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Zoning Board of Appeal hearing

The board will hold a hearing on January 15, 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:

    December 11, 2018

  2. Extension: 9:30a.m.

     

    Case: BOA-668392 Address: 1A-1B Curtis Street Ward  1  Applicant: Richard Lynds

     

    Case: BOA-450351 Address: 1181-1183 Bennington Street  Ward 1   Applicant: Richard Lynds

     

    Case: BZC-33158 Address: 319-327 Chelsea Street  Ward  1  Applicant: Richard Lynds

     

    Case: BZC-32903 Address: 188 High Street Ward 3   Applicant: Fred Mannix

     

    Case: BOA-266860 Address: 20 Vale Street  Ward  11  Applicant: Alexander Siopy

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

    Case: BOA-824678 Address: 301-303 Corey Street Ward 20   Applicant: Michael Kelly

     

    Case: BOA-463157 Address: 202 Maverick Street Ward 1   Applicant: Michael Welsh, Esq

  4. HEARING: 9:30 a.m.

    Case: BOA-874955 Address: 134 Chelsea Street Ward 1   Applicant: 134 Chelsea RE LLC

    Article(s): 9(9-2) 53(53-8) 53(53-9: Insufficient additional lot area - 1000sf/unit req., Excessive F.A.R. - 1.0 max, Insufficient open space - 900sf/unit req., Insufficient side yard setback - 2.5' min req., Insufficient rear yard setback - 30' min. req., # of allowed stories exceeded - 3 story max & Max allowed height exceeded - 35' max.) 53(53-56) 53(53-52) 53(53-54)

    Purpose: Seeking to change the occupancy from a 2 family & store to a four-family dwelling and renovate the building including a rear addition, a fourth-story addition the installation of a fire protection system.

     

    Case: BOA-862270 Address: 66 Lubec Street  Ward 1   Applicant: 64 Lubec Street, LLC

    Article(s): 53(53-9: Lot area for the add'l dwelling units is insufficient, Lot width minimum requirement is insufficient, Lot frontage minimum requirement is insufficient, Floor area ratio is excessive, Minimum height requirement is excessive (stories), Maximum height requirement is excessive (ft), Usable open space is insufficient, Side yard setback is insufficient, Rear yard setback is insufficient & Front yard setback is insufficient) 53(53-56)

    Purpose: Erect 6 unit residential dwelling with parking for 3 vehicles.

     

    Case: BOA-873826 Address: 100 Saint Andrew Road  Ward   1 Applicant: Cesar Dasilva

    Article(s): 53(53-52)

    Purpose: Dormer addition and interior renovation.

     

    Case: BOA-878715 Address: 631 Saratoga Street WardApplicant: Labrador Real Estate

    Article(s): 53(53-8) 53(53-9: Lot width insufficient, Lot frontage insufficient, Floor area ratio excessive, Bldg height excessive (stories), Front yard insufficient, Side yard insufficient & Rear yard insufficient) 53(53-56)

    Purpose: Seeking to demolish the existing structure and erect a three-story building with four residential units.

     

    Case: BOA-859195 Address: 79 White Street Ward  1  Applicant: First White, LLC

    Article(s): 53(53-9: Excessive F.A.R., # of allowed stories exceeded (2.5 max), Insufficient open space per unit (350 sf/unit) & Insufficient rear yard setback) 53(53-52)

    Purpose: Confirm occupancy as a single family and Change occupancy from a one to a two family dwelling, renovate and erect addition.

     

    Case: BOA-859194  Address: 81 White Street Ward  1  Applicant: First White, LLC

    Article(s): 53(53-52) 53(53-9: Excessive F.A.R. (.8), Insufficient open space per unit (350sf/unit req.) & # of allowed stories exceeded (2.5 max.)) 53(53-56)

    Purpose: Confirm occupancy as single family and Change occupancy from a one to a two family dwelling, renovate and erect addition.

