Board of Zoning Appeal Agenda

7:00 PM - 11:30 PM Thursday, October 25, 2018

Location:
Citywide Senior Center
806 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge

Contact:
Ranjit Singanayagam, Sean O'Grady, Maria Pacheco , ranjits@cambridgema.gov, sogrady@cambridgema.gov, mpacheco@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-6100

The Board of Zoning Appeal will hold a Public Meeting, THURSDAY – OCTOBER 25, 2018, 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-017011-2018
44 COGSWELL AVENUE Residence B Zone

JAMES M. MAHER, TR. OF IRL TRUST – C/O MICHAEL W. WIGGINS, ESQ.

Variance:  To build a two-story addition that will house an entrance, stairwell and stairs to afford access to the two rear units of the building.

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

7:45 P.M.  CASE NO. BZA-016957-2018
300 MT. AUBURN STREET Residence C-3 Zone

SPRINT SPECTRUM REALTY, LLC – SPRINT SPECTRUM LP – C/O SIMON BRIGHENTI, JR. – CENTERLINE COMMUNICATIONS

Special Permit:  Remove existing previously-permitted rooftop telecommunication equipment and replace with upgraded equipment.  This is an eligible facility request pursuant to 47 USC 1455 (a).   Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.32.G.1 & Sec. 4.40 (Footnote 49) (Telecommunication Facility).

Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40 (Special Permit). 6409, 47 USC 1455 (a).

8:00 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-017014-2018
1923-1925 MASS AVENUE Business C Zone

T-MOBILE NORTHEAST LLC – C/O ADAM F. BRAILLARD, ESQ.

Special Permit: To modify an existing wireless telecommunications facility by replacing 4 existing antennas with 4 new antennas.  The proposal complies with Section 6409 of the Spectrum Act, as the proposal is not a substantial change to the facility.  Moreover, the Applicant’s proposal complies with Section 4.32 and 10.4 of the City of Cambridge Ordinance.   Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.32.G.1 & Sec. 4.40 (Footnote 49) (Telecommunication Facility).  Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40 (Special Permit). 6409, 47 USC 1455 (a).

8:15 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-017020-2018
426 PUTNAM AVENUE Residence C Zone

TOBY SETO & YUNG MUO CHEN – C/O JAMES J. RAFFERTY, ESQ.

Variance: To construct headhouse to accommodate for the installation of an elevator.   Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.30 (Variance).

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

8:30 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-017016-2018
175 HOLWORTHY STREET Residence B Zone 

ROBERT O’NEIL & MARTHA ZIRBEL – C/O SARAH L. RHATIGAN, ESQ.

Variance:To enlarge non-conforming single-family dwelling, resulting in an increase in gross floor area above allowed floor area ratio for the district and an expansion of the area of a pre-existing non-conforming structure.  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 alter existing windows and add new windows within side yard setbacks.

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

8:45 P.M.  CASE NO. BZA-017021-2018
25 HUBBARD AVENUE esidence C-1 Zone

STEPHEN A. POSTAL & MEGAN M. POSTAL – C/O JAMES J. RAFFERTY, ESQ.

Variance: To construct decks within side yard setback.   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).

9:00 P.M.  CASE NO. BZA-017018-2018
1500 CAMBRIDGE STREET Residence C-1 Zone 

RENIE REALTY LLC – C/O SARAH L. RHATIGAN, ESQ.

Variance Demolish existing retail building and construct three (3) residential units within two (2) new wood framed structures on the lot, requiring a variance from dimensional requirements, distance separating building, front and side setbacks.

Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements). Sec. 5.13 (Separation of Buildings). Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.30 (Variance).

Special Permit:To allow parking within five (5) ft. of side lot boundaries and minimum width of driveway.

Art. 6.000, Sec. 6.43.4 & 6.43.5 (Driveway). & Sec. 6.44.1.A, B (Parking Layout). Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40 (Special Permit).

9:15 P.M.  CASE NO. BZA-017013-2018
84 WINTHROP STREET Business B Zone/HSO
THE VEGGIE GRILL, INC. – C/O ANDREW UPTON, ESQ.

Special Permit:  To operate a fast order food establishment.

Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.35.0 & Art. 11.000, Sec. 11.30 & 11.31 (Fast Order Food Establishment). Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40 (Special Permit).

TO VIEW BZA CASE APPLICATIONS, PLANS & SUBMISSIONS, GO TO: http://cambridgema.gov/bza, Click “Inspectional Services”, 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.