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

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
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
March 13, 2017 draft (PDF) - to be discussed at March 13, 2017 hearing
March 6, 2017 (PDF) - to be discussed at March 6, 2016 public hearing

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:

Trash Plan January 24, 2017 (PDF) and Mini Mac Compactor Specs (PDF) 
February 7, 2017 (PDF) - Latest plans with articulation and reduced height

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
June 9, 2016 (PDF)
> Description: Applicant's presentation to ZBA
June 16, 2016 (PDF)
> Description: Planning Department presentation to Planning Board
July 11, 2016 (PDF)
> Description: Presentation from Planning Dept on behalf of Planning Board
August 17, 2016 (PDF)
> 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 (PDF)
Final Report to ZBA - December 21, 2016 (PDF)
Amended Final Report to ZBA - January 24, 2017 (PDF)

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 (PDF)
Parking Report to ZBA - September 16, 2016 (PDF)
ZBA Memorandum to Applicant - Required Data - September 19, 2016 (PDF)
Traffic Report Follow Up to ZBA - October 24, 2016 (PDF)
Assessment of November 11 parking plans - November 21, 2016 (PDF)
Assessment of Parking Demand Data - December 7, 2016 (PDF)
Assessment of Adjusted Parking Plan - March 30, 2017 (PDF)

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

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

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

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

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