Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Design Overlay District

Article 55, Section 28 establishes Neighborhood Design Overlay Districts (NDOD) as overlays to certain subdistricts within the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood District. The Neighborhood Design Overlay Districts are established to protect the historic character, 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

There are currently no Neighborhood Design Review (NDR) proposals with open comment periods.

Proposals Undergoing Design Review

11 Arborview Road
The Developer has applied to the Boston Inspectional Services Department (ISD). The current proposal is to add an addition to the exisiting building as well as do interior renovations. If you have any comments please submit them via the form below by January 12th, 2021. 

Proposals that Completed Design Review

The following proposals have completed Design Review, have been stamped by the Urban Design Department, and can obtain building permits from the Inspectional Services Department. You can view the stamped plans by clicking on the project's address.

21 Thomas Street (Sept 2021)

279 Pond Street (Sept 2021)

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11 Arborview Road PDF, 9.5MB

Share Your Thoughts

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

To submit a comment in a language besides English, please email [email protected].
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