40 Centre Street 40B

Property Owner, Roth Family, LLC is proposing to construct a 6-story residential building to include 45 40 rental units and17 25 ground level parking spaces at 40 Centre Street in the Coolidge Corner neighborhood.  On January 28, 2016 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.

VOTED: Approval with Conditions

Key project deadlines and materials are available below. 

January, 2016: Applicant submitted Project Eligibility Letter application to MassHousing.
February 23, 2016: Board of Selectmen Public Hearing (Developer Presentation and Public Comment)
March 8, 2016:  Brookline Board of Selectmen approve and submit response letter to MassHousing regarding this Application for Chapter 40B Site Eligibility (below)
March 16, 2016: Project Eligibility/Site Approval Letter issued by MassHousing
April 26, 2016: Application for Comprehensive Permit Submitted and Accepted by Town
May 23, 2016: Open of Board of Appeals Public Hearing on Comprehensive Permit Application
June 2, 2016: Planning Board reviews comments to ZBA. 
June 20, 2016: Testimony from departments, boards/commissions, public before ZBA.
August 1, 2016: Urban Design Peer Review preliminary report to ZBA
August 15, 2016: See AGENDAS on Town Calendar for specific topics. 
September 1, 2016
September 12, 2016
September 27, 2016
October 5, 2016: Continued to 10/26/16
November 21, 2016
November 28, 2016

December 13, 2016
December 21, 2016
January 3, 2017 - Public Hearing closed. ZBA voted Approved with Conditions.
February 8, 2017 - Decision filed with Town Clerk. Twenty day appeals period begins.

DECISION FILED

Decision on Comprehensive Permit Application for 40 Centre
DRAFT DECISION
For January 3, 2017 Hearing:
Town Counsel opinion on findings - December 29, 2016
Draft Decision
Exhibit 1 Approved Waivers
Exhibit 2 Terms to be included in replacement regulatory agreement
Plans referenced (no change since last hearing):
  • existing site plan
  • proposed site plan
  • architectural plans
  • landscape plan

For December 19, 2016 Hearing:
ZBA Packet: Includes updated draft conditions and waivers and exhibits; Staff correspondence; Applicant comments for Exhibit 2. 
Plans referenced:
  • existing site plan
  • proposed site plan
  • architectural plans
  • landscape plan

For December 13, 2016 Hearing:
Draft Decision dated December 9, 2016
Exhibit 1 Draft Waivers dated November 28, 2016
Exhibit 2 Terms to be included in replacement regulatory agreement

PROJECT ELIGIBILITY DOCUMENTS
Site Approval Application 
BOS Response to MassHousing
MassHousing Site Approval Letter

ZBA APPLICATION AND PLANS
Application 
Application Plans
Landscape Plan
Revised Unit Mix and Site Plan - August 25, 2016
Revised architectural plans - October 12, 2016
MDM Traffic Study - October 14, 2016
MDM Memo: 19 Winchester parking ratio - October 27, 2016
Architectural Plans: November 16, 2016
Rubbish/Recycling Narrative: November 14, 2016
Mini-Mac Trash Compactor
Parking Stacking System: one option
Management of Mechanical Noise - November 30, 2016
Stormwater Calculations - December 1, 2016
Building Code Analysis 

June 8, 2016
Applicant's Response to Application Completeness and Materials
3D Model

August 22, 2016
Traffic Memo from Applicant's Consultant

APPLICANT'S REQUEST FOR WAIVERS FROM LOCAL REGULATIONS
Waivers Request - Updated November 21, 2016
Building Commissioner: Waivers - November 28, 2016
Director of Engineering and Transportation: Waivers and Sec 6.04.4.f Review - November 28, 2016

PEER REVIEW REPORTS
Site and Building Design

Reviewer: Clifford Boehmer, Davis Square Architects
Preliminary Report to ZBA - August 1, 2016 
Final Report to ZBA - September 12, 2016

Traffic and Public Safety
Transportation Reviewer
: James Fitzgerald, P.E., Environmental Partners (Quincy, Mass.)
Report to ZBA - September 1, 2016
Report to ZBA - October 26, 2016

Parking/Garage Stackers Reviewer: Arthur G. Stadig, P.E., Walker Parking Consultants (Boston, Mass.)
Report to ZBA - October 26, 2016
Report to ZBA - November 21, 2016

