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Board of Zoning Appeal Agenda

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Citywide Senior Center
806 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Ranjit Singanayagam
Sean O'Grady
Maria Pacheco ranjits@cambridgema.gov
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mpacheco@cambridgema.gov
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The Board of Zoning Appeal will hold a Public Meeting, THURSDAY – SEPTEMBER 13, 2018, At the Senior Center 806 Massachusetts Avenue, First Floor, Cambridge, Massachusetts.  The following cases will be heard.

"CLICK CASE NUMBER TO VIEW APPLICATIONS, PLANS & OTHER SUBMISSIONS".

7:30 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-016955-2018
42 BAY STATE ROAD Residence C-1A/Business A Zone

DR. LING YI LIU, 42 BSR LLC & 277 BROADWAY LLC – C/O NICHOLAS C. CRAMB, ESQ.

Appeal:  For the reasons stated in the attached Statement, the Board of Zoning Appeals should find that the Petitioner's use of 42 Bay State Road and 277 Broadway as short-term rentals is "grandfathered" under the Zoning Ordinance and the Zoning Act, because such use predates the date of first notice of the Planning Board hearing on Section 4.60 et seq. of the Zoning Ordinance.  Accordingly, the Board should reverse ISD's order to cease and desist.  Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.60 through 4.68 (Short Term Rental). Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.11 and 8.21 (Nonconformance).

7:30 P.M.  CASE NO. BZA-016960-2018
277 BROADWAY Residence C-1A/Business A Zone

DR. LING YI LIU, 42 BSR LLC & 277 BROADWAY LLC – C/O NICHOLAS C. CRAMB, ESQ.

Appeal: For the reasons stated in the attached Statement, the Board of Zoning Appeals should find that the Petitioner's use of 42 Bay State Road and 277 Broadway as short-term rentals is "grandfathered" under the Zoning Ordinance and the Zoning Act, because such use predates the date of first notice of the Planning Board hearing on Section 4.60 et seq. of the Zoning Ordinance.  Accordingly, the Board should reverse ISD's order to cease and desist.  Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.60 through 4.68 (Short Term Rental).  Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.11 and 8.21 (Nonconformance).

8:00 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-016890-2018
10 WARE STREET VERIZONE NEW ENGLAND INC. – C/O JOHANNA SCHNEIDER, ESQ.
Residence C-1 Zone

Variance To allow office as a principal use in approximately 10,000 square feet of the ground floor space.

Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.34.D. (General Office Use). & Sec. 4.34.F (Research Development).

8:15 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-016965-2018
99 RINDGE AVENUE Residence B Zone

PAUL D. GRIFFIN, TR. THE LUX AETERNA TRUST – C/O VINCENT J. PANICO, ESQ.

Special Permit: To allow the use of the basement area as an accessory apartment.

Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.22 (Accessory Apartments).  Art. 10.000, Sc. 10.40 (Special Permit).

8:30 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-016970-2018
203 ERIE STREET Residence C Zone 

KARIM AND SHASHEEN LAKHANI – C/O SEAN D. HOPE, ESQ.

Variance: To construct a single-story addition within the side yard setback and increase the gross floor area.

Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements). Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.30 (Variance).

8:45 P.M.  CASE NO. BZA-016956-2018
1815 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE Business C-1 Zone

NEW CINGULAR WIRELESS PCS, LLC – C/O RYAN LYNCH, SMARTLINK LLC, AUTHORIZED AGENT

Special Permit:To remove (6) panel antennas and replace with (6) new panel antennas, along with additional associated equipment as part of nationwide network upgrades. Existing wireless site.   Art. 4.000, Se. 4.32.G.1 & Sec. 4.40 (Footnote 49) (Telecommunications Facility). >

Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40 (Special Permit). 6409 (Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act).

9:00 P.M.  CASE NO. BZA-016973-2018
5 LEONARD AVENUE Residence C-1 Zone 

TOM CAMERON – C/O MICHAEL KIM, ARCHITECT

Variance To construct a small rear ground floor mudroom addition in an existing non-conforming building.

Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements).  Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.3 (Non-Conforming Structure).

9:15 P.M.  CASE NO. BZA-016981-2018
26 LOWELL STREET Residence B Zone

REBECCAH AND BRYAN SPARKES – C/O SEAN D. HOPE, ESQ.

Variance To construct a one-story addition that is sited within the side and rear yard setback and in increasing the gross floor area of the dwelling.  Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements). Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.3 (Alteration of Non-Conforming Structure).

Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.31 (Variance).

TO VIEW BZA CASE APPLICATIONS, PLANS & SUBMISSIONS, GO TO: http://cambridgema.gov/bza, Click “Inspectional Services”, Click “Board of Zoning Appeal Agenda”.   Any information filed after the agenda has been posted can be viewed at the Inspectional Services Department located at 831 Mass Avenue, Cambridge.   Copies of this petition are also on file in the office of the City Clerk, City Hall, Cambridge, MA.   Interested persons may provide comments to the Board of Zoning Appeal by appearing in person at the hearing and/or may provide written comments for the Board’s consideration by mailing or delivering them to the attention of the Secretary, Board of Zoning Appeal, 831 Mass Avenue, 02139 or by emailing them to mpacheco@cambridgema.gov.  Comments must be submitted prior to the Hearing and include the Case Number.   Continued cases are not re-advertised but are posted on the office board at the City Clerk’s Office in City Hall & on the same BZA Web Page.


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