500 HARVARD STREET

Project Name: 500 Harvard Street

  • Initial Proposal: 30 units  of multifamily rental housing (including 6 affordable units) on 6,969 sf lot; one level of ground floor retail; 6 parking spaces on the ground floor
  • Applicant: 500 Harvard Street, LLC - The Danesh Group
  • Location: 500 Harvard Street
  • Status: Board of Appeals public hearing will open December 19, 2019. At this time, no permit has been granted for the proposal. 
  • Contact: Maria Morelli, Senior Planner at MMorelli@brooklinema.gov  | Planning Department at 617-730-2130. 
  • Submitting Comments: Please submit comments to the ZBA to MMorelli@brooklinema.gov. Public comment at public hearings is scheduled at the discretion of the ZBA.

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 under Board of Appeals. All hearings are at Town Hall, 6th floor.

  • October 29, 2019: Applicant submits ZBA Application to Town.
  • December 19, 2019 at 7 pm (Thursday): Opening of Hearing (Rescheduled from 12/18/2019)
    • Applicant has granted Town permission to open hearing beyond 30 days.
    • Note Location Change: Hearing is in Room 103 on First Floor
  • January 16, 2020 at 7 pm (ZBA Hearing, Thursday)
    • Planning Department presentation 
    • Public Comment
  • February 26, 2020 at 8:30 am (Monday morning meeting)
    • ZBA Site Visit at 500 Harvard with Project team
    • Public invited but no oral public testimony accepted at meeting (not a hearing)
  • March 18, 2020 at 7 pm (ZBA Hearing)
    • Independent peer review: Traffic and Parking
    • Possible testimony from staff and Boards
    • Public comment limited to technical questions pertaining to hearing topic

ZBA APPLICATION AND PUBLIC HEARING DOCUMENTS

Hearing Materials

January 16, 2020 Hearing

December 19, 2019 Hearing

Applicant Plans, Reports, Studies by Date

October 29, 2019

Independent Technical Peer Reviews


Board and Staff Reports


Public Comment

December 2019

January 2020


Hearing Transcripts

PEL: SITE ELIGIBILITY STAGE (Prior to ZBA APPLICATION STAGE)

MassHousing has granted a Project Eligibility Letter to Applicant. Applicant may proceed with ZBA Application.

MassHousing Issued PEL and Supplemental PEL - January 2020

Town Response to MassHousing regarding PEL - 12.20.18

Site Eligibility Application to MassHousing (PEL) (PDF) - 10.18.18

PEL: Public Comment

Lee Biernbaum

John Duesenberry 

Victorina Longino

Veksler

Gallimore