Announcement (January 12, 2024) about January 10, 2024 Zoning Commission Hearing: This Wednesday, January 10, from 10:57-11:00 as the Zoning Commission was in their business session to vote on Item 3 (and after public testimony on Item 3 had concluded at 10:56), a user error with our Zoom hosting erroneously removed some participants from the meeting, who were then unable to rejoin via Zoom to hear the Zoning Commission's deliberation and decision on Item number 3, or to testify or hear the deliberation and decision on Item 4. Out of an abundance of caution, and the Zoning Commission's commitment to transparent open meetings, we will be re-voting on Item 3: Text Amendment Application No. 518 Waiver of Affordable Housing Article 80 and taking public testimony and re-voting on Item 4: First Amendment to Development Plan for Planned Development Area No. 100, Parcel 25/Parcel 25B, Mission Hill from the January 10 Zoning Commission meeting at a future meeting of the Zoning Commission, currently scheduled for February 14. Such meeting will be properly noticed and advertised in accordance with all requirements of state law.
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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