1299 Beacon Street

Project Name: 1299 Beacon Street
Comprehensive Permit (Chapter 40B affordable housing)
Initial Proposal: 108 units (12 stories) of multifamily rental housing on 18,632 sf lot; 2 levels of retail; 2 levels of below grade parking (183 parking spaces for residential and retail)
Revised Proposal: 74 units (8-10 stories) of multifamily rental housing; 2 levels of retail 2 levels of below grade parking (99 parking spaces for residential and retail)
Applicant: Brighton Allston Properties, LLC (Raj Dhanda)
Location: 1299 Beacon Street (next to Trader Joe's)

At this time, no permit has been granted for the proposal.

Contact the Zoning Board of Appeals or the Planning Department

If you have any questions for staff or comments for the ZBA, please email Senior Planner Maria Morelli. The Planning Department main number is 617-730-2130.

ZBA TIMELINE 

The timeline (PDF) features all stages of the 40B process and indicates the stage of the project at this time.

KEY DATES

NOTE: The official mechanism for notification in accordance with the Open Meeting Law is the Town Calendar not this web page. Visit the Town Calendar for hearing agendas.

Site Eligibility Stage

August 16, 2016: The applicant will present the Site Eligibility proposal for the Board of Selectmen. Notice of Hearing (PDF) The Board of Selectmen will draft comments to submit to subsidizing agency and consider public comments. To submit comments directly to MassHousing on site eligibility, please download these instructions (PDF).

September 6, 2016: Board of Selectmen discusses Town's Response to MassHousing (due September 9).

January 3, 2016: Board of Selectman discusses Town's Response to MassHousing in regard to REVISED Site Eligibility proposal dated November 4, 2016. See BOS Calendar for agenda.

ZBA Application - ZBA Public Hearing

Hearings are held in Select Board's Hearing Room, Sixth Floor, Town Hall, unless otherwise noted. See Town Calendar.

TRANSCRIPTS are available about two weeks after a hearing. Links to full transcripts are provided at the bottom of this page.
March 23, 2018: The Applicant submitted ZBA application for a Comprehensive Permit
April 18, 2018: ZBA Public Hearing is opened and continued (no Board Discussion or Testimony)
April 25, 2017: Continued to May 9, 2018
May 9, 2018: Applicant presents proposal. The ZBA's 40B consultant presents an overview of Chapter 40B. Transcript here. (PDF)
May 30, 2018: ZBA Site Visit - Open to public (Because this is not a public hearing, no testimony will be accepted during the site visit.)
June 13, 2018: ZBA Hearing / Staff Report / Public Comment
> NOTE: June 13 hearing is Room 111 first floor of Town Hall and cannot be televised.
July 11, 2018: ZBA Hearing. Testimony from Town Depts and traffic/parking peer reviewers)
   > Public comment confined to technical questions for peer reviewers
Sept 5, 2018: ZBA Hearing. Testimony from design peer reviewer and Town Boards
   > Public comment confined to technical questions for peer reviewer

October 17, 2018: CONTINUED TO NOVEMBER 28, 2018

November 28, 2018: ZBA Hearing / Revised design and parking plans. Additional peer review and testimony from staff and boards  >>> Public comment confined to technical questions for peer reviewers

Public Hearing scheduled to close (180 days from opening + 90 day extension): January 16, 2019 

Presentations
Planning Department: July 11 Report and Presentation

Design Peer Review Report and Presentation - Sept. 5, 2018

APPLICATION PLANS AND MATERIALS

Plans Submitted with ZBA Application:

Applicant's response to Application Completeness letter (clarification, outstanding and additional materials)
June 2018

From the Applicant (July 2018)
Existing Conditions Survey
Atlas map and Site sections
Shadow Studies
Height
Facade details
3D Model: Contact Planning Department

LETTERS TO THE ZBA

From Staff
Police Department
Planning Department: Trader Joe's Parking and leasing at 1299 Beacon
Building Commissioner
Planning Department: July 11 Report and Presentation
Transportation Administrator Preliminary Comments
Building Commissioner - Sept. 5, 2018

From Boards and Commissions
Preservation Commission - Sept. 5, 2018

From Peer Reviewers
Traffic Peer Review Report - July 9, 2018
Parking Peer Review Report - July 9, 2018
Design Peer Review Report and Presentation - Sept. 5, 2018

From the Public

April 2018
Beth Kates (PDF)
Temple Sinai (PDF)

May 2018
Prasun Agarwal (PDF)
Myra and Howard Berloff (PDF)
Stacy Berloff (PDF)
Nancy Doyle (PDF)
Hana Drew (PDF)
Susan Fried (PDF)
Chryssa Georgalis (PDF)
Cindy and Roger Goldstein (PDF)
Jill Greenberg (PDF)
John Mazza (PDF)
Adam Kloczkowski (PDF)
Stan Lagos (PDF)
Judith Mir (PDF)
Peggy Ann Morrison (PDF)
Roslyn and Stuart Orkin (PDF)
Roslyn and Stuart Orkin (5/18) (PDF)
Robert Rosenkrantz (PDF)
Ramesh and Lisa Shivdasani (PDF)
Ellen Beth Suderow (PDF)
Roberta Sydney (PDF)
Karen Voght (PDF)
Barbara Wexler (PDF)

July 2018

Sherbondy
Shivdasani
Richard Volkin PE for Charles Heinberg
Voght
Gillon Assoc. for Roberta Sydney and Kyle Spellman
Nancy Doyle

September 2018
Sullivan and Comerford P.C. 

Transcripts
5-9-18 (PDF)
June 13, 2018 Hearing
July 11, 2018 Hearing
September 5, 2018 Hearing