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Neighbors of Bicon Dental sue over company’s occupancy permit

February 8, 2017
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FOREST HILLS—The long battle between Bicon Dental Implants and its neighbors is continuing, as the Gazette has learned that members of the Yale Terrace Neighborhood Association has a lawsuit in Suffolk Superior Court against the Bicon’s property-owning branch, Debbie LLC, and the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) over Bicon’s occupancy permit. The defendants...

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ZBA approves James’s Gate project

January 27, 2017
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved 5 McBride St. during a hearing on Jan. 24, according to the Inspection Services Department (ISD). ISD oversees the ZBA. The project was 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...

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BPDA board approves Forest Hills project

January 27, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency board approved during its Jan. 12 meeting “The Residences at Forest Hills” project at 3694 Washington St. “The Residences at Forest Hills” was submitted to BPDA last year as a project notification form (PNF) by Criterion Development Partners. The project will contain 250 residential rental units, 5,500 square...

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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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