Board of Zoning Appeal Agenda

7:00 PM - 11:30 PM Thursday, September 12, 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 – SEPTEMBER 12, 2013, At the Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Ave., First Floor, Cambridge, Massachusetts.  The following cases will be heard.

7:30 P.M. CASE NO. 10496

 

126-5 OXFORD STREET

Residence C-1 Zone

 

DOUGLAS YOFFE – C/O SARAH RHATIGAN, ESQ.

 

Variance:  To renovate townhouse, resulting in an increase in GFA in a previously existing non-conforming structure on a non-conforming lot.   Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements). Art. 11.000, Sec. 11.15 (Dimensional Standards for Townhouse Development). & Sec. 11.15.2 (Townhouse-Maximum FAR).

 

 

7:45 P.M. CASE NO. 10497

 

49 WASHINGTON AVE./14 HILLSIDE AVE.

Residence A-2 Zone

 

MARYANN THOMPSON & MORTON ROSENTHAL – C/O JAMES J. RAFFERTY, ESQ.  

 

Variance:  To subdivide existing lot containing a single family dwelling and accessory structure used as a home office into two separate lots.  The use of the accessory structure will be changed to a single family dwelling which will result in each of the lots containing a single family dwelling.  Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements). & Sec. 5.15 (Subdivision).

Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.30 (Variance).   

 

 

8:00 P.M. CASE NO. 10498

 

2 GARDEN STREET

Residence C-2 Zone

 

EPISCOPAL CHAPLAINCY AT HARVARD, INC. – C/O REV. LUTHER ZEIGLER, CHAPLAIN  

 

Special Permit: To reduce the required parking from 2 spaces to 1 space.

Art. 6.000, Sec. 6.35.1 & 6.36 (Parking Requirements).

 

 

8:l5 P.M. CASE NO. 10499

 

23 FRANCIS AVENUE

Residence A-2 Zone

 

ELLEN & DEREK VAN BEVER – C/O SEAN D. HOPE, ESQ.

 

Variance:  To construct addition to the rear South-West corner of an existing single family house and create mudroom enclosure for rear entrance.  Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements). Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.30 (Variance).

Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22 (Non-Conforming Structure).

 

 

8:30 P.M. CASE NO. 10500

 

26 PARKER STREET

Residence A-2 Zone

 

DR. JOSEPH GLENMULLEN

Special Permit:  To alter windows on east façade, within side yard setback.

Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements).   Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.2.C (Non-Conforming Structure).

 

 

 

8:45 P.M. CASE NO. 10501

 

45 REED STREET

Residence B Zone

 

EMILY NEWMANN – C/O MARGARET BOOZ, SMART ARCHITECTURE

Variance:  To extend a street facing gable dormer forward to enclose and cover an exterior porch that is “cut in” to the roof slope.  The dormer is at the second floor level.   Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements).

 

 

 

9:00 P.M. CASE NO. 10502

 

286 CONCORD AVENUE

Business A-1 Zone

 

AT&T – C/O DAVID FORD, CENTERLINE COMMUNICATIONS

 

Special Permit: To add twelve (12) antennas on the building rooftop.  All antennas will be enclosed within a faux penthouse that will be painted to match the color and characteristic of the building.  All equipment will be housed either within the faux penthouse or within the equipment area in basement.  Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.32.G.1 (Footnote 49) (Telecommunication Facility).

Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40 (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.

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.