Wednesday, July 24, 2024

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City of Cambridge

Massachusetts

BOARD OF ZONING APPEAL

831 Mass Avenue, Cambridge, MA.

617) 349-6100

The Board of Zoning Appeal will hold a Virtual Public Meeting, THURSDAY – JUNE 20, 2024. Members of the public can participate or view the meeting remotely using the Zoom Webinar link: https://cambridgema.zoom.us/j/85299551558

Or join by phone: Dial +1 929 436 2866 or +1 301 715 8592 – Webinar ID: 852 9955 1558

6:30 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-266931: 6 FRANCIS AVENUE Residence A-2 Zone

FOX CLUB UNDERGRADUATE ASSOCIATION, INC. -C/O SARAH L. RHATIGAN, ESQ.

APPEAL: Zoning enforcement letter issued by Building Commissioner, dated March 26, 2024, and addressed to the “Harvard Fox Club, c/o Kevin Wallace” in which the occupant of the premises is cited for the use of premises located in a Residence A-2 zoning district as a “lodge or other fraternal sororal meeting facility” in violation of the Cambridge Zoning Ordinance. Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.30 (Table of Uses). Sec. 4.33 (Institutional Use Regulations). Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.20 (Appeal).

6:30 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-267305:L 6 FRANCIS AVENUE Residence A-2 Zone

EMMA C. WOLBACH – C/O BAILEY BUCHANAN, ESQ.

APPEAL: Ms. Wolbach appeals the zoning enforcement letter issued by the Building Commissioner, dated March 25, 2024 to her, the owner of the premises and lessor to the Fox Club Undergraduate Association, Inc., (“FCUA” or “tenant”), under a lease dated 12/6/2023, citing Ms. Wolbach for alleged violations of the Zoning Ordinance by the tenant and violation notices issued to Ms. Wolbach pursuant to Article 9, Section 9.16 of the Cambridge Zoning Ordinance, for the tenant’s violations of the ordinance. Ms. Wolbach appeals and contests the violation notices, citations, and any assessment of fines and seeks an appeal of any fees assessed and stay of any further fees pending appeal. Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.21 (Accessory Uses).

Sec. 4.5 (Institutional Use Regulations). Art. 9.000, Sec. 9.16.2 (Non-Criminal Disposition). Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.20 (Appeal).

7:00 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-268589: 4 HOLWORTHY TERRACE Residence B Zone

DUNCAN MACARTHUR / BAKER POND LLC – C/O ROBERT LINN, ARCHITECT

Variance: To amend plans previously approved on BZA Case #253656 to propose new non-conforming house and propose new shared non- conforming driveway. Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements). Art. 6.000, Sec. 6.44.1.b & Sec. 6.44.1.c (Off Street Parking). Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.3 (Non-Conforming Structure). Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.30 (Variance).

7:15 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-268340: 16 ELLSWORTH AVE – UNIT 2 Residence C-1 Zone 

GARRETT TINGLE & JANICE TINGLE – C/O ROBERT TINGLE

Special Permit: To install two larger egress windows in existing openings in the basement. Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements). Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.2.c (Non-Conforming Structure). Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40 (Special Permit).

7:30 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-268861: 6 SACRAMENTO STREET Residence B Zone/Basement Housing Overlay SACRAMENTO HOUSE, LLC – JAMES J. RAFFERTY, ESQ.

Variance: To convert pre-existing institutional dormitory use to multi-family residence containing seven dwelling units (Use & Density). Seek to replace existing roof headhouse. Seeks relief from Dimensional Regulations of Off-Street Parking Spaces by permitting use of compact spaces. Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements). Art. 4.000, Sec. 4.31.g (Multifamily Dwelling).

Art. 6.000, Sec. 6.34 (Compact Space Ratio) & Sec. 6.43 (Dimensions of Off-Street Parking Spaces). Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.30 (Variance).

