The deck was stacked against this one
One Southie resident with hopes of building a 1200 square-foot single family on a 715 square-foot lot on E Street was left dejected at the end of his hearing.
According to Universal Hub, the City of Boston’s Zoning Board of Appeal rejected the proposal stating it was too large for the little lot located at 181 E Street. The ZBA and the BTD (Boston Transportation Department) weren’t crazy about the idea of a curb cut that was included as part of the proposal state it could eliminate one or two on-street parking spots.
William Davis, who owns and lives at 177 E Street, was hoping to be granted several variances for his proposed three-story single family including a one-car garage on the first floor. The BPDA (Boston Planning and Development Agency) also didn’t like this proposal due to the fact they’d have to move a utility pole to make room for the curb cut.
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