Board of Zoning Appeal Agenda

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Ranjit Singanayagam
Olivia Ratay
Maria Pacheco -ranjits@cambridgema.gov
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mpacheco@cambridgema.gov
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The Board of Zoning Appeal will hold a Virtual Public Meeting, THURSDAY – NOVEMBER 18, 2021.  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-148819
675 WEST KENDALL STREET Office 3A Zone/PUD-3

BMR-675 WEST KENDALL STREET LLC - C/O AARON D. CONANT, ALNYLAM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

Variance To install sign violating height and location.   Art. 7.000, Sec. 7.16.22 (Height/Wall Sign).  Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.30 (Variance).

6:45 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-131935
12 CORPORAL BURNS ROAD Residence B Zone

OLIVIA WEISSER & CHRIS WILLARD

Special Permit: To build a 3' non-covered stair landing to front entry, there are existing steps up to entry door with no landing.

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

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

7:00 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-148948
34 BUCKINGHAM STREET Residence A-2 Zone

DAVID LAKATOS & TAMI NGUYEN – C/O EDRICK VANBEUZEKOM, AIA

Variance:To build conforming addition and two dormers on an existing nonconforming house, increasing the gross floor area by more than 25%.   Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements).   Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.3 (Non-Conforming Structure).

Special Permit: Addition of windows on the side of the house which is nonconforming to the yard requirements.

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

7:15 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-143277
123 HANCOCK STREET Residence C-1 Zone

MSW HANCOCK LLC – C/O SAM WOLFF

Variance:  To build an addition to, and to convert an existing 2 family dwelling into a three-family dwelling.

Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements) Sec. 5.22.1 (Open Space) Sec. 5.26 (Conversion). Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.30 (Variance).

7:30 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-149721
54 PARK AVENUE Residence B Zone

ROTHFUCHS DEVELOPMENT, INC. – C/O SARAH LIKE RHATIGAN, ESQ.

Variance:Demolition of existing, unsafe, two-family, non-conforming structure and construction of a new single-family dwelling.

Reducing pre-existing non-conforming garage within the setbacks.  Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements).

Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.21 (Accessory Structure). Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.30 (Variance).

Special Permit To maintain the existing driveway which is less than 5' from the property line.

Art. 6.000, Sec. 6.441.B.G (Driveway Setbacks).  Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40 (Special Permit).

7:45 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-149665
38 MT. PLEASANT STREET Residence C-1 Zone

MATTHEW T. RUSSELL & LINDSEY M. RUSSELL – C/O CHRISTOPHER J. ALPHEN, ESQ.

Special Permit: To build a second-floor addition over existing first floor kitchen and to replace/relocate windows.

Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements). Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.2.D (Non-Conforming Structure), Sec. 8.22.2.C (Alteration Non-Conforming Structure). Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40 (Special Permit).

8:00 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-149683 
2 FROST STREET – UNIT 2 Residence B Zone

JOSHUA GOODMAN & ANNA LUMELSKY – C/O CHRISTOPHER J. ALPHEN, ESQ.

VarianceTo build additions to the first, second and third levels.

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

Special Permit:To add/alter windows within the setback. Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.2.C (Alteration Non-Conforming Structure).

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

8:15 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-150580
1815 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE Business C Zone/ Mass Ave Overlay, Lesley Porter Overlay LESLEY UNIVERSITY – CELLCO PARTNERSHIP D/B/A VERIZON WIRELESS, C/O TIMOTHY C. TWARDOWSKI, ESQ.

Special Permit:To modify its existing mobile communications facility by removing and replacing eight antennas (two per sector) and repositioning four existing antennas (one per sector).All replacement and existing antennas and associated cables will be wrapped or painted to match the building façade in terms of the solid red color.

Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.32.G.1 & Sec. 4.40 (Footnote 49) (Telecommunication Facility).Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40-10.46 (Special Permit).

6409A – Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation act (aka Spectrum Act).

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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