Board of Zoning Appeal Agenda

7:00 PM - 11:30 PM Thursday, October 24, 2013

Location:
Citywide Senior Center
806 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge

Contact:
Ranjit Singanayagam, Sean O'Grady, Maria Pacheco, ranjits@cambridgema.gov, sogrady@cambridgema.gov, mpacheco@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-6100

The Board of Zoning Appeal will hold a Public Meeting, THURSDAY – OCTOBER 24, 2013, At the Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Ave., First Floor, Cambridge, Massachusetts.  The following cases will be heard.

7:30 P.M. CASE NO. 10519

222 BRATTLE ST. – A/K/A 220R BRATTLE ST.

Residence B Zone

DAVID TELLER & JIL-ANNE BAILEY – C/O EDWARD RABINOVITZ, ESQ.  

Appeal:  To appeal a letter dated August 1, 2013 from the Commissioner of Inspectional Services responding to a letter dated July 3, 2013 on behalf of petitioners, in which the Commissioner determines that the property owners may park in an area Petitioners believe is prohibited.    Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.20 (Appeal). .    

 

7:45 P.M. CASE NO. 10520

191 HARVARD STREET

Residence C-1 Zone

STEVE TRIEBES

Appeal:  To appeal a letter dated August 29, 2013 from the Zoning Specialist, determining that  Zipcars cannot  be parked at

191 Harvard Street.  Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.36.f (Parking).  Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.20 (Appeal).  

 

8:00 P.M. CASE NO. 10521

1003 MASS AVENUE

Business B-2 Zone

RIVERSIDE MANAGEMENT GROUP, LLC- D/B/A DUNKIN DONUTS – C/O JAMES J. RAFFERTY, ESQ.

Special Permit: To relocate existing Dunkin Donuts shop from 1 Bow Street to this location.

Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.35.0 & Art. 11.000, Sec. 11.30 (Fast Order Food Establishment). Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40 (Special Permit).

 

8:l5 P.M. CASE NO. 10522

7A HASKELL STREET

Residence B Zone

BRIAN THOMAS O’NEIL

Variance:  To rebuild and reconfigure rear decks for safe access (staircase acts as second egress for second floor apartment

(7b Haskell Street). Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements).

 

8:30 P.M. CASE NO. 10523

192 FRANKLIN STREET

Residence C-1 Zone

192-194 FRANKLIN STREET L.L.C. – C/O JAMES ORFANOS

Variance: To demolish & rebuild an existing non-conforming single family residence to improve building code compliance with respect to ceiling heights & distance from property line,  requiring variances for building setbacks and floor area ratio.    Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements).

Special Permit:  To reduce required amount of parking.

Art. 6.000, Sec. 6.35 (Reduction of Parking).

 

8:30 P.M. CASE NO. 10524

194 FRANKLIN STREET

Residence C-1 Zone

192-194 FRANKLIN STREET L.L.C. – C/O JAMES ORFANOS

Special Permit: To relocate windows & enlarge window openings on a non-conforming façade.

Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.2 & 8.22.2.C (Non-Conforming Structure).  

 

8:45 P.M. CASE NO. 10525

42 FRANCIS AVENUE

Residence A-2 Zone/ Institutional Overlay Dist.  

PRESIDENT & FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE – C/O CHARLES ANDERSON, CSWR

Variance:  To propose a free standing sign that requires zoning relief for required setback.

Art. 7.000, Sec. 7.16.21.B (Sign). 

 

9:00 P.M. CASE NO. 10526

29 DOVER STREET

Residence B Zone

PATRICIA RAVETTO & FLAVIO FERREIRA

Variance:  To construct a wood frame mudroom and deck addition with a flat roof in the rear of a 2 family house.

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

9:15 P.M.  CASE NO. 10527

6 CUTLER AVENUE                                                                                          Residence B/A-2 Zone

STEPHANIE HAIMS – C/O FRANK SHIRLEY, ARCHITECT

Variance: To build a one car garage within the side yard setback and less than 10’ away from the principal dwelling.  To add 36sf to the GFA for a dormer on the main house, which presently exceed FAR.

Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.21.H (Accessory Uses). Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements).

 

COPIES OF THIS PETITION ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK, CITY HALL, CAMBRIDGE, MA.  CASES CAN BE REVIEWED AT INSPECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, LOCATED AT 831 MASS AVENUE.  CONTINUED CASES ARE NOT ADVERTISED BUT POSTED IN THE OFFICE BOARD AT CITY CLERK'S OFFICE CITY HALL.

INTERESTED PERSONS MAY PROVIDE COMMENTS TO THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEAL BY APPEARING IN PERSON AT THE HEARING OR MAY PROVIDE WRITTEN COMMENTS FOR THE BOARD’S CONSIDERATION BY SENDING OR FAXING THEM TO THE ATTENTION OF THE SECRETARY (BOARD OF ZONING APPEAL), 831 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE, 02139/FAX 349-6183. COMMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED PRIOR TO THE HEARING AND INCLUDE THE CASE NUMBER.