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Busy Agenda for NEWRA’s Zoning and Licensing Committee

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The North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association’s Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee will meet this Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 7:00 PM, at the Pilot House.  The agenda is copied below.  Meetings are open, and all North End/Waterfront residents are invited to participate in these discussions.

NEWRA Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee

Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 7:00 PM
The Pilot House, 2 Atlantic Avenue

Zoning and Licensing Applications

7:00 PM – 7:15 PM
76 Salem Street, Cafe Nuovo, Vincent Ferrara, has applied to the Licensing Board to transfer the C.V. 7-day Malt and Wine with Cordials license from Cafe L’il Italy to the new restaurant at 76 Salem Street, formerly Paesano’s.  The existing Café L’il Italy license allows service to 11:00 PM, 7 days.

7:15 PM – 7:30 PM
65 Salem Street (former location of Go Bananas), Paul Barker seeks to change the legal occupancy and use of the first floor from retail with take-out to restaurant with take-out.  Plans call for 18-seat capacity.

7:30 PM – 7:50 PM
34 Commercial Wharf, Henia Marecki seeks a variance to the Boston Zoning Code to change the occupancy of a first floor commercial unit by partitioning the existing Henia Beauty Salon/Day Spa to create a residential unit in the rear for use by the salon/unit owner.  The Zoning Code forbids first floor residential at this location.  State building code violation is indicated for use of one bathroom by both the residential unit and the salon.

7:50 PM – 8:10 PM
19 Cooper Street, Matthew Sepe has filed an appeal for zoning variance(s) to change the legal occupancy from commercial (ground floor) and three residential units above to four residential units.  Plans include conversion of the vacant ground floor commercial space to residential use for a studio apartment of 567 square feet.

8:10 PM – 8:30 PM
Bricco Restaurant, 241 Hanover Street, Frank DePasquale has filed plans with the City of Boston Inspectional Services Department (ISD) to expand Bricco Restaurant into 251 Hanover Street, currently or formerly Peter Nobile Insurance Agency, a building Mr. DePasquale recently purchased.  Requested increase in seating capacity not yet reported.

8:30 PM – 8:50 PM
588 Commercial St., Laz Parking, Todd Gilbert, Operations Manager has filed plans with the City of Boston Inspectional Services Department to make several improvements to the existing parking lot at the corner of Commercial Street and Hull Street, including removal of existing sheds, construction of a new structure for parking attendant and equipment, new fencing around lot, and other parking improvements, some of which have already been constructed.  Zoning relief may be needed.

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