Special Permit: To locate parking space within ten (10) feet of habitable windows and within five (5) feet of the property line and install window wells within the required setback. Art. 6.000, Sec. 6.44.1.g (Parking Space Setbacks). Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.2.c (Non-Conforming Structure).

Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40 (Special Permit).

7:45 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-268777: 7 FENNO STREET Residence C-1 Zone

MAHMOOD FIROUZBAKHT

Special Permit: Removal of the existing roof and construction of a new roof and dormers as shown on the submitted plans. The work also includes windows within a side setback. Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements).

Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.2.d & Sec. 8.22.2.c (Non-Conforming Structure). Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40 (Special Permit).

8:00 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-268197: 8 WHITTIER STREET Residence B Zone

ARMAN GARAKANI & JENNA HALL – C/O JOHN WINSLOW, ARCHITECT

Special Permit: To relocate front porch steps within front yard setback; locate new window in existing side yard setback; addition to existing building with non-conforming gross floor area and new sunken stairway leading to basement. Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements).

Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.2.d & Sec. 8.22.2.c (Non-Conforming Structure). Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40 (Special Permit).

8:15 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-268596: 270 HURON AVENUE Residence B Zone

MARIJANE & JOHN JENSEN, CANDACE ANNE DUNLAP – C/O DAMON SIDEL

Special Permit: To add a set of below-grade exterior stairs, open to the sky, to improve basement access and further violate non-conforming height. Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements). Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.2.d (Non-Conforming Structure).

Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40 (Special Permit).

TO VIEW BZA CASE APPLICATIONS, PLANS & SUBMISSIONS, GO TO: https://www.cambridgema.gov/inspection/zoning.aspx at top of page, click “Calendar” > Click hearing date > Click “Board of Zoning Appeal Agenda.” Any information filed after the agenda has been posted can be viewed at the Inspectional Services Department located at 831 Mass Avenue, Cambridge by appointment only. Copies of this petition are also on file in the office of the City Clerk, City Hall, Cambridge, MA. Interested persons may provide comments to the Board of Zoning Appeal by participating during the hearing and/or may provide written comments for the Board’s consideration by mailing or delivering them to the attention of the Secretary, Board of Zoning Appeal,

831 Mass Avenue, 02139 or by emailing them to [email protected]. Comments must be submitted prior to the Hearing and include the Case Number. Continued cases are not re-advertised but are posted on the office board at the City Clerk’s Office in City Hall & on the same BZA Web Page 48 hours prior to hearing.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

SPECIAL PERMIT APPLICATION 

The Planning Board of the City of Cambridge will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. held remotely (see below for instructions to participate) on special permit application case PB-403 for the property located at 2400 Massachusetts  Avenue for which the Applicant is 2400 Mass Ave LLC seeking special permits pursuant to Section 19.20 Project Review Special Permit; Section 20.108 Modification of design standards; Section 22.35.3 Reduction of Green Roofs requirement for a proposal to Construct two 6-story mixed-use buildings of total 94,867 square feet gross floor area with 56 residential units, ground floor retail uses, and 67 below grade parking spaces

TO VIEW PLANS AND DOCUMENTS:  Visit www.cambridgema.gov/specialpermits online. Printed copies are on file in the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, Cambridge, Massachusetts and at the Community Development Department, 344 Broadway.

TO SEND WRITTEN COMMENTS:  E-mailing [email protected] is preferred. Please include the case number or address. You can also mail comments to Cambridge Planning Board, 344 Broadway, Third Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139. Written comments received by 5:00 P.M. the day before the meeting will be considered by Board Members in advance of the meeting. Comments received later will be entered into the record.

TO COMMENT IN REAL-TIME: Pursuant to Chapter 2 of the Acts of 2023 adopted by Massachusetts General Court and approved by the Governor, the City is authorized to use remote participation at meetings of the Cambridge Planning Board. You can view the meeting remotely and make comments by computer or telephone using Zoom Webinar. Visit www.cambridgema.gov/planningboard online to view the full meeting agenda, register for the Zoom Webinar, and get up-to-date information about the meeting. 

