JPNA Votes in Favor of Three Projects at March Meeting

The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) board recently released the voting results from its March meeting held earlier this month. 

JPNA members voted to support three development projects at the meeting. 

The first project at 153 Everett St. members voted 29-2 in support of Taylor Kale and Dennis Topakov’s plans to install a 200 square foot roof deck on their home. 

The owners said they would use TREX decking and white aluminum rails. The headhouse on the roof is already existing and the deck and railing will not be visible from the street. 

Next the JPNA voted 27-3 in favor of the project at 14 Murray Ct. There, homeowners Daniel Griffith and Diana Delliacona want to construct a  390 square foot roof deck and steel spiral staircase. 

The homeowners told JPNA members that they have scaled back the size of the roofdeck from the original presentation back in February. They said the roofdeck will not be able to be seen from Murray Court, but may be seen from the corner of Orleans and Murray Court. 

They will also use TREX decking and white aluminum rails and access will be via a spiral staircase from the back deck.

Finally, JPNA members voted 20-9 in favor to change the occupancy at 34 Cottage St. from a 3-family to a 4-family. 

Homeowner Kieran O’Sullivan said she received a refusal letter with variances that were not considered at the JPNA’s previous Planning & Zoning meeting. 

These variances were related to work that was done without a permit. 

O’Sullivan explained that approval of this project will legitimize the work that was done without a permit. These changes were made to improve egress and life safety.

The owner believed that the contractor had pulled permits for the work, but the contractor had not.

If approved there would be no new construction  just a conversion in occupancy.

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