The Board of Appeal today approved restaurateur Frank DePasquale's proposal to expand his Assaggio restaurant at 29 Prince St. with a kitchen for a new dining service in which patrons would work with chefs to prepare their meals. Read more.
The Board of Appeals today approved a developer's plans to replace the Gulf station at West Broadway and A Street with 7-story, 65-unit residential building. Read more.
UPDATE: Guy actually supports the thing.
The Board of Appeal yesterday approved a medical-marijuana dispensary at 331A-333 Newbury St., after the proposed operator agreed to not seek permission to sell recreational pot, to obtain at least 10 spaces in a nearby garage for customers and to pay for police details to go after pot smokers on the Commonwealth Avenue mall. Read more.
The Board of Appeal yesterday approved plans to turn a former candy shop into a Mediterranean appetizer place on Boylston Street. Read more.
A rotting, boarded up eyesore long a haven of local drug users, teenagers and Curry College students on Fairmount Hill in Hyde Park will be razed and replaced by two two-family houses under plans approved by the Board of Appeal today. Read more.
The Board of Appeal today approved plans to replace a four-storefront block and house at 878 South St., across from Green T at Walter Street, with a three-story, nine-unit residential building. Read more.
The Board of Appeal yesterday approved a developer's plan to replace a commercial building and two houses with a nine-unit condo building with retail and office space on Savin Hill Avenue at Sydney Street. Read more.
The Board of Appeal yesterday approved a plan by Walden Local Meat to add wine and beer to the meat it plans to sell at 316 Shawmut Ave., at Union Park. Read more.
The Board of Appeal yesterday approved a Thai ice-cream place proposed for 217 Newbury St., between Exeter and Fairfield. Read more.
The Board of Appeal yesterday approved a developer's plans to turn the former Parkwell nursing home at 735 Truman Parkway into 46 apartments. Read more.
The Board of Appeal this week approved plans for a 112-unit apartment building at 250 Centre St., which will fill in yet another hole in the streetscape left over from the I-95 extension that never was. Read more.
The Board of Appeal yesterday approved plans by Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly to replace a condemned house at 132 Chestnut Hill Ave. with 61 affordable apartments for the elderly - with 7 set aside for people who have been homeless for a long time. Read more.
The Board of Appeal yesterday told T-Mobile to work with city planners to come up with a better way to hide 9 wireless-phone antennas than a large fake chimney at the Sacred Heart Parish rectory, 303 Paris St. Read more.
The Board of Appeals yesterday approved plans to turn a long vacant storefront at 441 Stuart St., at the corner of Dartmouth Street, into a liquor store.
Back Bay Wine and Spirits will also sell high-end groceries out of the 1,000-square-foot space, its attorney, Kristen Scanlon, told the board.
The Board of Appeal today approved builder Anthony Ruscito's plans to tear down Brayton's Custom Upholstery, 4281 Washington St., to make way for a four-story, 12-unit apartment building with 12 parking spaces on the first floor.
The existing oil-change place, also listed at 4281 Washington St., will remain.
The Board of Appeal today approved a developer's plan to replace the current Laz parking lot across from the Forest Hills T stop with three six-story apartment buildings.
Criterion Development agreed to set aside 20% of the units as affordable - the city requires only 13%. Read more.
The Board of Appeal today approved plans to replace a three-family house at 7 Dana Ave. with a townhouse project of 12, two-bedroom units, one set aside as affordable.
The board unanimously approved the proposal, although board Chairwoman Christine Araujo asked for some plantings to screen what she said would otherwise look like "a very suburban, motel-looking structure."
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