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Residents’ Association ZLC Committee Agenda for October 29, 2013

Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee

Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 7:00 PM
Mariners House, 11 North Square, 2nd Floor

(PDF Version of Agenda)

Zoning Appeals and License Applications

7:00 PM – 7:15 PM
28-30 Cooper Street, Patricia Trodellaseeks to change the legal occupancy from a two (2) family dwelling and store to a three (3) family dwelling, allowing residential use of the first floor consistent with past use prior to a damaging fire.

7:15 PM – 7:30 PM
2 Mechanic Street, Frank DePasquale has purchased the restaurant formerly “Ida’s” and applied for transfer of the Malt and Wine License, addition of Cordials, and expansion of service to a proposed 48-seat seasonal outdoor dining patio.  Closing hour will remain at midnight, 7 days.

7:30 PM – 7:45 PM
230 Hanover Street, Il Villaggio Restaurant, has applied to amend its C.V. 7-day Malt and Wine License to add Cordials.  The restaurant plans to change its name to “Trevi.”  No other business changes.

7:45 PM – 8:00 PM
92-96 Salem Street, The Wild Duck, Sal DiGirolamo (Manager), has applied to the Licensing Board to expand the All-Alcohol Retail business in the basement, for additional storage.

8:00 PM – 8:15 PM
6 Prince Street, Artu Restaurant, Nancy Frattaroli, has applied to the Mayor’s Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing to extend the licensed hours for Non-Live Entertainment to 2:00 AM.  No other license or business changes.

8:15 PM – 8:30 PM
124-126 Salem Street, Colin Yip, is seeking zoning relief to construct a 5-story building to include 13 residential units, 6 parking spaces and commercial space on a parcel long used as a surface parking lot.

Major Development Projects

8:30 PM – 9:00 PM
NEWRA comments on the Boston Garden project and the redevelopment proposal for Government Center Garage.


All NEWRA meetings are open, and North End/Waterfront residents are encouraged to attend.
For more information about ZLC Committee meetings, contact David Kubiak, ZLC Committee Co-Chair, at 617-833-9564.

14 Replies to “Residents’ Association ZLC Committee Agenda for October 29, 2013

  1. I am not thrilled about the idea of a new building going up at 124-126 Salem. The amount of construction noise, dirt, dust, and so on will be a big inconvenience. Also, it will certainly mean less parking for those who need on-street parking.

  2. There is already a curb-cut for this existing parking lot so no on-street parking spots should be affected. New buildings like this are exactly what the NE needs, rather than private surface lots. I’m sure it will blend in with the two, adjacent 5-story buildings. Let’s hope it doesn’t take 5 years to build.

    1. Besides curb cut, the lot is on the non-parking side so there is no reason any additional spaces (obviously besides those in the lot) would be lost. I’ve always been jealous of that lot and wanted to rent a space, until I saw it fill up during the blizzard last year. That would have been a SOB to have to dig the entire way out to the street then have to break through the berm from the plows.

  3. The developer will have construction vehicle parking set up in the resident spots near the worksite. Of course I know there is a curb cut there, I live on Salem Street!

    1. Agreed. Is it true when movie productions film in the North End the production company will pay for parking for residents who lose the resident spots? I seem to remember this from when The Town was filmed. It would be nice if when there were long term construction projects if similar accommodations could be made….even reduced rate would help

      1. When “The Town” was filming in The North End, parking vouchers were made available for those affected by the production’s use of resident parking spots.

        (Meeting with neighborhood residents to disperse said vouchers was part of my duties as a member of the 2nd Unit Locations team for this film.)

        -David Marx-
        NEWNC Public Safety Chairman

    1. Wait a second John – what information do you have that backs up your statement? All that I can tell about Mr. Yip is that he is a property developer, which is certainly different than an absentee landlord. I am not saying that you’re wrong, only that it seems like you need some evidence before you start calling him out like that, right?

  4. I know it for a fact. He/his family bought that building and parking lot from the previous owner (whom I new personally) and does not live there. Not saying he’s a good or bad landlord or developer. But when approvals are done and licenses sought, it should be noted he doesn’t live at the property.

    1. So now you aren’t allowed to buy property unless you’re going to live in it? FYI- the woman he bought the property from (and you knew personally) didn’t live there either.

  5. I think absentee landlord means something a little different than just someone who does not live at the property. An absentee father is one who is never around for their kids, whether the father lives at home is not dispositive.

  6. For the record, when he came before the North End/Waterfront Residents Association Zoning, Licensing & Construction Committee, Mr. Yip stated that he currently resides in Harbor Towers but plans to move into the new building after it is completed.

    Jim Salini
    NEWRA President

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