No roof deck for you!
You’ll remember this familiar tune, right? Problem property owners (usually absentee landlords of buildings where loud parties happen and no one ever shovels) have to deal with elected officials and fed up neighbors when it comes to having anything new done to their piece of property.
Universal Hub is reporting that the Zoning Board of Appeal rejected a request for permission to build a new roof deck on 460 East Seventh Street. So why was it rejected? Well, two city councilors and some neighbors said they are sick and tired of roof decks, in general but in particular if you’re a problem property owner.
One neighbors said he’s fed up with the loud parties at this address and the fact the property owner of the East Seventh Street building never shovels either. City Councilor Ed Flynn voiced opposition and City Councilor-at-Large Michael Flaherty’s office went so far as to urge the board to declare a moratorium on ALL new roof decks in the entire neighborhood of South Boston due to the constant complaints of parties and extreme noise.
Needless to say, the ZBA voted unanimously to reject the roof deck.