John Pagliuca, of 5 Tileston Street, received a “sustained” decision by the City’s Board of Appeal on July 1st that allows him to maintain a raised deck that was disputed by an abutter at neighborhood meetings earlier in the year. Pagliuca applied for a building permit and zoning relief for a 10-foot by 11-foot deck constructed several months prior at the rear of his residential building. The applicant did not pull the proper permit at the time of construction when the deck was built.
Mr. Pagliuca was unable to come to an agreement with 1 of the 3 abutters regarding the zoning relief that he required related to the height of the deck structure and lack of adequate yard space. Frank Dibicari was the opposing abutter at the site of Dr. Nardone’s office on Hanover Street. He was concerned about his ability to gain future approval to develop his own property in the future because of the deck’s existence.
The North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) voted 19-17 to allow the deck in March 2009. The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) also voted in favor of Mr. Pagliuca.
(Thank you to Fredda Hollander of the North End News for the legal scan.)