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By - 10/18/17 - 12:45 pm
Savin Hill Avenue proposal

Architect's rendering of stars over Savin Hill.

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.

By - 10/18/17 - 11:25 am

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.

By - 9/20/17 - 1:42 pm

The Board of Appeal yesterday approved a Thai ice-cream place proposed for 217 Newbury St., between Exeter and Fairfield. Read more.

By - 9/20/17 - 12:50 pm
735 Truman Parkway proposal

Architect's rendering.

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.

By - 8/31/17 - 3:37 pm
250 Centre St. rendering

Architect's rendering of 250 Centre St.

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.

By - 8/30/17 - 2:37 pm
132 Chestnut Hill Ave. proposal

Architect's rendering

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.

By - 8/17/17 - 10:58 am

The Boston Sun reports the Board of Appeal this week approved a 19-story, 131-unit residential building on what is now a Stuart Street parking lot.

By - 7/26/17 - 11:06 am

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.

By - 7/26/17 - 10:46 am

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.

By - 7/25/17 - 10:12 am
Brayton's in Roslindale Square

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.

By - 6/27/17 - 12:08 pm

The Board of Appeal today approved plans by Tatte to open a bakery at 399 Boylston St., across from where the Rattlesnake used to be. Read more.

By - 6/27/17 - 11:11 am
Proposed Forest Hills project

Architect's rendering.

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.

By - 6/27/17 - 10:17 am

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."

By - 5/23/17 - 12:54 pm

The Board of Appeal today approved a 129-unit, six-story apartment building at Brighton Avenue and Linden Street after developers said they would rent no more than a third of the units to students - and not allow students to occupy any unit at a density greater than one student per bedroom. Read more.

By - 5/23/17 - 12:10 pm

The Board of Appeal narrowly voted today to reject a 14-by-48-foot electronic billboard towering above the Massachusetts Turnpike after residents said they wanted fewer billboards, not more, especially not the sort that one resident said would be "glaring through my back windows." Read more.

By - 5/23/17 - 11:53 am

The Board of Appeal voted today to let developers John Morrissey and Michael Forde replace a vacant stretch of stores on Belgrade Avenue near the Bellevue commuter-rail stop with a four-story building that will house 21 apartments, first-floor retail space and 24 underground parking spaces. Read more.

By - 5/23/17 - 11:36 am

The Board of Appeal today unanimously approved variances needed for construction of a three-to-four-story apartment building off Walk Hill and Canterbury streets that will include a neighborhood shuttle bus to the Forest Hills T stop and money to help middle-income people buy homes in Roslindale and Mattapan. Read more.

By - 5/10/17 - 9:20 am

The Board of Appeals yesterday deferred action on developer Timothy Johnson's proposal for a four-story, nine-unit residential project on Clapp Street near Boston Street - right behind a similar nine-unit complex he built on Enterprise Street - so that he can talk with the BPDA about how to incorporate affordable housing in the plans. Read more.

By - 5/9/17 - 1:02 pm
Rendering 3353 Washington St.

Architect's rendering.

The Board of Appeal today approved Mordechai Levin's proposal for a 45-unit, six-story building at the corner of Green and Washington streets in Jamaica Plain. Read more.

By - 4/25/17 - 1:45 pm

The Board of Appeal today approved plans to replace an old pet-care place at the lonely corner of Tremont and Herald streets with a new seafood place that would offer outdoor seating in warmer months. Read more.