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Zoning Board of Appeal hearing

The board will hold a hearing on November 12, 2019, 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:

    October 8, 2019

  2. EXTENSIONS: 9:30a.m.

    Case: BOA-622726  Address:  1052-1054 Blue Hill Avenue Ward  14 Applicant: Joseph Lutz, Esq

     

    Case: BOA- 727018 Address: 331A-333 Newbury Street   Ward  5 Applicant: Stephen Miller

     

    Case: BOA-744222 Address: 431-439 Hanover Street Ward 3 Applicant: Daniel Toscano, Esq

     

    Case: BOA-657861 Address: 2 Laurel Street Ward 2 Applicant: Eliza Becton

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

    Case: BOA-950630 Address: 82 Cummins Highway Ward 19 Applicant: Jenny Guirado, Esq

     

    Case: BOA-791768 Address: 1208C VFW Parkway  Ward 20 Applicant: Donald Wiest, Esq

     

    Case: BOA-791775 Address: 1208D VFW Parkway Ward 20 Applicant: Donald Wiest, Esq

  4. GCOD: 9:30a.m.

    Case: BOA-1005906 Address: 135 Mount Vernon Street Ward 5 Applicant: Parish of the Advent

    Article(s): 32(32-9)

    Purpose: Remodel kitchen, kitchenette, and bathrooms, install new HVAC systems, update electric, paint and legalize finished basement.

  5. HEARING: 9:30 a.m.

    Case: BOA-974524 Address: 100 Byron Street Ward 1 Applicant: John Forbes

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

    Purpose: Seeking to erect a 2 1/2 story residential 1 unit dwelling with one parking space. See ALT945881.

     

    Case: BOA-999106 Address: 97 Condor Street Ward 1 Applicant: 97 Condor St, LLC

    Article(s): 27T(27T-5) 53(53-62) 53(53-8) 53(53-9: Excessive F.A.R., # of allowed stories has been exceeded, Max allowed height has been exceeded, Insufficient front yard setback/modal alignment, Insufficient side yard setback, Insufficient rear yard setback & Location of main entrance to basement unit # 1) 53(53-54) 53(53-56: Insufficient parking and design size & 10' driveway access required no easement shown on stamped land survey) 53(53-56.5a Off street parking maneuverability)

    Purpose: Demolish existing structure and Erect new 4 story 7 unit building.

     

    Case: BOA-959837 Address: 44 Lexington Street  Ward 1 Applicant: Dwight House, LLC

    Article(s): 27T(27-5) 9(9-1) 53(53-9: # of allowed stories exceeded, Height exceeded, Rear yard setback & F.A.R.) 53(53-8) 53(53-56) 53(53-54) 53(53-52)

    Purpose: Seeking to change the occupancy from a three-family to a four-family, also, to renovate the building and add a rear and fourth-story addition.

     

    Case: BOA-1003340 Address: 46 Lexington Street  Ward 1 Applicant: Dwight House, LLC

    Article(s): 53(53-8) 53(53-9: Floor area ratio excessive, Height is excessive, Required side yard setback is insufficient & Required rear yard setback is insufficient) 27T

    Purpose: Confirm occupancy as a 2 family and change the occupancy from a 2 family to a four-family, also, to renovate the building and add a rear and fourth-story addition.

     

    Case: BOA-975151 Address: 70 Lexington Street  Ward 1 Applicant: Marc Galardi

    Article(s): 9(9-1) 53(53-9: Insufficient side yard setback & Insufficient rear yard setback)

    Purpose: Removing existing porches and installing new with added walkway according to drawings *note: Deck extension all stories.

     

    Case: BOA-948426 Address: 115 Leyden Street  Ward 1 Applicant: Sun Property Group, Inc. (by Richard C. Lynds)

    Article(s): 53(53-8) 53(53-9: Floor area ratio is excessive, Height is excessive (stories), Front yard setback is insufficient, Side yard setback is insufficient & Rear yard setback is insufficient) 27T(27T-5) 25(25-5) 53(53-56) Purpose: Demolish existing structure and erect new 8-residential unit building with 9 parking spaces.

