Board of Zoning Appeal Agenda

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806 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Ranjit Singanayagam
Sean O'Grady
Maria Pachecoranjits@cambridgema.gov
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The Board of Zoning Appeal will hold a Public Meeting, THURSDAY – NOVEMBER 7, 2019, 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".

7:30 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-017192-2019
117 WALDEN STREET Residence C-1 Zone

117 WALDEN STREET, LLC – C/O ADAM J. COSTA, ESQ.

Appeal: The petitioner challenges the Building Commissioner’s revocation of Building Permit #44750 approximately three-and-a-half months after its issuance; on unspecified grounds except that “the property does not conform to… Zoning Ordinance Article 5.000, Sec. 5.31, and… is not eligible for the exemption found in Sec. 5.21”; and following, and in spite of, the Petitioner’s detrimental reliance on the Building Permit prior to its revocation.   Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements) & Sec. 5.21 (Lot Area & Width).

Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.20 (Appeal).

7:45 P.M.  CASE NO. BZA-017184-2019
215 PROSPECT STREET Residence C-1 Zone

CHRISTOPHER VUK

Special Permit: Reduction of parking as per previously granted Special Permit BZA-016966-2018.

Art. 6.000, Sec. 6.35 (Reduction of Parking) & Sec. 6.12.C (Applicability).

8:00 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-017188-2019
8 VAN NORDEN STREET Residence B Zone    

LOIS & LAWRENCE HUDSON – C/O MICHAEL W. WIGGINS. ESQ.

Variance:To construct a new building to replace a previous building that was destroyed by fire. 

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

8:15 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-017189-2019
113 BRATTLE STREET Residence A-1 & A-2 Zone

LINCOLN INSTITUTE OF LAND POLICY, INC. – C/O JAMES J. RAFFERTY, ESQ.

Variance: To rebuild and expand rear addition to pre-existing structure containing an educational use authorized by Special Permit (BZA Case no. 5898).  New addition will increase area of structure by more than 25% since it first began to be non-conforming.

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

Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.3 (Non-Conforming Structure).

8:30 P.M.  CASE NO. BZA-017191-2019
147 OTIS STREET& Residence C-1 Zone

GREGORY LEPPERT

Variance:To add a dormer at the rear of building, over stairwell and landing, to add a parking space at the NE corner of the property line within the 2nd front yard setback, and to restore deck railing and deck along the roof edge.

Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements). Art. 6.000, Sec. 6.42 (Size of Parking Space) & Sec. 6.44.1.C (Parking Requirements).

8:45 P.M.  CASE NO. BZA-017193-2019
315 COLUMBIA STREET Residence C-1 Zone

JAMES STEINHILBER – C/O ISAMU KANDA – ARCHITECT

VarianceTo rebuild existing non-conforming structure on existing foundations, keeping existing footprint and wall heights. 

Reconfigure roof to be gable roof with ridge 2 ft. taller than existing ridge but staying well under max allowable height.

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

Art. 6.000, Sec. 6.36.1 (Parking Requirements).

9:00 P.M.  CASE NO. BZA-017187-2019
58-60 STEARNS STREET Residence C-1 Zone

BETSY HARPER – C/O MARCELO T. HERNANDEZ

Variance: To demolish and construct new 1 Family Residence on a corner lot, maintaining modal alignment along existing neighborhood frontage, occurring within 2 Front Setbacks and requiring relief for setbacks and building height.

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

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.   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 48 hours prior to hearing.


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