TO VIEW MEETING ONLY:  The meeting will be streamed online through the Open Meeting Portal at www.cambridgema.gov and broadcast on cable TV – Channel 22 within Cambridge. 

FOR QUESTIONS OR ASSISTANCE:  Contact Swaathi Joseph at 617/349-4668 (TTY 617/349-4621), email [email protected].


Meeting Notice

Avon Hill Neighborhood Conservation District Commission

Notice is hereby given that a public meeting will be held on Monday, June 24, at 5:30PM to consider the following matters under M.G.L. Ch. 40C and Ch. 2.78 of the Code of the City of Cambridge and the Order establishing the District.

This meeting will be held online with remote participation. The public can participate online via the Zoom (https://zoom.us/) from a phone, tablet, or computer. To join the meeting, register here: https://tinyurl.com/AHJune2024. Or call (301) 715 8592 Webinar ID: 842 3778 8524

AH-854: 5 West Bellevue Avenue, by Simon Gustavsson. Alter front entry porch and fenestration.

AH-855: 25 Lancaster Street, by Elizabeth Leohane Stott. Alter fenestration; install window well.

Constantin von Wentzel, Chair

Cambridge Day/The Week, 06/13/24, 06/20/24


FINAL PUBLICATION

FIRST PUBLICATION IN THE CAMBRIDGE DAY ON MAY 9, 2024

City of Cambridge

CAL-02

IN CITY COUNCIL

June 3, 2024

ORDERED: That $11,500,000 is appropriated for the purpose of financing the repair and/or reconstruction of various City streets and sidewalks and bike facilities; and to meet this appropriation the Treasurer with the approval of the City Manager is authorized to borrow $11,500,000 under Chapter 44 of the General Laws or any other enabling authority.

In City Council June 3, 2024.

Adopted by a yea and nay vote:-

Yeas 9; Nays 0; Absent 0.

                                     Attest:- Diane P. LeBlanc, City Clerk.

A true copy;

ATTEST:-

Diane P. LeBlanc

City Clerk


FINAL PUBLICATION

FIRST PUBLICATION IN THE CAMBRIDGE DAY ON MAY 9, 2024

City of Cambridge

CAL-03

IN CITY COUNCIL

June 3, 2024

ORDERED: That $4,350,000 is appropriated, in addition to any amounts previously appropriated, for the purpose of planning and financing building renovations, including but not limited to the following projects in the municipal facilities improvement plan support significant building improvements and deferred maintenance projects. Proposed projects include but are not limited to upgrades of Public Works facilities, municipal offices, youth centers, branch libraries and fire stations, renovations to 105 Windsor Street and upgrades of HVAC and electrical systems, and to meet this appropriation, the Treasurer with the approval of the City Manager is authorized to borrow $4,350,000 under Chapter 44 of the General Laws or any other enabling authority.

In City Council June 3, 2024.

Adopted by a yea and nay vote:-

Yeas 9; Nays 0; Absent 0.

                                     Attest:- Diane P. LeBlanc, City Clerk.

A true copy;

ATTEST:-       

Diane P. LeBlanc

City Clerk


FINAL PUBLICATION

FIRST PUBLICATION IN THE CAMBRIDGE DAY ON MAY 9, 2024

City of Cambridge

CAL-04

IN CITY COUNCIL

June 3, 2024

ORDERED: That $3,000,000 is appropriated for the purpose of providing financing for design and construction at Peabody School Playground, Corcoran (Raymond Street) Park, Rafferty Park, Wilder-Lee Park, and 359 Broadway, and to meet this appropriation the Treasurer with the approval of the City Manager is authorized to borrow $3,000,000 under Chapter 44 of the General Laws or any other enabling authority.

In City Council June 3, 2024.

Adopted by a yea and nay vote:-

Yeas 9; Nays 0; Absent 0.

Attest:- Diane P. LeBlanc, City Clerk.

