ZBA Approves Several Projects

The Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) on Tuesday approved the official address for the proposal at 35 Brookley Rd., as well as to convert the existing two-family home at 3243 Washington St. to a three family home.

35 Brookley Rd.

Matt Henzy, development consultant for the owner of 35 Brookley Rd., came before the ZBA because he said the city’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) “recommended that we change the permit application for the project so it’s consistent with the requirements of the fire department.”

This proposal has been heard by local neighborhood groups, such as the Stonybrook Neighborhood Association (SNA), which referred to it as “35 Brookley/10 Stonley.”

Henzy said that the front doors face Stonley Rd., and while the original permit lists the building as 35 Brookley Road, the “proper address” is 10 Stonley Rd.

The ZBA approved this request for the 10 Stonley address to be put on the permit application.

3243 Washington St.

At 3243 Washington St., attorney Marc LaCasse proposed to renovate the existing two family building to a three family one and add rear decks, extend the living area into the basement, and add a sprinkler system.

LaCasse said that the basement space is a “full walkout condition” and a portion of the third unit will “utilize the existing large attic space.”

Conor Newman from the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services said that an “extensive community process” was held for this proposal, as well as an abutters meeting. He also reported that it has received support from the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) Zoning Committee, as well as from the Egleston Square Neighborhood Association (ESNA) through a memorandum of understanding.

City Councilor Flaherty was also in support of the proposal.

Jeff Hampton of the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPD) said he “recommended approval” with the proviso that “no building code relief be granted.”

The ZBA voted to approve this project with that proviso.

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