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By adamg - 1/11/23 - 10:34 am
Leyden Street rendering

Rendering by Context of four-unit builidng on Leyden Street approved yesterday.

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved a total of seven new residential units in East Boston while rejecting six. Read more.

By adamg - 1/10/23 - 1:56 pm
Rendering of proposed East Eagle Street building

Rendering by Context.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans to replace a triple decker at 221 East Eagle St. in East Boston with a new four-story, six-unit condo building with six parking spaces and an elevator. Read more.

By adamg - 1/10/23 - 12:56 pm
2 Coppersmith Way rendering

Rendering by Context of existing building (l) and new proposal.

A couple hours after the Zoning Board of Appeal rejected a four-story, three-unit building on Paris Street in East Boston, it rejected another four-story, three-unit proposal by the same developer on Coppersmith Way near Maverick Square. Read more.

By adamg - 1/10/23 - 11:02 am
100 Allstate Rd. rendering

Rendering by Timothy Johnson Architect.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a developer's proposal for a building with nine apartments and one floor of commercial space on Allstate Road at Willow Court across from the South Bay mall. Read more.

By adamg - 1/10/23 - 10:37 am
Rendering of proposed Paris Street building

Rendering of proposed building by Context.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a proposed four-story, three-unit residential building at 304 Paris St. in East Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/22 - 9:50 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports on today's vote by the council.

By adamg - 12/13/22 - 11:45 am
Rendering of the Pot

Rendeirng by Port One Design.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved the Pot, a marijuana shop proposed for 532-542 River St. in Mattapan Square. Read more.

By adamg - 12/12/22 - 9:38 pm

The City Council will vote Wednesday on eight of Mayor Wu's slate of candidates for the Zoning Board of Appeal, which hears roughly 1,100 cases a year on everything from attic dormers and basement bedrooms to apartment towers and marijuana shops. Read more.

By adamg - 12/9/22 - 12:01 pm

A City Council committee chaired by Councilor Frank Baker (Dorchester) has scheduled a Monday hearing to consider Mayor Wu's plan to reshape the Zoning Board of Appeal by replacing most of its current members. Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/22 - 9:54 am
Rendering of proposed 30 Leo Birmingham Parkway

Rendering by PCA.

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved the Mount Vernon Co.'s plans to replace a Santander Bank branch and parking lot at 30 Leo Birmingham Parkway with a six-story, 117-unit apartment building, with a dog run for residents, as well as solar panels on the roof, where room would be set aside for beehives. Read more.

By adamg - 12/6/22 - 2:29 pm
Rendering of proposed new synogogue

Rendering of proposed new synogogue.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by Congregation Khal Tiferes Yosef to move from its current home in its rabbi's basement to a new two-story shul at 49 Bennett St., basically across the street. Read more.

By adamg - 11/15/22 - 3:27 pm
279 Maverick St. rendering

Rendering by Embarc.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a developer's plans to replace a parking lot at 279 Maverick St. in East Boston with a five-story, 32-unit apartment building. Read more.

By adamg - 11/15/22 - 1:09 pm

After voting in July to reject a proposed marijuana shop at the corner of Washington and Fairbanks streets in Brighton, the Zoning Board of Appeal today approved the proposal, subject to several conditions, including that the owner come back in a year for a review to see how the place is fitting into the neighborhood and to post a sign with a 24-hour number residents can call to complain about any noisy or otherwise annoying shop customers. Read more.

By adamg - 11/2/22 - 9:33 am
Rendering of 3409 Washington St. proposal

Rendering by RODE Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved plans to replace a tow lot with a four-story, 29-unit apartment building at 3409 Washington St., between Green Street and Union Avenue in Jamaica Plain. Read more.

By adamg - 11/1/22 - 1:19 pm
The new Roxbury Prep

Rendering by SMMA.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved Roxbury Prep's plans for a four-story, 800-student high school at 71 Proctor St., across from the troubled Clifford Park - which the school pledged to help clean up. Read more.

By adamg - 11/1/22 - 10:16 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a Clarendon Street location for Insomnia Cookies, which, since this is the Back Bay we're talking about, won't be open as late as the chain's other branches in less heavy-lidded areas such as BU and Harvard Square. Read more.

By adamg - 10/29/22 - 10:27 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal this week approved a proposal by Casa Bonita, 1033 Massachusetts Ave., where the Hen House used to be, to add live mariachi music to its Mexican food. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/22 - 9:45 am
635 Hyde Park Ave. rendering

Rendering by Sousa Design.

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved plans to replace the shuttered 100% Delicias restaurant at Hyde Park Avenue and Canterbury Street in Roslindale with a four-story, 27-unit apartment building and a small ground-floor retail space. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/22 - 9:25 am
14 Gardner St. rendering

Rendering by Sousa Design.

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved landlord Anwar Faisal's plans for a 38-unit condo building at 14 Gardner St. - but only after seeking assurances he would really sell all the units as condos this time. Read more.

By adamg - 10/25/22 - 10:25 pm
Rendering of new Urban League building

Rendering via J. Garland Enterprises and ICON Architecture.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by the Urban League to replace its current headquarters on Warren Street in Roxbury with a new six-story building that would have a new office for the league topped with a mix of apartments and condos - 65 in all and all designated as affordable. Read more.

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