Zoning, Licensing & Construction (ZLC) Committee

Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Mariner’s House, 11 North Square

Zoning and Licensing Applications

1. 420 Commercial Street. Nicole Griffith by Melina DiPaola has applied to the Zoning Board of Appeal to change the legal occupancy of the premises from garage/gas station to fitness center with a juice bar (“juicery”) and take-out. The property is located in a Multifamily Residential/Local Services Subdistrict, where fitness center or gymnasium is a conditional use. A small take-out restaurant in the basement and first story, where the total gross floor area does not exceed one thousand square feet per restaurant, is also a conditional use in this subdistrict. A large take-out restaurant, where the total gross floor area exceeds one thousand square feet, is a forbidden use in this subdistrict. The total gross floor area of the first floor of the existing building at 420 Commercial Street exceeds 1,500 square feet. It is not known at this time how much of this floor area the proponent intends to devote to juice bar-restaurant use with take-out. 2.

2. 67-69 Prince Street. George Mendoza, Pat Mendoza and Frank Mendoza have applied to the Licensing Board for the City of Boston to amend the description of the licensed premises at 67 Prince Street from one room on the first floor with kitchen and storage in the rear to two rooms at 67-69 Prince Street with kitchen on the first floor and prep kitchen and storage in the basement. The applicants have leased the adjacent property at 69 Prince Street for the purpose of expansion of their present restaurant at 67 Prince Street. The application also seeks to change the business name of the restaurant from Monica’s Pizzeria to Monica’s Trattoria. The property is located in the Salem Street Neighborhood Shopping Subdistrict, where restaurant is a conditional use in the basement and first floor. Three previous restaurants, Sage, Grezzo and El Triunfo, have operated at the 69 Prince Street premises so that zoning relief is apparently not required for the proposed expansion.

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