Zoning Commission Hearing

Aug 09, 2023

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Contact Name:

    Jeffery Hampton

  • Contact Email Address:

    [email protected]

  • Type:

    Zoning Commission

  • Location:

    Virtual Meeting

  • Contact Phone:



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The Boston Zoning Commission typically meets on the second 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.

Interpretation will be provided in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Haitian Creole, and Cape Verdean Creole. Additional interpreting services and document translation services are available upon request at no cost to you. Please request interpreting services no later than 5 days before the meeting date. For translation or interpreting services, contact [email protected].

9:00 AM Text Amendment Application No. 513
Article 2

Said amendment would amend Article 2, Definitions, by updating certain outdated definitions and to remove instances of duplication for applicable terms appearing in both Article 2 and Non-2 Articles of the Code.
9:15 AM Map Amendment Application No. 759
Planned Development Area No. 135 and 136
Fenway Corners
Map 1Q

Said amendment would amend “Map 1Q, Fenway Neighborhood District,” by adding the designation “D,” indicating a Planned Development Area overlay district to the existing zoning designation of approximately 43,671 square feet, approximately 1.003 acres, of land bounded generally by Lansdowne Street to the south, private property to the west and east, and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority commuter rail right of way to the north (“PDA #135”), and would also add the designation “D,” indicating a Planned Development Area overlay district to the existing zoning designation of approximately 188,717 square feet, approximately 4.33 acres, to several parcels of land located at 70 Van Ness Street, 85 Van Ness Street, 19-23 Jersey Street, 25-27 Jersey Street, 31-37 Jersey Street, 78-88 Brookline Avenue, 92 Brookline Avenue, 100-102 Brookline Avenue, 104-106 Brookline Avenue, 110-114 Brookline Avenue, and 73-89 Brookline Avenue (“PDA #136”).

Said Development Plans would allow for the construction of eight buildings containing approximately 2.083 million square feet (“s.f.”) of Gross Floor Area to contain office, laboratory/research and development, residential, retail, restaurant, commercial, day care and other uses, as well as underground parking to accommodate approximately 1,489 motor vehicles, new open spaces to be made available to the public, and extensive public realm improvements, including the creation of a new connecting roadway between Boylston Street and Brookline Avenue (collectively, the “Proposed Project” or “Project”). One approximately 250,000 s.f. building will be constructed within the Fenway Corners North PDA, and the remaining seven buildings will be constructed within the Fenway Corners West PDA.
9:30 AM Director’s Update