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By adamg - 1/12/21 - 2:22 pm
Architect's rendering of proposed Fields Corner apartment building

Rendering by Placetailor.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved developer Travis Lee's plans for a 29-unit apartment building at 1463-1469 Dorchester Avenue, next to the Fields Corner T stop, in which all the units will be rented as affordable and ownership of which local residents will be able to buy into. Read more.

By adamg - 1/12/21 - 1:54 pm

Zoning Board of Appeal members said today that they had nothing against the technical aspects of a landlord's plans to convert his two-family house with eight bedrooms into a three-family house with nine bedrooms, but rejected the proposal after neighbors objected to the sort of tenants now living there: Pot-smoking, beer-swilling, rowdy partiers they say spent much of the summer carousing late into the night. Read more.

By adamg - 1/12/21 - 10:03 am
Rendering of proposed hotel on Kneeland Street

Rendering by RODE Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today gave a developer an extra year to start building a 21-story, 230-room hotel at 150 Kneeland St., on a site formerly occupied by a series of nightclubs near South Station. Read more.

By adamg - 1/6/21 - 9:31 am

A federal judge yesterday ordered John Lynch, who admitted taking bribes to help a developer get a zoning approval he needed, freed from the federal prison in Devens so that he can spend the rest of his sentence under home confinement in Dorchester, rather than risk contracting Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 12/9/20 - 9:36 am

Lowkey Dispensary | Dorchester | Boston

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved plans for a marijuana shop at 571B Washington St., next to the Citizens Bank, in Codman Square. Read more.

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By adamg - 12/8/20 - 2:19 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans to re-open Venice Pizza at Savin Hill and Dorchester avenues. Read more.

By adamg - 12/8/20 - 1:54 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a developer's proposal to replace a building at Warren and Winthrop Street that burned down in a 2014 fire with a four-story office building with eight parking spaces. Read more.

By adamg - 12/8/20 - 11:20 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a plan by Patriot Care to add fun pot to the wares at its Milk Street dispensary, which had been selling products just to people who have prescriptions for the past five years. Read more.

By adamg - 12/8/20 - 11:05 am

With the supply of easily torn-down garages shrinking, developers are turning to expanding buildings in East Boston and Charlestown by adding floors and basement living space. Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/20 - 1:59 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for a medical dispensary in the basement of 1524 VFW Parkway, underneath Town Line Liquors and the Amazing sex-toys shop. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/20 - 4:34 pm
Rendering of new Belgrade Avenue condos

Proposed new building.

The Zoning Board of Appeal this week approved plans to replace a run-down garage on Belgrade Avenue at Amherst Street in Roslindale with a three-story, eight-unit condo building with ground-floor commercial space. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/20 - 1:52 pm

The Boston Cannabis Board this week reversed its earlier denial of plans by an out-of-state chain to turn a former pasta factory on Hyde Park Avenue into a marijuana shop just a block up the street from another shop that would be run by three local entrepreneurs. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/20 - 1:23 pm

An attorney for Amazon told the Zoning Board of Appeal this week it's withdrawing its plans for a new "last mile" distribution center along a strip of Dorchester Avenue in South Boston where the city had been hoping developers would build large amounts of housing. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/20 - 11:58 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal this week rejected plans for a new basement at a West Canton Street manse now on sale for $6.9 million because the developer basically dug it out and finished it even though he didn't have approval. Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/20 - 12:38 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeals today rejected a company's plans to convert 21 apartments at 103-111 Arch St. into executive suites after elected officials and a neighborhood residents association said the proposal would be an end run around the city's short-term rental restrictions and efforts to increase the amount of housing stock available for Bostonians. Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/20 - 4:27 pm
Rejected building on Everett Street in Jamaica Plain

Board to developer: Come back with something less dense than this.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a proposed six-unit condo building on Everett Street in Jamaica Plain as too dense for a neighborhood zoned for no more than three-unit buildings. Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/20 - 3:13 pm
Proposed new building

Architect's rendering.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans to add four stories to a former bank building between two other still open banks on Market Street in Brighton Center to add 23 housing units and new retail space. Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/20 - 2:43 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today unanimously approved a West Roxbury resident's request to add a chicken coop behind his garage. Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/20 - 11:48 am
New transformers on Warrenton Street

Electric new design on Warrenton Street.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved Eversource's plans to replace a parking lot next to its Warrenton Street substation with two new transformers - with room for a third - but only after board Chairwoman Christine Araujo told the company it needs to do something about the sad state of its properties elsewhere in Boston, in particular in Roxbury and West Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/20 - 10:35 am
Architect's rendering of 472 West Broadway

Rendering by Tim Johnson Architecture.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans to replace a three-story building at 472 West Broadway in Perkins Square with a five-story building with 16 smallish residential units, spaces for 11 cars in a garage using a three-tier stacking system, and ground-floor retail space. Read more.

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