Zoning Board of Appeal

The Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) consists of seven members and hears requests for conditional use permits, variances, permission to expand/change nonconforming uses, and similar zoning relief. The ZBA does not participate directly in the Boston Planning & Development Agency's development review process, but may require BPDA design review as a condition of zoning relief. The BPDA conducts this review through the urban design component of Large Project Review or the design component of Small Project Review, depending on the project's size.

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  • One City Hall Square, Boston, MA 02201
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