A true copy;

ATTEST:-

Diane P. LeBlanc

City Clerk


FINAL PUBLICATION

FIRST PUBLICATION IN THE CAMBRIDGE DAY ON MAY 9, 2024

City of Cambridge

 CAL-05

IN CITY COUNCIL

June 3, 2024

ORDERED: That $2,560,000 is appropriated, for the purpose of financing school building upgrades, including but not limited to, the following projects: Baldwin School chiller replacement; the Baldwin School electrical vault beam replacement; The Media Arts and RSTA auto shop waterproofing; Fletcher Maynard Academy (FMA) rear wall facade repairs; and the Cambridgeport & FMA Schools elevator controls upgrade; and to meet this appropriation the Treasurer with the approval of the City Manager is authorized to borrow $2,560,000 under Chapter 44 of the General Laws or any other enabling authority.

In City Council June 3, 2024.

Adopted by a yea and nay vote:-

Yeas 9; Nays 0; Absent 0.

Attest:- Diane P. LeBlanc, City Clerk.

A true copy;

ATTEST:-

Diane P. LeBlanc

City Clerk


FINAL PUBLICATION

FIRST PUBLICATION IN THE CAMBRIDGE DAY ON MAY 9, 2024

City of Cambridge

CAL-06

IN CITY COUNCIL

June 3, 2024

ORDERED: That $6,550,000 is appropriated for the Ozone Generator Replacement: Water Treatment Plant equipment and system upgrades and water works construction projects in accordance with DPW street restoration projects, which include Massachusetts Ave 4, Chestnut, Dana, Sciarappa and Winter Streets; that to meet this appropriation the Treasurer with the approval of the City Manager is authorized to borrow $6,550,000 under Chapter 44 of the General Laws or any other enabling authority.

In City Council June 3, 2024.

Adopted by a yea and nay vote:-

Yeas 9; Nays 0; Absent 0.

Attest:- Diane P. LeBlanc, City Clerk

A true copy;

ATTEST:-

Diane P. LeBlanc

City Clerk


FINAL PUBLICATION

FIRST PUBLICATION IN THE CAMBRIGE DAY ON MAY 9, 2024

City of Cambridge

CAL-07

IN CITY COUNCIL

June 3, 2024

ORDERED: That $8,500,000 is appropriated, in addition to any amounts previously appropriated, for the purpose of financing the design and construction of various water pollution abatement projects, including but not limited to: 

construction of sewer separation, storm water management and combined sewer overflow reduction elimination improvements in the Sewer Capital Repairs Program and climate change preparedness efforts; 

including without limitation all costs thereof as defined in Section 1 of Chapter 29C of the General Laws; that to meet this appropriation the Treasurer with the approval of the City Manager is authorized to borrow $8,500,000 and issue bonds or notes therefore under G.L. c.44 and/or c. 29C or any other enabling authority; that such bonds or notes shall be general obligations of the City unless the Treasurer with the approval of the City Manager determines that they should be issued as limited obligations and may be secured by local system revenues as defined in Section 1 of G.L. c. 29C; that the Treasurer with the approval of the City Manager is authorized to borrow all or a portion of such amount from the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust established pursuant to G.L. c. 29C or from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (“MWRA”) and in connection therewith to enter into a loan agreement and/or a security agreement and/or financial assistance agreement with the Trust or the MWRA and otherwise to contract with the MWRA and the and the Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) with respect to such loan and for any federal or state aid available for the projects or for the financing thereof; and that the City Manager or any other authorized City official is authorized to enter into a project regulatory agreement with the DEP, to expend all funds available for the projects and to take any other action necessary to carry out the projects.

In City Council June 3, 2024.

Adopted by a yea and nay vote:-

Yeas 9; Nays 0; Absent 0.

Attest:- Diane P. LeBlanc, City Clerk.

