8-12 Battery St. Roof Deck Supported by Neighborhood Council

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The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) voted 7-0 to support the construction of a new roof deck at 8-12 Battery Street.

Representatives from Greylock Roofing Company and Mediate Management presented plans for a replacement roof deck at the September NEWNC meeting. The building recently had a new roof put on and, during that process, the existing deck was removed. That original deck was built without a permit, so now petitioner Mark Little seeks to construct a new deck.

Google Street View aerial image shows the old roof deck. The new one will be the same height and location.

The new deck will be the same footprint, location and height of the previous deck. It will be approximately 10-12 feet from the edge of the roof so it is not visible from the street. The new deck will also be safer as it will be built to code, anchored in to the two penthouses. The previous deck was just sitting on the roof.

(2:58) A trustee from the building was present at the meeting to answer questions. The original roof deck was built in 1993. The condo association has rules for the roof such as how many people can be on the deck, at what time, noise levels, no horseplay, etc. The building does not have any Airbnb units.

After the petitioner meets with the neighborhood groups, they’ll go before the zoning board of appeals, the permit application will be resubmitted to Inspectional Services Department (ISD), and the team hopes to have the roof deck completed in December.

There was an abutters meeting with no opposition. NEWNC voted unanimously 7-0 to support the project.

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