1180 Boylston St. 40B

Property Owner, Chestnut Hill Investments, LLC is proposing to develop a 45 residential unit age-restricted rental development on Boylston Street at the corner of Hammond Street in the Chestnut Hill section of Brookline.  On December 23, 2015 the Town of Brookline was notified in accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40B that a Comprehensive Permit Site Approval Application for this proposed project was submitted to MassHousing under the New England Fund Program.  The property owner is seeking, and must be granted, a site approval letter ("Project Eligibility Letter") prior to the submission of a Comprehensive Permit Application to the Brookline Zoning Board of Appeals.

If you have any questions, please contact the Planning Department at 617-730-2130 or Senior Planner Maria Morelli at mmorelli@brooklinema.gov.

ZBA VOTED: Approval with Conditions (3/20/2017)

DECISION FILED WITH TOWN CLERK: 3/23/2017
Decision on Comprehensive Permit Application for 1180 Boylston Street:

Key project deadlines and materials are available below. The Town Calendar is the mechanism used for official notification of public hearings and meetings in accordance with the Open Meeting Law.

December, 2015: Applicant submitted Project Eligibility Letter application to MassHousing.
February 2, 2016: Board of Selectmen Public Hearing (Developer Presentation and Public Comment)
February 10, 2016:  Brookline Board of Selectmen approve and submit response letter to MassHousing regarding this Application for Chapter 40B Site Eligibility (below)
March 4, 2016: Project Eligibility/Site Approval Letter issued by MassHousing
May 11, 2016: Comprehensive Permit Application submitted to the Board of Appeals
June 9, 2016: Applicant's presentation to ZBA
July 11, 2016: Testimony from staff, boards/commission, and the public before the ZBA
August 8, 2016
August 17, 2016
September 19, 2016
October 25, 2016
November 7, 2016
November 29, 2016 (continued to 12/7)
December 7, 2016
December 21, 2016
January 25, 2017
February 7, 2017

February 15, 2017: Waivers
March 6, 2017: Draft Decision
March 20, 2017: Deadline to close public hearing
Public Hearing Closed. No further ZBA deliberations.

**See Town Calendar for Notification of Hearing Dates and hearing topics.**

DECISION FILED WITH TOWN CLERK: 3/23/2017

DRAFT DECISIONS
March 13, 2017 draft - to be discussed at March 13, 2017 hearing
March 6, 2017 - to be discussed at March 6, 2016 public hearing

PLANS AND DOCUMENTS FROM APPLICANT
Response to Application Completeness Review
July 11, 2016 - 3D Model (viewable with free download of SketchUpis available by email via Planning Department.
August 18, 2016 - Geotech Report
September 16, 2016 - Groundwater
Loading Bay - August 25, 2016
Summary of meeting with abutters - September 16, 2016
September 15, 2016
Revised Parking Plan - November 11, 2016
Pilgrim Parking - Parking Demand Analysis
Stormwater - Applicant's response to November 7, 2016 ZBA Charge for more data
Environmental - Applicant's response to November 2016 Peer Review Report
For January 25, 2017 hearing:
February 7, 2017 - Latest plans with articulation and reduced height
Building Code Analysis and percentage/openings for Commissioner's Review - February 14, 2017

Waivers
TRANSCRIPTS
June 9, 2016
    > Description: Applicant's presentation to ZBA; Chapter 40B process overview
July 11, 2016
    > Description: Testimony from boards, staff, public
August 9, 2016
    > Description: Preliminary report from design peer reviewer Clifford Boehmer, AIA
August 17, 2016
    > Description: Applicant's presentation stormwater management, status of site remediation
September 19, 2016
October 25, 2016
November 7, 2016
December 7, 2016
December 21, 2016
January 25, 2017
February 7, 2017
February 15, 2017
March 6, 2017
March 20, 2017
   
PRESENTATIONS TO ZBA
June 9, 2016
    > Description: Applicant's presentation to ZBA
June 16, 2016
    > Description: Planning Department presentation to Planning Board
July 11, 2016
     > Description: Presentation from Planning Dept on behalf of Planning Board
August 17, 2016
     > Description: Applicant's stormwater presentation
December 7, 2016 
     > Description: Applicant's revised parking plan

PEER REVIEWS

Site and Building Design
Reviewer: Clifford Boehmer, Davis Square Architects

Preliminary Report to ZBA - August 9, 2016
Final Report to ZBA - December 21, 2016
Amended Final Report to ZBA - January 24, 2017

Traffic and Parking
Traffic Reviewer: James D. Fitzgerald, P.E., Environmental Partners Group (Quincy, Mass.)
Parking Reviewer: Arthur G. Stadig, P.E., Walker Parking Consultants (Boston, Mass.)
Traffic Report to ZBA - September 16, 2016
Parking Report to ZBA - September 16, 2016
ZBA Memorandum to Applicant - Required Data - September 19, 2016
Traffic Report Follow Up to ZBA - October 24, 2016
Assessment of November 11 parking plans - November 21, 2016
Assessment of Parking Demand Data - December 7, 2016
Assessment of Adjusted Parking Plan - March 30, 2017

Environmental Peer Review (Licensed Site Professional)
LSP: John Chambers, Fuss & O'Neill (Providence, RI)
November 7, 2016
December 7, 2016
Email Correspondence - January 25, 2017

LETTERS TO ZBA
Planning Board
Dept of Public Works
Fire Dept
Stormwater - Peter Ditto, Dir. of Engineering and Transportation - December 7, 2016
Loading Zone - Peter Ditto - January 25, 2017
Loading Zone - Transportation Board - January 23, 2017
Rubbish/Recycling - Patrick Maloney - January 25, 2017 

From the public:

Julie Gross
Hedva and David Kobes
Bernice Wilner - July 7, 2016
Abby Coffin - July 11, 2016
Katherine Gerzon - June 15, 2016
Diane Schweitzer - July 14, 2016
Susan Reinhardt - July 20, 2016
Katherine Gerzon - August 17, 2016
Katherine Gerzon - September 15, 2016
Diane Schweitzer - November 18, 2016 (two letters)
Bernice Wilner - February 2, 2017
Katherine Gerzon - February 2, 2017
David and Hedva Kobes - February 2, 2017
Jeffrey Wolk correspondence with Planning - February 14, 2017

From the applicant:
Loading Bay - August 25, 2016
Summary of meeting with abutters - September 16, 2016
Summary of meeting with abutters - February 14, 2017