The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a developer's proposal for a two-building, seven-unit residential project at 19-23 Ashland St., several months after it rejected plans for a single building with eight units on the parcel.
In May, the board had rejected developer Raymond Boghos's one-building proposal in part because it would have required demolition of a potentially historic house on the site. The proposal the board rejected today would have preserved the house, but extended it from two to three families and added a new building with four units in the rear.
Board members said that even with the reduction of the number of units, they were still concerned about the density, in particular the three-foot distance from one building to the neighboring property on one side and the four-foot distance in the rear.
The board rejected the proposal without prejudice, which means that Boghos could come back with a new proposal in less than the year that he would have had to wait had the board rejected the proposal with prejudice.