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By adamg - 10/27/20 - 4:27 pm
Rejected building on Everett Street in Jamaica Plain

Board to developer: Come back with something less dense than this.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a proposed six-unit condo building on Everett Street in Jamaica Plain as too dense for a neighborhood zoned for no more than three-unit buildings. Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/20 - 3:13 pm
Proposed new building

Architect's rendering.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans to add four stories to a former bank building between two other still open banks on Market Street in Brighton Center to add 23 housing units and new retail space. Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/20 - 2:43 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today unanimously approved a West Roxbury resident's request to add a chicken coop behind his garage. Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/20 - 11:48 am
New transformers on Warrenton Street

Electric new design on Warrenton Street.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved Eversource's plans to replace a parking lot next to its Warrenton Street substation with two new transformers - with room for a third - but only after board Chairwoman Christine Araujo told the company it needs to do something about the sad state of its properties elsewhere in Boston, in particular in Roxbury and West Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/20 - 10:35 am
Architect's rendering of 472 West Broadway

Rendering by Tim Johnson Architecture.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans to replace a three-story building at 472 West Broadway in Perkins Square with a five-story building with 16 smallish residential units, spaces for 11 cars in a garage using a three-tier stacking system, and ground-floor retail space. Read more.

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By adamg - 10/20/20 - 3:18 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by Floor&Decor of Atlanta to renovate the now shuttered National Wholesale Liquidators building at 729 Morrissey Blvd. into a flooring superstore. Read more.

By adamg - 10/20/20 - 2:43 pm
Apartments over hardware store on Washington Street in Roslindale

Rendering by John Freeman.

Update: The colors in the rendering are not the final colors.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposal to add three floors of apartments to the building that now houses Ace Hardware and several smaller stores on Washington Street at Metropolitan Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 10/16/20 - 2:18 pm

Josef Porteleki, owner of the Ace Hardware store on Washington Street at Metropolitan Avenue, goes before the Zoning Board of Appeal next week for permission to add 14 apartments in three floors to what is now a one-story commercial block. Read more.

By adamg - 10/9/20 - 2:05 pm
William Barton Rogers School

The Zoning Board of Appeal this week approved plans by a local non-profit group and a Philadelphia builder to turn the former William Barton Rogers Middle School on Everett Street in Hyde Park into a 74-unit LGBTQ-friendly apartment building for seniors. Read more.

By adamg - 10/6/20 - 10:19 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a Beacon Hill resident's plans to turn the former Hungry I building on Charles Street into a bookshop with reading rooms and a ground-floor cafe. Read more.

By adamg - 10/2/20 - 11:35 am
Rendering of new Fairmount Avenue apartment building

Rendering by Rick Schmidt.

The Zoning Board of Appeal this week approved plans by the DiSipio Building Group to build a $10-million, four-story apartment building at 99-105 Fairmount Ave. between the Fairmount Avenue bridge and the building where the Fairmount Grille used to be. Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/20 - 3:28 pm
New building on Washington Street at Archdale Road

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved an 18-unit condo building on Washington Street at Archdale Road, and plans for nine apartments on three new floors to be added to what is now a one-story building on Poplar Street in Roslindale Square. Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/20 - 2:58 pm
Architect's rendering of 525 Lincoln St.

Rendering, with birds, by HDS Architecture.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a six-story apartment building between Lincoln and Cambridge streets aimed at people who don't mind sharing apartments - such as grad students and young professionals looking to save on rent. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/20 - 9:28 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal tomorrow considers a request from the owner of 25-29 Poplar St., currently a single-story building that is home to a barber shop, beauty salon and a boutique, to add three floors with nine residential units. Read more.

By adamg - 9/11/20 - 1:57 pm

The BPDA board is urging the Zoning Board of Appeal to reject a proposed Amazon "last mile" distribution center off Dorchester Avenue in South Boston because it doesn't fit with a city vision of a Dorchester Avenue as a walkable district of largely residential buildings to replace the current stretch of low-rise commercial and industrial buildings between Broadway and Andrew Square. Read more.

By adamg - 8/19/20 - 1:43 pm

A divided Boston City Council today rejected four proposed members of the Zoning Board of Appeal because their resumes showed no particular expertise in climate change or urban planning, which the council is hoping the state legislature will let Boston start using as criteria for a board that decides the fate of hundreds of projects a year across the city. Read more.

By adamg - 8/17/20 - 3:06 pm

Zoning Board of Appeal Hearing 8-11-20

The Zoning Board of Appeals last week was scheduled to hear requests from different developers to put up the same basic sort of building at four locations in East Boston: Condo buildings with four floors and condos - all with nine parking spaces, although developers differed on whether they'd put the spaces on the ground floor or in a basement garage. Read more.

By adamg - 3/10/20 - 3:52 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal voted 4-3 today to approve a plan to put four apartments atop an existing real-estate office at 97 Salem St. in the North End, which means the proposal was defeated because state law requires at least five votes. Read more.

By adamg - 3/10/20 - 12:24 pm
Architect's rendering of Washington Street proposal

Rendering of new building by Rode Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by the Pine Street Inn and the Community Builders to build apartments for Pine Street Inn clients and for low and moderate-income residents at 3368 Washington St. in Jamaica Plain, where Pine Street Inn now has a warehouse with some office space.

The only opposition came from the owner of a building across the street now leased to a brewery. Read more.

By adamg - 3/10/20 - 10:35 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today voted to defer any action on a request from the owner of 17-33 Winter St. to convert what are now 27 apartments into 34 executive suites aimed at business travelers while the city law department considers the legalities of new executive suites now that the city has an ordinance aimed at keeping tenants from being forced out for units aimed at travelers. Read more.

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