NEWNC (7-0) Opposes Charter Street Plan

A proposal by 49 Charter Street LLC to change the legal occupancy at 49 Charter St. from a six-family dwelling to an eight-family residential building with a one-story addition was opposed by the North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) at its July 8 monthly meeting held that the Nazzaro Community Center.

Based on abutters concerns on the potential effects on their property the Council by a unanimous 7-0 vote did not support the proposed plans.

The proposed project does not exceed the 55-foot height limitations imposed in the North End.

Plans call for a one-story addition, legalizing the basement living space, renovating the building and placing a full sprinkler system throughout the building.

Abutters fully support the renovation part of the proposal but not the requested height increase.

Christine Poff, Director of the Community Preservation Program for the City of Boston spoke on the Community Preservation Act.

A description of the North Square stories sculptures was presented by

Ann Hirsch and Jeremy Angier of A + J Art + Design.

NEWNC’s next monthly meeting will be held on Monday, August 12 at 7 p.m. at the Nazzaro Community Center.

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