Board of Zoning Appeal Agenda

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6:00 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-127462
197 VASSAL LANE – TOBIN SCHOOL Residence B Zone/Open Space

CITY OF CAMBRIDGE – C/O LOUIS DEPASQUALE, CITY MANAGER

Variance:New construction of a 299, 942 gsf school building, for PK-8th grade, on the existing Vassal Lane school site, and contiguous Father Callanan playground. The City of Cambridge seeks a variance for relief from the Board of Zoning Appeal from the procedural requirements of section 4.25 for a non-open space use in an OS district; FAR, .5 for RES B (1.2 allowed by 5.45.1) and .25 for OS; the Height requirement of 45' for RES B and 35' for OS (5.54.1.d); the 80 % solar energy system roof coverage (22.35.2). Relief from Article 7.000 sign requirements quantity, size, and allowance is requested. A variance for relief is requested on the vehicular aisle width (6.42) in the Garage, below grade parking area.  Art. 4.25 (OS Procedural Requirement). Sec. 4.30 (Footnote 11). Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31, 5.35 (Table of Dimensional Requirements). Sec. 5.54.1.A (FAR), Sec. 5.54.1.D (Height).  Art. 6.000, Sec. 6.42 (Off Street - Parking Width of Aisles).  Art. 7.000,

Sec. 7.16.11 & 7.16.21.B (Signage). Art. 22.000, Sec. 22.35.2 (80% Solar Energy System Coverage). Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.30 (Variance).

Special Permit To allow for tandem parking which will provide an additional 33 parking spaces (there are 66 tandem parking spaces), Section 6.43.2 requires that parking spaces permit entering and exiting without moving another vehicle.

Art. 6.000, Sec. 6.43.2 (Tandem Parking). Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40 (Special Permit).

6:15 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-120040 
150 CAMBRIDGEPARK DRIVE Office 2-A/AOD-6

LONGFELLOW REAL ESTATE PARTNERS – C/O JAMES J. RAFFERTY, ESQ.

Variance:To construct new elevator shaft for a freight elevator and enclose existing covered walkway surrounding the base of the building. Petitioner also seeks to construct expanded loading dock.Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.32 (Table of Dimensional Requirements).

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

6:30 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-119516
30 VASSAL LANE Residence B Zone

MARION REINE & KATHLEEN REINE – C/O SHRUTI KULKARNI

Special Permit: To enlarge kitchen window on the existing rear façade of the house.

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-119814
110 BERKSHIRE STREET – UNIT 1 Residence C-1 Zone

JUDY & DWIGHT TREW – C/O DAVID M. FENCHEL, R.A

Special Permit: To relocate an existing window and add a matching window in a non-conforming wall due to an existing minimum side yard setback.  Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements).  Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.2.C (Non-Conforming Structure).

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

7:00 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-120388
237 PUTNAM AVENUE Residence C-1 Zone

CPI/BRICKMAN BSS OWNER, LLC – C/O JOHANNA SCHNEIDER, ESQ.

Variance:To enclose an existing 10'x20' open pedestrian walkway that connects the third floor of 237 Putnam Avenue to the third floor of 21 Blackstone Street. Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements). Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.34 (Office and Laboratory Use).

Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.30 (Variance).

7:15 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-122045
25 KELLEY STREET Residence B Zone

RICARDO WELLISCH & CARY FRIEDMAN – C/O ELIZABETH CAHILL

Variance:To use existing garage structure as a storage shed and a spa shed open to the garden. Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements). & Sec. 5.13 (Separation of Buildings). Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.3 (Non-Conforming Structure). Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.30 (Variance).

7:30 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-122191 
1043-1059 CAMBRIDGE STREET Business A/Residence C-2B Zone

1043 CAMBRIDGE STREET LLC – C/O JAMES HEFFERNAN

Variance: To extend previously approved Variance relief to locate the residential portion of its Mixed-Use development (also approved by the Planning Board (Case No. 336) within the side yard setbacks, and further to request Variance relief for the elevator roof access for accessibility and access to the previously approved roof decks. Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements). Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.30 (Variance).

7:45 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-121712  
133 ELM STREET – UNIT 2 Residence C-1 Zone SAM FENTRESS – C/O DAMON SIDEL

Variance: Extension of the main gable roof over the 2-story rear addition and the addition of two shed dormers, one on each side.

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

8:00 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-115236 
159 ALLSTON STREET Residence C Zone GERALDINE SMALL & EDWARD SMALL, JR. – C/O GWENDOLEN NOYES, ARCHITECT

Variance: To modify the plans/elevations approved by the Zoning Board Case No. BZA-017176-2019.

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

8:15 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-125782 
2067 MASS AVENUE Business A-2 Zone CELLCO PARTNERSHIP D/B/A VERIZON WIRELESS – C/O DANIEL D. KLASNICK, ESQ.

Special Permit: To modify the existing mobile communications facility by relocating 6 antennas to 3 new proposed side by side mounts and relocating 3 antennas to an existing mount, installing 3 new antennas on an existing mount and retaining 3 existing antennas all at the same location mounted to the existing sector frames or penthouse wall at a top height to match the existing antennas.

Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.32.G.1 & Sec. 4.40 (Footnote 49) (Telecommunication Facility). Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40-10.46 (Special Permit).

6409A – Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act (aka Spectrum Act).

8:30 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-121039 
65 BANKS STREET Residence C-1 Zone LUBAVITCH OF CAMBRIDGE, INC. – C/O ELKA ZARCHI

Special Permit: To create temporary classrooms while new facility is renovated at 243 Hampshire Street and to meet demand for affordable daycare as families are required to return to work after Covid restrictions.Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.33.B.3 (Day Care Use).

Sec. 4.56.C.2 (Institutional Use Regulations). & 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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