Board of Zoning Appeal Agenda

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Citywide Senior Center
806 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Ranjit Singanayagam
Sean O'Grady
Maria Pachecoranjits@cambridgema.gov
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617-349-6100

Description

The Board of Zoning Appeal will hold a Public Meeting, THURSDAY – NOVEMBER 20, 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-005393-2014

200-202 LAKEVIEW AVENUE

Residence B Zone  

CRYSTAL A. LESLIE

Variance:  To rebuild 2 back porches in disrepair and of 1920’s dimensions are to be built to modern living dimensions, similar to neighborhood houses.  Total increase of 120 sq. ft. which is 31 sq. ft. above ordinance requirements.

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

 

7:45 P.M. CASE NO: BZA-005420-2014

134 MAGAZINE STREET  

Residence C Zone

HARVARD HILLEL CHILDREN’S SCHOOL & CONGREGATION  EITZ CHAIM – C/O HERBERT M. WEISS, ESQ.

Appeal:  Inspectional Services Determination of Bees as a Livestock is wrong, cease and desist order is a selective enforcement as there are many other beehives in Cambridge; Beehives are used as a teaching tool in children's school and as part of religious service.   Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.20 (Appeal).

 

8:00 P.M. CASE NO: BZA-005332-2014

166 ELM STREET #2 (NORTH)

Residence B Zone

STEFANIE HAUG & STEPHEN WELLER – C/O EDRICK VANBEUZEKOM, ARCHITECT

Variance:  The proposed construction includes raising the existing roof an additional 2 feet with a steeper pitch, and adding shed dormers to provide adequate headroom for stairs, bathroom and bedrooms, which exist currently but do not comply with building code. The proposed roof and dormer additions are within the existing footprint of the house but are nonconforming to the side yard setback. The proposal increases the floor area ratio which is already nonconforming. Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements).

Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.20 (Non-Conforming Structure).

 

8:l5 P.M. CASE NO: BZA-005395-2014

1430 MASS AVENUE

Business B/Harvard Square Overlay District

LIQUITERIA MASS AVE LLC – C/O JAMES J. RAFFERTY, ESQ.  

Special Permit:  To operate a Fast Order Food establishment at subject property selling juices, smoothies & related items.  Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.35.0 (Fast Order Food Establishment).  Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40 (Special Permit).

Art. 11.000, Sec. 11.30 (Fast Order Food Establishment). Art. 20.000, Sec. 20.50 (Harvard Square Overlay District).  

 

8:30 P.M. CASE NO: BZA-005437-2014

324 HARVARD STREET #2A

Residence C-1 Zone

DONG SHEN & LISA U. SHEN – C/O EDRICK VANBEUZEKOM, ARCHITECT

Special Permit:  To remove an existing sunroom and replace it with framed walls and roof in order to make the space a bedroom.  Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.30 (Table of Dimensional Requirements). Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.20 (Non-Conformance).  

 

8:45 P.M. CASE NO: BZA-005419-2014

59 MARKET STREET  

Residence C-1 Zone

JAMES WILDASH & SONIA KOWAL – C/O SEAN D. HOPE, ESQ.  

Variance: To park one car within a portion of the front yard setback.

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

Art. 6.000, Sec. 6.44.C (Parking In The Front Yard Setback).

 

9:00 P.M. CASE NO: BZA-005363-2014

25 ALPINE STREET

Residence B Zone

JOY HACKEL & ROBIN LUBBOCK

Variance:  To construct an addition of 2-story bay window to front elevation.  

Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements). Sec. 5.24.2 (Setbacks).

9:15 P.M.  CASE NO. BZA-005313-2014

41-45 ALEWIFE BROOK PARKWAY #C                                                     Residence B Zone

BARLO SIGNS – C/O JENN ROBICHAUD

Variance: To allow the replacement of existing monuments signs, to allow for additional monuments signs; to allow for directional sign with logo.  It exceeds number of free standing signs and 30 ft. sign limit.

Art. 7.000, Sec. 7.16.22.A (Signs).

  

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.

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