Friday, July 19, 2024

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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.


CAMBRIDGE HOUSING AUTHORITY PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT INVITATION TO BID

Repair of Façade at LBJ

Cambridge Housing Authority, in its capacity as managing member, acting on behalf of L.B. Johnson Apartments LLC, the Owner and Awarding Authority, invites sealed bids for Project #2210-LBJ- Envelope/Façade Repair Re-Bid, at 150 Erie St in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in accordance with the documents prepared by BWA Architecture 132 Lincoln St Boston, MA 02111.

The project consists of Repairing the Envelope/Facade at LBJ Apartments.

THE SCOPE OF ENCLOSURE RENEWALS PROPOSED AT LBJ APARTMENTS INCLUDES THE REMOVAL AND

REPLACEMENT OF THE EXISTING DAMAGED EIFS CLADDING SYSTEM AND RELATED SEALANT JOINTS, AND REPAIR METAL COPING SYSTEM. ALSO REMOVAL OF THE EXISTING RAILING SYSTEM, REPAIR, AND

REINSTALL RAILINGS. The work is estimated to cost $743,000.00.

General bids will be received until Friday, July 19, 2024, at 2:00 PM and publicly opened online, forthwith.

Bid forms and contract documents will be available at WWW.PROCORE.COM on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at 10:00 AM (maybe downloaded and viewed electronically).

THIS PROJECT IS BEING ELECTRONICALLY BID AND HARD COPY BIDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY THE AWARDING AUTHORITY. Bids must be electronically submitted at WWW.PROCORE.COM. Additional instructions to complete the other bid forms are accessible on the Procore website.


INVITATION TO BID

VIDEO SURVEILLANCE EQUIPMENT SERVICE AND UPGRADE AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS

The Cambridge Housing Authority, as Owner and Managing Agent for its affiliate properties, invites sealed bids for Video Surveillance Equipment Service and Upgrades at Various Locations, in Cambridge, MA in accordance with the bid documents as written by the Cambridge Housing Authority.

The goal of this project is to have the selected contractor inspect 18 sites, generate a complete system report for each development estimating possible upgrades and repairs needed, provide labor and materials required to make such upgrades and repairs. The awarded contractor will be responsible for replacing/upgrading some of the video surveillance systems with a unified and centralized system. This includes, but is not limited to, providing camera and network maintenance, camera and network extension design (ie. cameras and network equipment inspections, installation, configuration, testing), all associated video surveillance equipment (ie. Services, storage, cameras, housings, software, network infrastructure, cabling, wiring, point to point and access points)

The contract value of this project is estimated to be $1.5 million and the term of this contract will be for a period of one year. Contractors must be in business as a corporation or company a minimum of five (5) years in order to be eligible and all workers shall have a valid S-License. Bids will be subject to M.G.L. c.149 Section 44A to J inclusive and to the Prevailing Wage rates.

General bidders must be certified by the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) in the following categories of work: Telecommunications Systems and/or Alarm Systems and must submit a current DCAMM Certificate of Eligibility and a signed Update Statement (CQ3). Please refer to the Instructions to Bidders in the Construction Documents.

Bid forms and contract documents will be available at www.procore.com beginning Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at 10:00 AM (may be downloaded and viewed electronically).

There will be MANDATORY SITE VISITS FOR THIS PROJECT. Due to the number of developments, below is the list of dates and developments:

Day 1 Schedule (07/15) begins at 9:00 AM

Meet at Roosevelt Towers (14 Roosevelt Towers Cambridge, MA 02141) Willow St Homes – 42-58 Willow Street

Millers River – 15 Lambert Street 22 Lopez Street

Washington Elms + Newtowne Court – 131 Washington Street

Day 2 Schedule (07/16) begins at 9:00 AM

Meet at Manning Apartments (240 Green Street Cambridge MA 02139) CHA Administrative Offices – 362 Green Street

Temple – YWCA – 7 Temple Street JFK Apartments – 55 Essex Street LBJ Apartments – 150 Erie Street River Howard – 5 River Street

Day 3 Schedule (07/17) begins at 9:00 AM

Meet at Burns Apartment (30-50 Churchill Avenue Cambridge MA 02140) Porter Road – 78-80 Porter Road

