ZBA

By - 1/29/19 - 3:14 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeals today unanimously approved a potrepreneur's proposal for a three-story building in Newmarket Square in which to grow what he says will be craft marijuana for both recreational and medicinal uses. Read more.

By - 1/18/19 - 12:16 pm
Cabral, Ross and Linskey

Cabral makes a point at hearing as Ross listens. Linskey sits behind them.

The Zoning Board of Appeals this week approved what would be Boston's first recreational pot shop, in the old Hilton Tent City building on Friend Street, near North Station. Read more.

By - 1/18/19 - 11:05 am

The Zoning Board of Appeals this week approved a developer's plans to build a six-unit condo building at 66 Lubec St. in East Boston - with the proviso that he find a way to increase the size of one studio unit from the planned 397 square feet to at least the 450 square feet the city normally requires as a minimum for studios. Read more.

By - 12/19/18 - 11:37 am
Centre Street house saved for now

The house that would go away. Hole in the ground starts beyond the Jersey barriers to its right.

The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday rejected plans by a Centre Street landlord to replace a three-unit house at 628-630A Centre Street with a new building with two commercial spaces and eight tiny two-bedroom apartments. Read more.

By - 12/18/18 - 11:11 am
Deb DeBenedictis with plan

DeBenedictis with rendering.

The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved plans by Deb and Tony DeBenedictis to add two residential floors above their butcher shop on Washington Street at Durnell Avenue in Roslindale. Read more.

By - 12/18/18 - 10:34 am

The Zoning Board of Appeals today rejected a developer's plan for seven townhouse units on a lot on Plain Street between Oakton Avenue and Chickatawbut Street, after both neighbors and city officials said the project was too dense in a neighborhood of single-family homes. Read more.

By - 12/18/18 - 10:14 am
Proposed 111 Terrace St. development

Birds love the proposal for 111 Terrace St.

The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved a 39-unit, five-story residential building at 111 Terrace St., near Cedar Street, to replace an existing three-story apartment building and tow lot. Read more.

By - 12/12/18 - 11:26 am
Proposed elderly housing at 41 North Margin St. in the North End

The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday approved a plan to convert the Knights of Columbus building at 41 North Margin St. in the North End into 23 apartments for senior citizens. Read more.

By - 12/12/18 - 11:00 am

The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday gave a Lexington hotel company permission to finish converting what is now a shell of a building with telecommunications towers on top at 155 Porter St. in East Boston into a 123-room hotel. Read more.

By - 12/3/18 - 1:37 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeals last week approved plans by Wallpaper City on Poplar Street to add two floors with a total of eight apartments. Read more.

By - 12/3/18 - 12:59 pm

Sade - Smooth Operator (Official Video)

The Zoning Board of Appeals last week approved a smoothie shop proposed for Commonwealth Avenue, across the main entrance to the Boston College campus. Read more.

By - 12/3/18 - 12:50 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeals last week approved a proposal by City Realty to replace the unoccupied house at 9 Mansfield St. in Allston with a five-unit apartment building with six parking spaces in the rear. Read more.

By - 11/14/18 - 11:45 am

The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday approved plans for two condo buildings for artists on what are now city-owned vacant lots on Terrace Street. Read more.

By - 11/14/18 - 10:20 am
Architect's rendering of 277 Border St. in East Boston

Architect's rendering

The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday approved a developer's plan to build a five-story, 18-unit residential building on what is now a salvage yard at 277 Border St., near Central Square. Read more.

By - 11/1/18 - 11:37 am

The owner of a nine-unit apartment building on Charles Street won city approval this week to convert it into a hotel - like it was before he bought it several years ago. Read more.

By - 9/26/18 - 11:22 am
Architect's rendering of 30 Penniman Rd.

The Board of Appeals yesterday approved a developer's plans to replace a condemned office building on Penniman Road with a seven-story, 44-unit condo building - next to a 36-unit building and surrounded by low-lying industrial buildings slated for demolition to make way for a three-building complex with more than 260 units. Read more.

By - 9/26/18 - 9:26 am

The Board of Appeals yesterday approved Patrick O'Sullivan's plans to replace a single-family home at 9 Glencoe St., off North Beacon Street and near Market Street, with a building with seven three-bedroom units and two two-bedroom units. Read more.

By - 9/12/18 - 9:35 am

The Board of Appeals yesterday rejected a request from the owner of a Milton Avenue to legalize the way a previous owner enclosed its porches without a permit some 20 years ago, after neighbors objected to the way he was trying to sell the property to a non-profit group that helps house homeless families. Read more.

By - 9/11/18 - 12:24 pm
Where triple deckers would go in Roslindale

Proposed lot, across from Burger King and CVS.

The Board of Appeals today approved a Dorchester developer's plans for three triple deckers on a ledgy outcropping across from the Burger King in Washington - provided he can work out a driveway issue with a neighbor for the 28-space parking lot he wants to build. Read more.

By - 8/30/18 - 2:13 pm

Ed. note: Address corrected.

The Board of Appeals this week approved a proposed Newbury Street sandwich shop in which customers grab a bag, write their sandwich options and their name on it, then hand that off to a counter person for sandwich assembly. Read more.