     

    Case: BOA-979928 Address: 477 Meridian Street  Ward 1 Applicant: MLK Meridian, Inc

    Article(s): 27T(27T-5) 53(53-8) 53(53-9: Excessive F.A.R., Insufficient rear yard, Insufficient side yard & # of stories exceeded) 53(53-54) 53(53-52) 53(53-56) 10(10-1) 9(9-1)

    Purpose: Seeking to change the occupancy from a three-family and renovate the building. Also, to add a rear addition.

     

     

     

    Case: BOA-995781 Address: 38 Ash Street  WardApplicant: Victoria Yue

    Article(s): 43(43-19)

    Purpose: Adding occupancy of licensed after-school program on 3rd and 5th floor for 100 kids ages 5-13yrs old. Also change activity room on 5th floor to daycare classroom for 20 kids ages 4-6 yrs of age both labeled on plans submitted. Address is known as 38 ash Street.

     

    Case: BOA-974070 Address: 152 Canal Street   Ward 3 Applicant: J & O Parking, Inc

    Article(s): 6(6-4)

    Purpose: Application to extend ZBA proviso in case no. BOA-604842 under permit no. U-49600592 from December 31, 2019 to December 31, 2022, or longer and continue use of premises as a commercial parking lot for 35 motor vehicles.

     

    Case: BOA-998776 Address: 1-3 Center Plaza  Ward 3 Applicant: Brittan Walsh

    Article(s): 45(45-14)

    Purpose: POPUP Take out Lunch Services (2 table setup) for different restaurants, different foods every day with no cooking on-site, no electrical, no plumbing work - There will be zero construction.

     

    Case: BOA-983348 Address: 13-21 Congress Street  Ward 3 Applicant: HDG Congress LLC

    Article(s): 13(13-1: Floor area ratio excessive, Rear yard insufficient & Setback of parapet insufficient)

     Purpose: Change of occupancy to hotel, restaurant on ground floor and office. Combine buildings to one; associated with ALT98504 and ALT98507. Work includes addition of 4 stories on the top of the 13-15 Congress Street building, new occupied penthouse story on top of both buildings. Build out per plans.

     

    Case: BOA#983347 Address: 13-21 Congress Street  Ward 3 Applicant: HDG Congress LLC

    Purpose: Change of occupancy to hotel, restaurant on ground floor and office. Combine buildings to one; associated with ALT98504 and ALT98507. Work includes addition of 4 stories on the top of the 13-15 Congress Street building, new occupied penthouse story on top of both buildings. Build out per plans. Section: 9th 780 CMR 1011 Stairways 1011.2 Width and capacity. The required capacity of stairways shall be determined as specified in Section 1005.1, but the minimum width shall not be less than 44 inches.

     

    Case: BOA-985101 Address: 28 Concord Square  Ward  4 Applicant: Alpine Advisory Services

    Article(s): 64(64-9.4)

    Purpose: Amendment to ALT923690. Install 6' cantilevered rear decks at rear of parlor and third floors as per plans. Install roof deck as per plans.

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    Case: BOA#985100 Address: 28 Concord Square  Ward 4 Applicant: Alpine Advisory Services

    Purpose: Amendment to ALT923690. Install 6' cantilevered rear decks at rear of parlor and third floors as per plans. Install roof deck as per plans. Section: 9th 780 CMR 1011 Stairways 1011.12.2 Roof access. Where a stairway is provided to a roof, access to the roof shall be provided through a penthouse. Complying with Section 1510.2.

     

    Case: BOA-996059 Address: 222-224 Newbury Street  Ward 5 Applicant: Qisheng Jia

    Article(s): 8(8-7)

    Purpose: Wish to change use from retail to restaurant. 

