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By adamg - 4/7/21 - 2:14 pm
Ed Flynn speaks against Sonder proposal

Not happy: Ed Flynn.

The Zoning Board of Appeal voted last week to let Sonder, a multinational hospitality chain, convert the 26 apartments it owns in a Batterymarch Street building into "executive suites" aimed mainly at traveling businessmen staying an average of four days. Read more.

By adamg - 4/6/21 - 11:43 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today granted permission to the owner of a Harvard Avenue apartment building to convert one of the area's ubiquitous basement real-estate offices into an apartment, but rejected his request to do the same thing to a laundromat on the other side of his building's main entrance. Read more.

By adamg - 4/6/21 - 10:13 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by Giacomo's, 355 Hanover St., to add tables with a total of 20 more seats on the second floor, and by Forcella in North Square to expand into a neighboring space and add 12 seats. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/21 - 2:29 pm
Rendering of new complex

Rendering by RODE Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a two-wing complex with 151 apartments and 102 condos at 1515-1525 Commonwealth Ave., just up the hill from Warren Street. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/21 - 11:30 am
Proposed building on Washington Street

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a 43-unit apartment building next to the currently shuttered Exodus Bagels on Washington Street that will feature several one-bedroom units with dens - and others with patios - aimed at accommodating the expanded market for people who want to work at home. Read more.

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By adamg - 3/30/21 - 11:00 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for combination cafe and home-ownership resource center at 18-20 Meridian St. in East Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/21 - 10:38 am
Proposed electronic billboard

Board says nope.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a billboard company's plan to stick a 24-hour electronic billboard on top of the Dunkin' Donuts on Causeway Street at Lancaster Street, across from the Tip O'Neill Building. Read more.

By adamg - 3/23/21 - 3:42 pm
Propososed view of new building

View from across Morrissey Boulevard by Cube3.

Correction: The original story said this would replace the Phillips Candy House. It's replacing the Freeport Tavern.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a developer's plans to replace the Freeport Tavern on Morrissey Boulevard with 219 apartments - some 110 of them the studios the developer says all the kids these days are clamoring for. Read more.

By adamg - 3/9/21 - 1:57 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal finally upheld the city's prohibition against clustered cannabis concerns, denying an Arizona company's proposal to turn a former pasta plant on Hyde Park Avenue into a marijuana manufacturing plant, retail shop and medical dispensary just a few doors down from where three people from Roslindale and Roxbury have city approval for their own shop. Read more.

By adamg - 3/9/21 - 1:14 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposed marijuana shop at 1102 Blue Hill Ave. at Ansel Road. Read more.

By adamg - 3/9/21 - 12:13 pm
Proposed man cave

Plans showing the proposed man cave.

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. Read more.

By adamg - 3/9/21 - 10:35 am
Rendering of 282-308 Bremen St.

Rendering by RODE Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a 126-unit apartment building at 282-302 Bremen St., at Brooks Street, that will include 13 live/work studios for artists and 5 three-bedroom apartments aimed at families making no more than 60% of the Boston area median income. Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/21 - 11:09 am
25 Fountain St. rendering

Rendering by Prellwitz Chilinski Associates.

The Zoning Board of Appeal this week approved plans for a four-story, 40-unit condo building at Fountain and Regent streets in Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/21 - 2:37 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved marijuana shops proposed for what is now the Little Steve's pizza place on Boylston Street and the basement of the Cask 'n Flagon at Brookline Avenue and Lansdowne Street. Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/21 - 12:55 pm
3371 Washington St. rendering

Rendering by Utile, Inc.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposal by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corp. for a 39-unit apartment building for senior citizens at 3371 Washington St. in Jamaica Plain, next to Turtle Swamp Brewing. Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/21 - 11:43 am
Proposed 25 Atlantic Ave. residential building

Rendering by MGF Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a five-story, six-unit residential building on the triangular lot where Commercial Street ends at Atlantic Avenue in the North End. Read more.

By adamg - 2/4/21 - 12:40 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal this week granted the owners of the Beacon Hill Pub on Charles Street for a rear addition that will let them add three new apartments to the six that already sit in the building. Read more.

By adamg - 2/2/21 - 3:24 pm

In a 3-3 vote today, the Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a developer's plans for a two-building, 166-unit complex on Cambridge Street in Union Square that would have featured a sizeable number of "compact" units as well as some "affordable" studios aimed at artists. Read more.

By adamg - 2/2/21 - 1:30 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by the owner of Antonio’s HiFi Pizza and Bosburger in Fields Corner to open a recreational marijuana mart at 43 Freeport St. in Dorchester. Read more.

By adamg - 2/2/21 - 11:24 am
Rendering of 515 East 2nd St.

Rendering by O'Sullivan Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a five-story, 30-unit condo building on East Second Street in South Boston that will feature patios and roof decks large enough to give residents a breather but too small to support the sort of boisterous large parties that have become technically illegal in the midst of the pandemic. Read more.

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