Landlord Michael Argiros goes before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Nov. 1 to seek permission to build a 40-unit, three-story condo building on Lagrange Street near Centre where the old Armstrong asthma-inhaler factory now molders.
The board rejected his proposal in April, in part because he planned to use modular components built in a factory rather than using more traditional building techniques. The board took the action even though construction methods are not normally considered zoning issues.
Argiros and nearby residents have been feuding over the property for more than two years now, with some residents saying they will resist anything short of some single-family homes, stores or a parking lot for the nearby businesses on Centre Street.
The building has been surrounded by fencing since it caught fire in September, 2014.
Argiros's hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. in the board's eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.