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By adamg - 2/4/20 - 4:12 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today denied a developer's proposal to raze a single-family home and garage at the corner of Chellman Street and VFW Parkway and replace it with a duplex after neighbors objected to such a thing. Read more.

By adamg - 2/4/20 - 3:58 pm
Architect's rendering of the new corner of Harvard Avenue and Cambridge Street, with birds

Architect's rendering of the new corner of Harvard Avenue and Cambridge Street, with birds.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved City Realty's plans to put up four new buildings and renovate two others on either side of Cambridge Street at Harvard Avenue to add 344 apartments and condos and more than 15,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Read more.

By adamg - 2/4/20 - 1:32 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved plans by Helping Hands to expand its facility on Cambridge Street in Allston to provide a place for service monkeys who have gotten too old to help clients enjoy their golden years in peace. Read more.

By adamg - 2/4/20 - 11:34 am
Proposed condos on Dudley Street

Architect's rendering.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a non-profit's plans for a four-story, 20-unit condo building at 75-81 Dudley St. at Guild Row in Nubian Square. Read more.

By adamg - 1/29/20 - 12:58 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday granted Verizon Wireless a two-year extension to install a cell antenna on Bowdoin Street on Beacon Hill since the company can't currently erect the antenna because it's engaged in a lawsuit over its construction. Read more.

By adamg - 1/28/20 - 10:03 pm

A couple who owns a three-family house on Chelsea Street might have to try renting it out as three apartments after the Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected their request to reclassify it as a "lodging house" so that they could continue renting it out in short-term rentals. Read more.

By adamg - 1/28/20 - 12:06 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today formally denied Roxbury Prep's request to build a new 562-student high school at the former Howard Chevrolet site on Belgrade Avenue at West Roxbury Parkway in Roslindale, a vote that doesn't kill the proposal but which could mean still more delays if it is ultimately approved. Read more.

By adamg - 1/28/20 - 11:28 am

The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved a plan to use parts of a the upper level of an old movie theater in Fields Corner for dance studios, gallery space and arts classes. Read more.

By adamg - 1/28/20 - 10:37 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a proposal to replace three long abandoned garages on Rock Hill Road with a 14-unit residential building after Paul Gore Road residents complained it would make parking on their street more difficult, pose a public-safety hazard, be out of character with the rest of the neighborhood and require new natural-gas hookups. Read more.

By adamg - 1/18/20 - 12:13 pm
Lynch taking a bribe, according to feds

Photo showing Lynch taking one of several bribe payments, prosecutors say.

Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to send now former BPDA middle manager John Lynch to federal prison for four years for accepting a $50,000 bribe from a developer to arrange a successful zoning-board vote on a South Boston condo project. Read more.

By adamg - 1/15/20 - 4:00 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday denied a request from the owner of a house on Harvest Street to add dormers to her attic so she could build a master bedroom there and move in - after neighbors, the local civic association and several elected officials opposed her proposal. Read more.

By adamg - 1/14/20 - 2:21 pm
Architect's rendering

Architect's rendering.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a four-story, 24-unit apartment building on Burney Street on Mission Hill that will include creation of a 2,400-square foot, brick-lined "laneway" on which restaurants along neighboring Tremont Street will be allowed to create outdoor patio seating. Read more.

By adamg - 1/14/20 - 1:13 pm

A Zoning Board of Appeal hearing scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on a proposal to add a five-story addition to a real-estate office on Salem Street wasn't called until 1 p.m. And then the building owner's attorney asked for a deferral because there were only six board members left by that time - and projects need at least five votes to go ahead. Read more.

By adamg - 1/14/20 - 11:58 am

The Zoning Board of Appeals today rejected a proposal by the owners of what is now legally a two-family house at 133-135 Clement Ave. to turn their attic into a studio apartment. Read more.

By adamg - 1/14/20 - 10:46 am
1595-1599 Columbus Avenue rendering

Archictect's rendering.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposal by Urban Edge Housing Corp. for a six-story apartment building in which all the units would be rented as affordable, at 1599 Columbus Ave., just south of Centre Street. Read more.

By adamg - 1/14/20 - 10:07 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposal to turn a cell-phone store on Kneeland Street at Tyler Street into a take-out place selling matcha ice cream and boba tea. Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/19 - 5:56 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a proposed new roof deck as part of an overall rehab of a Beacon Street frat house after a neighbor worried about noise and the neighborhood association groused about the dangerous precedent the deck could set. Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/19 - 2:36 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a proposal to stick a newfangled digital billboard atop a Lincoln Street business next to the Massachusetts Turnpike after hearing from elected officials and neighborhood groups that 60-foot-high structure would become a blight in an up-and-coming area, even if its LEDs would be designed to only beam into the eyes of drivers on the highway. Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/19 - 11:19 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal approved a developer's plans to replace an old motorcycle garage on Pleasant Street at Roach Street in Dorchester with a three-story, eight-unit residential building with four parking spaces. Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/19 - 10:45 am
The Wellington on Blue Hill Avenue

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a five-story, 39-unit apartment building on Blue Hill Avenue at Wellington Hill Street that will include ground-floor space for a coffee shop and two other small stores. Read more.

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