July 31, 2012 Kittredge House Update
But there is also good news to report. Last week Historic Boston appeared before the Zoning Board of Appeals to request a few variances, which happily were granted, thanks in large part to the support of our Fort Hill neighbors. Two of the requested variances were minor and technical in nature, but we also sought relief from the requirement that we provide on-site parking. Unfortunately, our site is not large enough to accommodate four parking spaces, and neighbors indicated a preference for the yard to remain green space. We were also recently granted building code relief from the State Board of Building Regulations and Standards, which will allow us to retain important historic features in the building that do not meet our current building codes. Next month we will present our plans to the Boston Landmarks Commission for review and hopefully, approval: all important permitting steps that get us closer to a construction start.
While we continue moving toward a planned winter construction start, HBI continues fundraising efforts for this and other projects with the recently announced Trilogy Fund, a $1 million fund co-chaired by Mayor Menino and developer Ronald M. Druker, that will help close the gap on Kittredge and two other projects in Boston?s neighborhoods. Please consider a donation and visit www.historicboston.org to make your contribution, or call us at 617 442 1859. Please stay tuned for more information and updates on the Alvah Kittredge House.