Board of Zoning Appeal Agenda

7:00 PM - 11:30 PM Thursday, March 27, 2014

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 – MARCH 27, 2014, At the Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Ave., First Floor, Cambridge, Massachusetts.  The following cases will be heard.

7:30 P.M. CASE NO: BZA-002738-2013

1071 CAMBRIDGE STREET

Business A Zone

SASSOON & CYMROT, LLP – C/O MANUEL POLLINA

Special Permit:  To reduce required parking for Restaurant with capacity of 49 seats by 10 spaces.   

Art. 6.000, Sec. 6.35 (Reduction of Required Parking). Sec. 6.36 (Parking Requirements).

 

7:45 P.M. CASE NO: BZA-002927-2013

535 CAMBRIDGE STREET

Business A Zone

CHRISTOPHER VUK

Special Permit:  Reduction of parking for a space to be used as a music school and day care center, as previously granted for a 2 year period, BZA Case#10182.

Art. 6.000, Sec. 6.36.B.1.7 (Day Care/Music School). Sec. 6.35 (Reduction of Parking).

 

8:00 P.M. CASE NO: BZA-003232-2014

25 EIGHTH STREET

Residence C-1 Zone

SPRINT SPECTRUM L.P. – C/O RICARDO M. SOUSA, ESQ.

Special Permit: The proposed project consists of replacing the existing seven (7) panel antennas with six (6) updated panel antennas to be façade mounted on the rooftop penthouse of the building, on the existing antenna mounts, together with the replacement of three (3) existing equipment cabinets with (3) new equipment cabinets.  Additionally, the Petitioner proposes to add twelve (12) remote radio head antennas to its existing and previously approved wireless communications facility currently operating at the Property.    Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.32.G.1 (Telecommunication Facility). Sec. 4.40 (Footnote 49) (Telecommunication Facility).  Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40 (Special Permit).

 

8:l5 P.M. CASE NO: BZA-003292-2014

53 JAY STREET

Residence C-1 Zone

JAY STREET LLC – C/O JILL SHULMAN

Special Permit:  The current driveway serves an existing 2-family structure.  The new plans for 53 Jay street propose an additional structure in back that will use the existing driveway in its current location.  We are asking for relief from the 5’-0” driveway setback.  The existing driveway is to remain in the existing location.

Art. 6.000, Sec. 6.44.1.B (Off Street Parking Setbacks).  Sec. 6.44.1.G (Setbacks For On Grade Parking Facilities).

 

8:30 P.M. CASE NO: BZA-003296-2014

28 FAYERWEATHER STREET

Residence A-1 Zone

VARTAN KESHISHIAN – C/O DOUGLAS OKUN & SEAN D. HOPE, ESQ.  

Variance: To demolish existing deck and rebuild a mudroom located within the side yard setback.

Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements). Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.31 (Variance).    

 

Special Permit:  To add window to new mudroom that also sited within the side yard setback.

Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22 (Non-Conforming Structure). Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40 (Special Permit).

 

8:45 P.M. CASE NO: BZA-003303-2014

109 AVON HILL STREET

Residence B Zone

CHARLES H. WEED & LOUISE E. WEED – C/O MICHAEL W. WIGGINS, ESQ.

Variance: Replace nonconforming stairs to third floor with stairs that comply with building code and add floor space to second floor to accommodate new stairs and slightly increase size of adjacent bedroom.

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

 

9:00 P.M. CASE NO: BZA-003203-2014

172 RICHDALE AVENUE

Residence C-1 Zone

PETER MARTIN, ARCHITECT

Variance:  To build single story extensions to the rear of the property, which will house a bedroom, living room, and a roofed porch.  Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements). Sec. 5.24.4 (Setbacks).

Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.1.F (Non-Conforming Structure).

 

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.