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Zoning Board of Appeal Hearing

The board will hold a hearing on July 31, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.

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:

    July 10, 2018

  2. EXTENSIONS: 9:30 a.m.

    Case: BZC-32535 Address: 23 Upton Street, Ward 3, Applicant: Richard Campana

     

    Case: BOA-447559 Address: 117 St Botolph Street, Ward 4, Applicant: Tanya Capaldo

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

    Case: BOA-615910, Address: 55 West Fifth Street, Ward 6, Applicant: Marc La Casse, Esq

  4. GCOD: 9:30 a.m.

    Case: BOA-840590  Address:  142 Hemenway Street , Ward 4 Applicant: Mike Shearns

    Article(s): 32(32-4)

    Purpose: Amend Permit# ALT583918 Demo Facade from 4th Floor down to foundation, install new foundation wall and reconstruct masonry facade up to 5th Floor. Work will effect Floor 4, 3, 2, 1 and basement in additional to the originally permitted 5th Floor and Roof Scope. This is one of four buildings. All work indicated on these drawings. Also see A820666/144, A820667/146, A820670/148.

     

    Case: BOA-840593  Address:  144 Hemenway Street , Ward 4 Applicant: Mike Shearns

    Article(s): 32(32-4)

    Purpose: Amend Permit# ALT592376 Demo Facade from 4th Floor down to foundation, install new foundation wall and reconstruct masonry facade up to 5th Floor. Work will effect Floor 4, 3, 2, 1 and basement in additional to the originally permitted 5th Floor and Roof Scope. Bldg is currently unoccupied.see A820665/142 for drawings also see A820667/146 , A820670/148

     

    Case: BOA-840594  Address:  146 Hemenway Street , Ward 4 Applicant: Mike Shearns

    Article(s): 32(32-4)

    Purpose: Amend Permit# ALT592377 Demo Facade from 4th Floor down to foundation, install new foundation wall and reconstruct masonry facade up to 5th Floor. Work will effect Floor 4, 3, 2, 1 and basement in additional to the originally permitted 5th Floor and Roof Scope. Bldg is currently unoccupied. See A820665 for drawings, also see A820666/144, A820670/148

     

    Case: BOA-840595  Address:  148 Hemenway Street , Ward 4 Applicant: Mike Shearns

    Article(s): 32(32-4)

     Purpose: Amend Permit# ALT 592378 Demo Facade from 4th Floor down to foundation, install new foundation wall and reconstruct masonry facade up to 5th Floor. Work will effect Floor 4, 3, 2, 1 and basement in additional to the originally permitted 5th Floor and Roof Scope. Bldg is currently unoccupied. See A820665 142 for drawings ,also see A820666/144, A820667/146.

     

    Case: BOA-842198  Address:  142 Beacon Street , Ward 5 Applicant: Beacon Mainsail 4, LLC

    Article(s): 32(32-6)

     Purpose: Change Occupancy from a Six Family Dwelling to a Three Family Dwelling.  Total gut and renovation with a new garage addition and bedroom and breakfast room addition addition.

     

    Case: BOA-838415  Address:  212 Commonwealth Avenue , Ward 5 Applicant: Joseph Holland

    Article(s): 32(32-4)

     Purpose: Change of occupancy from 8 units to 2 units. Full gut remodel with penthouse addition and rear 1 story addition. Propose three (3) off-street parking.

  5. HEARINGS: 9:30 a.m.

    Case: BOA-765159  Address: 139 Walter Street   , Ward 20 Applicant: Nora Duclos

    Article(s): 69(69-9) 69(69-9) 69(69-9) 69(69-9) 69(69-9) 69(69-9) 69(69-29.5)

    69(69-29)

    Purpose: Construct new 2-family town house dwelling per plans

     

    Case: BOA-846653 Address: 162 Highland Street, Ward 11, Applicant: Evan Smith

    Article(s): 50(50-29)

    Purpose: Split Existing Parcel ID# 1100170000 into two lots as shown on plans.. Construct new single family on parcel with street frontage to be called 162 Highland. Other parcel to stay with current owner at 164 Highland Street.

     

    Case: BOA-814670  Address: 174R Grampian Way  , Ward 13 Applicant: Patrick Mahoney

    Article(s): 09(9-1) 65(65-9; Floor Area Ration Excessive; Side Yard Insufficient; Rear Yard Insufficient)

     Purpose: Construct new side dormer addition and extend living space. Full interior renovation.

