Zoning Commission Hearing

Dec 13, 2023

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Contact Name:

    Jeffery Hampton

  • Contact Email Address:

    [email protected]

  • Type:

    Zoning Commission

  • Location:

    Virtual Meeting

  • Contact Phone:



Register for Zoom: bit.ly/BZC_Dec2023

The Boston Zoning Commission typically meets on the second Wednesday of each month to rule on proposed amendments to the Boston Zoning Code. Anyone may petition the Zoning Commission to adopt a zoning change. Typically, the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) petitions the Zoning Commission to adopt zoning changes after a public dialogue and approval from the BPDA board.

Zoning Commission hearings are currently being conducted virtually through Zoom. The public can participate in hearings by registering for and attending Zoom meetings and verbally offering public comment. The public can also send written comments by email to [email protected] or by post to 1 City Hall Square, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02201


9:00 AM Map Amendment Application No. 764
Master Plan for Planned Development Area No.144

CORE on the DOT
Map 4 South Boston 

Said map amendment would amend “Map 4, South Boston,” by adding the designation “D,” indicating a Planned Development Area overlay district to approximately 927,908 square feet (21.30 acres) of land bounded generally by the commuter and freight rail lines to the west, Dorchester Avenue to the east, 363– 365 Dorchester Avenue parcel to the north, and Southampton Street to the south. Said Master Plan would allow for the development of new buildings with significant open space and public realm components as a vibrant mixed-use extension of the neighborhood including ground floor retail, civic and cultural uses, residential units with associated amenities, commercial development including office, lab, and R&D areas with associated mechanical, accessory and ancillary support spaces. The development will include new public and private streets, sidewalks, bike paths, and accessible public realm spaces and will also include café areas, open spaces, civic and public service spaces, and recreation areas for public use and enjoyment, distributed throughout the Master Plan area.
9:15 AM
Map Amendment Application No. 765
1400 Boylston Street, Fenway
Map 1Q, Fenway Neighborhood District

The proposed amendment would remove a single parcel from a Multifamily Residential (MFR) Subdistrict and include it in the recently modified boundary of the Fenway Triangle Neighborhood Development Area (Fenway Triangle NDA) Subdistrict to include the parcel bounded by Park Drive, Peterborough Street, and Private Alley 931.
9:30 AM Map Amendment Application No. 766
6th Amendment to Harvard University IMP
1120 and 1230 Soldiers Field Road, Allston
Map 7A/7B/7C/7D and 7B/7D, Allston-Brighton Neighborhood District

Said Sixth IMP Amendment proposes a mixed-use institutional project for a project site with an address of 175 North Harvard Street in Allston. The Proposed Project includes changes to the building and use program from the project described for that site in the 2013 Harvard IMP. The Sixth IMP Amendment also includes amending Map 7A/7B/7C/7D and 7B/7D, Allston-Brighton Neighborhood District by adding 1120 Soldiers Field Road, a one-story building of approximately 8,800 square feet, to the IMP Area, to permit use of a portion of the building for College and University Uses, including athletic program uses, and removing the building at 1230 Soldiers Field Road, a one-story office building of approximately 16,000 square feet, from the IMP Area.
9:45 AM Director’s Update