Board of Zoning Appeal Agenda

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Sean O'Grady
Maria Pacheco
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The Board of Zoning Appeal will hold a Virtual Public Meeting, THURSDAY – OCTOBER 8, 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-91575
6 MANASSAS AVENUE Residence A-2 Zone

ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF BOSTON – C/O JAMES J. RAFFERTY, ESQ.

Special Permit: To convert use of existing institutional structure from religious housing (convent) to primary school.

Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.56.C.2 (Table of Institutional Use Regulations).  Art 10.000, Sec. 10.40 (Special Permit).

6:15 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-017321-2020 
25 SPINELLI PLACE Industry B-2 Zone/AOD-1  

SUSAN I. SLOANE – C/O JAMES J. RAFFERTY, ESQ.

Variance:Petitioner seeks to construct exterior egress stairs located within the required setback.

Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.34 (Table of Dimensional Requirements).  Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.3 (Non-Conforming Structure).

Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.30 (Variance).

Special Permit:  Petitioner seeks to install windows and doors on nonconforming walls.  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-017323-2020 
49 WHITTEMORE AVENUE Residence B Zone

ERIC WU – C/O JAMES J. RAFFERTY, ESQ.

Variance: To remove existing roof with dormers and replace with a new roof with dormer. To replace existing rear deck with a new two story deck and addition.  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: To install windows on non-conforming wall. Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.2.C (Non-Conforming Structure).

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

6:45 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-90382 
20 UNION STREET Residence C-1 Zone

DORIAN THOMPSON – C/O EDRICK VANBEUZEKOM, ARCHITECT

Special PermitTo relocate and add window openings on all 4 facades of the existing structure.

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

7:30 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-017322-2020
17-19 CUSHING STREET Residence B/Business A-1 Zone

RICHARD VON TURKOVICH – C/O MICHAEL WIGGINS, Esq.

Variance To add an additional unit in the basement and obtain permission for less open space per dwelling unit.

Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements). Sec. 5.26 (Conversion). Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.31.G (Multifamily).

Special Permit To reduce the number of parking spaces to 4 and also to park within the side yard setback.

Art. 6.000, Sec. 6.35 (Reduction of Parking). & Sec. 6.44.1.B (Parking within the Setbacks).

7:45 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-017325-2020 
25 EIGHTH STREET Residence C-1 Zone

CAMBRIDGE HOUSING AUTHORITY – C/O MICHAEL J. JOHNSTON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Comprehensive Permit:Truman Apartments is a 59-unit apartment building providing housing for low-income seniors and people with disabilities. The Cambridge Housing Authority plans to renovate the property to extend the life of building systems (including the roof and facade) and to expand community spaces for residents by making an addition to the building. Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements).

Sec. 5.22.1 (Private Open Space). Art. 6.000, Sec. 6.36 (Off Street Parking). & Sec. 6.44.1.A (Parking Space Within 10’ of Window).

Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.21.H (Distance Between Buildings).

8:00 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-017308-2020
119 REED STREET Residence B Zone

MARGARET LONG

Special Permit: To change and slightly relocate three windows on the north side. Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.2.C (Non-Conforming Structure).

8:15 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-90053
135 WESTERN AVENUE Business C-1 Zone BLUEPOWER LLC – C/O STEVE DAYS

Special Permit:To seek approval for the enlargement of a nonconforming structure over 10% but less than 25% and windows/skylights in the setback.

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

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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