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By adamg - 10/19/21 - 10:52 am
Rendeirng of proposed building at Boylston and Arlington

Bird's eye rendering by Robert A.M. Stern Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today gave the Druker Co. until December of 2023 to begin actual construction of a nine-story building at the corner of Boylston and Arlington streets, more than 12 years after it first filed for permission. Read more.

By adamg - 10/8/21 - 3:25 pm

An educational concern that replaced an old rivet factory on A Street in South Boston with what it hoped would be its new five-story headquarters has sued the Zoning Board of Appeal over its rejection of plans to retrofit the new building with "boutique" biotech lab space now that the pandemic means it no longer needs the space itself. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/21 - 11:58 am
New rendering of Wales Street proposal

Rendering by Studio G Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today unanimously approved a non-profit group's plan to replace a crumbling 10-unit apartment building at 37 Wales St. with a new four-story building with 20 apartments for families coming out of homelessness. Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/21 - 10:25 am
Bennington Street proposal

Close but no cigar, or approval.

The Zoning Board of Appeal this morning rejected a proposal to raze a one-family house at 486-490 Bennington St. and replace it with a nine-unit building, saying that even though it would be next to a credit union and across the street from a cemetery, it was simply too large. Read more.

By adamg - 9/10/21 - 2:29 pm

A company that wants to open a marijuana mart on Newbury Street between Gloucester and Hereford this week sued the Zoning Board of Appeal over its decision to deny its request for permission within steps of two other cannabis concerns also proposed for the area. Read more.

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By adamg - 9/7/21 - 10:04 am
Proposed additions

What the Monzon house (center) would look like under plan approved by zoning board. From 5/4 hearing.

Four people living at 171 Maple St. in West Roxbury have sued the Zoning Board of Appeal over its approval of plans by their neighbors at 175 Maple St. to expand their house upward by adding a second floor and an attic. Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/21 - 2:13 pm
Kelly and Joyce

Kelly and Joyce at their hearing.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposed cannabis shop at 31 Cambridge St. in Sullivan Square, roughly 1,500 feet from another proposed cannabis shop it approved a couple months ago. Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/21 - 11:55 am
190 Dudley St. rendering

Nope.

A proposal to replace two small stores next to Hibernian Hall on Dudley Street in Nubian Square with a five-story apartment building lost at the Zoning Board of Appeal today. Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/21 - 11:22 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today unanimously rejected a proposal to convert an unoccupied office building at 69-71 A St. into a "boutique" life-sciences building, because it sits in an area now zoned specifically for residential use - like the condo building next door on West 3rd Street. Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/21 - 1:19 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposed marijuana shop at 21 Broad St. downtown, but members weren't happy about it. Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/21 - 11:33 am
Kijana Rose

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposal for a take-out bakery on Birch Street in Roslindale Square that would serve baked goods infused with marijuana. Read more.

By adamg - 8/18/21 - 2:51 pm

The City Council today approved proposals by Councilor Lydia Edwards (East Boston, Charlestown, North End) to end Zoning Board of Appeal oversight over cannabis proposals, after she said the zoning board had failed completely at it and that the Boston Cannabis Board is the better body for making sure neighborhoods get quality shops. Read more.

By adamg - 8/18/21 - 11:09 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today a three-story mixed-use extension to buildings along Hereford Street are OK despite what it said some glaring errors by a lower-court judge and the city Zoning Board of Appeal, because the project complies with the neighborhood's groundwater zoning. Read more.

By adamg - 8/11/21 - 9:23 am

Brian Graves of South Boston files a rebuttal to the the lawsuit by the company whose proposed cannabis shop at K and East 1st streets was rejected by the zoning board earlier this year: He explains why the site is far from the "perfect" location Holland Brands says it is.

By adamg - 8/10/21 - 2:32 pm
Sanchez

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposal by former state Rep. Jeff Sanchez for a cannabis shop at 123 Terrace St. on Mission Hill. Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/21 - 12:34 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today unanimously approved a plan by the Gavin Foundation of South Boston to turn the former St. Gregory convent at 2200 Dorchester Ave. in Dorchester Lower Mills into a 30-bed halfway house for women trying to recover from substance abuse. Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/21 - 12:13 pm
Brian Keith

The Zoning Board today rejected the first of two two marijuana markets proposed for Nubian Square, at 195 Dudley St. after hearing from residents worried about the potential impacts on traffic and parking, all the school kids who traverse Nubian Square and addicts of harder drugs coming from nearby Mass and Cass. Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/21 - 11:03 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a plan by CubeSmart to add a one-bedroom apartment to its self-storage facility at 968 Massachusetts Ave. - for a manager to live in to help assure 24-hour security for the storage units. Read more.

By adamg - 8/9/21 - 11:47 am

A father/son team that proposed a marijuana shop in a former industrial building in an industrial zone at East 1st and K streets in South Boston has sued the Zoning Board of Appeal, alleging a "vocal minority" of South Boston residents used their political heft to turn the board against the project despite its approval by the Boston Cannabis Board and support from other South Boston residents. Read more.

By adamg - 7/13/21 - 2:04 pm
Rendering of new Moreno builing

Nope.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today voted 4-2 to approve Juan Chavez's proposal to replace his auto-collision shop on Washington Street at Bexley Road with a four-story apartment/commercial building - which means the proposal was actually rejected because it didn't get the 5 votes required under state law. Read more.

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