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By - 5/23/18 - 8:57 am
Architect's rendering of 287 Maverick St.

Architect's rendering.

The Board of Appeals yesterday approved plans for a five-story, 38-unit condo building at 287-293 Maverick St. that will include ground-floor space for a cafe or restaurant. Read more.

By - 5/22/18 - 2:49 pm

The Board of Appeals today rejected plans by a developer to tear down a house at 844 East 3 St. in South Boston's City Point and replace it with a five-unit building with ten parking spaces after residents were joined by elected officials in opposing the proposal. Read more.

By - 4/25/18 - 1:23 pm
Proposed Maverick Square building

Architect's rendering of proposed building.

The Board of Appeals voted yesterday to let a developer proceed with plans to replace two bow-fronted buildings on Maverick Street with a new retail building, after determining a Landmarks Commission moratorium was based on a possibly flawed process. Read more.

By - 4/24/18 - 2:42 pm
Proposed hotel on Dorchester Avenue

Architect's rendering.

The Board of Appeals today approved plans for a 159-room hotel on Dorchester Avenue near where it crosses the South Boston Haul Road - and Track 61, which is the last remaining rail link between the Northeast Corridor and the South Boston Waterfront. Read more.

By - 4/24/18 - 11:55 am
Dorchester Avenue and East Cottage Street building

The Board of Appeals today approved a developer's proposal to replace the Tom English Bar and the Dorchester Market with a five-story apartment complex - with room for the market, but not the bar, to move back into. Read more.

By - 4/10/18 - 10:43 am

The Board of Appeals today approved the gut rehab and expansion of a decaying triple decker at 187 London St., over the opposition of neighbors who include City Councilor Lydia Edwards. Read more.

By - 3/28/18 - 12:39 pm

The Board of Appeals yesterday approved a developer's plans to replace a small junkyard at 1837-1841 Dorchester Ave. with a four-story building with ten apartments and a small space for a business. Read more.

By - 3/28/18 - 11:13 am

The Board of Appeals yesterday approved nine new condos in a three-story Victorian-style building at 16 Everett St., on land that had sat vacant since the state seized it in the 1960s for construction of the interstate highway that never was. Read more.

By - 3/28/18 - 10:54 am

The Board of Appeals yesterday approved a landowner's proposal to replace a house with two two-family units on a parcel behind the Triple Eatery on Cummins Highway, near Sycamore Street, in Roslindale. Read more.

By - 3/28/18 - 9:47 am

The Board of Appeals yesterday approved plans to replace two houses on Washington Street at Stimson Street with a nine-unit condo building with - get this - more parking than required by neighborhood zoning. Read more.

By - 3/6/18 - 12:46 pm
270 Baker St. architect's rendering

Architect's rendering.

The Board of Appeals today unanimously approved Richard Olstein's plans to put up 60 apartments in two buildings on his land diagonally behind Savers on VFW Parkway- with access through an existing curb cut on the parkway. Read more.

By - 3/6/18 - 12:24 pm

The Board of Appeals today formally accepted Suffolk Construction Co.'s decision to withdraw its application to put a helipad on a parking lot across the street from its headquarters on Allerton Street in Roxbury.

By - 2/27/18 - 5:25 pm

The Board of Appeals today took no action on a proposed four-story residential building on Ward Street to give the developer and neighbors more time to work out a solution to what is becoming one of the third rails of South Boston development: A proposed roof deck. Read more.

By - 2/27/18 - 4:52 pm
Former Pinkberry on Hanover Street

We're well past peak froyo.

The Board of Appeals today approved plans by the owners of an Italian restaurant on Prince Street to open an Italian restaurant on Hanover Street. Read more.

By - 2/27/18 - 1:02 pm

The Board of Appeals today denied a developer's request to replace a two-family home at 37 Farragut Rd. with a four-story, eight-unit building after neighbors pleaded they'd had enough with developers densifying their neighborhood with multi-unit buildings aimed at childless yuppies. Read more.

By - 2/27/18 - 12:20 pm

The Board of Appeals today approved Boston's fourth medical-marijuana dispensary at 50 Clapp St., off Massachusetts Avenue in Dorchester. Because of its location near the Methadone Mile, the proposed operator agreed to set a minimum purchase price of $40 to discourage any nearby addicts thinking of putting together enough money to buy a joint. Read more.

By - 2/14/18 - 9:40 am

The Board of Appeals yesterday delayed action on a proposed four-unit building on Hawthorne Street in Roxbury and a proposed duplex on Fisher Avenue on Mission Hill to give developers and neighbors more time to try to resolve their differences. Read more.

By - 2/13/18 - 2:40 pm
Conservatory Lab Charter School rendering

Architect's rendering. With birds.

The Board of Appeals today approved a new $25-million building for the Conservatory Lab Charter School on Columbia Road at Quincy Street. Read more.

By - 2/13/18 - 1:54 pm
Bowdoin Street proposed building

Architect's rendering.

The Board of Appeals today approved a plan to turn two vacant lots on Bowdoin Street across from Olney Street into a building with 41 affordable apartments and a 6,000-square-foot customer- and worker-owned grocery store. Read more.

By - 1/30/18 - 12:18 pm

The Board of Appeals today rejected a triple-decker owner's request to extend the three floors of his building at 712 East 6 St. after the mayor's office, newly elected City Councilor Ed Flynn and residents said the new space would harm the character of the neighborhood and cause potential public-safety issues - even though the proposal met all the zoning requirements for its lot. Read more.