     

    Case: BOA-840529  Address: 135 William T Morrissey BLVD   , Ward 13 Applicant: 135 Morrissey Owner, LLC

    Article(s): 25(25-5) 29(29-8) 65(65-15) 65(65-15) 65(65-15) 65(65-15) 65(65-15) 65(65-15) 65(65-15) 65(65-15) 65(65-15) 65(65-15) 65(65-15) 65(65-15) 65(65-15) 65(65-15) 65(65-15) 65(65-15) 65(65-15) 65(65-15)

     Purpose: Renovation of the former 4 story Boston Globe building . Renovation will result in a code compliant, " Tenant Fit-out ready" (Mixed use) space. Projects also includes improvement to the existing outdoor parking and land escape. change occupancy from newspaper publishing, printing, shipping, storage and wireless communication facility to office, agency or professional office, research or development, product development or prototype manufacturing, laboratory, light manufacturing, restaurant, bar, bar with live entertainment, bakery, general retail business, local retail business, bank, automatic teller machine, fitness center or gymnasium, day care center, art gallery, art use, public assembly, conference center, arts studios, production studios, professional school, college or university, trade school, adult education center, community center, caterer’s establishment, body art establishment, carpenters shop, machine shop, photographer’s studio, parking lot, wholesale business, and wireless communication facility.

     

    Case: BOA-811438  Address: 271-273 Hancock Street  , Ward 15 Applicant: Harold Raymond

    Article(s): 65(65-8) 65(65-9) 65(65-9) 65(65-9) 65(65-9) 65(65-9) 65(65-9)  65(65-41) 

    Purpose: Change of Occupancy from a Two Family Dwelling to a Four Family Dwelling.  Remodel entire Building according to Engineered Plans.  Construct a new Dormer / 4th Level onto existing Building. Building to be fully Sprinklered.

     

    Case: BOA-768194  Address: 25 Richfield Street  , Ward 15 Applicant: Russell Forsbery

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

    Purpose: Demolish existing dwelling and erect new three family dwelling. All work as per plans provided.

     

    Case: BOA-793903  Address: 24 Arcadi Park   , Ward 15 Applicant: Patrick Mahoney

    Article(s): 09(9-1) 65(65-9) 65(65-9) 65(65-9) 65(65-9)

    Purpose: Build addition to the existing 3 family building. Consolidate lots per the plans. Combine parcel ID 1501557000 and Parcel ID 1501556000. Add off street parking for four cars.

     

    Case: BOA-827471  Address: 23 Lincoln Street  , Ward 16 Applicant: Anthony Hines

    Article(s): 65(65-8)

    Purpose: Storing camper/bus in driveway 24 ft X 8 ft.

     

    Case: BOA-827166  Address: 466-476 River Street  , Ward 18 Applicant: Julie Creamer

    Article(s): 60(60-16) 60(60-16) 60(60-16) 60(60-16) 60(60-17)

     Purpose: Mattapan Station Redevelopment - New Construction of a 6 story, Mixed-Use Building.  On the Ground Level there will be a 10,000 sq ft Retail / Commercial space, Amenity spaces (Fitness Center, Package Room, Rental Office), Residential Use, and a Community Room.  On the Upper Floors will be all Residential Uses with Amenity Laundry Room.  There will be an Accessory Parking Garage located beneath Building, and a surface Parking Lot to be operated by the MBTA for Commuter Parking. 

     

    Case: BOA-835790  Address: 57 Hemman Street  , Ward 18 Applicant: Scott Johnson

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

    Purpose: To be filed in conjunction with ERT803437-59 Hemman Street, two buildings on one lot. No work to be done on this permit.

     

    Case: BOA-821722  Address: 59 Hemman Street  , Ward 18 Applicant: Scott Johnson

    Article(s): 67(67-8) 67(67-9) 67(67-9) 67(67-9) 67(67-9) 67(67-9) 67(67-33)

     Purpose: Refile abandoned ERT617609 reviewed by FD. Erect a new 2 family on same lot as existing 3 family. Permit set to be submitted upon ZBA approval. ERT617609- (7/27/16)

     

    Case: BOA-833201  Address: 97 Brown Avenue   , Ward  19 Applicant: Gary Dellapaolera

    Article(s): 9(9-1)

     Purpose: Framing rear decks framing and finish. Install sill sealer, install sill plates, install 2x6 exterior walls, install headers, install posts, install LVL Beams, install clips, hangers and connectors for out work, install rough framing interior stairs, install interior partitions, install subfloor infills, install window framing, install windows, install Exterior doors, install dormer framing (@) , install roof framing per plans structural. *Full gut rehab of three family with new decks, stair egress and dormers per plan submitted (COSTS LOW)

     

    Case: BOA-832054  Address: 870 South Street  , Ward  20 Applicant: Michael J. Himes

    Article(s): 67(67-9.1) 67(67-9.1) 69(69-29) 69(69-8)

    Purpose: Change of occupancy from two family to three family some construction work elec, plmbg work to be performed.