     

    Case: BOA-1000990 Address: 48-50 L Street  Ward 6 Applicant: John Hurd

    Article(s): 27S(27S-5) 68(68-29) 68(68-8: Floor area ratio excessive & Side yard insufficient)

    Purpose: Confirm occupancy as 6 family. Interior and exterior renovation of existing 6 unit building. Construct new rear addition on third floor on existing second floor footprint, exterior rear deck, exterior stairway and roof deck. Extend living space to basement.

     

    Case: BOA-981842 Address: 1269 Massachusetts Avenue  Ward 7 Applicant: Hector Guerrero

    Article(s): 9(9-1) 65(65-41)

     Purpose: To increase Occupant Load of existing Restaurant from 88 to 136. Install new Fire Sprinkler system. Install a new side door.

     

    Case: BOA#981843 Address: 1269 Massachusetts Avenue  Ward 7 Applicant: Hector Guerrero

    Purpose: To increase Occupant Load of existing Restaurant from 88 to 136. Install new Fire Sprinkler system. Install a new side door. Section: 780CMR 9th Edition Section 430 Nightclubs 430.1 General. All buildings containing a nightclub with an occupant load 50 or greater shall comply with the provisions of this section and other applicable provisions of 780 CMR.

     

    Case: BOA-1005768 Address: 10 Wendeller Street  Ward 7 Applicant: Malcolm Barber

    Article(s): 23(23-9)

    Purpose: Demolish existing building and erect three story, 5-unit residential building w/rear & roof deck and 7 car garage as per plans submitted.

  6. HEARINGS: 10:30 a.m.

    Case: BOA-956971 Address: 118 Harrishof Street  Ward 12 Applicant: Prince Kallon

    Article(s): 50(50-28) 50(50-29: Add'l lot area insufficient, Floor area ratio excessive, Usable open space insufficient, Side yard insufficient & Rear yard insufficient) 50(50-43)

    Purpose: Change Occupancy from a Three Family dwelling to a Four Family dwelling by adding the new apt into the basement. Renovate existing basement according to plans  - Remove and replace staircase from first floor foyer to basement at the same location install half bath in basement. Construct new dormer addition.

     

     

     

     

    Case: BOA-1000832 Address: 80 Walnut Avenue  Ward 12 Applicant: Kevin Joyce, Esq

    Article(s): 50(50-28) 50(50-29) 50(50-43)

    Purpose:  Change occupancy from 8 units to 17 units for this is an existing and Renovations to existing multi-family building to include roofing, selective masonry repointing, windows, windows, bathrooms, interior finishes, electrical and fire alarm upgrades.

     

    Case: BOA-1000837 Address: 82 Walnut Avenue  Ward 12 Applicant: Kevin Joyce, Esq

    Article(s): 50(50-28) 50(50-29) 50(50-43)

    Purpose: Change occupancy from 8 units to 17 units for this is an existing and Renovations to existing multi-family building to include roofing, selective masonry repointing, windows, windows, bathrooms, interior finishes, electrical and fire alarm upgrades.

     

    Case: BOA-1000838 Address: 84 Walnut Avenue Ward 12 Applicant: Kevin Joyce, Esq

    Article(s): 50(50-28) 50(50-29) 50(50-43)

    Purpose: Change occupancy from 4 units to 8 units for this is an existing and Renovations to existing multi-family building to include roofing, selective masonry repointing, windows, windows, bathrooms, interior finishes, electrical and fire alarm upgrades.

     

    Case: BOA-997671 Address: 24 Sagamore Street  Ward 13 Applicant: Owen Thomas

    Article(s): 65(65-8: 3 family forbidden & Home office in accessory structure forbidden) 65(65-9: Floor area ratio excessive, Usable open space insufficient, Bldg height excessive (stories), Rear yard insufficient, Side yard insufficient & Front yard insufficient) 65(65-41) 10(10-1)

    Purpose: Full interior and exterior renovation of an existing two family dwelling. Convert from 2  to three units, extend living area of unit one into basement , build new decks 1 st floor front and first and 2nd fl rear ,build 3rd floor side deck ,convert garage to home office, build  2 dormers on third floor roof, re configure parking to 4 spaces (2 tandem ).

