After “tabling” a zoning application at 162 Endicott St. last month, the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) unanimously approved the request at its July 11, 2011 meeting. The request asks to legalize an existing basement and first floor duplex condominium unit built in the 1980’s without a building permit. As a result of recent flooding and subsequent repairs, the oversight of a building permit was realized with a low ceiling height violation, under the 7.5’ minimum. Code enforcement is requiring the owner to lower the floor to comply.
Owners and abutters on Thacher Ct. have yet to work out an agreeable plan for emergency egress. The property at 162 Endicott St. is the only emergency egress from the Thacher Ct. building. The issue concerns a gate that exists for security concerns but is also blocking egress.