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Opponents plan to challenge 64 Allandale St. project in court

January 13, 2017
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A group of opponents to the 64 Allandale St. project is saying that they will challenge in court the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals’ (ZBA) decision to grant variances for the project. Meanwhile, a long-awaited decision from the state Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) was issued, saying that the revised proposal does not have...

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James’s Gate project heads to ZBA

January 13, 2017
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The 5 McBride St. project will head to the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on Jan. 24, according to City documents. The project is seeking several variances, including for insufficient off-street parking and for dimensional regulations. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) Zoning Committee voted during a Dec. 6 meeting in favor of recommending...

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JPNC’s Zoning Committee votes in favor of 76 Stonley Road project

January 13, 2017
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) Zoning Committee voted in favor of the 76 Stonley Road project during a Jan. 4 meeting, according to chair Dave Baron. The project will go before the full council later this month. The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is expected to hold a hearing for variances on...

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Jackson Rec Center changes filed with BPDA

January 13, 2017
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Jackson Square Partners have filed a notifce of project change (NPC) with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) for the Jackson Square Recreation Center. About 11 acres of land in Jackson Square is being redeveloped by the Jackson Square Partners, which includes Mitchell Properties, the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) and Urban...

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ZBA approves 3193 Washington St. project despite JPNC’s objection

January 13, 2017
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) granted variances for City Realty’s 3193 Washington St. development proposal, according to Inspectional Services Department (ISD) spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. ISD oversees the ZBA. The ZBA granted the variances despite the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council recommending that the project be denied. Dave Baron, chair of JPNC’s Zoning Committee,...

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ZBA approves 64 Allandale St. project

December 23, 2016
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With the mayor’s backing, the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved more than 50 variances for the 64 Allandale St. project on Dec. 13. A spokesperson for an opposition group said they are “disappointed” with the mayor’s decision to back the project and for the ZBA approving it. Jacqueline Nunez, the developer of...

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BPDA approves 3353 Washington St. project

December 23, 2016
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its Dec. 15 meeting approved the $18 million, mixed-used project at 3353 Washington St. The project has changed slightly since it was last presented to community members, many of whom criticized the earlier proposal. It is unclear why the BPDA did not bring the project...

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City Council passes gas leaks ordinance

December 23, 2016
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City Council passes gas leaks ordinance

The City Council during a Dec. 14 passed by a 12-1 vote a city ordinance aimed at addressing natural gas leaks in Boston, according to a press release. The ordinance was sponsored by Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley. Gas leaks have long been a concern of some local residents and activists who say...

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BPDA proposes changes to Plan: JP/Rox study

December 23, 2016
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is proposing changes to the Plan: JP/Rox study, including reducing the projected growth of the corridor by 1,000 units. BPDA has delayed a board vote on the plan several times over the past six months, as the agency and neighborhood groups continue talks over it. Plan: JP/Rox...

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SNA votes not to oppose 76 Stonley Road project

December 23, 2016
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The Stonybrook Neighborhood Association (SNA) voted during a Dec. 12 meeting not to oppose the 76 Stonley Road project at a Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) hearing, according to SNA member Sue Cibulsky. The Boston Planning and Development Agency board during its Nov. 17 meeting approved the 76 Stonley Road project, but the proposal...

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