Article 62, Section 19 establishes Neighborhood Design Overlay Districts (NDOD) as overlays to certain subdistricts within the Charlestown Neighborhood District. The Neighborhood Design Overlay Districts are established to protect the existing scale, quality of the pedestrian environment, character of the residential neighborhoods, and concentrations of historic buildings within the Neighborhood Design Overlay Districts.

Per Article 80E-2.1 (b)(iii): Design review has been triggered due to one or more of the following:

  • Change in roof shape, cornice line, street wall height, or building height of an existing building;
  • Erection/extension of a building > 300 or more s.f.;
  • Change in building massing or size/location of door or window openings, where such alteration affects three hundred (300) or more square feet of exterior wall area, or a smaller exterior wall area if expressly provided in the underlying zoning.

Proposals with Open Comment Periods

6-8 Nearen Row

The proponent filed plans for a change of occupancy from a single-family to a 2-unit dwelling with 2 parking spaces at 6-8 Nearen Row. The proposed project will include a semi-attached addition with roof deck to the existing building. You can view plans related to this project by clicking on the address of the property above. The Inspectional Services Department (ISD) has determined that the project does not require zoning relief but does require BPDA Design Review. If you have any questions or comments, please submit them via the form below by 5:00 PM on November 9, 2023.

Proposals Undergoing Design Review

There are currently no proposals undergoing design review.

Proposals that Completed Design Review

8 Monument Square

8 Lawrence Street

114 Baldwin Street

45 Monument Square

43–47 Elm Street

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We want to hear from you! All questions, comments and ideas are welcome. Comments are received and reviewed by members of the Charlestown Neighborhood Design Overlay District team.

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