     

     

     

    Case: BOA-868442 Address: 94 Bunker Hill Street Ward 2   Applicant: Geovani Pereira

    Article(s): 62(62-8: Floor area ratio excessive & Rear yard insufficient)

    Purpose: Build new addition on back of the building as plans remodel existing 3 family house with 3 new kitchens, new bathroom, update electric and plumbing per code, install new sprinkler and new fire alarm.

     

    Case: BOA-898248 Address: 13 Mystic Street Ward  2  Applicant: Matthew McCarthy

    Article(s): 63(63-20) 62(62-8: Excessive F.A.R. & Insufficient rear yard setback)

    Purpose: Confirm Occupancy as a Two Family dwelling; full gut Rehab in accordance with plans. New addition, expand living space in basement to include new exterior decks. Note: Demo permit paid on SF851106.

     

    Case: BOA-857369 Address: 268-274 Friend Street Ward 3   Applicant: Rebecca Ruttenberg

    Article(s): 46(46-9)

    Purpose: Change of Occupancy from a Convenience Store to a Cannabis Establishment. Modify the existing layout and conditions of the interior of the Building in Basement and on Floors 1 & 2. *Project submission in anticipation of rejection notice and subsequent ZBA hearing.*

     

    Case: BOA-885415 Address: 19 Union Park Ward  3  Applicant: Seth Koeppel

    Article(s): 64(64-9)

    Purpose: Move kitchen from 1st floor of unit to second floor of unit. Fill in two story, "open to below" area at second floor. Install a glass doors across back of unit and add a rear deck.

     

    Case: BOA-851624 Address: 30 Claremont Park Ward  4  Applicant: Charles Irving

    Article(s): 64(64-9.4) 64(64-9)

    Purpose: Creation of deck on top of existing garage. Creation of walkway from deck of house and lowering existing window opening to create doorway to walkway.

     

    Case: BOA-862161 Address: 613-613A Tremont Street Ward  4  Applicant: Eben Kunz

    Article(s): 64(64-9.4)

    Purpose: Construct rear deck off 4th floor.

     

    Case: BOA-893699 Address: 881 East Fourth Street Ward  6  Applicant: George Morancy

    Article(s): 68(68-33: Location. The off-street parking facilities shall be provided on the same lot as the main use to which they are accessory & Design. Insufficient vehicle access. Driveway is less than 10'-0" wide) 68(68-8)

    Purpose: Create four accessory residential off-street parking spaces in the rear yard of 881 East Fourth Street, to be accessed via common driveway shared with 883 East Fourth Street (U49865832) pursuant to an easement to be recorded upon permit issuance.

     

    Case: BOA-893700 Address: 883 East Fourth Street Ward  6  Applicant: George Morancy

    Article(s): 68(68-33: Location. The off-street parking facilities shall be provided on the same lot as the main use to which they are accessory & Design. Insufficient vehicle access. Driveway is less than 10'-0" wide) 68(68-8)

    Purpose: Create four accessory residential off-street parking spaces in the rear yard of 883 East Fourth Street, to be accessed via a common driveway shared with 881 East Fourth Street (U49865826) pursuant to an easement to be recorded upon permit issuance.

     

    Case: BOA-889556 Address: 617 East Seventh Street Ward 7   Applicant: George Morancy

    Article(s): 68(68-33) 68(68-8: Usable open space insufficient & Side yard insufficient) 27S(27S-5)

    Purpose: Raze existing building. Erect new three-family dwelling. Propose three (3) off-street parking.

     

    Case: BOA-868034 Address: 461 East Sixth Ward 7   Applicant: Steven Carreiro

    Article(s): 68(68-29)

    Purpose: Propose to construct new roof deck for existing single-family dwelling.

     

    Case: BOA-885724 Address: 202 M Street  Ward  7  Applicant: Jeff Scaia

    Article(s): 68(68-29)

    Purpose: Amendment to issue permit ALT849571 approved by FD. Add new dormers to extend living space into attic, as per plans.

