The Zoning Board of Appeals this week approved a developer's plans to build a six-unit condo building at 66 Lubec St. in East Boston - with the proviso that he find a way to increase the size of one studio unit from the planned 397 square feet to at least the 450 square feet the city normally requires as a minimum for studios.
The top floor of David Grossman's proposed four-story building would be a roughly 1,300-square-foot, three-bedroom unit, whose occupants would have to walk up stairs because no elevator is planned.
The building, next to the 64 Lubec building Grossman already owns, would have three parking spaces. Grossman's attorney, Richard Lynds, said the site is less than a quarter mile from the Airport T stop.
The mayor's office, City Councilor Lydia Edwards and the Gove Street Civic Association all backed the proposal.