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

17-19 Alveston Street - Comment period ends July 6 at 5 PM.

The proponent will subdivide the lot into two lots, Lot 1 and Lot 2. The proponent will renovate and construct a rear addition to the existing two-family dwelling on Lot 1, and construct a new single-family dwelling with two parking spaces on Lot 2. The project is located in the Two-Family Residential Zoning Subdistrict (2F-9000). 

Click on the address of this project above to view the proposed plans. Written comments related to this project should be submitted to Karen Chavez ([email protected]) no later than 5 PM on July 6, 2022.

Proposals Undergoing Design Review


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.

11 Arborview Road (Feb 2022)

21 Thomas Street (Sept 2021)

279 Pond Street (Sept 2021)

Documents All Documents »

17-19 Alveston Street PDF, 9.6MB

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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