Board of Zoning Appeal Agenda

7:00 PM - 11:30 PM Thursday, June 27, 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 – JUNE 27, 2013, At the Senior Center,

806 Massachusetts Ave., First Floor, Cambridge, Massachusetts.  The following cases will be heard.

7:15 P.M. CASE NO. 10452

1678 MASS AVENUE

Business A-2/Residence B Zone  

TIANEARN CORPORATION  - C/O JAMES J. RAFFERTY, ESQ.

Variance:  Petitioner seeks authorization for office and retail uses permitted in the Business A-2 zoned portion of the building to be allowed in portion of the building located in the Residence B Zoning district.

Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.35.F (Restaurant Use). Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.30 (Variance).

 

7:30 P.M. CASE NO. 10453

27 GURNEY STREET

Residence B Zone

JULIA E. SMITH

Variance:  To construct a garden shed.

Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements).   Sec. 5.28.21 (Gross Floor Area).  

 

7:45 P.M. CASE NO. 10454

7 FOLLEN STREET

Residence A-1 Zone

FLORENCE DARWIN - C/O JAMES J. RAFFERTY, ESQ.  

Variance: To reconstruct breakfast room on nonconforming single family dwelling.

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

Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.30 (Variance).

 

8:00 P.M. CASE NO. 10455

131 HARVARD STREET

Residence C-2B Zone

CAPSTONE COMMUNITIES LLC – C/O SEAN D. HOPE, ESQ.

Special Permit:  To reduce the number of underground parking space from 20 to 15 for the 20 unit affordable housing project approved by BZA Case No.10323.   Art. 6.000, Sec. 6.35.1 (Reduction of Parking). Art 10.000, Sec. 10.40 (Special Permit).  

 

8:15 P.M. CASE NO. 10456

45-47 PUTNAM AVENUE

Residence C-1 Zone

DERICK SNARE

Variance: To construct a canopy over entry.    
Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements).

 

8:30 P.M. CASE NO. 10457

59 MARKET STREET

Residence C-1 Zone

JAMES WILDASH & SONIA KOWAL

Variance: To increase height of third floor walls to provide increased headroom for 3rd floor living space.

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

 

8:45 P.M. CASE NO. 10458

5 CAMBRIDGE CENTER

MXD District

CLOVER FAST FOOD INC.- AYR MUIR – C/O KELLY RODRIGUEZ, PARALEGAL

Special Permit:  To operate a fast order food restaurant at 5 Cambridge Center.

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).

 

9:00 P.M. CASE NO. 10459

320 BENT ST./ 301 BINNEY ST. & 157 SIXTH ST.

Industry A-1/ECHO

DAN WINNY

Variance:  To convert approximately 22,700 square feet of mechanical area to area for technical office for research and development.   Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements).  Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.3 (Non-Conforming Structure).

9:00 P.M. CASE NO. 10460

320 BENT ST. /301 BINNEY ST. & 157 SIXTH ST.                                        Industry A-1/ECHO

DAN WINNY

Special Permit: To reduce required parking.

Art. 6.000, Sec. 6.35 (Parking 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.