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Legal Notice

Mid Cambridge Neighborhood Conservation District Commission

Notice is hereby given that the Mid Cambridge Neighborhood Conservation District Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, July 1, 2024 at 6:00PM to consider the following applications under Ch. 2.78, Article III of the City Code and the Order establishing the District.

The meeting will be held online with remote participation. The public can participate online via the Zoom platform (https://zoom.us/) from a phone, tablet, or computer. To join the meeting, register at https://tinyurl.com/MCJuly2024 or call (301)715-8592 Webinar ID: 883 7001 9877.

MC-7037: 393 Broadway #18, by Maureen, Chris & Blake Bunney. Replace windows.

MC-7038: 3 Leonard Avenue, by Tatyana Raphael. Solar roof panels.

MC-7039: 29 Line Street, by Yi Yue. Alter fenestration, front porch; new dormer and deck.

MC-7047: 106 Inman Street, by Brian Lavelle for Hawthorne Development Ventures Deux LLC. New single-family home in rear of lot.

Tony Hsiao, Chair

Cambridge Day, The Week, 06/20/24, 06/27/24


LEGAL NOTICE

CAMBRIDGE HISTORICAL COMMISSION

Notice is hereby given that a public meeting will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2024, at 6:00 PM to consider the following matters under M.G.L. Ch. 40C and Ch. 2.78 of the Code of the City of Cambridge:

This meeting will be held online with remote participation. The public may participate via Zoom webinar (https://zoom.us/) from a phone, tablet, or computer. To join the meeting, register at: https://tinyurl.com/CHCjuly11-2024 or call (301)715-8592. Webinar ID#: 816 8522 0175. Confirm meeting details and materials at https://tinyurl.com/CHistComm. Submit written comment prior to 24 hours before the meeting to [email protected]. 

Public Hearing: Alterations to Designated Properties

Case 5117 (continued): 18 Farwell Pl., by C. Rieder & Gary Chafetz. Construct new covered entrance landing. 

Public Hearing: Landmark Designation Proceedings

Case L-147: 43-45 Mt. Auburn St., by petition of registered Cambridge voters. Consider petition to initiate a landmark study for the building (1846 double house, 1928 clubhouse addition).

Bruce A. Irving, Chair 

Cambridge Week, 6/27/24, 7/3/24

Cases may be taken out of order and approved at the beginning of the meeting. Persons who wish to have a hearing on a case should notify the Commission in advance or be present at the beginning of the meeting when the Consent Agenda will be discussed.


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 – JULY 11, 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

6:00 P.M.  CASE NO. BZA-272231: 41 TIERNEY STREET Residence B Zone 

41 TIERNEY ST LLC – C/O GERALD J. MCCARTHY

Special Permit:   To rebuild front staircase to add height needed to enter front doorway. Staircase is within the front yard setback.

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). 

6:15 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-268599: 17 MILLER AVENUE Residence B Zone 

PAUL FOMBELLE – C/O GINA FOMBELLE

Special Permit: To modify window & door sizing on rear of existing house within rear setback, add skylight within side yard setback and add railing to existing front porch roof within front 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).

6:30 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-274800: 50 WENDELL STREET Residence C-1 Zone

REBECCA M. HENDERSON – C/O MICHAEL W. WIGGINS, ESQ.

Special Permit:  To increase the width of an existing dormer located on the third story resulting in an increase to an existing nonconforming Floor Area Ratio.  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).  

6:45 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-271439: 47-20 COGSWELL AVENUE  Residence B Zone

DANA SCHAEFER & MATTHEW PESCI – C/O MICHAEL W. WIGGINS, ESQ. 

Variance:  A small addition is planned to the rear of the residence that will slightly increase the currently nonconforming FAR.

Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements). Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.3 (Non-Conforming Structure).  Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.30 (Variance). 

7:00 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-272790: 63-65 RESERVOIR STREET #63 Residence B Zone 

RAFAEL JARAMILLO & MARGO LEVINE – C/O ALISON HAMMER, ARCHITECT

Special Permit:   Two small second floor additions which further increase the nonconforming GFA in a pre-existing non-conforming two-family condominium structure. Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements).

Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.2.d (Enlargement of Pre-existing Nonconformity). Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.40 (Special Permit). 

7:15 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-272791: 37 BELLIS CIRCLE Residence B Zone

ROGER S. BERRY & SONIA PEREZ VILLANUEVA – C/O LEVI TOFIAS, ARCHITECT

Special Permit: Addition to the 3rd floor and minor renovations to the 1st floor mudroom.  The proposed 3rd floor Addition is conforming to setbacks and GFA, but the addition adds over 10% of the existing Gross Floor Area (GFA) and volume. 1st floor renovations include relocation of windows in the right yard 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). 

7:30 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-269729: 145 FIFTH STREET Residence C-1 Zone

CHRISTOPHER SMITH – C/O ADAM GLASSMAN, ARCHITECT

Special Permit: To add a new full second story, raise existing half story and add dormers.  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). 

7:45 P.M.  CASE NO. BZA-272620: 27 MELLEN STREET Residence C-2A Zone 

JEREMY SEEGER – C/O ADAM DASH, ESQ. 

Variance: Re-establish the previously existing lot lines of the Property by subdividing the Property from land which merged as a result of common ownership by Lesley University.  This subdivision creates nonconformities for abutting lots, but the proposed 27 Mellen Street lot and structure will be conforming.  The existing structure at 27 Mellen Street will be altered and expanded to allow for its use, conversion from university offices to residential units   Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements).  Sec. 5.15 (Subdivision). 

Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.3 (Non-Conforming Structure).  Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.30 (Variance).

8:00 P.M.  CASE NO. BZA-272623: 29 MELLEN STREET Residence C-2A Zone

JEREMY SEEGER – C/O ADAM DASH, ESQ. 

Variance:   Re-establish the previously existing lot lines of the Property by subdividing the Property from land which merged as a result of common ownership by Lesley University.  This subdivision creates nonconformities for abutting lots, but the proposed 29 Mellen Street lot and structure will be conforming.  The existing structure at 29 Mellen Street will be altered and expanded to allow for its use conversion from university offices to residential units.   Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements).  Sec. 5.15 (Subdivision). 

Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.3 (Non-Conforming Structure).  Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.30 (Variance).

8:15 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-272139: 378-380 RINDGE AVE – UNIT 1 Residence C-1A Zone/MXR

AL-AMIN, INC. – C/O ADAM DASH, ESQ.

Variance:  Additions for a third floor, at the Northeast corner, and in the rear of the existing non-conforming structure. Variances are required for Gross Floor Area, Floor to Area Ratio, Open Space, and alteration of a nonconforming structure.

Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements). Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.3 (Non-Conforming Structure).  Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.30 (Variance). 

8:30 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-271432: 9-11 MT AUBURN STREET Office 2/Harvard Sq Overlay

MT. AUBURN MLD LLC – C/O SARAH L. RHATIGAN, ESQ.  

Variance:  Conversion of buildings from office to residential dwelling units, requiring variance from open space requirements; and removal of connector between buildings requiring variance to allow maintaining of the distance between existing buildings. 

Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements). Sec. 5.26 (Conversion of Dwellings). & Sec. 5.13 (Distance Between Buildings). 

Art. 10.000, Sec. 10.30 (Variance). 

Special Permit: Renovations and additions to nonconforming structure increasing Floor Area but not creating new nonconformities.

Art. 8.000, Sec. 8.22.2.a (Alterations to 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.