Zoning Commission Hearing

Jun 12, 2024

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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  • Contact Name:

    Jeffrey Hampton

  • Contact Email Address:

    [email protected]

  • Type:

    Zoning Commission

  • Location:

    Virtual Meeting

  • Contact Phone:

    617.918.4308

Description:

Register for Zoom: bit.ly/BZCJun122024

The Boston Zoning Commission typically meets on the second Wednesday (and third, when applicable) 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

Agenda 
 

9:00 AM Development Plan for Phase 1B, 65 Ellery Street, 75 Ellery Street, and 505 Dorchester Avenue, within Planned Development Area No. 144, On The Dot, South Boston

Said Development Plan consists of the construction of three (3) new, mixed-use commercial office, research and development, and lab buildings, with ground floor retail at 505 Dorchester Avenue, 65 Ellery Street, and 75 Ellery Street. Below grade parking serving all of the buildings will be located at 65 Ellery Street and 75 Ellery Street. 505 Dorchester Avenue will be a new 12 story mixed-use commercial office, research and development, and lab building with ground floor retail and bicycle parking; 65 Ellery Street will be a new 13 story commercial office, research and development, and lab building with ground floor retail, bicycle parking, and underground parking; and 75 Ellery Street will be a new 13 story commercial office, research and development, and lab building with ground floor retail, bicycle parking and underground parking.
9:15 AM Text Amendment Application No. 526
Map Amendment Application No. 782
Article 25 – Flood Hazard Districts


Said text and map amendments would adopt FEMA’s new Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), which will be effective as of July 3rd, 2024, which is necessary in order for Boston to maintain its designation as a National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) community. Said text amendment brings Article 25 into compliance with federal flood regulations for development in the floodplain while the adoption of the new FIRMs will codify where these regulations will apply.
9:30 AM Map Amendment Application No. 783
Planned Development Area No. 154, 180 Western Avenue
Map 7B/7D, Allston-Brighton Neighborhood District


Said map amendment would amend “Map 7B/7D, Allston Brighton Neighborhood District”, by adding the designation “D”, indicating a Planned Development Area overlay to approximately 1.2 acres (+/- 50,227 square feet) of land generally bounded by Western Avenue to the north, Bertram Street to the south, North Harvard Street to the west, and Travis Street to the east. Said Development Plan would allow for the demolition of the existing buildings on the Project Site, and to construct a pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use building including residential uses, ground-floor retail, restaurant, and service uses, parking and loading uses and other uses. The Proposed Project comprises an approximately seven-story building, containing approximately 200,000 square feet of Gross Floor Area, including residential space (approximately 274 units), ground-floor retail, restaurant, service uses, and accessory spaces, shared indoor and outdoor amenity spaces for residents, served by parking located within the building.
 
9:45 AM 7th Amendment to the Master Plan for Planned Development Area No. 69, The 100 Acres
Development Plan for 232 A Street within Planned Development Area No. 69, The 100 Acres


Said 7th amendment would update the existing exhibits of the Master Plan for Planned Development Area No. 69, The 100 Acres, South Boston. Said Development Plan consists of the redevelopment of the site, currently a surface parking lot and related improvements, to include one new building comprising approximately 324,315 square feet of gross floor area (“GFA”) containing research laboratory and office space, ground floor space with intended retail, restaurant, civic, and/or cultural uses, and below-grade parking for up to 125 vehicles. The Proposed Project will contribute approximately 1.5 acres of publicly accessible open space and public realm areas along the Fort Point Channel waterfront and will include site improvements including new public sidewalks and bike lanes, improvements to the Harborwalk and South Bay Harbor Trail, and a site- wide grading plan for improved resiliency.