Pending Applications to the Board

44 Fort Hill Street

This Zoning Board of Appeals hearing will be opened on February 13, 2024 - 7:00 PM and immediately continued to February 27, 2024 at 7:00PM - Please see Agendas for Zoom information.


New Cingular Wireless, PCS LLC d/b/a AT&T Mobility, for a Variance from §V-E of the Zoning By-Law, and a Special Permit A2 under §V-E.3 and §V-E.4(b) pursuant to a proposed Zoning By-Law amendment, and all other relief as deemed necessary, to install a small cell wireless facility on a replacement utility pole in the public right of way, consisting of one top mounted antenna and associated electronic equipment in the Town of Hingham’s Public Right of Way Near 44 Fort Hill Street, located in Residence District A.  

Application Materials  

  1. Legal Ad
  2. Application for 44 Fort Hill Street - Small Cell
  3. Supporting Documents for 44 Fort Hill Street Small Cell Application   

136 Fort Hill Street

This Zoning Board of Appeals hearing will be opened on February 13, 2024 - 7:00 PM and immediately continued to February 27, 2024 at 7:00PM - Please see Agendas for Zoom information.


New Cingular Wireless, PCS LLC d/b/a AT&T Mobility, for a Variance from §V-E of the Zoning By-Law, and a Special Permit A2 under §V-E.3 and §V-E.4(b) pursuant to a proposed Zoning By-Law amendment, and all other relief as deemed necessary, to install a small cell wireless facility on a replacement utility pole in the public right of way, consisting of one top mounted antenna and associated electronic equipment in the Town of Hingham’s Public Right of Way Near 136 Fort Hill Street, located in Residence District A.  

Application Materials  

  1. Legal Ad
  2. Application for 136 Fort Hill Street - Small Cell
  3. Supporting Documents for 136 Fort Hill Street Small Cell Application   

169 Lincoln Street

This Zoning Board of Appeals hearing will be opened on February 13, 2024 - 7:00 PM and immediately continued to February 27, 2024 at 7:00PM - Please see Agendas for Zoom information.

 

New Cingular Wireless, PCS LLC d/b/a AT&T Mobility, for a Variance from §V-E of the Zoning By-Law, and a Special Permit A2 under §V-E.3 and §V-E.4(b) pursuant to a proposed Zoning By-Law amendment, and all other relief as deemed necessary, to install a small cell wireless facility on a replacement utility pole in the public right of way, consisting of one top mounted antenna and associated electronic equipment in the Town of Hingham’s Public Right of Way Near 169 Lincoln Street, located in Residence District A and the Official and Open Space District .

Application Materials  

  1. Legal Ad
  2. Application for 169 Lincoln Street - Small Cell
  3. Supporting Documents for 169 Street Small Cell Application 


183 Whiting Street

This Zoning Board of Appeals hearing will be opened on February 13, 2024 - 7:00 PM and immediately continued to February 27, 2024 at 7:00PM - Please see Agendas for Zoom information.


New Cingular Wireless, PCS LLC d/b/a AT&T Mobility, for a Variance from §V-E of the Zoning By-Law, and a Special Permit A2 under §V-E.3 and §V-E.4(b) pursuant to a proposed Zoning By-Law amendment, and all other relief as deemed necessary, to install a small cell wireless facility on a replacement utility pole in the public right of way, consisting of one top mounted antenna and associated electronic equipment in the Town of Hingham’s Public Right of Way Near 183 Whiting Street, located in Business District B.

**Please note that this small cell facility has already been installed.

Application Materials  

  1. Legal Ad
  2. Application for 183 Whiting Street - Small Cell
  3. Supporting Documents for 183 Whiting Street Small Cell Application 

92 Fort Hill Street

 Public Hearing scheduled for Tuesday, January 16. 2024, at 7:00PM - See Agenda for Zoom information. 

Raymond and Jennifer Estes, for a Special Permit A1 under §V-K, and a waiver of §V-K,4.f., the requirement that water and sewer utilities shall not be metered separately, and all other relief as deemed necessary, to create a detached Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) at 92 Fort Hill Street, located in Residence District A.

Application Materials  

  1. Full Application Package for 92 Fort Hill Street - December 11, 2023
  2. ADU Floor Plan with Square Footage - January 11, 2024
  3. Images and Plans of Existing Structure 

Supplemental Materials - December 19, 2023

  1. Floor Plan for ADU (Plan to be updated) 
  2. Recorded 2005 Deed - 92 Fort Hill Street
  3. Recorded 2005 ANR Plan - 92 Fort Hill Street
  4. Recorded 2018 Deed - 90 Fort Hill Street 

Supporting Documents for Waiver Request

  1. Email from Health Director 
  2. November 2023 Title V Inspection Report
  3. Letter and Documents from Weir River Water

58 Main Street

Zoning Board of Appeals hearing will be held October 17, 2023 - 7:00 PM - See Agenda for Zoom Information

Benedict D. Wilcox for an Administrative Appeal of the Local Building Commissioner’s determinations, dated March 22, 2023 and March 24, 2023, that a single-family home may not be constructed at 58 Main Street in Residence District A.  