     

    Case: BOA-892905 Address: 27 Ward Street  Ward  7  Applicant: Patrick Mahoney Esq

    Article(s): 27S(27S-5) 68(68-33: Off-street parking insufficient, Location. Off-street parking facilities shall be provided on the same Lot as the main use & Design. Maneuvering areas insufficient)

     Purpose: Erect a four-story, Multi-Family Dwelling (six-units) with seven ground level parking spaces.

  5. HEARINGS: 10:30 a.m.

    Case: BOA-865369 Address: 18 Burney Street Ward 10   Applicant: Alexander Mozyak

    Article(s): 59(59-8: Insufficient additional lot area per unit, Excessive F.A.R., Maximum allowed # of habitable stories exceeded & Insufficient open usable space per unit) 59(59-7) 59(59-37) 9(9-1) 

    Purpose: Changing the occupancy from 6 existing units to a total of 8 units as per plans.

     

    Case: BOA-885554 Address: 222 Harvard Street  Ward  14  Applicant: Orange B. Gray

    Article(s): 60(60-8) 60(60-9.3) 60(60-9: Usable open space insufficient & Add'l lot area insufficient)

     Purpose: Change occupancy from three residential units to five residential units. Plans showing two additional units are submitted with this application. Plans show five parking spaces. Previously issued permits with work in progress are ALT548589, A700053 and A783036. Work as per plans.

     

    Case: BOA-863424 Address: 22 Shafter Street  Ward 14   Applicant: Gary Anderson

    Article(s): 10(10-1)

    Purpose: Residential curb cut for 2 parking spaces.

     

     

     

    Case: BOA-900138 Address:  191 Talbot Avenue Ward  14  Applicant: Travis Lee

    Article(s): 60(60-19) 60(60-37) 60(60-20)

    Purpose: Erect 14 unit moderate income apartments, retail/restaurant/service/office use on ground floor and eight off street parking spaces.

     

    Case: BOA-892916 Address: 495-501 Geneva Avenue Ward 16   Applicant: Patrick Mahoney Esq

    Article(s): 9(9-2) 65(65-8) 65(65-9: Excessive F.A.R., Insufficient side yard setback, # of allowed stories has been exceeded & Max allowed height has been exceeded) 65(65-39) 65(65-41) 10(10-1)

    Purpose: Change occupancy from commercial to multifamily residential ("MFR"); building to contain eight residential dwelling units and to have five parking spaces. *Commercial = Retail store and salon.

     

    Case: BOA-888447 Address: 37 Mill Street Ward 16   Applicant: Maria Centeio

    Article(s): 65(65-42) 65(65-8) 9(9-1)

    Purpose: Change Occupancy from a two to a three family, existing condition Install rear stairs/second means of egress to correct violation #V374390.

     

    Case: BOA-896733 Address: 151-161 Neponset Avenue Ward  16  Applicant: Come Together Animal Clinic Inc

    Article(s): 65(65-8)

    Purpose: Change Occupancy from a Physical Therapist Office to a Veterinary Clinic.

     

    Case: BOA-871800 Address: 48-50 Corbet Street Ward 17   Applicant: Edith Enagbare

    Article(s): 65(65-9)

    Purpose: Basement Renovation on the #50 Corbet side - see plans filed all costs and fees were paid on the issued SF819077

     

    Case: BOA-796336 Address: 435 Geneva Avenue Ward  17  Applicant: Timothy Johnson

    Article(s): 65(65-8) 65(65-9: Floor area ratio excessive, Bldg height excessive (stories) & Front yard insufficient) Purpose: Erect new 3-story, three-family dwelling on vacant land w/front & roof decks and three (3) off-street parking as per plans submitted.

     

    Case: BOA-869948 Address: 67R Sanford Street Ward   17 Applicant: Michael Liu

    Article(s): 65(65-42.2) 65(65-9)

    Purpose: Erect new detached single-family dwelling with (2) off-street parking to the rear of the existing 67-69 Sanford Street (two family). This application has been filed in conjunction with ALT865344 for subdivision, ALT851810 for addition, to include, U49865310 for proposed (4) off-street parking for #67-69 Sanford.