     

    Case: BOA-986897 Address: 417 Adams Street  Ward 16 Applicant: Glam Gawds Beauty Bar, LLC

    Article(s): 65(65-8)

    Purpose: Change of Occupancy from Church to Nail Salon.

     

    Case: BOA-937465 Address: 18-18F Plain Street  Ward 16 Applicant: David J. Higgins

    Article(s): 65(65-8)

    Purpose: Erect five residential units (townhouse design) (As Per Plan) MFR - town house style design.

     

    Case: BOA-985828 Address: 16 Train Street  Ward 16 Applicant: Centerline Development & Services Inc.

    Article(s): 65(65-9: Side yard insufficient & Bldg height excessive (feet))

    Purpose: Construct new roof deck on existing three-family dwelling.

     

    Case: BOA#985828 Address: 16 Train Street  Ward 16  Applicant: Centerline Development & Services Inc

    Purpose: Construct new roof deck on existing three-family dwelling. Section: 9th 780 CMR 1011 Stairways 1011.1 General. Stairways serving occupied portions of a building shall comply with the requirements of 1011.2 to 1011.13.

     

    Case: BOA-1003775 Address: 64-66 Armandine Street  Ward  17 Applicant: Christopher Barbour

    Article(s): 65(65-9)

    Purpose: Change existing 2 family occupancy to 3 family occupancy, address is currently zoned as a 3 family. Complete renovation of interior finishes, exterior finishes, and install new HVAC/electrical/plumbing systems.

     

    Case: BOA-990140 Address: 23 Fawndale Road  Ward 19  Applicant: Joseph Ebanks

    Article(s): 67(67-9: Insufficient side yard setback & Excessive F.A.R.)

    Purpose: Close up front porch by framing up 2x4 stud and 1/2in cdx plywood. Also add (3) windows on 1st floor, (5) on 2nd floor, and (5) on 3rd floor. The remainder of the house I will install 1/4in insulation and vinyl siding. Debris will be disposed by grant disposal.

     

    Case: BOA-983055 Address: 55 Brucewood Street  Ward 20 Applicant: John Pulgini

    Article(s): 29(29-8)

    Purpose: Subdivide existing 19,849 sf Parcel to create new 6,000 sf Parcel known as 55 Brucewood Street and construct a new Single Family Dwelling as per plans. ZBA.

     

    Case: BOA-983058 Address: 59 Brucewood Street   Ward 20 Applicant: John Pulgini

    Article(s): 29(29-8)

     Purpose: Subdivide existing 19,849 sf Parcel to create new 6,000 sf Parcel known as 59 Brucewood Street and construct a new Single Family Dwelling as per plans. ZBA.

     

    Case: BOA-983059 Address: 63 Brucewood Street   Ward 20 Applicant: John Pulgini

    Article(s): 29(29-8) 

    Purpose: Subdivide existing 19,849 sf Parcel to create new 7,849 sf Parcel known as 63 Brucewood Street and construct a new Single Family Dwelling as per plans.

     

    Case: BOA-1006781 Address:  11 Conway Street Ward  20Applicant: Antonio Ferrara

    Article(s): 67(67-8) 67(67-9: Floor area ratio excessive, Bldg height excessive (stories), Usable open space insufficient, Side yard insufficient & Rear yard insufficient)

     Purpose: Change occupancy from a single-family to a four-family dwelling. Construct new right side addition of existing property. Propose (8) off-street parking spaces.

     

    Case: BOA-985935 Address: 705 VFW Parkway  Ward 20 Applicant: Loutfi Nassif

    Article(s): 9(9-1) 56(56-8)

    Purpose: Combine existing parcel #2007014002 with 8165 S.Q.F.T. and existing 1 story gas station with parcel #2007014013 that has a Lot area of 13149 S.Q.F.T. into 1 new Lot of 21314 S.Q.F.T. erect 1 story addition as per attached plans.

