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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.

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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.

By adamg - 5/10/22 - 1:41 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a proposal to couple the erection of a digital billboard in the backyard of the Polish-American Citizens Club on Boston Street, overlooking the Expressway, with the elimination of three existing billboards elsewhere in Dorchester. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/22 - 3:54 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a proposal by St. Michael Cemetery, 510 Canterbury St. in Roslindale, to add four new crematorium bays or "retorts" after nearby residents - including one who said she is planning to be cremated there - raised concerns about mercury and other metal emissions that might land in the area after cremations. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/22 - 2:07 pm
New building proposal

Condo rendering by Stack + Co.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for a new condo building on Albany Street at East Canton Street after the developer agreed to add an extra unit that would be sold as affordable. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/22 - 12:35 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for a Hanover Street takeout place that would be the North End's first Cambodian-style sandwich shop. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/22 - 11:41 am
Rejected proposal

Nope.

A five-story, 26-unit apartment building proposed for 1809-1813B Dorchester Ave. in Dorchester was rejected today because it failed to get enough votes from the Zoning Board of Appeal. Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/22 - 9:43 pm
Proposed Neponset Whart

Bird's-eye rendering by RODE Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today mostly approved a project that will replace some decaying boat-repair sheds at the end of Port Norfolk with 120 residential units, office space and a wide walkway along the Neponset River where it flows into Dorchester Bay. Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/22 - 1:37 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved letting a bank move into an empty space at 71-75 West Broadway at A Street in South Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/22 - 12:07 pm

Not long after approving a proposal for a roof deck on Worcester Street in the South End, the Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a request for permission to build a new roof deck at 460 East 7th St. in South Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 3/8/22 - 12:37 pm
Washington Street proposal

Rejected proposal by MGFA.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a proposal to expand the Arboretum Grill building on Washington Street at Mosgrove Avenue by adding three more floors and 14 apartments, saying that while Washington Street in Roslindale could certainly do with more density, the specific proposal was just too dense. Read more.

By adamg - 3/8/22 - 11:16 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a proposal for a roughly 1,200-square-foot one-family house on a 715-square-foot lot at 181 E St. in South Boston, saying the proposal was just too large for the small lot and would require the elimination of one or maybe two on-street parking spaces for a curb cut for its proposed garage. Read more.

By adamg - 3/8/22 - 10:58 am
Kobie Evans explains proposal

Kobie Evans of Pure Oasis makes his case.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a Dorchester duo's proposed marijuana market at 83-89 Devonshire Street at Water Street downtown - less than a quarter mile from an existing shop on Milk Street. Read more.

By adamg - 3/5/22 - 12:56 pm
Rendering of proposed buildings

Rendering of the proposed buildings by Embarc Studio.

Five Amory Street residents sued yesterday to try to overturn the city's approval of a proposed new headquarters for Youth Enrichment Services and a nine-unit apartment building next door, saying the two buildings are simply too large for the street and that the Zoning Board of Appeal went illegally overboard in granting the variances the project needs. Read more.

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