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By adamg - 6/29/21 - 11:27 am

Note: Because the reporter misunderstood what happened, the story has been corrected to reflect that the building can be occupied - as executive suites.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a developer's proposal to change the classification of an essentially completed nine-unit building at 119 Addison St. in East Boston from executive suites to condos, which means the developer can rent the units out to Boston visitors, but not sell them as condos. Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/21 - 1:23 pm

A developer putting up an apartment building and a condo building off Soldiers Field Road in Brighton, which were granted several zoning variances in 2018, today sued the Zoning Board of Appeal for granting several zoning variances earlier this year for an apartment building that would go next door. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/21 - 2:45 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans to replace Kipo's, 106-108 Bunker Hill St. in Charlestown, with six apartments, but rejected plans to replace the office space above the Boston Bagel Company at East Broadway and L Street in South Boston with four condos. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/21 - 1:13 pm
Rendering of new shop

Proposed new shop.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for a cannabis store at 879-881 Blue Hill Ave. across from Talbot Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/21 - 12:41 pm
Proposed Four Corners building

Rendering by DHK Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a 32-unit apartment building and three townhouses along Bowdoin Street at Bowdoin Avenue in Dorchester. Read more.

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By adamg - 6/18/21 - 11:21 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday considers a proposal to replace the BP station on Centre Street at Belgrade Avenue in West Roxbury with a brand-new bank branch with a drive-up window. Read more.

By adamg - 6/9/21 - 10:43 am
View from Linden and Pratt

Rendering by Prellwitz Chilinski Associates of the view from across Linden Street.

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved plans by the owner of the Linden Street block that houses the Garage nightclub with a three-building complex with 349 tiny apartments, including some lofts set aside for artists. Read more.

By adamg - 6/8/21 - 11:44 am
Proposed rendering of beehive

Blueprint submitted with proposal.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for a beehive at a community garden at 499 Main St. in Sullivan Square. Read more.

By adamg - 6/8/21 - 11:29 am
Rendering of proposed Hyde Park Avenue building.

Pre-traffic-light rendering by the Architectural Team.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a 273-unit, two-builiding complex on what is now an unused, sunk-away industrial site on Hyde Park Avenue at the Father Hart Bridge, next to the inbound platform at the Readville commuter-rail station. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/21 - 11:34 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a plan to turn a garage at 257-259 Cambridge St. in Allston into a cannabis shop. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/21 - 11:14 am
Rendering of 1778 Columbia Rd.

Shot down: Rendeirng of proposed 1778 Columbia Rd. three-family.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a proposal by the owner of 25 Dorchester St. to add a roof deck after nearby residents and elected officials said the last thing they'd want to see at a building with frequent 911 calls about loud parties is a place for outdoor partying. Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/21 - 2:26 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today agreed to construction of a single-family home on Libbey Street and the expansion of an existing single-family home on Maple Street in hearings in which the board chairwoman felt compelled to tell the attorney for both families to "chill" twice. Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/21 - 10:52 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by former City Councilor Tito Jackson to open a three-story cannabis shop at 150 State St., across from the Custom House. Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/21 - 2:30 pm
Spencer Avenue rendering

Spencer Avenue rendering by Studio Luz Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved two buildings that will house a total of 44 affordable apartments along Talbot and New England avenues. Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/21 - 1:49 pm
1121 Dorchester Avenue rendering

1121 Dorchester Ave. rendering by RODE Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved two new housing developments - one with room for restaurant - a couple blocks apart in the Glover's Corner stretch of Dorchester Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/21 - 11:59 am
Proposed rendering of rejected River Street building

Bird-enhanced rendering by Embarc Studio; board says nope.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today listened to residents' concerns and rejected a developer's proposal to build a three-story, seven-unit condo building at 37 River St., at Old Morton Street in Mattapan. Read more.

By adamg - 4/7/21 - 2:14 pm
Ed Flynn speaks against Sonder proposal

Not happy: Ed Flynn.

The Zoning Board of Appeal voted last week to let Sonder, a multinational hospitality chain, convert the 26 apartments it owns in a Batterymarch Street building into "executive suites" aimed mainly at traveling businessmen staying an average of four days. Read more.

By adamg - 4/6/21 - 11:43 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today granted permission to the owner of a Harvard Avenue apartment building to convert one of the area's ubiquitous basement real-estate offices into an apartment, but rejected his request to do the same thing to a laundromat on the other side of his building's main entrance. Read more.

By adamg - 4/6/21 - 10:13 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by Giacomo's, 355 Hanover St., to add tables with a total of 20 more seats on the second floor, and by Forcella in North Square to expand into a neighboring space and add 12 seats. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/21 - 2:29 pm
Rendering of new complex

Rendering by RODE Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a two-wing complex with 151 apartments and 102 condos at 1515-1525 Commonwealth Ave., just up the hill from Warren Street. Read more.

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