Board of Zoning Appeal Agenda

7:00 PM - 11:30 PM Thursday, September 18, 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 – SEPTEMBER 18, 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-004044-2014

633 CAMBRIDGE STREET #1

Business A Zone

ELM STREET LLC – D/B/A LONE STAR TACO BAR – C/O KAREN D. SIMAO, ESQ.  

Special Permit:  To expand the current seating capacity by twenty-one (21) seats, and therefore requests relief from the parking quantity requirements.     Art. 6.000, Sec. 6.12.B (Applicability). Sec. 6.30 & 6.35 (Parking Quantity Requirements).

Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40 (Special Permit).

 

7:45 P.M. CASE NO: BZA-004772-2014

355 FRESH POND PARKWAY  

Business A Zone

FRESH POND REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT LLC – C/O JAMES J. RAFFERTY, ESQ.  

Variance:  To install a non-conforming wall sign.

Art. 7.000, Sec. 7.16.22.C3A, B (Signs).   Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.30 (Variance).

 

8:00 P.M. CASE NO: BZA-004610-2014

10 GLASSWORKS AVENUE  

Residence/North Point PUD-6

AVB MAPLE LEAF APARTMENTS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP – C/O KEVIN RENNA, ESQ.  

Variance: To install signs violating area, number and height of signs.   Art. 7.000, Sec. 7.16.22 & 7.16.22.B (Signs).

 

8:l5 P.M. CASE NO: BZA-004826-2014

5 OLD DEE ROAD

Residence A-2 Zone

VALENTINE  TALLAND & NAGESH MAHANTHAPPA – C/O JAMES J. RAFFERTY, ESQ.  

Variance:  To construct a two story addition to a non-conforming structure, a portion of which will be located within the front setback.   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).

Special Permit: New addition will contain windows within the front setback.

Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.2.C (Non-Conforming Structure). Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40 (Special Permit).

 

8:30 P.M. CASE NO: BZA-004840-2014

616-620 CAMBRIDGE STREET  

Business A/Residence C-2B Zone

SHREE MANAKAMANA LLC – C/O SEAN D. HOPE, ESQ.   

Special Permit:  To reduce the parking requirements by four (4) spaces.

Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements).  Art. 6.000, Sec. 6.35 & 6.36 (Parking Requirements).

Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40 (Special Permit).

 

8:45 P.M. CASE NO: BZA-004828-2014

24 ARLINGTON STREET  

Residence A-2/Residence B Zone

BARBARA BEAL – C/O JAMES J. RAFFERTY, ESQ.  

Variance: To construct a single story addition in rear of existing dwelling.

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

Special Permit: To install windows on non-conforming walls.

Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.2.C (Windows on Non-Conforming Wall).  Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40 (Special Permit).

 

9:00 P.M. CASE NO: BZA-004850-2014

640 MEMORIAL DRIVE

Special District -5

BELL ATLANTIC MOBILE OF MA – D/B/A VERIZON WIRELESS – C/O TIMOTHY C. TWARDOWSKI, ESQ.

Special Permit:  To modify special permit #8105 to allow Verizon Wireless to upgrade its existing wireless communications facility by replacing all 12 existing panel antennas and adding four remote radio heads and one junction box for each of the three sectors.  Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.32.G.1 & Sec. 4.40 (Footnote 49) (Telecommunication Facility).

Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40 & 10.46 (Special Permit).

9:15 P.M. CASE NO: BZA-004874-2014

75-77 NORFOLK STREET                                                                                Residence B Zone

SMART ARCHITECTURE – C/O MARGARET BOOZ

Variance:  To re-build and slightly alter existing combination shed/gable dormer, convert flat/shed roof at rear into a gabled roof; put an entry porch with a roof on the side rear portion of the building.

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

Special Permit:  To relocate a window and a door and also alter the rear roof.

Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.2.C (Alteration of 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.