1299 Beacon Street
Project Name: 1299 Beacon Street
Comprehensive Permit (Chapter 40B affordable housing)
STATUS: ZBA Approved with Conditions 10/2/2019; decision to be filed with Town Clerk / Notice of Decision to be mailed to abutters
Initial Proposal: 108 units (12 stories) of age-restricted 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 age-restricted rental housing; 2 levels of retail 2 levels of below grade parking (99 parking spaces for residential and retail)
- Revised Proposal (July 10, 2019): 65 units (8-9 stories) of age-restricted rental housing; 2 levels retail; 2 levels below grade parking (57 parking spaces)
- Revised Proposal (July 15, 2019): 55 units (8-9 stories) of age-restricted rental housing; 2 levels retail; 2 levels below grade parking (57 parking spaces) ZBA APPROVED 10/2/2019
Applicant: Brighton Allston Properties, LLC (Raj Dhanda)
Location: 1299 Beacon Street (between Trader Joe's and Post Office)
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.
The timeline (PDF) features all stages of the 40B process and indicates the stage of the project at this time.
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: CONTINUED TO JANUARY 14, 2019
January 14, 2019: CONTINUED TO JANUARY 30, 2019
January 30, 2019: Architecture
February 13, 2019: Hearing CONTINUED to Feb 27
February 27, 2019: CONTINUED
April 3, 2019: CONTINUED TO APRIL 24 (no hearing)
April 24, 2019: Traffic / Parking / Site Logistics / Public Safety / Rubbish-Recycling / Geotechnical / Stormwater / Prelim Building Code
May 1, 2019: Geotech/Build. Code, Site Circulation/Logistics, Trash, Parking
June 3, 2019: Revised plans and peer review
July 10, 2019: Parking, geotech, construction management planning
July 15, 2019: Response to ZBA charge (parking ratio)
September 16, 2019: Will be CONTINUED to September 18 (not hearing on 9/16)
September 18 (not 16), 2019: Soil test, Waivers, Conditions
October 2, 2019: Conditions
Public Hearing scheduled to close (180 days from opening + 274 day extension): October 3, 2019