Zoning Commission Hearing

May 22, 2024

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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  • Contact Name:

    Jeffrey Hampton

  • Contact Email Address:

    [email protected]

  • Type:

    Zoning Commission

  • Location:

    Virtual Meeting

  • Contact Phone:

    617.918.4308

Description:

Register for Zoom: bit.ly/BZC_May222024

The Boston Zoning Commission typically meets on the second and third 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

Agenda

9:00 AM Text Amendment Application No. 525
Map Amendment Application No. 781
Article 60; Maps 8A, 8B and 8C
Greater Mattapan Neighborhood District

Said map amendment establishes new Squares + Streets zoning districts that are regulated by the new Article 26 and associated “Base Code” articles within Mattapan. Said text amendment will clarify the applicability of Article 80 Small and Large Project Review in Squares + Streets Districts; remove the Community Commercial Subdistricts, Gateway Development Area Overlay Districts, and Residential Development Incentives to reflect where Squares + Streets zoning will replace existing Article 60 subdistricts.

9:15 AM Text Amendment Application No. 520
Map Amendment Application No. 772
Article 33 – Open Space Subdistricts
Map 8A, Greater Mattapan Neighborhood District
Map 3A/3B, East Boston Neighborhood District
Open Space-Stadium Zoning

Said text amendment would add one (1) new Open Space subdistrict to Article 33. The Stadium Open Space (OS-S) subdistrict would create a new stadium and public amphitheater zoning district, in order to enable greater investment and enable more amenities in appropriate areas of the city’s current and future open spaces. It would also make minor changes that add reference to the Stadium Open Space subdistrict in Article 3, Establishment of Zoning Districts; Article 33-1: Preamble; Article 33-2, Statement of Purpose; Article 33-5, Establishment of Open Space Subdistrict Categories; Article 33-6 Land Eligible for Open Space Designation. Out-of-date language referring to organizations that have reformed or been renamed, such as the Boston Natural Area Fund and Metropolitan District Commission, has also been updated. Said map amendment would amend Map 8A, Greater Mattapan Neighborhood District by mapping the newly created OS-S subdistrict at White Stadium and also amend Map 3A/3B, East Boston Neighborhood District by mapping the newly created OS-S subdistrict at East Boston Stadium.

9:30 AM Informational Update: