Zoning Meeting Outcomes

This page provides a summary of the dates/topics and outcomes of QVNA’s public zoning meetings.

The meeting’s outcome determines whether QVNA will “support,” “oppose,” or “not oppose” the project reviewed.  That decision becomes QVNA’s recommendation the Zoning Board of Appeals. QVNA’s recommendation is taken into consideration by the Zoning Board during the project’s hearing, but the ZBA is not required to follow QVNA’s recommendation.  When ZBA decisions are made public, they are included on this page.

ZBA hearings are open to the public. For information about attending a hearing click here.

2021

March 10  1037 S. Randolph (Refusal)

  • Refused for the relocation of a lot line to create two lots (Parcel A for use as existing household (attached structure remains on the lot; Parcel B for a vacant lot) from one deeded lot.
  • Meeting Outcome:

February 10  1032 S. Randolph Street, parcels A and B. (Refusal for Parcel A and Refusal for Parcel B)

  • Parcel A refused for insufficient rear-yard depth; Parcel B refused for excessive height at cornice and insufficient rear yard depth
  • Meeting Outcome:
    • Applicant presented drawings and photographs in response to which QVNA requested the submission of revised drawings: Site Plan that includes neighboring buildings on both sides; front and rear elevations respecting NCO Design Guidelines, side elevations with neighboring buildings shown, sections showing required heights, and roof elevation showing required 8’ deck setback and AC units.
    • On review of Applicant’s resubmitted drawings initially dated 1/4/2020 with revisions dated 2/16/21 and 3/4/21, QVNA determined that its objections were overcome, and submitted a letter of support for the project.  Recommendation to ZBA.

January 7  615 S. 3rd Street (Refusal) This was a SSHD-sponsored public zoning meeting at which the QVNA Zoning Committee participated in the review and submitted a ZBA recommendation.

  • Building permit for first-floor commercial space with three dwelling units above. Erection of an addition (w/roof deck and pilot houses enclosing access stairs only), to the rear of an existing attached structure, size and location as shown on plan/application.
  • Meeting Outcome:
    • Based on extensive meeting discussion in which project plan changes were requested, the applicant revised plans to include modifications to building height, rear yard depth, separate street access to the ground floor commercial space and upper floor units, and overall appearance of the street facade.
    • QVNA’s support with a proviso of the applicant’s request for variances.  Recommendation to ZBA.

January 6   No projects were reviewed

2020

December 9

  1.  503-05 S. 6th Street (Refusal). 
    • Construction of attached building with deck and accessory parking, refused for deck encroachment on rear yard, minimum rear yard depth, and parking
    • Meeting outcome: Oppose due to failure to observe QV Overlay re parking and excessive rear yard depth. Recommendation to ZBA.
  2.  537 League Street (Refusal).   
    • Permit use for accessory on-site parking prohibited in RSA-5.
    • Meeting outcome: Support conditional on providing a curb cut and max. 6′ fence.
November 11
  1.  537 League Street (Refusal).   
    • Permit use for accessory on-site parking prohibited in RSA-5.
    • Meeting outcome:  QVNA requested revised plans for this project.
  2.  503-505 South 6th Street (Refusal). 
    • Construction of attached building with deck and accessory parking, refused for deck encroachment on rear yard, minimum rear yard depth, and parking
    • Meeting outcome:  On 12/18/20 QVNA sent a letter to the ZBA in opposition of the variances that would permit insufficient rear yard depth at 503 South 6th Street and interior parking garages at street level at both 503 and 505 South 6th Street. Recommendation to ZBA.
October 14    No projects were reviewed
September 9 
  1.  1007 South 3rd Street (Refusal).
    • Allow multi-family living in RSA-5 and vehicle stall widths and lengths less than required.
    • Meeting outcome:  On 9/24/20, QVNA sent a letter to the ZBA in support of the variance, conditional on providing drawings and change in the material on the face of the pilot house, and site lines. Recommendation to ZBA.
    • ZBA Decision 10/6/20: Granted
  2.  925-31 South 3rd Street (Refusal). Second Meeting of Applicant.
    • Meeting outcome:  On 9/10/20, QVNA sent a revised letter to the ZBA in support based on presentation of revised drawings reducing height, mass and creating windowed habitable space on 1st floor. Recommendation to ZBA.
    • ZBA Decision 10/13/20: Granted
August 12   925-31 South 3rd Street (Refusal).
    • Relocate lot lines to create one lot for erection of attached structure w/ roof deck for 3 dwelling units and 6 interior parking spaces.
    • Meeting outcome:  On 8/14/20, QVNA sent a letter to the ZBA in opposition to the applicant’s request for variance.  The association requested resubmission of revised plans to address matters of excess height and mass, insufficient roof deck setbacks, excessive pilot house area, first floor parking, and lack of site-imposed hardship. Recommendation to ZBA.
July 8       No projects were reviewed
June 28    428 Monroe Street (Refusal).
    • Erection of 4 modular classrooms in a single detached structure on part of Meredith School parking lot.
    • Meeting outcome:  On 6/26/20, QVNA sent a letter to the ZBA in support of the applicant’s request for variance, on condition that the Applicant agrees to support the Meredith School faculty, administration and Home & School Association in arranging for tree planting on Monroe Street and enhancement of the Monroe Street elevation of the modular building via mural painting, green-wall or similar treatment. Recommendation to ZBA.
    • ZBA Decision 12/9/20: Granted
April and May – No projects were reviewed
March 11   1001-7 S. 4th Street (Refusal).
    • Wireless transmission requires special exception on RM-2 parcels.
    • Meeting outcome:  On 3/27/20 QVNA sent a letter to the ZBA in support of the applicant’s request for the Special Exception that is required to erect wireless transmission equipment in the church steeple and a fenced and vegetation screened equipment space on the property.supports this project. Recommendation to the ZBA.
    • ZBA Decision 7/29/20: Granted
February 5   435 South Street (Refusal).
    • Special Assembly Occupancy License. Use for a banquet hall/ event space for more than 50 people; assembly and entertainment prohibited in the South Street Headhouse District. QVNA reviewed project with South Street Headhouse District’s (SSHD) zoning committee.
    • Meeting outcome:
      • Another meeting required.  Applicant must to provide answers to a detailed list of questions and the need for an additional public meeting. Following meeting, SSHD sent a letter to applicant requesting details of all events held at Palm while it was open. No response received.
      • On 5/24/20, the property was posted with a “for lease” sign. No action was taken by QVNA or SSHD.
    • ZBA Decision 4/1/2020: Case withdrawn.
January 8   514-18 South Street (Refusal).
    • Special Assembly Occupancy License. Use for a banquet hall/ event space for more than 50 people; assembly and entertainment prohibited in the South Street Headhouse District. QVNA reviewed project with South Street Headhouse District’s (SSHD) zoning committee.
    • Meeting Outcome:
      • Both QVNA and SSHD need further discussion independently and together, as well as review zoning laws regarding provisos and business licensing process.
      • On 2/5/20, QVNA sent a letter to the ZBA stating association support with proviso for a Temporary Use Variance for 3 years for this space (ending February 5, 2023), during which time the applicant will need to obtain a Special Assembly Occupancy License and continue working with the community RCOs to ensure the responsible management and operation of this new event space. Recommendation to the ZBA.
    • ZBA Decision 2/5/20: Granted with provision (3-year temporary variance)