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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 Pacheco ranjits@cambridgema.gov
sogrady@cambridgema.gov
mpacheco@cambridgema.gov
617-349-6100

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The Board of Zoning Appeal will hold a Public Meeting, THURSDAY – SEPTEMBER 14, 2017, At the Senior Center

806 Massachusetts Avenue, First Floor, Cambridge, Massachusetts.  The following cases will be heard.

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

7:15 P.M.  CASE NO. BZA-014122-2017
32 VASSAR STREET Residence C-3B Zone

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY – C/O KELLEY BROWN

Special Permit:  To remove 524 parking spaces near the Stata Garage (32 Vassar).  MIT plans to use 

Attendant Assisted (valet) parking to regain 136 of these lost parking spaces in the Stata Garage.

Art. 6.000, Sec. 6.43.5.A (Tandem Parking).

7:30 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-013923-2017
43 ESSEX STREET Residence C-1 Zone

43 ESSEX STREET NOMINEE TRUST – C/O CHRISTOPHER M. SHACHOY, TRUSTEE

Special Permit:  Altering parking on site requiring relief from parking space and driveway setback requirements.

Art. 6.000, Sec. 6.44.1(b)(g) (Parking Setbacks Special Permit).

7:45 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-013941-2017
201 BROOKLINE STREET #5 Special District - 9

RENEE L. BEARD & ADAM Z. BARD – C/O BHUPESH PATEL, DESIGNTANK INC.

Variance:  To construct a second floor addition to a one story building.

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

8:00 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-013972-2017
22-26 FAIRMONT AVENUE  
FAIRMONT AVENUE PROPERTIES, LLC – C/O SEAN D. HOPE, ESQ.
Residence C-1 Zone

Special Permit:  To add/alter windows within the setback of two single family dwellings at 22 and 26 Fairmont Avenue.

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

8:15 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-014026-2017
6 VERDUN STREET

Residence B Zone

6 VERDUN STREET LLC – C/O MICHAEL DRISCOLL

Variance:  To add an eating area in the kitchen area of 44 square feet which will decrease the required private open space.  

Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements).  & Sec. 5.22.1 (Definition of Private Open Space).

8:30 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-013985-2017
2615 MASS AVENUE
GLOBAL COMPANIES LLC – C/O JAMES J. RAFFERTY, ESQ.
Residence B Zone 

Variance:  To install canopies over gasoline dispensers at existing Automobile Service Station.

Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.26.G (Table of Use Regulations). Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements).

Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.3 (Alteration/Pre-Existing Nonconforming Use). Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.30 (Variance).  

8:45 P.M.  CASE NO. BZA-014106-2017
66 ANTRIM STREET Residence C-1 Zone

ALEX VAN PRAAGH

Variance:  To extend existing partial 3rd floor to rear of building, enlarge 3rd floor dormer, add a second dormer on the third floor, re-work the roof of the covered porch to be a 2nd floor deck, add rear ground and 2nd floor decks.

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

9:00 P.M.  CASE NO. BZA-014138-2017
1 GOLD STAR ROAD CT. Residence B Zone  

Variance:  To construct two dormers, main entrance build covered entrance, extending the roof line to cover the remaining section.

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

TO VIEW BZA CASE APPLICATIONS, PLANS & SUBMISSIONS, GO TO: http://cambridgema.gov/bza, Click “Inspectional Services”, 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.   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 appearing in person at 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.

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