Board of Zoning Appeal Agenda

7:00 PM - 11:30 PM Thursday, May 23, 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 – MAY 23, 2013, At the Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Ave., First Floor, Cambridge, Massachusetts.  The following cases will be heard.

7:15 P.M. CASE NO. 10435

155 WEBSTER AVENUE

Residence C-1 Zone

ALBERT & LEONTINE PACHECO – C/O JAMES J. RAFFERTY, ESQ.

Variance:  To convert single story commercial structure on a lot containing three family dwelling units into a residential unit.  Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements).  Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.30 (Variance).    

Special Permit:  To reduce required parking. 

Art. 6.000, Sec. 6.35 (Parking Requirements).  Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40 (Special permit).  

 

7:30 P.M. CASE NO. 10436

1 ROCKINGHAM PLACE

Residence C Zone

ROBERT GILMORE, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

Variance:  To extend existing shed onto existing concrete pad within 5’ of property line.

Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.21.H (Accessory Structure).    Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements).

 

7:45 P.M. CASE NO. 10437

52 CHURCH STREET

Business B Zone / HSOD

BOWERY CAMBRIDGE LLC – C/O JAMES J. RAFFERTY, ESQ.  

Variance: To install a non-conforming wall and projecting sign. 

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

 

8:00 P.M. CASE NO. 10438

822 SOMERVILLE AVENUE

Business C Zone

KS PARTNERS, LLC – C/O THOMAS CLARK

Variance:  To install a wall mounted sign above the second floor sill height.    

Art. 7.000, Sec. 7.16.22.C (Wall Sign Height).

 

8:15 P.M. CASE NO. 10439

20 RUSSELL STREET

Residence B Zone

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

Variance: To construct dormers on existing single family dwelling.

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

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

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. 10440

8-10 BREWER STREET

Residence C-1 Zone

8-10 BREWER STREET CONDO TRUST – C/O CRAIG A. WHITAKER, ARCHITECT

Special Permit: To enclose existing covered porches at Units 1 and 2(1st floor) and at Units 3 & 4 (2nd floor).

Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.2.C (Non-Conforming Structure).   

 

8:45 P.M. CASE NO. 10441

9 OAKLAND STREET

Residence C-1 Zone

SCOTT CHISHOLM

Variance:  To construct a new single family house facing Oak Street on a site which faces two streets. We are requesting relief from the allowable FAR and the building setbacks.  Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.30 (Table of Dimensional Requirements).  &

Sec. 5.28.21(Gross Floor Area).

 

9:00 P.M. CASE NO. 10442

97 LAKEVIEW AVENUE

Residence A-1 Zone

MELISSA McGAUGHEY

Variance:  To construct a one story wood framed screened porch addition to the rear existing house.  

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

Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.3 (Non-Conforming Structure (Height & Side Yard).

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.