolyn Conway

    Article(s): 51(51-16)

    Purpose: Change of Occupancy to a restaurant, bar with live entertainment operating after 10:30 p.m., and billiard Parlor on the basement and first floor. Rear addition to accommodate a new elevator service first floor To basement as per plans.

  7. RE-DISCUSSION: 11:30a.m.

    Case: BOA-629564, Address: 105 West Third Street, Ward: 6, Applicant: George Morancy

    Article(s): 57(57-8) 57(57-9)

    Purpose: Combining parcels 0601362000, 0601363000, 0601364000, 0601365000 to make new parcel 5,073 SF in total area. Erect a new 4 story residential building with 9 units and parking in garage for 9.

     

    Case: BOA-639307, Address: 12 Ward Street , Ward: 7, Applicant: Kenneth Morin

    Article(s): 14(14-14-2) 15(15-1) 17(17-1)

    Purpose: Change one family row house to a two family row house. No external work.

     

    Case: BOA-642903, Address: 2597-2601 Washington Street , Ward: 9 , Applicant: Jeffrey Drago

    Article(s): 50(50-43: off street parking & Loading)

    Purpose: This project is to allow vehicular access to 37R-39R Juniper Street over driveway access easement. Please see also ERT549966 and ALT561596.

     

    Case: BOA-642897, Address: 37-39 Juniper Street , Ward: 9, Applicant: Jeffrey Drago

    Article(s): 50(50-29: Dimensional Requirements) 50(50-43: Off street parking & loading) 50(50-44: Dimensional Requirements)

    Purpose: Existing two (2) family dwelling. This will be on of two dwelling on same lot Please see ERT549966

     

    Case: BOA-642893, Address: 37R-39R Juniper Street , Ward: 9 , Applicant: Jeffrey Drago

    Article: 50(50-29) 50(50-43) 50(50-44)

    Purpose: The proposed job is to erect two townhouses.

     

    Case: BOA-642902, Address: 31-35 Juniper Street, Ward: 9, Applicant: Jeffrey Drago

    Article(s): 50(50-43)

    Purpose: This project is to allow vehicular access to 37R-39R Juniper Street over the driveway access easement. Please see also ERT549966 and  ALT561596

     

    Case: BOA-585226, Address: 296 Neponset Avenue, Ward: 16 , Applicant: Mai Phung

    Article(s): 65(65-9)

    Purpose: Proposed to erect an addition at rear of an existing 2 family dwelling structure.

     

    Case: BOA-585221, Address: 11 Lafield Street , Ward: 16 , Applicant: Mai Phung

    Article(s): 65(65-9)

    Purpose: Proposed to renovate an existing basement and convert into additional living space for unit #1. And external rear stair case from second floor to ground level as new second mean of egress for unit # 2 & # 3 (as per plans) ref to alt558870

  8. INTERPRETATION: 12:00Noon

    Case: BOA-672562, Address: 42-43 Beacon Street , Ward: 5, Applicant: Linda Schubert Bodman

    Purpose: The petitioner seeks a determination that the Inspectional Services Department erred in issuing the Certificate of Inspection No. 68847.