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By adamg - 1/25/22 - 1:14 pm
Taber Street rendering

Rendering by Hresko Associates.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a developer's proposal to replace a laundromat at 16 Taber St. at Harrison Avenue with a six-story condo building. Read more.

By adamg - 1/25/22 - 12:49 pm
Rendering of 150 Kneeland St.

Rendering by RODE Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for a 115-unit condo building at the site of a former nightclub at 150 Kneeland St. that will be "fully electric" and which will mean the development of 20 units of "deeply affordable" apartments on Oxford Street. Read more.

By adamg - 1/25/22 - 11:26 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by Gaetano Mirisola to convert his closed restaurant at 200 L St. at East 8th St. into an apartment. Read more.

By adamg - 1/25/22 - 11:05 am
Existing trailers

Trailers that are already green on Condor Street.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved an urban-agripreneur's plans to convert most of the shipping containers on Condor Street in which he now grows lettuce to marijuana grow stations. Read more.

By adamg - 1/18/22 - 3:09 pm
Curtis Street rendering

Rendering of the larger building by J. Garland Enterprises.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by developers for two new residential buildings, with a total of 29 units, to replace what is now a flooring concern, along Curtis and Saratoga streets in East Boston. Read more.

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By adamg - 1/18/22 - 2:48 pm
Proposed Downer Court building

Nope, board says.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a proposal for a four-story, nine-unit condo building at 9 Downer Ct., off Bowdoin Street in Dorchester. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/22 - 11:33 am

The owners of the condos at 524 East Broadway, a four-story building near H Street in South Boston, today sued the Zoning Board of Appeal and the couple that owns the neighboring house, seeking to block construction of a four-story extension to the house next door, saying the board had some nerve approving a four-story addition that will harm them and set a precedent that will let owners of other smallish buildings over-densify the neighborhood. Read more.

By adamg - 1/11/22 - 12:42 pm
Indoor fairways

Rendering of proposed indoor fairways.

The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved a proposal for a golf "course" at which people could sign up for tee times to play 18 holes of golf on computerized simulations, then retire to a "19th Hole" lounge to talk over their rounds - all year long and even at night. And should they somehow injure themselves, there'll be a a CVS right upstairs. Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/21 - 9:25 pm

BTD waited until 5 p.m. to announce you could have parked for free in metered spots today because the service it uses for the ParkBoston app (which lets you pay via your phone, rather than via a credit card or quarters) relies on Amazon Web Services, which went down this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/21 - 12:12 pm

The WebEx the Zoning Board of Appeal uses for pandemic-era hearings turned into DeadEx today and the board had to cancel all of the day's hearings. They'll be rescheduled, the board says.

By adamg - 11/16/21 - 2:00 pm
Rendering of proposed Hyde Park Avenue building

Rendering by Context Workshop.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a 34-unit apartment building on Hyde Park Avenue at American Legion Highway. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/21 - 1:19 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a proposed 31-unit apartment building at Washington and Basile streets that would have offered far more affordable apartments than required and below-market rates to two locally owned businesses now on the site because the building would have no parking for residents.

The action came even as the city looks to eliminate parking requirements for new buildings that offer large numbers of subsidized units as a way of encouraging such apartments. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/21 - 11:49 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a roof deck at 38 P St. after elected officials and the neighborhood association said residents are fed up with loud parties on the decks the area already has. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/21 - 10:46 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved construction of a new triple-decker condo building at 5 Glenburne St. in Roxbury that will have just one off-street parking space. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/21 - 10:25 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a proposal by the owner of the triple decker at 353 East 8th St. to extend the building in the rear, including new decks, and add living space in the basement as just too much. Read more.

By adamg - 11/9/21 - 12:22 pm
Proposed plot plan of Ashland Street proposal

Proposed plot plan.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a developer's proposal for a two-building, seven-unit residential project at 19-23 Ashland St., several months after it rejected plans for a single building with eight units on the parcel. Read more.

By adamg - 11/9/21 - 10:49 am
80 West Broadway rendering

Rendering by Stantec.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans to replace the historic Amrheins restaurant and its parking lot on West Broadway with a five-story office building with room for a new, reduced-size Amrheins. Read more.

By adamg - 10/25/21 - 5:35 pm
Parking lot

Part of current lot at corner of Parsons and North Beacon/Birmingham Parkway, across from the IHOP.

A resident of Parsons Street in Brighton is raising funds on GoFundMe to pay for a lawsuit against Zoning Board of Appeal and the owner of a parking lot at 372 North Beacon St. that wants to lease the space to a tow-lot operator being forced out of Emery Road in Allston. Read more.

By adamg - 10/19/21 - 10:52 am
Rendeirng of proposed building at Boylston and Arlington

Bird's eye rendering by Robert A.M. Stern Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today gave the Druker Co. until December of 2023 to begin actual construction of a nine-story building at the corner of Boylston and Arlington streets, more than 12 years after it first filed for permission. Read more.

By adamg - 10/8/21 - 3:25 pm

An educational concern that replaced an old rivet factory on A Street in South Boston with what it hoped would be its new five-story headquarters has sued the Zoning Board of Appeal over its rejection of plans to retrofit the new building with "boutique" biotech lab space now that the pandemic means it no longer needs the space itself. Read more.

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