     

    Case: BOA-875587 Address: 25 Bentley Street  Ward 22 Applicant: Mikhail Deychman

    Article(s): 51(51-8) 51(51-9: Lot width for townhouse is insufficient 3 units, Lot frontage for townhouse is insufficient 3 units, Location of main entrance shall face the front lot line, Front yard setback is insufficient & Rear yard setback is insufficient) 51(51-23)

    Purpose: Demolition of existing building and built a structure for 3 family dwelling.

     

    Case: BOA-1001451 Address: 367-375 Washington Street  Ward 22 Applicant: Lucy Tang

    Article(s): 51(51-16)

    Purpose: Change of occupancy to include Body Art Establishment (Microblading and Permanent Make-Up) to Existing Beauty Salon. No work to be done.

     

    45 Minute Lunch Break

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

    Case: BOA-942611 Address: 193-195 Chelsea Street Ward 1 Applicant: Jordan Lofaro

    Article(s): 53(53-8)

    Purpose: Change occupancy from 3 tenants and store to Lodging House. This is a 3-story building, outfitted for safety. Every unit is equipped with fire escape, ceiling sprinklers, and interconnected fire alarm. All the locks are electronic deadbolt, and there are internet-connected security cameras at each entrance.

     

    Case: BOA-892077 Address: 181-183 Coleridge Street Ward  1  Applicant: Theodore Touloukian for Ryan Acone

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

    Purpose: Combine lots (PID 0104312000 and 0104311000) into a single lot to be 19,000 SF. Erect a three-story mixed-use building with 19 residential units, 22 off-street parking spaces below grade, and "facility of public accommodation" as per Chapter 91 Massachusetts Public Waterfront Act.

     

    Case: BOA-978472 Address: 3 Bond Street   Ward 3 Applicant: Alsion Ryan

    Article(s): 32(32-4) 64(64-9: Town house/row house extension into rear yard, Floor area ratio excessive & Rear yard insufficient)

    Purpose: Total renovation of single family dwelling per plans. Reconstruction of structurally compromised front and rear exterior walls of this row house. Erect roof deck. Enlarge rear dormer.

     

    Case: BOA-913646 Address: 472 East Fourth Street Ward  6 Applicant: Alpine Advisory Services

    Article(s): 27S(27S-5) 68(68-33) 68(68-7.2) 68(68-8: Excessive f.a.r. (no alteration permits on record to extend living space into the basement area) & Insufficient usable open space per unit)

    Purpose: Confirm legal occupancy as 3 dwelling units and change occupancy from 3 to 6.  Rehabilitation of 6 units with new kitchens and bathroom and reconfigured space, and reconstruction of existing headhouse and existing roof deck, all as shown of plans filed herewith, NO Record of Legal Occupancy.

     

    Case: BOA#913653 Address: 472 East Fourth Street  Ward 6 Applicant: Alpine Advisory Services

    Purpose: Confirm legal occupancy as 3 dwelling units and change occupancy from 3 to 6.  Rehabilitation of 6 units with new kitchens and bathroom and reconfigured space, and reconstruction of existing headhouse and existing roof deck, all as shown of plans filed herewith, NO Record of Legal Occupancy. *Updated drawings provided 4/25/19. Section 9th Edition 780 CMR CHPT 10 Chapter 10. Section 1031 Emergency escape window required within the basement bedroom located below grade.

