Tuesday, February 16, 2010

BZA Cries Fowl

The Chronicle reports on the reaction to the Board of Zoning Appeals ruling last week denying the C-port residents' appeal of a fine for keeping chickens at their Putnam Street home.

[O]n Thursday the board voted 4-1 against the appeal filed in response to a citation issued by the Inspectional Services Department against a Putnam Avenue residence in October, claiming that growing livestock/fowl is not permitted in Cambridge and is not considered an "accessory use" under the city's zoning ordinance.

“Cambridge has evolved,” said zoning board chairman Constantine Alexander. “It’s now an urban environment. I can’t be convinced that this is customarily incidental to the principal use of the land.”
Reactions, support and criticism throughout the neighborhood is mentioned in the story.

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