Board of Zoning Appeal Agenda

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The Board of Zoning Appeal will hold a Virtual Public Meeting, THURSDAY – AUGUST 13, 2020.  Members of the public can participate or view the meeting remotely using the Zoom Webinar link: https://cambridgema.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zm1ysGjbTiGhvj4Aja1bRw

Or join by phone:  Dial +1 929 436 2866 or +1 301 715 8592 - Webinar ID: 980 8328 7208

"CLICK CASE NUMBER TO VIEW APPLICATION, PLANS & OTHER SUBMISSIONS"

6:00 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-017284-2020
33 HUNTING STREET Residence C-1 Zone

IAN CROWLEY & LISA SCHONBERGER – C/O ADAM GLASSMAN, R.A

Variance: To construct a new addition within the front, left and rear setbacks and for the loss of usable open space.

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

Special Permit: To enlarge (2) existing first floor rear windows.  Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.2.C (Non-Conforming Structure).

6:15 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-017289-2020
23 GREENOUGH AVENUE Residence C-1 Zone

23 GREENOUGH AVENUE, LLC – C/O MICHAEL W. WIGGINS, ESQ.

Special Permit:Construction of exterior window wells to the prior non-conforming building.

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

6:30 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-017273-2020
58 LAKEVIEW AVENUE Residence A-1 Zone

MARGARET BOOZ, ARCHITECT

Special Permit:To alter windows in a setback.   Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.2.C (Non-Conforming Structure).

6:45 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-017299-2020
89 OXFORD AVENUE Residence C-1 Zone

MATHEW D. CUMMINGS, ARCHITECT

Variance To enlarge the existing non-conforming structure to the north, left elevation of the structure to accommodate a new first-floor kitchen, and the addition of new bathrooms on the second and attic floors.  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).

7:00 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-017285-2020
42 GARDEN STREET Residence B Zone

BRIGID WILLIAMS, ARCHITECT

VarianceTo construct new second floor bay above existing first floor bay with no change in building footprint.

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

7:15 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-017303-2020
6 GOODMAN ROAD Residence C-1 Zone

BEN GERSTEN & EMMA GERSTEN

Variance: Create new 15' dormer.

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 & Relocated fenestration on non-conforming elevations including window wells.

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

7:30 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-017300-2020
17 ELLSWORTH AVENUE Residence C-1 Zone

17 ELLSWORTH AVE, LLC – C/O SARAH L. RHATIGAN, ESQ.

Variance:Construct rear egress landing and stairs within required space between the front and rear structures on the lot.

Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31.1 (Table of Dimensional Requirements). Sec. 5.13 (Separation of Buildings).

Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.3 (Non-Conforming Structure). Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.30 (Variance).

Special Permit: Install new basement window opening within right side yard setback.

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

7:45 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-017302-2020
26 COOLIDGE HILL ROAD Residence A-2 Zone
ABRAM OJURE & MISTY KOGER-OJURE – C/O SARAH L. RHATIGAN, ESQ.

Special Permit: To allow for the alteration of an existing single-family detached dwelling creation to provide one accessory apartment in the garden level of the existing single-family dwelling. Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.22 & Sec. 4.22.1 (Accessory Apartment).

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

8:00 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-017309-2020
402 RINDGE AVENUE Residence C-2 Zone /Parkway Overlay

JUST-A-START CORPORATION – C/O CRAIG NICHOLSON

Comprehensive Permit: Rindge Commons is the creation of 101 units of affordable housing on the site of the Rindge Tower Apartments which has 273 affordable apartments. The project consists of 2 buildings which will be built in phases. Phase I will include 24 units of housing and 42,500 sf of commercial space. Phase II will include 77 units of housing. The applicant seeks relief from the following Ordinance provisions:

Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.22 (Private Open Space) & Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements). Art. 11.000, Sec. 11.203 (Inclusionary Housing Project). Art. 20.000, Sec. 20.64 (Parkway Overlay Dimensional Standards); & Sec. 20.66 (Parking Standards/Curb Cuts); &

Sec. 20.67 (Mechanical Equipment). Art. 6.000, Sec. 6.36 (Parking); Sec. 6.44 (Parking Layout); Sec. 6.34 (Parking Space Size Allocation);

Sec. 6.48 (Landscaping for Parking Lots) & Sec. 6.107 (Bicycle Parking). Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.34.D (General Office Use).

Art. 22.000, Sec. 22.23 (Green Building/LEED & Storm Water Retention/Phosphorus Mitigation).

TO VIEW BZA CASE APPLICATIONS, PLANS & SUBMISSIONS, GO TO: https://www.cambridgema.gov/inspection/zoning.aspx at top of page, click “Calendar” > Click hearing date > Click “Board of Zoning Appeal Agenda.”  Any information filed after the agenda has been posted can be viewed at the Inspectional Services Department located at 831 Mass Avenue, Cambridge by appointment only.   Copies of this petition are also on file in the office of the City Clerk, City Hall, Cambridge, MA.   Interested persons may provide comments to the Board of Zoning Appeal by participating virtually during the hearing and/or may provide written comments for the Board’s consideration by mailing or delivering them to the attention of the Secretary, Board of Zoning Appeal, 831 Mass Avenue, 02139 or by emailing them to mpacheco@cambridgema.gov.  Comments must be submitted prior to the Hearing and include the Case Number.

Continued cases are not re-advertised but are posted on the office board at the City Clerk’s Office in City Hall & on the same BZA Web Page 48 hours prior to hearing.

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