Real Estate

Board of Appeals Denies Roof Deck Expansion

A request by the owners of 536-538 to expand a Commercial Street roof deck from 150 square feet to 367 square feet was denied by the City of Boston Inspectional Services Department Board of Appeals

Abutters appeared at two North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) meetings opposing the proposal on the basis of privacy.

At the first meeting, NEWRA did not vote on the plan to give the owner and abutters a chance to work things out.

That didn’t happen to the abutters’ satisfaction and at the second meeting, NEWRA voted to oppose the request.

In addition a request by Nicholas D’ Amore to change the legal occupancy at 92-194 Salem Street has been denied (without prejudice) by the City of Boston Licensing Board of Appeals.

Plans called for changing the property to nine residential units and one commercial space by erecting a five-story residential building on Widget Street.

The new structure would have connected the existing six residential units and commercial space at 92-94 Salem Street.

Video from the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) meeting on the application: