Board of Zoning Appeal Agenda

7:00 PM - 11:30 PM Thursday, August 14, 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 – AUGUST 14, 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-004519-2014

241-243 WALDEN STREET

Residence BA/C-2B Zone

249 WALDEN STREET, LLC – DAVID W. MASSE, MANAGER, C/O BRUCE EMBRY, ESQ.  

Variance:  To discontinue the retail use of the ground floor space and convert the space to 2 residential dwelling units and to remove an adjoining one-story warehouse/garage structure to create a driveway with parking.

Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.31 (Table of Use/Residential use). Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements).

Sec. 5.26 (Conversion). Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.30 (Variance).

Special Permit:  To reduce the required amount of parking spaces.

Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.2.C (Alteration of Non-Conforming Structure).  Art. 6.000, Sec. 6.44.1 (A, B) (Setbacks For Open Parking Facilities).  Sec. 6.34 (Parking Size). Sec. 6.35.1 (Reduction of Parking).  

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

 

7:45 P.M. CASE NO: BZA-004578-2014 (Amendment)

JEFFERSON PARK – 1 JACKSON PACE  

Residence B Zone  

CAMBRIDGE HOUSING AUTHORITY – C/O JOHN WOODS

Comprehensive Permit:  To amend the previously granted Comprehensive Permit BZA Case #4984, to alter the property lines. Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.30 (Use Tables). Art. 6.000, Sec. 6.36.1 (Parking Requirements).

Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements). & 5.22 (Open Space).

 

7:45 P.M. CASE NO: BZA-004575-2014

JEFFERSON PARK – 1 JACKSON PLACE

Residence B Zone

CAMBRIDGE HOUSING AUTHORITY – C/O JOHN WOODS

Comprehensive Permit: Demolition of existing four (4) buildings consisting of 108 units. Construction of 6 new residential buildings containing 104 units with parking spaces reduced from 76 spaces to 74 spaces within the newly created lot size. Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.30 (Use Tables). Art. 6.000, Sec. 6.36.1 (Parking Requirements).

Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements).  & Sec. 5.22 (Open Space).

 

8:00 P.M. CASE NO: BZA-004448-2014

7-9 KINNAIRD STREET

Residence C-1 Zone

7-9 KINNAIRD STREET NOMINEE TRUST – C/O ALLISON CRUMP, TRUSTEE

Variance:  To rebuild existing exterior stairs at front & left side (#7) per building code.

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

 

8:15 P.M. CASE NO: BZA-004453-2014

2 BOND STREET

Residence B Zone

ERIC T. FOSSEL & CELESTE E. FOSSEL – C/O JAMES J. RAFFERTY, ESQ.   

Variance: To construct covered porch on second floor of a pre-existing non-conforming structure.

Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.30 (Table of Dimensional Requirements). Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.3 (Non-Conforming Structure). Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.30(Variance).    

Special Permit:  To add windows on a non-conforming structure.  

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-004455-2014

109 GROZIER ROAD  

Residence B Zone

ANDREW J. & NATALIE E. BEAUMONT – C/O SEAN D. HOPE, ESQ.  

Variance: To demolish a portion of the existing roof and add an addition and dormers that exceeds the allowable gross floor area.  Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements).  Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.30 (Variance).

Special Permit: To add windows within the right side setback.

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

 

8:45 P.M. CASE NO: BZA-004485-2014

5 LONGFELLOW PARK

Residence A-2 Zone

FRIENDS MEETING AT CAMBRIDGE – C/O DAVID WHITE, TRUSTEE

Variance:  To construct a small addition for a handicap accessible entrance at a non-conforming site. 

Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements) & Sec. 5.53 (Multiple Buildings).

9:00 P.M.  CASE NO. BZA-004515-2014

54 JFK STREET                                                              Business B Zone

BOSTON TEA SHOP LLC – C/O DOUGLAS CHO, MANAGER

Special Permit:  To continue operation of a Fast Order Food Establishment at 54 JFK Street.

Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.35.0 & Art. 11.000, Sec. 11.31 (Fast Order Food Establishment).

Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40-10.49 (Special Permit).

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.

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