A true copy;

ATTEST:-

Diane P. LeBlanc

City Clerk


FINAL PUBLICATION

FIRST PUBLICATION IN THE BOSTON GLOBE ON MAY 23, 2024

City of Cambridge

CAL-08

IN CITY COUNCIL

June 3, 2024

IN CITY COUNCIL

ORDERED: That $15,000,000.00 is appropriated, in addition to any amounts previously appropriated, for the purpose of financing the construction of the Fire Station Headquarters building improvements; and to meet this appropriation the Treasurer, with the approval of the City Manager, is authorized to borrow $15,000,000 under Chapter 44 of the General Laws or any other enabling authority.

In City Council June 3, 2024. 

Adopted by a yea and nay vote:-

Yeas ; 9 Nays 0; Absent 0.

Attest:- Diane P. LeBlanc, City Clerk

A true copy;

ATTEST:-                    

Diane P. LeBlanc

City Clerk


Public Hearing Notice

Relative to Municipal Code

City of Cambridge, Massachusetts

Office of the City Clerk

The Ordinance Committee, composed of the entire membership of the City Council, will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, June 20, 2024 from 1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m. to discuss Amendments to the Tenants’ Rights Ordinance recommended by the Law Department. 

Recommended amendments appear in bold and are underlined.  

8.71.040 Required notice.

8.71.040.1 Notice to Tenant/Former Homeowner. At the inception of a tenancy and

when a landlord or foreclosing owner serves the tenant or former homeowners any notice to quit or notice of lease nonrenewal or expiration, such landlord or foreclosing owner shall, at the same time, also provide the tenant or former homeowner with a notice of basic housing rights and resources, including a list of organizations available to assist tenants and/or former homeowners with their contact information on a form or forms prepared by the City of Cambridge which shall be attached thereto. Where a landlord or foreclosing owner is exercising a right of lease nonrenewal or expiration, the owner shall give such a written notice prepared by the City of Cambridge at least thirty days prior to commencing any summary process action against the tenant or former homeowner. Such notice shall be provided in-hand or by both certified mail and first-class mail.

8.71.040.2 Notice by the City. The City of Cambridge shall annually publicize the requirements of Chapter 8.71 on the City’s website and through other digital City notifications directed at the community, such as daily update e-mails and social media. Also, the City shall annually provide information about the requirements of Chapter 8.71 at a City sponsored community event/program that is organized to provide information about housing resources. The City may publicize and provide information at events/programs about the requirements of Chapter 8.71 more frequently.

This public hearing will be hybrid allowing participation in the Sullivan Chamber, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA and remotely via ZOOM. The ZOOM URL to view the meeting is https://cambridgema.zoom.us/s/97895847144.  If you would like to speak at this Public Hearing, please register to do so using this URL:

https://www.cambridgema.gov/Departments/CityCouncil/PublicCommentSignUpForm. You may also email comments to the City Clerk at [email protected].

The City of Cambridge will provide reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities upon request.  Please contact the City Clerk at 617-349-4260 or at [email protected].

For the Committee,

Vice Mayor Marc McGovern, Co-Chair

Councillor Paul Toner, Co-Chair


Notice

The Massachusetts State Lottery is offering a KENO monitor to existing KENO To Go agent/s at the following locations:

Norton’s Liquors

2451 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA  02140

If you object to these agent(s) receiving a monitor, you must do so, in writing within twenty-one (21) days of receipt of this letter.  If applicable, please address your written objection to the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission, Legal Department, 150 Mount Vernon Street, Dorchester, MA 02125 and send via email to Leslie Zella at [email protected] or by mail.  Should you have any questions regarding this program or any other issues relative to the Lottery, please call the Lottery’s General Counsel, Greg Polin, at 781-917-6057 or via email at [email protected].  We look forward to working with you as the Lottery continues its efforts to support the 351 cities and towns of the Commonwealth.

Invoices for legal notices must have the name of the establishment on the invoice for the Lottery to pay. Also, please send the invoice along with a copy of the tier sheet directly to: Accounts Payable, Massachusetts State Lottery, 150 Mount Vernon Street, Dorchester, MA 02125- 3573