     

    Case: BOA-812982  Address: 1735 Centre Street  , Ward 20  Applicant: Albert Zouranjian

    Article(s): 56(56-39)

    Purpose: Increase Capacity from 49 to 99 persons Himalayan Bistro.

     

    Case: BOA-843477  Address:  1550 Soldiers Field Road , Ward 22 Applicant: Dinosaur 1550 LLC

    Article(s): 51(51-16) 51(51-17) (51-17) (51-17) 29(29-4)

    Purpose: Erect new 211-unit Multi-Family Building. Propose 149 parking spaces with stackers in garage.

     

    Case: BOA-843479  Address: 21 Soldiers Field Place  , Ward 22 Applicant: Dinosaur 1550 LLC

    Article(s): 51(51-16) 51(51-17) 51(51-17) 51(51-17) 29(29-4)

    Purpose: Erect new 38-Unit Multi-Family Building. Propose 27 parking spaces with stackers garage.

     

     

     

    Case: BOA-849737  Address: 37 Cedar Grove Street  , Ward  16 Applicant: Stacie McCarthy

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

    Purpose: Add new third floor, replace deck, renovated existing 2nd floor.

  6. HEARINGS: 10:30 a.m.

    Case: BOA-735387  Address: 152-154 Liverpool Street  , Ward 1 Applicant: Liverpool One-Fifty Two, LLC

    Article(s): 25(25-5) 53(53-12) 53(53-12) 53(53-12) 53(53-12) 53(53-56) 53(53-56)

    Purpose: Erect a mixed-use building with 25 residential units and 1 retail space with parking for 9 vehicles.

     

    Case: BOA-810158  Address: 25 Everett Street  , Ward 1 Applicant: William Moriarty

    Article(s): 10(10-1) 53(53-8) 53(53-9) 53(53-9) 53(53-9) 53(53-9) 53(53-9) 53(53-9)

    53(53-57.2) 53(53-56.5(a)) 53(53-56) 53(53-54)

    Purpose: Demolish existing single family home at 25 Everett St and garage in rear at 3 Emmet Pl - Combine front lot with rear lot to create one lot and build a 4 story 8 residential unit building with 6 two bedroom units and 2 one bedroom units. *Single family to be razed on a separate permit.

     

    Case: BOA-814494  Address: 4 Union Park   , Ward  3 Applicant: Jeffrey Klug

    Article(s): 64(64-9)

    Purpose: Extend Garage.

     

    Case: BOA-829196  Address: 37 Merrimac Street  , Ward 3  Applicant: David Sokol

    Article(s): 6(6-3)

    Purpose: Parking for 75 vehicles extend the provisio.

     

    Case: BOA-828697  Address: 1-1A State Street  , Ward 3 Applicant: Matthew Love

    Article(s): 06(6-4) 

    Purpose: Remove Proviso for takeout from previous owner and change to new owner’s name. Work to include replacement of some kitchen equipment, new finishes, and minor reconfiguration of spaces.

     

    Case: BOA-785907  Address: 193 West Brookline Street  , Ward 4 Applicant: West Brookline Street Realty Trust

    Article(s): 64(64-9)

    Purpose: Amendment to ALT719986.  New masonry opening and window at garden level New rear bay addition on second and third floors New roof deck.

     

    Case: BOA#785909  Address: 193 West Brookline Street  , Ward 4 Applicant: West Brookline Street Realty Trust

    Purpose: Amendment to ALT719986.  New masonry opening and window at garden level New rear bay addition on second and third floors New roof deck. SECTION: 780CMR, 8th Edition 1009.13.  Roof Access –Access to occupied roof of buildings four stories or more shall be through a penthouse

     

    Case: BOA-808923  Address:  28 Claremont Park , Ward 4 Applicant: Mike Parini

    Article(s): 64(64-9)

    Purpose: Add new steel balcony to rear of existing first floor single family home.

