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 email Senior Planner Maria Morelli at [email protected].

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

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
  • 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 (PDF)

DRAFT DECISIONS

PLANS AND DOCUMENTS FROM APPLICANT

Response to Application Completeness Review (PDF)
July 11, 2016 - 3D Model (viewable with free download of SketchUp) is available by email via Planning Department.
August 18, 2016 - Geotech Report (PDF)
September 16, 2016 - Groundwater (PDF)
Loading Bay - August 25, 2016 (PDF)
Summary of meeting with abutters - September 16, 2016 (PDF)
September 15, 2016

October 11, 2016: Response to traffic peer review (Vanasse) (PDF)
Revised Parking Plan - November 11, 2016 (PDF)
Pilgrim Parking - Parking Demand Analysis (PDF)
Stormwater - Applicant's response to November 7, 2016 ZBA Charge for more data (PDF)
Environmental - Applicant's response to November 2016 Peer Review Report (PDF)
For January 25, 2017 hearing:

Building Code Analysi (PDF)s and percentage/openings (PDF) for Commissioner's Review - February 14, 2017

Waivers

TRANSCRIPTS

June 9, 2016 (PDF)
> Description: Applicant's presentation to ZBA; Chapter 40B process overview
July 11, 2016 (PDF)
> Description: Testimony from boards, staff, public
August 9, 2016 (PDF)
> Description: Preliminary report from design peer reviewer Clifford Boehmer, AIA
August 17, 2016 (PDF)
> Description: Applicant's presentation stormwater management, status of site remediation
September 19, 2016 (PDF)
October 25, 2016 (PDF)
November 7, 2016 (PDF)
December 7, 2016 (PDF)
December 21, 2016 (PDF)
January 25, 2017 (PDF)
February 7, 2017 (PDF)
February 15, 2017 (PDF)
March 6, 2017 (PDF)
March 20, 2017

PRESENTATIONS TO ZBA

PEER REVIEWS

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

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)

Environmental Peer Review (Licensed Site Professional)

LSP: John Chambers, Fuss & O'Neill (Providence, RI)

LETTERS TO ZBA

From the public:

From the applicant:

Recent Project Files