Roxbury Neighborhood Design Overlay District

Article 50, Section 36 establishes the following Neighborhood Design Districts as overlays to residential subdistricts within the Roxbury Neighborhood District. The Neighborhood Design Districts are established to protect the historic character of these neighborhoods, which give Roxbury its unique architectural character. While development of housing within these Neighborhood Design Districts is encouraged, new construction or rehabilitation which preserves and complements the character of the existing housing stock will enhance the historic quality of these neighborhoods.

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

57 Blue Hill Ave.
The Developer has applied to the Boston Inspectional Services Department (ISD).The current proposal is to combine 57 Blue Hill Avenue with abutting parcels 0802934000, 0802932000, and 0802931000, and add a 3 story rear addition, 4th floor addition, and new roof deck. If you have any comments please submit them via the form below by January 3rd, 2022.

Proposals Undergoing Design Review

There are currently no Neighborhood Design Review (NDR) 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.


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