A scheduled hearing on a B&B operator's proposal to formally turn a three-family home at 23 Wyman St. in Jamaica Plain into a 13-bed "boutique hotel" today was canceled after he withdrew his application.
The Zoning Board of Appeal formally voted to deny Dar Sandler's application without prejudice, which means he can re-submit it at any time.
In August, the board officially rejected Sandler's similar proposal for a B&B on Perkins Street, which means he cannot resubmit a request there for a year.
At that hearing, Sandler and his planning consultant said they were seeking boutique-hotel designation as a way to continue to offer rooms after passage of the city's new short-term rental ordinance, which bars investor-owned short-term rental units - at the advice of officials in City Hall.
Visitors to the Wyman B&B Web site are advised that the facility no longer offers short-term stays; that only stays of a month or longer are being offered.
A month ago, a worker at the building fired on police after a domestic incident outside and was later found dead inside - after a police SWAT team escorted out other guests, who took cover in their rooms after the initial gunfire.