TOWN OF NEEDHAM
NOTICE OF HEARING
In accordance with the provisions of M.G.L., Chapter 40A, S.11; the Needham Zoning By-Laws, Sections 7.4, 1.4.6, 188.8.131.52(g), 184.108.40.206(h), 220.127.116.11(j), 18.104.22.168(q), 4.4.12(a), 4.4.12(b), 22.214.171.124, 5.1.2 and 5.1.3, the Needham Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 8:15 p.m. in the Charles River Room, Needham Public Services Administration Building, 500 Dedham Avenue, Needham, MA, as well as by Zoom Web ID Number 880 4672 5264 (further instructions for accessing by zoom are below), regarding the application of BTE Development, LLC, 13 Eaton Court, Wellesley, MA 02481, for a Major Project Special Permit under Site Plan Review, Section 7.4 of the Needham Zoning By-Law.
The subject property is located at 40 & 50 Central Avenue, Needham, MA, located in the Neighborhood Business Zoning District. The property is shown on Assessors Plan No. 80 as Parcels 9 and 10 containing a total of 32,058 square feet. The requested Major Project Site Plan Review Special Permit, would, if granted, permit the Petitioner to demolish the two existing commercial buildings and construct a new mixed-use building with retail on the first floor and 15 total residential units on the second and third floors, with associated surface parking, driveways and other site improvements, all as further described in the application materials.
In accordance with the Zoning By-Law, Section 7.4, a Site Plan Special Permit is required. In accordance with the Zoning By-Law, Section 1.4.6, a Special Permit is required, if applicable, for the change and extension of a lawful, pre-existing, non-conforming use, and the alteration, enlargement and reconstruction of a lawful, pre-existing, non-conforming structure. In accordance with the Zoning By-Law, Section 126.96.36.199(g) of the Zoning By-Law, a Special Permit is required for retail sales of ice cream, frozen yogurt and similar products for consumption on or off the premises, in a space less than two thousand (2,000) square feet (for Panella’s Market). In accordance with the Zoning By-Law, Section 188.8.131.52(h) of the Zoning By-Law, a Special Permit is required for a take-out food counter as an accessory to a food retail or other non-consumptive retail establishment (for Panella’s Market). In accordance with the Zoning By-Law, Section 184.108.40.206(j) of the Zoning By-Law, a Special Permit is required for more than one non-residential use on a lot where such uses are not detrimental to each other and are in compliance with all other requirements of this By-Law. In accordance with the Zoning By-Law, Section 220.127.116.11(q) of the Zoning By-Law, a Special Permit is required for apartment or multi-family dwelling use above the first floor where the first floor is used for a nonresidential use allowed in Section 18.104.22.168 or Section 22.214.171.124. In accordance with the Zoning By-Law, Section 4.4.12(a) of the Zoning By-Law, a Special Permit is required to increase the maximum floor area ratio to 0.7 and the building height to three (3) stories and forty (40) feet. In accordance with the Zoning By-Law, Section 4.4.12(b) of the Zoning By-Law, a Special Permit is required to reduce the minimum side setback adjoining a residential district to twenty (20) feet. In accordance with the Zoning By-Law, Sections 126.96.36.199, a Special Permit is required to waive strict adherence with the off-street parking requirements of Section 5.1.2 of the By-Law and the parking design requirements of Section 5.1.3 of the Zoning By-Law. In accordance with the Zoning By-Law, Section 7.4.4 of the Zoning By-Law, a waiver of strict compliance with the following requirements of Section 7.4.4, may be necessary: (1) Requirement of subparagraph (b) concerning location of structures within 100 feet of property line; (2) Requirements of subparagraph (d) concerning cross and longitudinal views of the proposed structure(s) in relation to proposed site layout, together with an elevation line to show the relationship to the center of the street; and (3) Requirements of subparagraph (o) concerning projected traffic volume.
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https://www.needhamma.gov/Archive.aspx?AMID=146&Type=&ADID= . Interested persons are encouraged to attend the public hearing and make their views known to the Planning Board. This legal notice is also posted on the Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers Association’s (MNPA) website at (http://masspublicnotices.org/).
NEEDHAM PLANNING BOARD
Needham Hometown Weekly, October 27, 2022 and November 3, 2022.
Received and Posted by the Town Clerk's Office on 10/21/22 at 12:18PM