STAFF REPORTS
Brookline Multifamily Construction, 2000-2015 (parking spaces to residential units)
 
LETTERS TO ZBA
ZBA 40B Consultant - Judi Barrett
Municipal planning and local need - August 28, 2016

Departments and Boards/Commissions
Planning Board - June 3, 2016
Planning Department - May 23, 2016 (Application Completeness)
Department of Public Works - June 15, 2016
Transportation Board - June 20, 2016
Jonathan Simpson, Assoc. Town Counsel - June 10, 2016
Preservation Commission - June 15, 2016
Town Counsel Opinion (Transportation Board Recommendation) - August 10, 2016 
Building Commissioner to ZBA: State Building Code - August 15, 2016
Dep. Fire Chief Kyle McEachern - September 12, 2016
Building Commissioner Daniel Bennett (off-site parking) - September 12, 2016
Director of Environmental Health Patrick Maloney - November 21, 2016
Building Commissioner: Waivers - November 28, 2016
Director of Engineering and Transportation: Waivers and Sec 6.04.4.f Review - November 28, 2016
Director of Engineering and Transportation (stormwater) - December 5, 2016 
Dep. Supertintendent Myles Murphy, Police Dept. - December 9, 2016
Town Counsel opinion on findings - December 29, 2016

Members of the Public
Al Yerkes - June 12, 2016
Chuck Swartz - June 1, 2016
Neighbors for Coolidge Corner - June 20, 2016
Daniel Hill, attorney for concerned residents - June 20, 2016
Citizen Petition - June 20, 2016
Margery Resnick - June 20, 2016 and attachment
Leon Woltnick - June 20, 2016
Derek Chiang - June 20, 2016
Elissa Rosenthal - June 20, 2016
Minutes June 25, 2014 Public Transportation Advisory Committee  referenced in Chuck Swartz's testimony on June 20, 2016
Dan Hill, Esq. - July 29, 2016
Donald Sherak - August 29, 2106
Derek Chiang - August 30, 2016 and Attachment (Coolidge Corner Survey)
Donald McNamara - August 31, 2016
Elissa Rosenthal - August 31, 2016
Kate Manning - September 12, 2016
Derek Chiang - September 20, 2016
Richard Simonelli - September 21, 2016
Coolidge Corner Coalition - September 22, 2016
Walter Lubars - September 22, 2016
Danny Danesh - September 26, 2016
19 Winchester Condo Trustees - September 26, 2016
Stephen Pendery - September 27, 2016
Derek Chiang - November 28, 2016
Elissa Rosenthal - November 28, 2016
Stephen Ault - November 28, 2016
Linda Swartz - December 9, 2016
Don Sherak - Letter and Trash Data - December 13, 2016
Derek Chiang - December 29, 2016
Elissa Rosenthal - January 3, 2017

Applicant
Robert Roth - June 8, 2016 (response to Planning Board 6/3/16 letter)
Robert Roth - June 6, 2016 (response to Application Completeness review)
Robert Roth - July 2016 (response to Transportation Board Recommendation)

PRESENTATIONS
May 23, 2016
   > Description: Applicant's presentation to ZBA
June 2, 2016
    > Description: Planning Dept. presentation to Planning Board
June 20, 2016
    > Description: Planning Dept presentation to ZBA on behalf of Planning Board
June 20, 2016
    > Description: Residents' presentation to ZBA 
August 15, 2016
    > Description: Revise site plan concept from applicant
September 1, 2016
    > Description: Traffic Peer Review; revised elevations from applicant
October 26, 2016
    > Description: October 12, 2016 architectural plans--see PLANS above
October 26, 2016
    > Description: Neighbors' Concerns

HEARING TRANSCRIPTS 
May 23, 2016
   > Description: Applicant's presentation; 40B process overview
June 20, 2016
    > Description: Testimony from staff, boards/commissions, public 
August 1, 2016
    > Description: Preliminary report from architectural peer reviewer
August 15, 2016
    > Description: Revised conceptual site plan
September 1, 2016
    > Description: Report from traffic peer reviewer
September 12, 2016
    > Description: Final report from Cliff Boehmer, design peer reviewer
September 27, 2016
October 26, 2016
    > Description: Reports from traffic and parking peer reviewers, and followup from design peer reviewer
November 21, 2016
November 28, 2016
December 13, 2016
December 19, 2016
January 3, 2017