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Board of Zoning Appeal Agenda

Contact

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

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The Board of Zoning Appeal will hold a Virtual Public Meeting, THURSDAY – JANUARY 26, 2023. 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 AND OTHER SUBMISSIONS".

6:00 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-203312
159 SHERMAN STREET – UNIT 2 Residence B Zone

MARK CYR – C/O ADAM GLASSMAN, ARCHITECT

Variance Proposed attached covered carport and covered walkway is within the rear setback and is within 10' of the existing rear garden shed. Total addition volume including conforming left side addition is more than 25% of the volume of the existing structure from when it became non-conforming.  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).

6:15 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-202716
164-166 VASSAL LANE – UNIT 166 Residence B Zone

TALAYA DELANEY & NIALL STEPHENS

Special Permit:  To add a third-floor addition to an existing non-conforming two family which increases non-conforming gross floor area and sits in the setbacks.  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).

6:30 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-203324
17-21 JAY STREET – UNIT 19 Residence C-1 Zone

CHARLES VALOIS

VarianceExpanding roof cover over entrance steps.  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).

6:45 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-205192
255 GROVE STREET Residence A-2 Zone

DUNCAN & DIANA MACARTHUR – C/O ROBERT LINN, AIA

VarianceTo build a one-story home office and/or ground level guest space that does not conform to a side yard setback.

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

7:00 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-204623
4 WYMAN ROAD Residence A-2 Zone

JOSHUA RESNICK & ELIZABETH OLIVER – C/O KATHLEEN FLYNN, ARCHITECT

Special Permit To reconstruct and enlarge their existing nonconforming back deck, which is at ground level and behind a brick wall.

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).

7:15 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-205777
8 DANA PL – AKA 11 DANA ST, UNIT 8 Residence C-1 Zone PAMELA LIPSON & PAWAN SINHA – C/O SARAH L. RHATIGAN, ESQ.

Variance:To legalize an expanded rear deck built in accordance with a validly issued building permit and thereafter determined by Inspectional Services to be in zoning violation due to encroachment into the side setback.

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Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.30 (Variance).

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7:30 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-204121
12 MAPLE AVENUE Residence B Zone MARTHA O’MARA

Special Permit: To convert existing garage into an accessory dwelling unit.

Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.22.1 (Accessory Dwelling). Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40 (Special Permit).

7:45 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-206111

142 THORNDIKE STREET Residence C-1 Zone

CHIA-JUNG CHANG

Variance:To raise roof and add additional non-conforming FAR and construction within existing non-conforming setbacks.

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: New and relocated window/door openings within existing non-conforming setbacks.

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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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Page was last modified on 1/23/2023 5:17 PM
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