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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.

By adamg - 7/13/21 - 11:41 am

The Zoning Board of Appeals today rejected a request to add a roof deck to a triple decker at 221 L St., between East 8th Street and Marine Road in South Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 7/13/21 - 11:06 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today granted a one-year extension to the developer of a proposed eight-story, 150-unit condo building at Dorchester Avenue and B Street to start construction - but the developer's attorney said he's hoping construction can begin even sooner. Read more.

By adamg - 6/29/21 - 2:08 pm
Rendering of proposed building at Boardman and Ashley streets

Rendering by Context Workshop.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a three-story, seven-unit triangular building at the intersection where Ashley Street slides into Boardman Street on the way towards McClellan Highway. Read more.

By adamg - 6/29/21 - 11:49 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposed marijuana shop at 116 Cambridge St. in the Lost Village section of Charlestown. Read more.

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By adamg - 6/29/21 - 11:27 am

Note: Because the reporter misunderstood what happened, the story has been corrected to reflect that the building can be occupied - as executive suites.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a developer's proposal to change the classification of an essentially completed nine-unit building at 119 Addison St. in East Boston from executive suites to condos, which means the developer can rent the units out to Boston visitors, but not sell them as condos. Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/21 - 1:23 pm

A developer putting up an apartment building and a condo building off Soldiers Field Road in Brighton, which were granted several zoning variances in 2018, today sued the Zoning Board of Appeal for granting several zoning variances earlier this year for an apartment building that would go next door. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/21 - 2:45 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans to replace Kipo's, 106-108 Bunker Hill St. in Charlestown, with six apartments, but rejected plans to replace the office space above the Boston Bagel Company at East Broadway and L Street in South Boston with four condos. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/21 - 1:13 pm
Rendering of new shop

Proposed new shop.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for a cannabis store at 879-881 Blue Hill Ave. across from Talbot Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/21 - 12:41 pm
Proposed Four Corners building

Rendering by DHK Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a 32-unit apartment building and three townhouses along Bowdoin Street at Bowdoin Avenue in Dorchester. Read more.

By adamg - 6/18/21 - 11:21 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday considers a proposal to replace the BP station on Centre Street at Belgrade Avenue in West Roxbury with a brand-new bank branch with a drive-up window. Read more.

By adamg - 6/9/21 - 10:43 am
View from Linden and Pratt

Rendering by Prellwitz Chilinski Associates of the view from across Linden Street.

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved plans by the owner of the Linden Street block that houses the Garage nightclub with a three-building complex with 349 tiny apartments, including some lofts set aside for artists. Read more.

By adamg - 6/8/21 - 11:44 am
Proposed rendering of beehive

Blueprint submitted with proposal.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for a beehive at a community garden at 499 Main St. in Sullivan Square. Read more.

By adamg - 6/8/21 - 11:29 am
Rendering of proposed Hyde Park Avenue building.

Pre-traffic-light rendering by the Architectural Team.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a 273-unit, two-builiding complex on what is now an unused, sunk-away industrial site on Hyde Park Avenue at the Father Hart Bridge, next to the inbound platform at the Readville commuter-rail station. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/21 - 11:34 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a plan to turn a garage at 257-259 Cambridge St. in Allston into a cannabis shop. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/21 - 11:14 am
Rendering of 1778 Columbia Rd.

Shot down: Rendeirng of proposed 1778 Columbia Rd. three-family.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a proposal by the owner of 25 Dorchester St. to add a roof deck after nearby residents and elected officials said the last thing they'd want to see at a building with frequent 911 calls about loud parties is a place for outdoor partying. Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/21 - 2:26 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today agreed to construction of a single-family home on Libbey Street and the expansion of an existing single-family home on Maple Street in hearings in which the board chairwoman felt compelled to tell the attorney for both families to "chill" twice. Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/21 - 10:52 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by former City Councilor Tito Jackson to open a three-story cannabis shop at 150 State St., across from the Custom House. Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/21 - 2:30 pm
Spencer Avenue rendering

Spencer Avenue rendering by Studio Luz Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved two buildings that will house a total of 44 affordable apartments along Talbot and New England avenues. Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/21 - 1:49 pm
1121 Dorchester Avenue rendering

1121 Dorchester Ave. rendering by RODE Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved two new housing developments - one with room for restaurant - a couple blocks apart in the Glover's Corner stretch of Dorchester Avenue. Read more.

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