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Board of Zoning Appeal Agenda

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Ranjit Singanayagam
Olivia Ratay
Maria Pacheco -ranjits@cambridgema.gov
oratay@cambridgema.gov
mpacheco@cambridgema.gov
617-349-6100

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The Board of Zoning Appeal will hold a Virtual Public Meeting, THURSDAY – AUGUST 18, 2022. 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-182043
88 SPRING STREET Residence C-1 Zone

ALEXANDER RAPP

Variance  To create a shed dormer to re-enclose an exposed outdoor attic space in a nonconforming home and restore the interior attic space closer to its original floorplan.  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-181674
25 SUFFOLK STREET Residence C-1 Zone

SIYU XIAO A/K/A SIYU KALLA – C/O CHIRSTOPHER J. ALPHEN, ESQ.

Variance:To convert and renovate an existing nonconforming accessory building.

Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements). Sec 5.13 (Minimum Distance Between Buildings).

Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.3 (Extension of Non-Conforming Structure).  Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.30 (Variance).

Special Permit To convert an existing accessory building on their lot into an accessory apartment.

Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.22 (Accessory Apartments). Sec. 4.22.3 (Zoning Requirements for Accessory Apartments).

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

7:00 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-182526
27 JAY STREET Residence C-1 Zone

TREETOP INVESTMENTS, LLC – SIDDARTH GEHLOT – C/O EDRICK VANBEUZEKOM, ARCHITECT

Special Permit:To relocate a few windows on the north façade and adding and relocating window openings on the south and west facades, including a basement egress window and window well on the rear (west) façade. Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirement).

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

7:15 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-182714
21 LOOMIS STREET Residence B Zone

EAMON FEE

Special PermitAddition to a single-family house and create a second unit to the rear of the existing.

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).

7:30 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-183414
7 FOSTER PLACE Residence A-2 Zone

CARYN AND MICHAEL BRADLEY – C/O MAGGIE BOOZ, ARCHITECT

Variance: To construct a small, one-story bathroom and pantry addition to the southwest (rear left) corner of the house.

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 add 1 window to the existing 2 windows at the west façade of the kitchen and make all 3 windows the same size in a slightly different configuration than existing.  Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.2.C (Non-Conforming Structure).  Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40 (Special Permit).

7:45 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-183921
14 REGENT STREET Residence B Zone 14 REGENT STREET, LLC – C/O JAMES J. RAFFERTY, ESQ.

Special Permit:To enclose existing front porches and construct three story addition on right side of non-conforming two-family dwelling. Also, to add three windows on pre-existing non-conforming left side of building. Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements). Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.2.c & Sec. 8.22.2.d (Non-Conforming Structure). Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40 (Special Permit).

8:00 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-183930
18 BRATTLE STREET Business B/Harvard Square Overlay

HARVARD COLLECTION, LLC – C/O JAMES J. RAFFERTY, ESQ.

Special Permit:To operate a Quick Serve Food Establishment use in the Harvard Square Overlay District.

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-182544
27 WALKER STREET Residence B Zone JAMES JUSTIN BENNETT & LEAH W. THIFFAULT – C/O BRADFORD WALKER, ARCHITECT

Variance: To construct a window well in the rear yard and re-construct existing 2nd floor deck with extended roof and construct a shed for storage of bicycles and trash. Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements). Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.2.3 (Non-Conforming Structure). Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.20 & 4.21.h (Special Classification Rules). Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.30 (Variance).

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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