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By adamg - 8/12/22 - 12:04 pm

A military contractor and a landlord on a desolate industrial dead end sandwiched between the Expressway and the Red Line and commuter-rail tracks are suing the Zoning Board of Appeal for approving a dispensary on the street, arguing the shop will disrupt their deliveries and shipments and prove hazardous to anybody trying to walk there from the nearby JFK/UMass Red Line stop because the street has no sidewalks. Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/22 - 9:49 am
40 Soldiers Field Pl. rendering

Rendering by J Garland Enterprises.

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved developer Jeffrey Feuerman's plans for a 61-unit apartment building on Soldiers Field Place, a dead end off Soldiers Field Road being transformed from a warren of small nondescript office buildings into a residential area. Read more.

By adamg - 8/9/22 - 1:44 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected plans by the owner of a three-family house on Oswald Street on Mission Hill to convert the top unit and attic into a four-bedroom apartment with four bathrooms, after neighborhood groups and the BPDA said the idea sounded like a plan to shoehorn more students into a neighborhood that doesn't want them. Read more.

By adamg - 8/9/22 - 11:18 am
ATMs along Centre Street

Chase shows how it will fill the ATM gap near Holy Name (note: Rockland ATM is now on other side of street).

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by Chase Bank to add a drive-up ATM to the new bank branch it's building where the BP gas station used to be on Centre Street at Belgrade Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 8/9/22 - 10:54 am
West 2nd Street rendering

Rendering by PCA. With birds!

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved former newsman Phil Balboni's plans to replace the North Coast squid-processing plant at West 2nd and D streets with a five-story, 81-unit apartment building. Read more.

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By adamg - 7/26/22 - 12:22 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposal by KinderCare to expand its existing Atlantic Avenue facility into the space left vacant when the Living Room closed in 2019.

At a hearing today, KinderCare attorney William Ferullo said the expansion will let KinderCare expand its tot count from 42 to 68.

By adamg - 7/26/22 - 12:10 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved Jeff Similien's plans to open a pot shop at 5252 Washington St. in West Roxbury, just up from the Dedham line, and a building to grow his wares at 48-54 Walter St. in Hyde Park. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/22 - 11:44 am
819 Beacon St. rendering

Rendering by Gensler.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by a London-based developer and Children's Hospital for four new buildings at 819 Beacon St. that will have one wing rising 17 stories and which will include 53 units that will provide short-term housing for families living more than 50 miles from Boston who have children getting care at the hospital. Read more.

By adamg - 7/20/22 - 10:44 am

A Dorchester man who won approval to open a cannabis shop on Harvard Avenue in Allston yesterday sued the Zoning Board of Appeal for approving a Mattapan woman's proposal to open her own cannabis shop on the same block. Read more.

By adamg - 7/12/22 - 4:40 pm
Proposed three decker in Dorchester

Rendering of proposed three decker at Church and Fifield streets.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a new three deckers on what are now vacant lots on Church Street at Fifield Street and Fowler Street in Dorchester, but rejected one proposed to go behind an existing three decker on Homes Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 7/12/22 - 2:08 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today unanimously approved developers' plans to retain the shell of the former Alexandra Hotel on the Roxbury/South End line as cladding for a new 13-story condo building. Read more.

By adamg - 7/1/22 - 10:01 am

The Polish-American Club on Boston Street and a Norwell billboard company yesterday sued the Zoning Board of Appeal over its rejection of a plan to build an electronic billboard aimed at motorists on the neighboring Southeast Expressway. Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/22 - 2:24 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved entrepreneurs' plans to turn a dilapidated Blue Hill Avenue building into a home-delivery marijuana service that will use three unmarked vans to ferry orders to customers. Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/22 - 1:55 pm
Rendering of new building on Dorchester Avenue at Bay Street

Rendering by 686 Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans to create a five-story, 20-unit condo building at Dorchester Avenue and Bay Street in Glovers Corner by expanding an existing three-story building on the site. Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/22 - 10:53 am

A Taco Bell franchisee today withdrew its request for zoning permission to raze a former tire store and replace it with a Mexican-like outlet at 1578 Blue Hill Ave. in Mattapan.

Derric Small, attorney for Cantina Hospitality of Greenwich, CT, did not provide a reason for withdrawing the application for a take-out place with a free-standing sign at a Zoning Board of Appeal hearing this morning.

By adamg - 6/7/22 - 10:56 am
3514 Washington rendering

Side, rear and front renderings of addition, by Timothy Burke.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans to add two apartments atop a storefront at 3514 Washington St., at one end of the building that now houses JP Kitchen and a former Harley-Davidson store. Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/22 - 10:47 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans to turn half of the old dentist's office at 389 Neponset Ave., near Minot Street, into an ice-cream shop called Lazy Bear. Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/22 - 2:53 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by two physical therapists to turn what used to be the Quality RX Pharmacy on River Street near Hyde Park Avenue into a function hall specializing in weddings, graduations and similar events. Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/22 - 2:37 pm
Renderings of Hamilton Street project

Two renderings of the Hamilton Street proposal.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by the non-profit VietAID to build a four-story, 36-unit apartment building for senior citizens at 25-33 Hamilton St. in Dorchester. Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/22 - 2:17 pm
Rendering of proposed 4160 Washington St.

Rendering by MDJ.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved Juan Chavez's latest plan to replace his Moreno collision shop with a four-story building with six condos and ground-floor commercial space - and four parking spaces. Read more.

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