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By adamg - 8/14/19 - 9:16 am
Heron Street rendering

Buildings set to take wing on Heron Street.

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved a builder's plans for an apartment building on one side of Heron Street in West Roxbury and a condo building on the other. Read more.

By adamg - 8/13/19 - 6:26 pm

The owner of a Perkins Street inn who wanted to legalize the 11 beds he already has and add several more had his proposal rejected by the Zoning Board of Appeal today. Read more.

By adamg - 8/13/19 - 12:06 pm
Alexandra rendering

Architect's rendering. Not shown: Large blank wall that will face Roxbury.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans to refashion the historic but dilapidated Hotel Alexandra at Massachusetts Avenue and Washington Street into a 156-room, 13-floor hotel with ground-floor and roof-deck restaurants. Read more.

By adamg - 7/31/19 - 12:42 pm

Normally, Zoning Board of Appeals Chairwoman Christine Araujuo opens the board's biweekly hearings with mundane requests to turn off cell phones and to take conversations outside and with a reminder that the hearings are being video recorded. Yesterday, though, she added a plea to the crowded room: Read more.

By adamg - 7/30/19 - 4:33 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a developer's plan to replace Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, at 500 Talbot Ave., at Argyle Street, with a four-story apartment building. Read more.

By adamg - 7/30/19 - 11:57 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by the Neighborhood House Charter School to add a gym and 12 new classrooms to handle 70 eighth-grade students at its Queen Street campus - but with a proviso that the school not be allowed to educate more than 525 total students at the site. Read more.

By adamg - 7/30/19 - 10:25 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a 12-unit, three-story condo building that would replace a hair salon and auto lot next to the Triple Eatery on Cummins Highway. Read more.

By adamg - 7/30/19 - 9:58 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today deferred any action on the proposed Roxbury Prep charter school on Belgrade Avenue at West Roxbury Parkway until Oct. 8. Read more.

By adamg - 6/26/19 - 9:42 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved Linval Chambers's proposal to re-fit a long vacant chiropractor's office at 1 Peabody Square into his fourth Flames restaurant. Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/19 - 12:32 pm
Architect's rendering of 775 Morton St.

Architect's rendering.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a 27-unit apartment building at 775 Morton St., on the corner of Wildwood St., after confusion caused by a shortage of members due to holdups by city councilors on questions for proposed new members involving marijuana-related zoning. Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/19 - 11:24 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports the City Council is withholding action on people nominated by Mayor Walsh for seats on the Zoning Board of Appeal until they answer a question about what they'd do if the mayor's office approves pot shops closer to each other than the half mile allowed by city ordinance - as it did earlier this year in East Boston. Proposed pot shops need zoning-board approval.

By adamg - 6/11/19 - 1:17 pm
Rendering of the view into the project from Hancock Street

Architect's rendering of the view into the project from Hancock Street.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a new plan for a $200-million, four-building apartment complex off Dorchester Avenue and Hancock and Pleasant streets.
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By adamg - 6/11/19 - 12:01 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for 29 new single-family homes at the end of a West Roxbury section where many of the streets are named for birds. Read more.

By adamg - 5/1/19 - 10:16 am
Aileron architect's rendering

Architect's rendering

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved plans to convert a vacant lot on Condor Street between Brooks and Putnam into 33 apartments and 7 condos - and artist studios that open onto the street - in a two-building complex to be called Aileron, on vacant land long owned by the city. Read more.

By adamg - 4/30/19 - 1:15 pm
Frankfort/Gove rendering

Architect's rendering of new development, with former church building on the right.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a developer's plan to turn the former Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at Frankfort and Gove streets in East Boston into 14 condos - and to build 94 more on former church land across the street. Read more.

By adamg - 4/30/19 - 12:38 pm
Proposed new Ink Block building

Archictect's rendering.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a 14-story, 180-unit residential building that would fill the last remaining space in the Ink Block complex in the South End, where the Boston Herald used to be. Read more.

By adamg - 4/30/19 - 11:12 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by the owners of American Provisions at East Broadway and I Street to add a restaurant that will focus on locally-sourced food - just like their store. Read more.

By adamg - 4/30/19 - 10:22 am
Architect's rendering of proposed 1970 Dorchester Ave. building

Architect's rendering.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a five-story, 56-unit apartment building on what is now a vacant lot at 1970 Dorchester Ave., next to the Ashmont Red Line station. Read more.

By adamg - 4/10/19 - 12:40 pm
Anthony Pisani

At Pisani's final board meeting, board member Bruce Bickerstaff (r) wore a bow tie in homage to Pisani's love of them.

The City Council designated today as Anthony Pisani Day, for the Jamaica Plain architect who recently retired from the Zoning Board of Appeal after 32 years as a member. Read more.

By adamg - 4/9/19 - 12:13 pm

The owners of a marijuana shop proposed for Maverick Square decided not to risk going before a zoning board short one member today and requested and got a deferral until July 9, to make their case before a full, seven-member board. Read more.

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