     

    Case: BOA-835066  Address: 53 Marlborough Street  , Ward 5 Applicant: Chris Stern McCafferty

    Article(s): 20(20-1)

    Purpose: Remove existing exterior wood staircase in courtyard. Remove existing concrete slab in courtyard. Construct new wood staircase to match existing. Construct new wood platform and fence to match existing fences.

     

    Case: BOA-837426  Address: 4 Joy Street  , Ward 5 Applicant: Joe Holland

    Article(s): 15(15-1)

    Purpose: Add third floor at existing rear ell, replace floor between 4th and 5th floors, add second dormer at roof. Cost of work included in amendment application reflected in permit fee paid on ALT784443.

     

    Case: BOA-827054  Address: 623-625 Dorchester Avenue  , Ward 7 Applicant: Michael Welsh

    Article(s): 14(14-2) 15(15-1) 17(17-1) 23(23-1) 16(16-1)

    Purpose: Change occupancy from one family dwelling and store (LF 2765/2000) to two-family dwelling. This is an existing condition. Current owner purchased the property on 12/5/2014 and it was used as a two-family dwelling in its current configuration at that time and has remained the same since.

     

    Case: BOA-830943  Address: 1596 Columbia Road  , Ward 7  Applicant: Paul & Marybeth Finn

    Article(s): 29(29-4) 68(68-29) 68(68-8) 68(68-33)

    Purpose: Renovate existing 3 family house, extend living space into basement and add a new roof deck as per plans. Construction set to be submitted upon ZBA approval.

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

    Case: BOA-820986, Address: 217 Commonwealth Avenue  , Ward 5 Applicant: Patrick Mahoney

    Article(s): 9(9-1) 13(13-13-1: Excessive floor area ratio, Insufficient side yard & Insufficient rear yard) 32(32-4) Purpose: Application to renovate existing private club; proposed renovation is exclusively for private use for its members.

     

    Case: BOA-819529 Address: 48-62 Brookline Avenue  , Ward 5 Applicant: City Wide Contracting LLC

    Article(s): 32(32-4)

    Purpose: Build out Retail store with new entryway at street level.

     

     

     

     

    Case: BOA-823392 Address: 87 Bolton Street, Ward 6 Applicant: Dorglas Stefanov

    Article(s): 27S(27S-5S) 68(68-8: Lot width requirement: insufficient, Lot frontage requirement: insufficient, Front yard requirement: insufficient & Rear yard requirement: insufficient) 68(68-33)

    Purpose: Erect new 3-story single-family residence with garage parking.

     

    Case: BOA-837308, Address: 131hf West Third Stteet  Ward: 6 , Applicant: Neil Gulden

    Article(s): 57(57-22) 57(57-9: Height requirement is excessive & Required side yard setback is insufficient)

    Purpose: Amendment to issue permit ALT646208 reviewed and approved by MJ to provide for a Roof Deck as approved by ZBA and BPDA. Cost reflected on issued permit ALT646208.

     

    Case: BOA-824614 Address: 1400 Columbia Road, Ward  7 Applicant: Dorgan Realty Trust

    Article(s): 27S(27S-5) 68(68-8) 68(68-29) 68(68-34.2) 29(29-4)

    Purpose: Demolish existing structure. Erect new four (4) residential unit building with seven (7) parking garage spaces, exterior balconies, and roof decks.

     

    Case: BOA-765176 Address: 76-80 Neponset Avenue   , Ward 16 Applicant: Patrick Mahoney

    Article(s): 09(9-1)Reconstruction/Extenion of Nonconfroming Bldg 65(65-9) Dimensional Regualtions 65(65-39)Screening & Buffering Req  65(65-9) 65(65-9) 65(65-9) 65(65-9) 65(65-9) 65(65-9)

    Purpose: Proposed addition to existing warehouse as per plans. Construction set to be submitted upon ZBA approval. See ALTs, alt734188 and alt734197 to combine 4 parcels 1600356000 (86 and 90 Neponset Avenue, 2 houses and garage), 1600328000, 1600358000 (78-80 Neponset Ave, warehouse), and 1600357000 for a total of 51,124 +-sf. Then re-subdivide into 2 lots, one to be 44,923 +- sf for 76-80 Neponset Ave. and the other to be 6201 +- sf for 90 Neponset Ave. Existing house and garage at 86 Neponset Ave to be razed for the proposed warehouse addition.

