111 Cypress

February 1, 2018 Update: No further action on the Comprehensive Permit.

Below is archived material on the 40B proposal.

Project Name 
Cypress Apartments at Brookline Hills
Proposal 98 units multifamily rental - 6-7 stories - 105 69 parking spaces (M.G.L. c.40B)
Applicant 107-111 Cypress Street Realty Trust
Location 111 Cypress Street near Brington Road

SUMMARY OF KEY DATES

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Project Eligibility

1. April 12, 2016 - Applicant submitted project eligibility application to MassHousing.
2. June 27, 2016 - MassHousing issues site approval letter

Comprehensive Permit Application
NOTE: Public Comment is scheduled at the discretion of the Zoning Board.
3. October 19, 2016 - Applicant submits comprehensive permit application to ZBA
4. December 8, 2016 - Hearing opened and continued to Dec 20 (no Board discussion)
5. December 20, 2016 - Applicant presents application to the ZBA at 7 pm, Room 111.
6. January 26, 2017 - Planning Board discusses possible comments to ZBA
7. March 22, 2017 - Preservation Commission discusses possible comments to ZBA
8. March 29,2017 - Testimony from staff, boards, commissions to ZBA
9. May 17, 2017 - CONTINUED TO AUGUST 2, 2017
10. August 2, 2017 - CONTINUED TO AUGUST 9, 2017
11. August 9, 2017 - Architecture and Environmental (LSP) Peer Review
12. August 16, 2017 - Peer Reviews: Traffic, Parking; Stormwater (DPW)
13. September 27, 2017 - CONTINUED TO 11/1
14. November 1, 2017 - Revise design in response to ZBA charge
15. December 4, 2017 - CONTINUED TO FEBRUARY 5, 2018 Public hearing scheduled to close no later than April 13, 2018.
16. February 5, 2018: No hearing.
NO FURTHER ACTION ON THIS CASE

APPLICATIONS AND PLANS
Project Eligibility Application (PDF) - April 12, 2016
Town's Response to PEL (PDF) - May 18, 2016
June 27, 2016 - MassHousing Site Approval Letter (PDF)
Application to ZBA - October 19, 2016 (PDF) (24 MB)
Preliminary Architectural Plans (PDF) (extracted from complete application)
Applicant's Environmental Assessment - March 2016 (PDF) (34 MB)

Revised Plans - July 19, 2017

Response to August 11, 2017 Queries
Traffic - Vanasse - September 19, 2017 (PDF)

Revised Plans - October 24, 2017

PRESENTATIONS
Presentation to ZBA (PDF) - Dec. 20, 2016 (Applicant)
Presentation to Planning Board (PDF) - January 26, 2017 (Planning Department)
Presentation to ZBA  (PDF)- March 29, 2017 (Planning Department on behalf of Planning Board)
Applicant's Revised Plans of Record - August 9, 2017 (PDF)
Applicant's Overview of Traffic Study - August 16, 2017
(PDF)
August 9, 2017 presentation (PDF)-Cliff Boehmer Arch Peer Review
Presentation to ZBA (PDF) - November 1, 2017
Peer Reviewer's Presentation to ZBA (PDF) - Cliff Boehmer Nov 1, 2017

INDEPENDENT TECHNICAL PEER REVIEWS
Traffic - Environmental Partners Group

Parking - Walker Parking Consultants

Site and Building Design - Davis Square Architects

Environmental - Fuss & O'Neill

 Stormwater (DPW Staff)

LETTERS TO THE ZBA
From Departments, Boards, Commissions:
Preservation Commission (PDF) - 3.28.17 [comments on October 2016 plans submitted with application]
Planning Board (PDF) - 3.28.2017 [comments on October 2016 plans submitted with application]

From Staff:
See Stormwater under Peer Review
Public Health Dept. August 16, 2017 (PDF)

From the Public:
Epstein (PDF)- 12.20.16
Elias de Koster (PDF) - 1.20.17
Dempsey (PDF) - 1.20.17 Lee and Krier (PDF) - 1.23.17
Baker (PDF) - 1.23.17
Michelman and Jones (PDF) - 1.25.17
Sioras (PDF) - 1.25.17
Smith and Weiner (PDF) - 1.25.17
Coffin (PDF) - 1.25.17
Murphy and Ahn (PDF) - 1.25.17
Morhaime (PDF) - 1.25.17
Shiel and Pieszak (PDF) - 1.25.17
Cammy (PDF) - 1.26.17
Shelat (PDF) - 1.26.17
Sanders (PDF) - 1.26.17
Michelman (PDF) - 8.4.17
Eastland (PDF) - 8.15.17
Shiel - 8.16.17 (PDF)

TRANSCRIPTS
Transcripts are available two weeks after a hearing. Hearings are broadcast via Brookline Interactive Group (Channel 23 on Comcast). You may also download archived video by visiting Brookline Interactive.
December 20, 2017 (PDF)
March 29, 2017 (PDF)
August 9, 2017 (PDF)
August 16, 2017 (PDF)