City Council Committee Meetings – Week of September 24th

The following City Council Committees will meet this week:

Finance Committee:  The Finance Committee is scheduled to meet jointly with the Programs and Services Committee TONIGHT at 7:00 p.m. in Room 211 to discuss the following:

  • Request to increase the number of years the City can lease Weeks House from 65 years to up to 99 years.

The Finance Committee will then meet to discuss the following item:

  • Request for an appropriation of $300,000 for historic rehabilitation and $677,700 for affordable housing from the Community Preservation Fund to CAN-DO to create 8 units of permanently affordable housing $977,000 for CAN-DO to create 8-units of affordable housing at 236 Auburn Street, Auburndale,
    including 5 units in a congregate home to be owned and operated by the Barry L. Price

The agenda can be found here.

Programs and Services Committee:  The Programs and Services Committee will meet jointly with the Finance Committee TONIGHT at 7:00 p.m. in Room 211 to discuss the following:

  • Request to increase the number of years the City can lease Weeks House from 65 years to up to 99 years.

The agenda can be found here.

Zoning and Planning Committee Meeting:  The Zoning and Planning Committee is scheduled to meet TONIGHT at 7:45 p.m. in Room 205 and is scheduled to discuss the following:

The agenda can be found here.

Land Use Committee:  The Land Use Committee will meet on Tuesday, September 26th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 211 and is scheduled to discuss the following:

  • Request for a Special Permit/Site Plan Approval to use a portion of the legally nonconforming wholesale site to cut and fabricate stone countertops, further extending the nonconforming use to manufacturing at 966 Watertown Street;
  • Request for a Special Permit/Site Plan Approval to  expand the existing
    auto service business to allow the sale and service of up to ten used cars and waivers to requirements for parking facilities at 454-458 Watertown Street;
  • Request for a Special Permit/Site Plan Approval to allow a swing set on Lot 40 at 93 Bellevue Street;
  • Request for a Special Permit/Site Plan Approval to construct a single-story rear addition extending the existing non-conforming two-family
    use at 893 Watertown Street;
  • Request for a Special Permit/Site Plan Approval to construct 3 new dormers and increase the size of one existing dormer, exceeding the allowable size of dormers and increasing the FAR to .48 where .46 is required and .42 exists at 18 Meredith Avenue;
  • Request for a Special Permit/Site Plan Approval to to create a third commercial space for ground level health club use and to allow a waivers for 15 parking stalls or to allow required stalls off site at 60 Needham Street;
  • Request for a Special Permit/Site Plan Approval to raze the existing detached garage and construct an attached garage, mudroom and kitchen, extending the existing non-conforming front setback, requiring a variance to allow a rear setback of 7.6’ and increasing the FAR to .55 where .40 is allowed and .50 exists at 168 Allerton Road;
  • Request for a Special Permit/Site Plan Approval to amend Special Permit #102-06(15) at Kesseler Woods to allow relocation of the inclusionary zoning units by use of the Off-Site Development Option in conjunction with the rehabilitation of the apartment building at 219 Commonwealth Avenue resulting in an increased number of affordable units from the approved site of 179 Kesseler Way (Atty Stearns Letter re:  Kesseler Woods proposal can be found here) ; and
  • Request to change the zone from MR2 to Business 2 at 29 Hovey Street and an adjacent property on Hovey Street and a request for a special permit/site plan approval to construct elderly housing with services in excess of 20,000 sq. ft. of gross floor area, consisting of 85 living units in a four-story structure not to exceed 48’ in height and Floor Area Ratio not to exceed 2.0, extending the existing nonconforming front setback and constructing a retaining wall greater than 4’ in a setback at 431 Washington Street, 29 Hovey Street, and the adjacent unnumbered lot to the north on Hovey Street. (Planning Memo can be found here, Atty Buchbinder Letter re:  Revisions to Sunrise can be found here, and Sunrise responses to Traffic Questions can be found here).

The agenda can be found here.