     

    Case: BOA-765173 Address: 90 Neponset Avenue  , Ward 16 Applicant: Patrick Mahoney

    Article(s): 09(9-1)Reconstruction/Extenion of Nonconfroming Bldg 65(65-9) Dimensional Regulations 65(65-39)Screening & Buffering Req 65(65-41)Off-Street Parking & Loading Req.

    Purpose: Combine 4 parcels 1600356000 (86 and 90 Neponset Ave, 2 houses and garage), 1600328000, 1600358000 (78-80 Neponset Avenue, Warehouse) and 1600357000 for a total of 51124+- sf. Then re-subdivide in 2 lots, one to 44,923+- sf for 78-80 Neponset warehouse and other to be 6201+-sf for 90 Neponset Avenue. See alt734188 to combine/subdivide and alt for the proposed warehouse addition. also See ALT734632 (Addition)

     

    Case: BOA-833400, Address: 23-25 Chestnut Square  Ward: 19 , Applicant: Wim Dekok

    Article(s): 10(10-1) 55(55-40) 55(55-8)

    Purpose: Off-Street Parking for 1 Car to be used by 19 - 21 Chestnut Square.

  8. RECOMMENDATIONS:

    Case: BOA-831277, Address: 235 Main Street  Ward: 2 , Applicant: Martha McLoughlin

    Article(s): 9(9-1)

    Purpose: Finish existing basement, Add new basement bulked door, install 1st floor sliding door in place of kitchen window. Modify rear deck.

     

    Case: BOA-836113, Address: 40 Sullivan Street  Ward: 2  , Applicant: Sean McCabe

    Article(s): 62(62-8)

    Purpose: Extend living space to existing single-family dwelling. Excavate basement to insulate slab and new ceiling height. Add new French door and bathroom. ZBA.

     

    Case: BOA-835354, Address: 1 Nashua Street  Ward: 3 , Applicant: Swissbakers, Inc

    Article(s): 39(39-12)

    Purpose: Change of occupancy to add Bakery with take out to existing occupancy in existing tenant space. Bakery consists of new bathroom, Kitchen area, and Cookline, and sitting area.

     

    Case: BOA-843335, Address: 42 Chestnut Street  Ward: 5 , Applicant: Katherine O'Keeffe

    Article(s): 10(10-1)

    Purpose: Parking for 2 vehicles.

     

    Case: BOA-822182, Address: 300-300C Centre Street  Ward:  10, Applicant: Golden Rice Bowl, Inc

    Article(s): 6(6-4)

    Purpose: Remove the proviso "Take-out use granted to this petitioner only Hartalambos Kosmidis & Young Kong Restaurant, for this use only" to reflect the change of ownership from Lidan Pan to Golden Rice Bowl, Inc. (Change of owner only, no work).

     

    Case: BOA-843578, Address: 128-136 South Street   Ward: 11 , Applicant: JFR Fernandez, Inc

    Article(s): 55(55-16: Take out restaurant forbidden & Liquor store conditional) 

    Purpose: Re-Inforce Column and Install new floors. Repoint Brick, Change occupancy to retail store with liquor sales and take out restaurant.

     

    Case: BOA-833370, Address: 112-120 Savin Hill Avenue   Ward: 13 , Applicant: Savin Hill Properties LLC

    Article(s): 65(65-15)

    Purpose: Change Occupancy from Restaurant, 14 Residential Units, Commercial Space, to Restaurant, 14 Residential Units, and Restaurant.

     

    Case: BOA-824726, Address: 41 Glide Street  Ward: 16 , Applicant: Patrick Keady

    Article(s): 65(65-9)

    Purpose: Adding family room and bathroom to back of existing home.

     

    Case: BOA-828722, Address: 3 Pond Street  Ward: 3 , Applicant: Luis Acosta

    Article(s): 9(9-1)

    Purpose: Above ground swimming pool.

     

    Case: BOA-821198, Address: 25 Alaric Street  Ward: 20 , Applicant: Michael Napier

    Article(s): 56(56-8)

    Purpose: Install shed dormer.

     

    Case: BOA-822096, Address: 3 Mendum Street  Ward: 20 , Applicant: Jeffrey Dugan

    Article(s): 67(67-32)

    Purpose: Proposed one (1) off-street parking.

     

    Case: BOA-830909, Address:  61 Newburg Street Ward: 20 , Applicant: Charles Doherty

    Article(s): 67(67-9: Side yard insufficient & Rear yard insufficient)

    Purpose: Build new rear deck and egress stair.