     

    Case: BOA-869954  Address: 67-69 Sanford Street Ward 17   Applicant: Michael Liu

    Article(s): 9(9-1) 65(65-9: Insufficient lot width, Insufficient lot size & Excessive F.A.R.)

    Purpose: Subdivide Lot into two lots. Lot A: 67-69 Sanford St (5,154 SF) and Lot B: 67R Sanford St (6,362 SF). File in conjunction with ALT851810, U49865310, ERT865353.

     

    Case: BOA-869960 Address: 67-69 Sanford Street Ward 17   Applicant: Michael Liu

    Article(s): 10(10-1) 65(65-42)

    Purpose: Propose (4) off-street parking for the existing two-family dwelling filed in accordance with the submitted plans. File in conjunction with ALT851810, ALT865344, ERT865353.

     

    Case: BOA-869984 Address: 67-69 Sanford Street Ward 17   Applicant: Michael Liu

    Article(s): 9(9-1) 65(65-9: Insufficient front yard setback, Excessive F.A.R. & # of allowed stories has been exceeded) Purpose: In existing two family construct a rear addition on the #67 side, to include, a half shed dormer, the addition of a 1.5 bath (each side) as well as, replace roof, siding, and windows in accordance with the submitted plans. (This application has been filed in conjunction with ERT865353 (new 1 family dwelling to rear), U49865310 (4 car parking) and Alt865344 (Subdivision).

     

    Case: BOA-882051 Address: 26-28 Thane Street Ward  17  Applicant: Ted Ahern

    Article(s): 65(65-9)

    Purpose: Change occupancy from a group home (24) and (10) CHILDREN and one office to six apartments - No work ever performed previously to change the occupancy of home and no new work is required now.

     

    Case: BOA-865978 Address: 41-43 Alabama Street  Ward 18   Applicant: Lu McPherson

    Article(s): 60(60-9: Front yard requirement is insufficient, Side yard requirement is insufficient, Lot size to erect is insufficient, Lot width is insufficient & Lot frontage is insufficient) 60(60-8) 60(60-38)

    Purpose: To erect new 2 story building for a new 2 family as per plans.

     

    Case: BOA-881800 Address: 650-652 Hyde Park Avenue Ward 18   Applicant: Lolastar LLC

    Article(s): 9(9-1) 69(69-8) 69(69-9: Lot area for add'l units is insufficient, Floor area ratio is excessive, Usable open space is insufficient, Height requirement is excessive (stories), Height requirement is excessive (ft), Front setback is insufficient, Side setback is insufficient & Rear setback is insufficient) 69(69-29)

    Purpose: Seeking to change the occupancy from a six-family residential dwelling to an eight-family residential dwelling. Also, to renovate the building including a fourth story addition, rear decks and an egress stairway, and to create seven parking spaces.

     

    Case: BOA-881770 Address: 293 Poplar Street Ward  18  Applicant: Mark Davis

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

    Purpose: Enlarge existing garage and attach to existing house. Addition to be 17'-4" x 15'-7" The entire roof will be changed and new shingles added to the roof and new siding to the exterior. 3 new windows, 4 skylights, french door and new garage door to be added. Insulate ceiling R49 and walls R21. Interior shall be finished with 5/8" blue board and thin coat plaster.

     

     

    Case: BOA-762016 Address: 88 Rosewood Street  Ward  18  Applicant: Fausto Teixeira Jr

    Article(s): 60(60-40(4)) 60(60-40(5)) 10(10-1)

    Purpose: Parking for 2 cars.

     

    Case: BOA-860542 Address: 31 Bardwell Street Ward  19  Applicant: James Kingston

    Article(s): 55(55-9)

    Purpose: Add second floor deck 18ft by 10ft.

