A group of Allandale Street residents filed suit today to try to overturn Zoning Board of Appeals approval of an 18-unit subdivision off their street.
Developer Jacqueline Nunez won approval from the board and what is now the BPDA last year for to build townhomes designed to require no net energy from Eversource and to survive climate-change-driven superstorms on a two-acre site at 64 Allandale.
Residents, who had opposed the project from the start as posing harm to the neighboring Allandale Woods urban wilds, said in their suit that the project's 55 variances violates West Roxbury zoning for no reason except to enrich Nunez. They filed their suit today in Suffolk Superior Court,
In the suit, the residents said the site sits in a West Roxbury zone designated specifically for single-family homes that was designed to preserve "low-density one-family neighborhoods."
In their complaint, the residents said the project would change "the entire character" of the neighborhood by injecting "a cluster of multi-unit Townhouses rising as much as 45 feet from grade," as well as creating a safety hazard because its entrance would be on a sharp curve and threatening one of the two vernal pools left in the city of Boston.
Complete complaint (9.7M PDF).