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The Board of Zoning Appeal will hold a Virtual Public Meeting, THURSDAY – JUNE 24, 2021.  Members of the public can participate or view the meeting remotely using the Zoom Webinar link: https://cambridgema.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NcNyR-ejToKfzmFibageZg

Or join by phone:  Dial +1 929 436 2866 or +1 301 715 8592 - Webinar ID: 843 1709 7972

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

6:30 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-118324 
Business A Zone 1353 CAMBRIDGE STREET

GILL AHARON – C/O ADAM GLASSMAN, R.A.

Variance:To construct new rear 2nd and 3rd floor addition.

Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements). Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.3 (Non-Conforming Structure).

6:45 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-118270 
25 BREWSTER STREET Residence A-1 Zone

ELIZABETH HALSTEAD & LORRAINE JONES – C/O JESSICA SNARE

Special Permit: To modify and re-construct existing bulkhead which will decrease the setback and modify the height.

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).

7:00 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-119050
39 KELLEY STREET Residence B Zone

RICHARD FREIERMAN & LYNN GERVENS

Variance: To Enlarge front porch by 14 sq. ft. (FAR increase) and relocate steps within front yard setback.

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).

7:15 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-119627 
44 KINNAIRD STREET Residence C-1 Zone

TAL LEVY & IRINA IZOVSKAYA

Special Permit:To construct 3rd floor to existing 2 story portion of building not creating new violation.  Relocate and add windows within the setback. 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)

7:30 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-118194
86 OTIS STREET Residence C-1 Zone

CAMBRIDGE HOUSING AUTHORITY – C/O MARGARET D. MORAN & MICHAEL J. JOHNSTON

Variance: The CHA is requesting to amend Putnam School's existing Variance (Case No. 4817) to increase the number of dwelling units, increase the Floor Area Ratio (“FAR”), decrease Lot Area for Each Dwelling Unit (“Lot Area per Unit”), maintain existing parking at 2 spaces, and reduce bicycle parking requirements to 12 long-term bicycle parking spaces, given the limitations of the site. The relief is being requested as part of the proposed renovations at Putnam School, which include reconfiguring 9 congregate units to 7 one-bedroom units and 1 two-bedroom unit and converting unproductive common space to provide 2 one-bedroom units and to expand 1 one-bedroom unit into a two-bedroom unit. At the end of the renovation, the unit mix will consist of 32 one-bedrooms and 2 two-bedrooms for a total of 34 dwelling units with a net add of 3 bedrooms (currently, there are 24 one-bedrooms and 3 congregate units for a total of 27 dwelling units but with the 3 congregate dwelling units housing nine individuals). In addition, the construction will expand common space in the basement.

Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements – Residential Districts).  Art. 6.000, Sec. 6.30 (Parking Quantity Requirements). &

Sec. 6.107 (Required Quantities of Bicycle Parking).   Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.30 (Variance).

7:45 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-119365
39 HUBBARD AVENUE Residence C-1 Zone

FRANK & TONI GIBSON – C/O SAYEM KHAN, ARCHITECT

Special Permit: To demolish and remove an existing exterior open deck structure from second floor level constructed on top of existing first floor kitchen. The existing structure will be replaced by a 3-season unconditioned porch. The new structure will occupy the footprint of the existing kitchen on first level. 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).

8:00 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-117683
1876 MASS AVENUE Business C Zone

BYUNG C. LEE, TR. – C/O PHONG NGUGEN

Special Permit: The proposed restaurant is seeking permission to continue the use of the space as "Zoe Acai Bar Juicery" at the same capacity but under a different DBA. Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.35.0 & Art. 11.000, Sec. 11.30 (Fast Order Food Establishment).

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

8:15 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-120105
96 FOSTER STREET Residence B Zone

SUSANNA JACOBUS

Special Permit: Construction of second-story dormer in place of two (2) of four (4) skylights previously permitted but not yet built with no change to FAR; raise existing window under proposed dormer from previously permitted location to level of existing windows; and addition of one (1) skylight on rear (right) side of building, all as shown on plans included with application.

Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements). Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.1.D (Non-Conforming Structure). & Sec. 8.22.1.H (Construction of dormer).

8:30 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-117391 
20 AVON HILL STREET Residence A-2 Zone

ELIAS J. COREY

Special Permit: Small 5x8 bathroom addition on rear of house will only be 4.8' from property line. Current house is only 2' so it is already non-conforming, and the small addition is further than the main house. 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).

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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