     

    Case: BOA-789491 Address: 26 Clive Street  Ward 19  Applicant: Janice Rogovin

    Article(s): 10(10-1) 55(55-40.5a)

    Purpose: Off-street parking for Two (2) residential vehicles.

     

    Case: BOA-886197 Address: 73 Florence Street  Ward 19   Applicant: Stephen McCarthy

    Article(s): 67(67-9: Height excessive (half story) & Floor area ratio excessive)

    Purpose: Renovation of unfinished attic; add new stairscase, two bedrooms, a bathroom and an office; adjust roof lines to required head height clearance; add dormers and re-configure the roof lines changing from a full hip roof to a gable roof with a slightly higher ridge which would still remain within zoned height requirement. Clarify occupancy as 2 family existing condition.

     

    Case: BOA-879658 Address: 63 May Street Ward 19   Applicant: David & Krisyn Wills

    Article(s): 55(55-9)

    Purpose: Remove existing 4 bay garage and reduce to 2 bay garage in existing location.

     

    Case: BOA-871649 Address: 233 Pond Street Ward  19  Applicant: Charles Brown

    Article(s): 55(55-9: Insufficient front yard setback & Excessive F.A.R.)

    Purpose: Erect an enclosed, unheated vestibule on the front of the house in place of the existing brick stoop, with an extended porch roof over a landing and new granite steps.

     

    Case: BOA-837893 Address: 30R Alaric Street  Ward  20  Applicant: Zhiying Zhou

    Article(s): 56(56-7)

    Purpose: Change of occupancy from accessory storage for tools to an accessory personal quarters with bedroom and bathroom as per plan (no kitchen). (See alt834475 for 30 Alaric).

     

    Case: BOA-892074 Address: 33-35 Ridgemont Street Ward  21  Applicant: JM Investment, LLC

    Article(s): 51(51-8) 51(51-9: Floor area ratio is excessive & Height is excessive) 51(51-56)

    Purpose: The project scope is to legalize an existing three-family which is on record as a two-family, and to upgrade third floor kitchen and bathroom. There is no proposed work on the other floors except for code-required improvements. Finished areas of the basement will become storage/utility areas.

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

    Case: BOA-825479 Address: 18 Everett Street  Ward 1   Applicant: 18-20 Residential Partners, LLC

    Article(s): 53(53-8) 53(53-9: Insufficient additional lot area/dwelling unit, Excessive F.A.R., Max. allowed number of stories exceeded, Max. allowed height exceeded, Insufficient open space/unit, Insufficient rear yard setback & Insufficient side yard setback) 53(53-56.5a) 53(53-54) 53(53-56: Off-street parking design/parking space size & Off-street parking & loading req insufficient # of spaces)

    Purpose: Combine parcel numbers 0105299000 and 0105298000 to create a new lot consisting of 4,500 s.f. (See ALT810560) and erect a 9 unit residential dwelling with 5 off street parking spaces at grade.

     

    Case: BOA-835524 Address: 20 Grimes Street  Ward  6  Applicant: Timothy Johnson

    Article(s): 27S(27S-5) 68(68-8)

    Purpose: Change occupancy from 1 family to 3 family. Proposed addition to existing row house w/4 car garage as per plans submitted.

     

    Case: BOA-885892 Address: 91-93 Waldeck Street  Ward 17   Applicant: Jarred Johnson

    Article(s): 65(65-8)  65(65-41)

    Purpose: Combine buildings 91 Waldeck Street and 93 Waldeck Street. Change occupancy from 3 dwelling units at 91 and 6 dwelling units at 93 to 12 unit building.  CSNDC is planning a moderate of the Waldeck Street buildings (91-101). This is a capital needs rehab will consist of significant interior and exterior renovations and new MEP systems. NOTE: Estimate cost for the project is $1,500,000. construction and cost fees was paid on ALT868846 and ALT 868848.