Lancaster St – 65 Lancaster Street Linnaean – 45 Linnaean Street

Garfield – 1713-1715 Massachusetts Avenue St Paul – 34 Mt. Auburn Street

THIS PROJECT IS BEING ELECTRONICALLY BID AND HARD COPY BIDS WILL NOT BE

ACCEPTED BY THE AWARDING AUTHORITY. Bids must be electronically submitted at www.procore.com. Additional instructions to complete the other bid forms are accessible on the Procore website. If you need to contact the Cambridge Housing Authority on any other bidding issues, please contact rludger@cambridge- housing.org

Deadline for General Bidder questions shall be submitted by Wednesday, July 24, 2024, by 2:00PM. Questions received after the above deadlines may not be considered by the Awarding Authority. No interpretations of the meaning of the plans, specifications or other pre-bid documents shall be made to any bidder orally. Every request for such interpretation must be in writing. Questions concerning this project must be submitted to rludger@cambridge- housing.org.

Bids will be subject to M.G. L. c.149 Section 44A to J inclusive and to the Prevailing Wage Rates.

All bids should be submitted electronically online at

www.procore.com and received no later than Thursday, August 1, 2024 by 2:00 PM. Every bid shall be accompanied by a Bid Deposit not less than five (5%) of the greatest possible bid amount and made payable to the Cambridge Housing Authority.

The time of acceptance of the bid by the Cambridge Housing Authority is 30 days from the date of the bid opening. The award of the contract will be based on the responsive and responsible bidder who offers the lowest rate for based on project-based. The award of the contract is conditioned on approval by the Cambridge Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners. The contract is subject to the appropriation of adequate funds and may be cancelled in the event such funds are not available.

The Awarding Authority reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informalities in the bidding if it is in the public interest to do so. The Cambridge Housing Authority also reserves the right to reject the bids if less than three bids are received.

A Payment Bond and a Performance bond in the amount of 100% of the contract value will be required by the awarding vendor. The wages paid to all employees on this project shall not be less than the Prevailing Wage Rates. Refer to wage rate schedules in the Project Specification.

No interpretations of the meaning of the plans, specifications, or other pre-bid documents shall be made to any bidder orally. Every request for such interpretation must be in writing to:

Rocky-Andral Ludger, Senior Purchasing Agent


ORDINANCE NO. 2024-2 – FINAL PUBLICATION

CITY OF CAMBRIDGE

In the Year Two Thousand and Twenty-Four

AN ORDINANCE

That the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Cambridge be amended on a Zoning Petition by the City Council to amend the Cambridge Zoning Ordinance in Articles 2.000, 4.000, 5.000, 6.000, 11.000, 13.000, 14.000, 17.000, 20.000, and 22.000 with the intent of (a) removing references to “degree of kinship” from the definitions of “Family” and “Lodging House;” (b) deleting the definition of “Group Quarters;” (c) creating definitions for “Residence,” “Transient Accommodation,” “Rooming Unit,” “Guest Unit,” “Tourist House,” and “Hotel or Motel;” (d) defining and categorizing “Lodging House” as a residence and “Tourist House” and “Hotel or Motel” as transient accommodations; and (e) amending other Sections of the Zoning Ordinance for consistency with those amended definitions.

In City Council June 24, 2024.

Ordained 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

NOTE: Pursuant to the provisions of General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 32A, Tercentenary Edition, the ordinance as aforesaid which exceeds in length eight octavo pages of ordinary book print may be summarized for publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the city with the further provision that said Ordinance may be examined and obtained at the City Clerk’s Office during office hours and that any objection to its invalidity by reason of any defect in the procedure of adoption may only be made within ninety days after the posting or the second publication.


LEGAL NOTICE 

Community Preservation Act Committee

Public Hearing Regarding FY25 Project Recommendations 

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 – 5:30 PM

Virtual Meeting

The Community Preservation Act (CPA) Committee hereby gives notice of its public hearing scheduled for Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 5:30 P.M.  The hearing will be held virtually through Zoom.  

The hearing agenda will include receiving public recommendations and comments on potential Housing, Open Space and Historic Preservation projects for CPA funding in FY25.

Members of the public may watch and participate in the hearing through Zoom at:

https://cambridgema.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_60y28VUVSh2Nv4uob_bLcg

For more information, visit the CPA Committee website: CambridgeMA.gov/CPA, or contact Daniel Liss at (617) 349-4265 or [email protected].