     

    Case: BOA-970669  Address: 798B East Third Street   Ward 6 Applicant: Michael & Maureen Murray

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

    Purpose: Construct rear addition and 1-story vertical addition on an attached single family dwelling. Extend living space to basement

     

    Case: BOA-952103 Address: 658-660 East Broadway  Ward  6 Applicant: Anthony Virgilio

    Article(s): 68(68-7) 68(68-8: Floor area ratio is excessive, Height requirement is excessive, Usable open space is insufficient, Front yard setback requirement is insufficient, Side yard setback requirement is insufficient & Rear yard setback requirement is insufficient) 68(68-33) 68(68-29) 27S(27S-5) 9(9-1)

    Purpose: Renovation of existing building at 658 E Broadway to include an addition in the rear yard and additional floor Combine lot 654 to 656, 660R and 658-660 E Broadway Street, and demolish the existing building at 654 E Broadway Street. Change occupancy from  1 Restaurant, and 3 units (#37 & 38); to 1 Restaurant (#37 & 38) being extended, Offices and 8 units.

     

    Case: BOA-906287 Address: 127 East Cottage Street Ward 7 Applicant: Epsilon Partners, LLC

    Article(s): 65(65-8), 65(65-41), 65(65-9: Floor Area Ratio Excessive, Bldg Height Excessive (Stories), Bldg Height Excessive (Feet), Front Yard Insufficient, Side Yard Insufficient and Rear Yard Insufficient)

     Purpose: To combine the following Parcel IDs 0703701000 0703700000 & 0703699000 to form a 12,547 SF lot & to subdivide into two new lots: Lot A to have 6,172 SF & Lot B to have 6,375 SF. Also, to raze structures on Lot B (127 E. Cottage) & erect a 4 story building with 11 units and 10 parking spaces. See ALT898250 for subdivision of lot.

     

    Case: BOA-906288 Address: 131 East Cottage Street Ward  7 Applicant: Epsilon Partners, LLC

    Article(s):  65(65-9:  Lot Width Insufficient, Lot Frontage Insufficient, Floor Area Ratio Excessive and Side Yard Insufficient)

    Purpose: To combine the following Parcel IDs 0703701000 0703700000 & 0703699000 to form a 12,547 SF lot & to subdivide into two new lots: Lot A to have 6,172 SF & Lot B to have 6,375 SF. Lot A to have existing single-family dwelling to remain with removal of attached garage. See also ERT898249.

     

     

     

     

    Case: BOA-971595 Address: 9 Atlantic Street Ward 7 Applicant: Alpine Advisory Services

    Article(s): 68(68-8: Floor area ratio is excessive & Usable open space is insufficient) 68(68-33) 27S(27S-5) 

    Purpose: Change of occupancy from one dwelling to two dwelling units, expansion into basement per plans filed herewith. Construction plans to be filed after zoning relief.

     

    Case: BOA- 975148 Address: 18-26 Bradshaw Street  Ward 14 Applicant: Thomas Notto

    Article(s): 60(60-41) 60(60-8) 60(60-9: Lot area for additional dwelling unit(s). Lot width, Lot frontage, Usable open space, Front yard, Side yard & Rear yard insufficient)

    Purpose: Erect 5 new townhouses with parking below. Permit set to be submitted upon ZBA approval

     

    Case: BOA-946625 Address: 820 William T Morrissey Blvd  Ward 16  Applicant: Outfront Media, LLC

    Article(s): 65(65-40) 11(11-6) 11(11-7)

    Purpose: Replace both sides/faces of existing 48" wide by 14" high billboard, one side currently static and the other side currently tri-vision, with new digital signage cabinets. Replace existing steel structure in kind. Change occupancy to include billboard.

     

    Case: BOA-672916 Address: 645A-645 Walk Hill Street Ward 18 Applicant: Justin E. Mott

    Article(s): 56(56-8) 9(9-1)

    Purpose: Extend living space of first floor into the basement, per attached drawings. No new work.

     

    Case: BOA-940761 Address: 64 Poydras Street  Ward 18  Applicant: Thomas Piatt

    Article(s): 69(69-9: Lot area for additional dwelling units insufficient, Usable open space insufficient, Front yard insufficient & Rear yard insufficient) 69(69-29) 69(69-29.4)

    Purpose: Demolish existing House. Erect a new 3 story 15 Unit Multi-family Apartment building.