     

    Case: BOA-885891 Address: 95-97 Waldeck Street  Ward  17  Applicant: Jarred Johnson

    Article(s): 65(65-8: Multi-family (forbidden) & Community room forbidden)) 65(65-9)  65(65-41) 

    Purpose: Combine buildings 95 Waldeck Street and 97 Waldeck Street. Change occupancy from 5 dwelling units at 95 and 5 dwelling units at 97 to 12 unit building. CSNDC is planning a moderate of the Waldeck Street buildings (91-101). This is a capital needs rehab will consist of significant interior and exterior renovations and new MEP systems. NOTE: Estimate cost for the entire project is $1,500,000.construction and cost fees have paid on ALT868850 and ALT 868851.

     

    Case: BOA-885888 Address: 99-101 Waldeck Street Ward  17  Applicant: Jarred Johnson

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

    Purpose: Combine buildings 99 Waldeck Street and 101 Waldeck Street. Change occupancy from 5 dwelling units at 99 and 3 dwelling units at 101 to 11 unit building. CSNDC is planning a moderate of the Waldeck Street buildings (91-101). This is a capital needs rehab will consist of significant interior and exterior renovations and new MEP systems. NOTE: Estimate cost for the project is $1,500,000. construction and cost fees was paid on ALT868854 and ALT868856.

     

     

     

     

    Case: BOA-823802 Address: 46 Murray Hill Road , Ward 19 Applicant: Halyard, Sheets and Rudder Incorporated

    Article(s): 67(67-9: Lot size to erect new dwelling: insufficient, Required lot width to erect new dwelling: insufficient, Required lot frontage to erect new dwelling: insufficient, Floor area ratio: excessive, Required side yard setback to erect new dwelling: insufficient & Required usable open space for new dwelling: insufficient) 67(67-33)

    Purpose: On existing parcel # 1903150000, erect new construction single family dwelling as per attached plans.

     

    Case: BOA-852415 Address: 72-72B Oakland Street, Ward 22, Applicant: John Pulgini

    Article(s):  51(51-8) 51(51-9) 51(51-9.4)

     Purpose: Demolish existing dwelling. Erect new three-unit townhouse with two garage parking spaces in each unit. File in conjunction with ALT846312.

     

    Case: BOA-852419 Address: 74-74B Oakland Street, Ward 22, Applicant: John Pulgini

    Article(s): 51(51-9) 51(51-57.13)

     Purpose: Existing two-family dwelling with no work to be done. Filed to erect separate new three-unit townhouse on same lot under ERT711967 (72-72B Oakland Street). Reconfigure and propose eight (8) off-street parking.

     

    Case: BOA-856686 Address: 11 Newton Street Ward 22  Applicant: Scott Marder

    Article(s): 51(51-56: Insufficient parking (1.75/unit req.) & Restricted driveway access to spots in rear (<10' clear access, maneuverability and space size)) 51(51-9) 

    Purpose: Change of occupancy from a one to a three family. Renovation of two kitchens and one bathroom. Build two non-structural walls. Separate electric and add 2 new hot water heaters and sprinklers.

     

    Case: BOA-893683 Address: 2 Sinclair Road Ward 22  Applicant: 37-43 North Beacon Street LLC

    Article(s): 51(51-8) 51(51-9) 51(51-9) 51(51-9) 51(51-9) 51(51-9) 51(51-9) 51(51-9) 51(51-9) 51(51-9) 51(51-9) 

    Purpose: Erect building for 9 Residential Condo Units.

     

    Case: BOA-893682 Address: 37 North Beacon Street Ward 22  Applicant: 37-43 North Beacon Street LLC

    Article(s): 51(51-8) 51(51-9) 51(51-9) 51(51-9) 51(51-9) 51(51-9) 51(51-9) 51(51-9) 51(51-9) 51(51-56) 51(51-56)  

    Purpose: Erect a five story to four story 72 unit apartment building on North Beacon Street and a 9 condominium unit four story building on Sinclair Road, Allston, MA.