Zoning Board of Appeals

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ZBA Decisions


Members: 

John J. McNicholas, Chair

William McNiff, Member

Michael W. Whitcher, Member

Charles H. Peck, Associate Member

Jared Spinelli, Associate Member

Jared Gustavson, Associate Member

Overview

Members

The Board of Appeals for Zoning (ZBA), as defined by Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A, consists of three members and three associate members, who participate in hearings if regular members are absent. One member is appointed by the Selectmen annually for a three-year term.

Responsibilities

The Board of Appeals reviews questions which concern the Zoning Bylaws. A property owner denied a permit or wishing to contest a decision of the Building Inspector may bring an appeal to the Board. A public hearing is held at which abutters and/or other interested parties may speak on the issue. Decisions of the ZBA are final unless the petitioner takes the matter to the Superior Court. The Building Inspector has authority to enforce decisions of the Board of Appeals.

Zoning Bylaw

The Zoning Bylaw of the Town, in many instances, states that a certain usage of land or a building is permitted within a given zoned area "with the approval of the Board of Appeals." Under certain conditions a resident may operate a business from home with the approval of the Board of Appeals.


ZBA Application & Rules and Regulations: HERE

1. Please make contact with the Building Commissioner for review of your zoning relief request. Section 6 Findings Worksheet to determine if any nonconformities exist and if any preexisting nonconformities are being extended, or new nonconformities are being created. 

2. Please contact the Town Planner for information on the meeting schedule and agenda availability

3. Please contact the Board of Health for stormwater review as early in the process as possible if your project meets the following criteria: 

The construction, extension, or alteration of any subdivision or of any structure or project requiring site plan approval, or a special permit in the Flood Plain, Watershed Protection, or Aquifer Protection Districts.

Getting a stormwater approval from the Board of Health before ZBA will reduce duplication of consultant review fees. 

Public Hearing Protocols

Information for applicants, abutters, and other interested parties. 

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Projects Under Review:

July 8, 2020

Clark Tavern, 353-355 Main St.

August 3, 2020

Clark Tavern, 353-355 Main St. Meeting #2

August 12, 2020

Verizon, High Street

13 Delaware Road

146 North Street

September 9, 2020

6 Walden Court

October 14, 2020

November --, 2020 (reschedule due to holiday)

December 9, 2020


50 Peter Kristof Way - Aura 40B

View the ZBA application, plans, documents in the Document Center

Application Received 10/31/19

Public Hearing #1 11/25/19 at 7 pm at Medfield Town House, Second Floor Meeting Room

Public Hearing #2 1/9/20 at 7 pm at Medfield Town House, Second Floor Meeting Room

Public Hearing #3 3/12/20 at 7 pm at Medfield Town House, Second Floor Meeting Room

Site Visit: Friday, March 27, 2020 at 8:30 am

Public Hearing #4 4/1/20 at 7 pm via Zoom

Public Hearing #5 4/1/20 at 7 pm via Zoom

Public Hearing Closed: 4/29/20

Vote to approve with conditions: 4/29/20

Decision #1386 filed May 8, 2020


30 Pound Street - Rosebay 40B

View the ZBA application, plans, documents in the Document Center

Application Received 7/19/19

Public Hearing #1 8/15/19 at 7 pm at Medfield Town House, Second Floor Meeting Room

Public Hearing #2 9/12/19 at 7 pm at Medfield Town House, Second Floor Meeting Room (Update 9/9/19:  the applicant has requested a continuance to further refine the design of the building so there will be no formal public hearing on Thursday; however, the Board will still meet to act on the continuance.)

Public Hearing #3 10/10/19 at 7 pm at Medfield Town House, Second Floor Meeting Room (continuance requested)

Public Hearing #4 11/20/19 at 7 pm at Medfield Town House, Second Floor Meeting Room

Public Hearing #5 12/12/19 at 7 pm at Medfield Town House, Second Floor Meeting Room 

Public Hearing #6 1/22/20 at 7 pm at Medfield Town House, Second Floor Meeting Room   

Public Hearing #7 2/27/20 at 7 pm at Medfield Town House, Second Floor Meeting Room  

Public Hearing Closed: 2/27/20

Withdrawal Request

Deliberation: 4/1/20

Decision #1382 filed April 2, 2020

Dale Street 40B, Medfield Meadows LLC 

View the ZBA application, plans, documents in the Document Center

Application Received 11/14/18

Public Hearing #1 12/13/18 at 7 pm at Medfield Town House, Second Floor Meeting Room

Public Hearing #2 01/10/19 at 7 pm at Medfield Town House, Second Floor Meeting Room

Public Hearing #3 02/13/19 at 7 pm at Medfield Town House, Second Floor Meeting Room (CONTINUANCE REQUESTED)

Public Hearing #4 03/14/19 at 7 pm at Medfield Town House, Second Floor Meeting Room

Public Hearing #5 04/22/19 at 7 pm at Medfield Town House, Second Floor Meeting Room

Decision #1362 filed May 10, 2019

Final Plan Set August 19, 2019


LCB - 353, 355, 361 and 363A Main Street

View the LCB file (ZBA and Planning Board applications, plans, documents) in the Document Center

2/28/18 - LCB, Main Street, Continuance Request

5/23/18 - LCB, Main Street, Submission

6/27/18 - LCB, Main Street, ZBA Decision

Appeal of ZBA decision filed in Land Court.

December 2019: Land Sold, appeal to be dismissed

Chapel Hill Landing aka Country Estates - Hospital Road 40B

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