Continuation and Extension of Hearing 

  1. 58 Main Street - Continuation and Extension Form - Hearing has been continued to May 14, 2024
  2. 58 Main Street - Continuation and Extension Form - September 2023

Legal Memorandums

  1. Attorney J. Danehey Legal Memorandum in support of Ben Wilcox - August 10, 2023
  2. Susan Murphy, Esq., Response to Attorney Danehey Memorandum - September 14, 2023

Requests for Zoning Determination and Building Commissioner Response

  1. Letter from Mr. Wilcox requesting Zoning Determination, received March 3, 2023
  2. Response Letter of Building Commissioner, dated March 22, 2023
  3. Email from Mr. Wilcox requesting Zoning Determination under Section IV6a, dated 3/24/2023, citing prior determination requested by Attorney Bobrowski (Attorney Bobrowski letter is linked below for reference).
  4. Attorney Bobrowski Letter, dated February 6, 2023 
  5. Response Letter of Building Commissioner, dated March 24, 2023

 Appeal Documents filed by Appellant

  1. 58 Main Street Administrative Appeal Application filed April 21.2023
  2. 58 Main Street Plan of Land submitted April 21, 2023
  3. 58 Main Street - Updated Site Plan submitted May 26, 2023
  4. 58 Main Street - Historic District Commission Plans submitted May 26, 2023
  5. Letter from Attorney John Danehey, dated May 30, 2023   
Information in Building Department Records

  1. 2018 Summary of Structure History prepared by Andrea Young
  2. Photos of structure taken 7/20/2018 prior to demolition
  3. 1/14/1994 Letter from Building Commissioner to Mr. Pitts re: abandoned structure
  4. 7/26/2018 Letter from Building Commissioner to Mr. Pitts re: abandoned structure
  5. 12/27/2018 Letter from Building Commissioner to Mr. Pitts post-demolition of structure by Town
Other Public Records
  1. Article 33 from the 2020 Annual Town Meeting

Public Comment Letters

  1. Hingham Cemetery - Letter of Support, submitted May 30, 2023  
  2. Hingham Historical Society - Letter of Support, submitted May 30, 2023
  3. Hingham Institution - Letter of Support, submitted May 31, 2023
  4. Heidi and Peter Ragone - Letter of Support, submitted June 1, 2023
  5. Email - from David Scott, President of Patriot Cinemas, Letter of Support, submitted June 1, 2023
  6. Janet and Richard Young - 48 Main Street - Letter of Support, submitted June 2, 2023
  7. Father Bill's - Letter of Support, submitted June 2, 2023
  8. Nancy and Frank Mellen - 182 North Street - Letter of Support, submitted June 3, 2023
  9. Louise Z. Smith - 185 North Street - Letter of Support, submitted June 4, 2023
  10. Dennis Hogan, Board of Trustees, First Parish in Hingham, Old Ship Church, submitted June 5, 2023
  11. Michael Tesler, Vice Chairman of the Downtown Improvement Committee, HDA - Letter of Support, submitted June 5, 2023
  12. Margaret Curtis - 8 Hersey Street - Letter of Support, submitted June 6, 2023
  13. Peggy and Michael Weymouth - 29 Water Street - Letter of Support, submitted June 6, 2023
  14. Lynn Barclay, Executive Director, Hingham Downtown Association - Letter of Support, submitted June 6, 2023
  15. Mary Beth Burns - Letter of Support, submitted October 9, 2023
  16. Laura Burns - 479 Main Street - Letter of Support, submitted October 11, 2023
  17. Mark Cullings - 44 Spring Street - Letter of Support, submitted October 11, 2023
  18. Eileen Richards - Letter of Support, submitted October 12, 2023
  19. John J. Mannion - South Shore Bank - Letter of Support, submitted October 12, 2023
  20. Bridgette Minicus - 8 Pond Street - Letter of Support, submitted October 13, 2023
  21. Eileen C. McIntyre - 111 Martins Lane - Letter of Support, submitted October 13, 2023
  22. Mary Morrison - Letter of Support, submitted October 17, 2023 


208 Downer Avenue  

The Hingham Yacht Club filed an application for a Modification of the Special Permit A2, issued April 25, 1986, as amended, under § III-A, 3.7 of the Zoning By-Law, and such other relief as necessary to replace an existing barn with new (36’ x 30’) barn to store boats at 208 Downer Avenue in Residence District A.

Application Materials

  1. Application Cover Letter, dated August 12, 2021
  2. Application for a Hearing, Form 2
  3. Application for a Special Permit A2, Form 2D
  4. Supporting Narrative to Form 2D
  5. Stormwater Report, dated August 12, 2021
  6. Release of Caveat, dated April 4, 1950
  7. Site Plan, dated August 12, 2021
  8. Architectural Plan Set
  9. Letter of Revisions and Answers to Questions to Planning Board, dated October 5, 2021
  10. Site Plan, revised October 4, 2021
  11. Landscape Plan
  12. HydroCAD Report, revised October 5, 2021
  13. Existing Conditions Plan
  14. Arborist Report
  15. Letter from P. Brennan to Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals, dated October 6, 2021
  16. Response from J. Cavanaro to P. Brennan, dated October 8, 2021
  17. Site Plan, revised October 8, 2021
  18. Response to Revisions from P. Brennan, dated October 8, 2021
  19. Architectural Plan Set, revised October 25, 2021

Previous Decisions

  1. Initial Special Permit A2 Decision, dated April 25, 1986
  2. Special Permit A2 Modification Decision, dated October 29, 1992
  3. Special Permit A2 Modification Decision, dated August 25, 1993
  4. Planning Board Decision, dated November 15, 2021

Public Comment

  1. Letter of Support from M. Kranzley to Planning Board, dated August 28, 2021
  2. First Letter of Opposition from Neighbors to ZBA, dated September 3, 2021
  3. Revised Letter of Support from M. Kranzley to Planning Board, dated September 8, 2021
  4. Letter of Conditional Support from B. Holmgren to Planning Board, dated September 12, 2021
  5. Second Letter of Opposition with Photos from Neighbors to ZBA, dated September 17, 2021
  6. Second Revised Letter of Support from M. Kranzley, dated October 14, 2021
  7. Third Revised Letter of Support from M. Kranzley to ZBA, dated November 12, 2021
  8. Third Letter of Opposition from H. Rader to ZBA, dated November 15, 2021