And no, we’re not talking about Greater Saint Matt’s.
Back in April, a developer (we’re not sure who) came before the ZBA with a proposal to convert the historic church at 626 N 21st St. into eight residential units. Near neighbors objected, citing a lack of parking and outdoor space, and stating a preference for fewer units.
According to the Spring Garden Civic’s May newsletter, when faced with opposition from the community, the developer went to the Historical Commission to receive permission to tear down 25% of the rear of the building to create enough open space to allow eleven units by right. Additional opposition at the Historical Commission resulted in a denial of that request, and the ZBA ultimately denied the application altogether. There’s a sense that the developer may appeal.…