ZBA hearing delayed for Forest Hills project

A Zoning Board of Appeals hearing for a proposed development at 38-42 Hyde Park Ave. that was originally scheduled for last month has been delayed until Feb. 10.

The developer of the project, City Realty Group, has stirred controversy in the neighborhood recently with attempting to evict tenants, including a popular local restaurant, in an Egleston Square building.

The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Zoning Committee voted unanimously against the Hyde Park Avenue project in September, although City Realty Group’s attorney had asked that the project be removed from the agenda before the meeting. There was more than an hour worth of attendees criticizing City Realty at that meeting, as previously reported by the Gazette.

City Realty plans to turn 38-42 Hyde Park Ave. into a three-storey building with six residential units above a first-floor commercial space. There is currently a one-story building at the site, which used to be the home of Yang’s Martial Arts Association. It has been vacant since that business moved to Roslindale in November 2012.

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