The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a proposal to expand a two-family house at 739 Cummins Highway into a three-family house because the submitted plans were missing adequate details about such things as doors.
The board denied the proposal without prejudice, which means owner Broderick Egodogbare can come back with revised plans within a year.
Unusual for proposals before the board, the plans that were submitted showed a basement room designated as "man cave," next to a game room and a rec room.
The man-cave - the details of which were not discussed at the hearing - did not figure in the board's decision. However, neighbors objected to the proposal in part because they said Edgodogbare told them that the basement was going to be set aside just for "mechanicals" and not for any sort of living space.
The BPDA also formally opposed the proposal, saying a rear addition planned to allow enough space for three units was too large for the lot.
The mayor's office supported the proposal.