845 Boylston Street

ZBA APPLICATION

KEY DATES

The following dates are provided as a convenience to announce hearing dates, deadlines, postponements (continuances), and extensions. The Town Calendar is the official mechanism for noticing all ZBA hearings in accordance with the Open Meeting Law. 

  • PEL Received 2/4/2022
  • ZBA Application Received 2/4/2022
  • March 21, 2022 at 7 pm via Zoom - Hearing #1
    • Hearing opening extended to late March per written permission of the Applicant
    • Notice of Opening of Public Hearing mailed to abutters for Hearing #1 only.
    • All hearings dates officially announced and posted on Town Calendar as required by State Statute and, as a courtesy, on this project page. 
  • March 30, 2022 at 7 pm via Zoom - Hearing #2
  • April 25, 2022 at 7 pm via Zoom - CONTINUED due to illness
  • May 17, 2022 at 6 pm via Zoom - Executive Session
  • May 17, 2022 at 7 pm via Zoom -  HEARING #3 Applicant's presentation to Board; public comment
  • June 15, 2022 at 7 pm via Zoom - HEARING #4 Site Plan Review Framework
  • July 18, 2022 at 7 pm via  - CONTINUED (postponed) to July 25, 2022 at 7 pm
  • July 25, 2022 at 7 pm via Zoom - HEARING #5 Traffic/Parking Peer Review
  • August 11, 2022 at 7 pm via Zoom - HEARING #6 Design Peer Review
  • September 28, 2022 at 7 pm - CONTINUED (postponed) to 10.12.2022 at 7 pm
  • October 12, 2022 at 7 pm via Zoom - HEARING #7 Traffic/Parking Review
  • November 14, 2022 at 7 pm via Zoom - HEARING #8 site remediation, stormwater, structural engineering  
  • December 12, 2022 at 7 pm via Zoom - HEARING #9 design/revised plans, fire access, trash/recycling
  • Extensions:
    • Saturday, September 17, 2022: Initial Deadline to close hearing (180 days from hearing opening date, or with permission from Applicant to extend deadline)
    • October 29, 2022: Revised deadline to close hearing pursuant to 760 CMR 56.03(8) - 42-day toll period
    • November 29, 2022: Revised deadline to close hearing - extension voluntarily granted by Applicant
    • January 31, 2023: Latest deadline to close hearing granted by Applicant

INDEX

  • ZBA Application / Applicant Materials
  • Board of Appeals Correspondence
  • Hearing Materials by Date
  • Testimony
    • Boards and Commissions
    • Town Departments
    • Independent Technical Peer Reviewers
      • Traffic / Parking
      • Design
      • Licensed Site Professional (Remediation/Environmental, Geotechnical)
    • Public Comment
  • Transcripts and Hearing Recordings
  • Background: Project Eligibility Approval

ZBA APPLICATION / APPLICANT MATERIALS


APPLICATION: FEBRUARY 4, 2022

ARCHITECTURE

TRAFFIC / PARKING

TREES

STORMWATER/ STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

GEOTECHNICAL / LICENSED SITE PROFESSIONAL

BOARD OF APPEALS CORRESPONDENCE

HEARING MATERIALS

See Town Calendar for Official Agenda. Also see Testimony below by category for testimony submitted throughout public hearing, including Public Comment by date.

  • December 12, 2022 [Design]

  • November 14, 2022 Hearing [Stormwater, Structural, LSP]

A - APPLICANT MATERIALS

Stormwater and Structural Engineering

Licensed Site Professional

B - PEER REVIEWERS

Licensed Site Professional

C - TOWN DEPARTMENTS / BOARDS

D - Also see PUBLIC COMMENT under TESTIMONY below

  • October 12, 2022 Hearing [Traffic and Parking]

APPLICANT MATERIALS

PEER REVIEW 


  • August 11, 2022 Hearing 

PEER REVIEW (Architecture and Site Design)

PEER REVIEW (Traffic and Parking)

APPLICANT

PUBLIC COMMENT: See Public Comment section below

Topics: Applicant's Presentation to Board, Overview of Process, and Public Comment

1 - APPLICANT MATERIALS

2 - BACKGROUND: PROJECT ELIGIBILITY

3 - STAFF REPORT (Application Completeness and Additional Requested Materials)

4 - PROCESS RESOURCES

TESTIMONY

BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

TOWN DEPARTMENTS

INDEPENDENT TECHNICAL PEER REVIEWS

Traffic

Parking

Design

Licensed Site Professional

PUBLIC COMMENT

November 2022

October 2022

August 2022

July 2022

June 2022

March 2022

TRANSCRIPTS AND HEARING RECORDINGS

Note: Transcripts are available within two weeks of a hearing.

PROJECT ELIGIBILITY LETTER (PEL) APPLICATION TO MASSHOUSING


Proposal: 40 residential rental units; 25% affordable; 41 below-grade parking spaces

Complete Application