Quick Monthly Meeting for Zoning Board

The Revere Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) held its regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, April 24, in the City Councillor Joseph A. DelGrosso City Council Chamber. On hand for the brief (13 minutes) session were chair Michael Tucker and fellow members Aklog Limeneh, James O’Brien, John Lopes, Arthur Pelton, and alternate member Peggy Pratt.

The board took up two matters. The first was a request by Rocco Andreotti and Isaac Reyes of Everett for a variance of Revere Revised Ordinances (RRO) Section 17.28.020 (parking requirements) to enable them to convert an existing single-family dwelling into a two-family dwelling at 64 Beach Road.

Mr. Reyes, the contractor, presented the application on behalf of the family who owns the property. He explained that the family’s teenage children are growing older and the family is hoping to create a separate apartment in the basement for them. The ordinance requires four parking spaces for a two-family residence, but there presently is just one parking space.

Ward 5 City Councilor Angela Guarino-Sawaya said that some neighbors are opposed because of the parking issue and requested that there be a community meeting before the ZBA acts on the request. After a brief discussion about whether adding another parking space is feasible (as well as a suggestion that a separate living space for the children be created without formalizing the property into a two-family residence), the board voted unanimously to continue the hearing in order to allow the owners to meet with the ward councillor and the neighbors to discuss the issue.

The other item on the agenda was an application from Apex Capital Partners, Inc. (Jean Machado and Claudinei DeSousa) of Everett, requesting an additional six-month extension of the one-year exercise period of previously-granted variances to enable the appellant to subdivide its current lot into two separate lots, to be identified as Lots 1 and 2, and construct a new two-family dwelling on the subdivided Lot 1 portion of the property  at 9 Mountain Avenue.

Al Carrier of Carrier and Associates of Charlestown, the project manager, explained that there had been a delay in the project because of financing issues in light of the prevailing high interest rates. However, Carrier said the financing has now been obtained and the project is presently before the Site Plan Review Committee and is 75% along on that proces.

The members unanimously approved the request for the six-month extension.

The ZBA’s next meeting is set for May 22.

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