Board of Zoning Appeal Agenda

7:00 PM - 11:30 PM Thursday, January 12, 2017

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 – JANUARY 12, 2017, 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-012019-2016

40 WHITTEMORE AVE, A/K/A 1 ALEWIFE CTR.

Special District-3

CELLCO PARTNERSHIP – D/B/A VERIZON WIRELESS – C/O MICHAEL S. GIAIMO, ESQ.

Appeal: Appeal from Inspectional Services Determination that proposed modifications to existing mobile communications facility requires "new special permit". For a detailed description of the proposed facility upgrade, see the attached statement and site plan. This modification constitutes an Eligible Facilities Request under Section 6409 of the Federal Spectrum Act.

Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.21 (Appeal).

7:45 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-012010-2016

40 WHITTEMORE AVE, A/K/A 1 ALEWIFE CTR.

Special District-3

CELLCO PARTNERSHIP – D/B/A VERIZON WIRELESS – C/O MICHAEL S. GIAIMO, ESQ

Special Permit: Upgrade the existing mobile communication facility by replacing four panel antennas in each of three antenna arrays (12 antennas total) and installing two remote radio heads and one junction box per sector. For a more detailed description of the proposed facility upgrade, see the attached Statement and site plan. This modification constitutes and Eligible Facilities Request under Section 6409 of the Federal Spectrum Act.

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). Article 6409, Middle Class Tax Relief & Job Creation Act.

8:00 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-011630-2016

1493 CAMBRIDGE STREET

Residence C-2 Zone

CAMBRIDGE HEALTH ALLIANCE – C/O DAVID FARMER

Variance: To replace the hospitals main entrance sign with a new sign, violating restrictions on the sign’s size, height, internal illumination, and on the number of signs.

Art. 7.000, Sec. 7.16.21.B (Signs).


8:l5 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-011991-2016

237 HAMPSHIRE STREET

Business A Zone

CAMBRIDGE HEALTH ALLIANCE – C/O DAVID FARMER

Variance: To install 2 LED wall signs above 2nd story window, violating height only.

Art. 7.000, Sec. 7.16.22.C (Signs).

8:30 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-011944-2016

8 BRATTLE STREET Business B Zone

IMA PIZZA STORE 21 LLC – LESLEY ST. GERMAIN, ESQ.

Special Permit: To open and operate a restaurant with take-out use at 8 Brattle Street, to be located at the storefront known as 1-3 Brattle Street.

Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.35.0 & Art. 11.000, Sec. 11.30 (Fast Order Food Establishment).

8:45 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-012016-2016

1160 MASS AVENUE Residence C-2B Zone

SALT & OLIVE INC. – C/O SEAN D. HOPE, ESQ.

Variance: To expand an existing food-retail business into adjacent ground floor commercial space.

Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.35.A.1 (Retail). Art. 10.000 Sec. 10.30 (Variance).


9:00 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-011993-2016

51 BRATTLE STREET Business A Zone

T-MOBILE NORTHEAST LLC – C/O RICARDO M. SOUSA, ESQ.

Special Permit: The Applicant proposes to modify its existing Wireless Telecommunications Facility by collocating three (3) new L700 antennas on the existing building, together with supporting equipment. All three (3) proposed antennas will be facade mounted to the existing penthouse on the roof of the building, adjacent to the existing antennas and painted to match the existing building. The Applicants proposal complies with Section 6409 of the Spectrum Act as the collocation of antennas is not a substantial change to the existing base station. Moreover, the Applicants proposal complies with Section 4.32 and 10.4 of the Cambridge Zoning Ordinance.

Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.32.G.1 & Sec. 4.40 (Footnote 49) (Telecommunication Facility).

Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40 (Special Permit). Article 6409, Middle Class Tax Relief & Job Creation Act.


9:15 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-012071-2016

10 CANAL PARK Business A Zone/PUD-4 Overlay

T-MOBILE NORTHEAST LLC – C/O RICARDO M. SOUSA, ESQ.

Special Permit: The Applicant proposes to modify its existing Wireless Telecommunications Facility by replacing three (3) existing antennas and collocating three (3) new antennas on the existing building, together with supporting equipment. All proposed antennas will be facade mounted to the existing building, adjacent to the existing antennas and painted to match the existing building. The Applicant's proposal complies with Section 6409 of the Spectrum Act as the collocation of antennas is not a substantial change to the existing base station. Moreover, the Applicants proposal complies with Section 4.32 and 10.4 of the Cambridge Zoning Ordinance.

Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.32.G.1 & Sec. 4.40 (Footnote 49) (Telecommunication Facility).

Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40 (Special Permit). Article 6409, Middle Class Tax Relief & Job Creation Act.

TO VIEW BZA CASE APPLICATIONS, PLANS & SUBMISSIONS, GO TO: http://www.cambridgema.gov/inspection/Zoning/boardofzoningappeal, 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.