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accessory structure on the side yard to be a separate dwelling unit

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To Whom It May Concern:

This notice is to inform you that a public hearing will be held on Monday May 15, 2023 at 6:00 PM, Everett City Hall, 3rd Floor George Keverian Hearing Room. All interested parties may attend and opinions will be heard regarding the following petition.

Whereas a petition has been presented by:


Property Address: 81 Elsie Street Map/Lot: M0-04-000268

Person Requesting: Sergio Cornelio 43 Luke Rd.

Everett, MA 02149

The owner wishes to erect an accessory structure on the side yard to be a separate dwelling unit bringing the total number of dwelling units on the property to three (3). The separate dwelling unit will have a total square footage of 3,337 S.F. The lot is 10,982 S.F. The current structure on the property was erected in 1948.

Reason for Denial:

Pursuant to Section 4(A)(1), a single or double semi-detached dwelling existing at the time of the first enactment of the Zoning Ordinance may be converted to provide not more than a total of three (3) dwelling units. This provision does not apply to the proposed use, since the existing structure was constructed after the first enactment of the Zoning Ordinance in 1926 and because the new dwelling unit will be in a fully detached structure. Accordingly, a use variance is required.

Pursuant to Section 4(B)(2)(c), maximum floor area ratio is .50. Though no FAR calculation is provided, it appears that this standard will be exceeded with the construction of a new unit. The applicant should provide certification of the new FAR and, if in excess of .50, must obtain a variance.

Pursuant to Section 17.A.1 of the Zoning Ordinance, a three-unit residential use would require six (6) parking spaces, but the lot contains only five (5) parking spaces. You may either reconfigure your site plan to create a sixth parking space, seek a variance from the Zoning Board of Appeals or participate in the Transportation Demand Management program under Section 35 of the Zoning Ordinance.

MARY GERACE – Chairman
Roberta Suppa – Clerk of the Board of Appeals April 28, May 5, 2023

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