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Board of Zoning Appeal Agenda

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Ranjit Singanayagam
Olivia Ratay
Maria Pacheco -ranjits@cambridgema.gov
oratay@cambridgema.gov
mpacheco@cambridgema.gov
617-349-6100

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The Board of Zoning Appeal will hold a Virtual Public Meeting, THURSDAY – OCTOBER 6, 2022. Members of the public can participate or view the meeting remotely using the Zoom Webinar link: https://cambridgema.zoom.us/j/85702655517

Or join by phone:  Dial +1 929 436 2866 or +1 301 715 8592 - Webinar ID: 85702655517

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

6:30 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-191375
700-704 HURON AVENUE Residence C-3 Zone

STARRY, INC.  FOR THE PARKSIDE PLACE COMPANY – C/O ADAM BRAILLARD, ESQ.

Special Permit: To install on the rooftop of the existing building fifteen (15) small scale beam antennas, ten (10) small scale 5GHz antennas and eight (8) MetroLinq small scale antennas, together with junction boxes and additional supporting equipment.  As further described on the attached Plans, the average size of the proposed antennas is approximately 12-inches.  Further, all of the antennas will be façade mounted on the existing penthouses and painted to match the color of the building. The Applicant also proposes to install 1 equipment cabinet and 1 battery backup cabinet mounted out of view inside the building.  The Applicant's proposal complies with Section 6409 of the Spectrum Act as the collocation of the antennas is not a substantial change to the existing base station.  The Applicant's proposal also complies with the OTARD Rule because none of the antennas are greater than 1 meter and the antennas are designed to receive and transmit fixed wireless broadband internet signals.  Moreover, the Applicant's proposal complies with Section 4.32 and 10.4 of the City of Cambridge Zoning Ordinance.

Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.32.G.1 & Sec. 4.40 (Footnote 49) (Telecommunication Facility).  Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40 (Special Permit).

6409 (Federal Middle Class Tax Relief Act – Spectrum Act) OTARD (Federal Rule 47 C.F.R. §1.4000).

6:45 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-191234
141 PORTLAND STREET Industry B Zone

KENDALL SQUARE ENTITY, INC. – C/o MICHAEL R. DOLAN, ESQ.

Special PermitTo mount six (6) panel antennas (two (2) antennas per sector) concealed within six (6) fiberglass chimneys (two (2) chimneys per sector) on the main roof of the building. The proposed antennas will be mounted at the antenna centerline heights of 133’ AGL, extending to a top height of 136’ AGL. The height of the proposed fiberglass chimneys and antennas will not exceed the height of any existing penthouse or any of the existing wireless communication services antennas on the roof of the building. DISH will also install twelve (12) Remote Radio Units, and three (3) over voltage protection devices on the roof of the building.  DISH will install equipment on a proposed equipment platform on the roof of the building.  Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.32.G.1 & Sec. 4.40 (Footnote 49) (Telecommunication Facility).  Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40 (Special Permit).

6409 (Federal Middle Class Tax Relief Act – Spectrum Act).

7:00 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-188687
50 INMAN STREET Residence C-1 Zone

JAMESON ROGERS – C/O ADAM GLASSMAN, ARCHITECT

Special Permit To construct new rear addition and dormers.   Art 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements).

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

7:15 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-190504
75 ORCHARD STREET Residence B Zone

CECILE & FREDERIC BARTHELEMY – C/O CAMPBELL H. ELLSWORTH, ARCHITECT

Special PermitTo add/alter windows within a required setback.  Extend a rear deck within a required setback, at 75 Orchard Street.

Owner is taking a pre-existing 2-family structure and creating a 1-family structure.  Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements).

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

7:30 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-188958
Residence C-1 Zone

LIN LIN – C/O JOSEPH LUNA, ARCHITECT

Variance:To convert the existing hip roof into a gable roof with dormers and windows on all four sides.  To park within the front yard setback.

Art. 5,000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements). Art. 6.000, Sec. 6.44.1.c (Front Yard Parking). Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.3 (Non-Conforming Structure). Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.30 (Variance).

Special PermitTo create 2 curb cuts.  Art. 6.000, Sec. 6.43 (Curb Cuts). Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40 (Special Permit).

7:45 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-191365
42 DANA STREET Residence C-1 Zone LACOLTERTON LLC – C/O STEPHAN DUBOULOZ

Special Permit: To install new, enlarged and relocated openings on a nonconforming façade facing the side yard.

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

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

8:00 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-190731
78 ELLERY STREET Residence C-1 Zone JENNA LARSON & JACOB SMIGIEL

Special Permit: Reconfigure existing roof and gable end to create additional 2nd floor living space. Construct new windows, sun tunnels & skylights in existing non-conforming elevations. Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements).

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

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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