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Board of Zoning Adjustment decisions

Identifier: 5460.002

Scope and Contents note

Decisions on petitions presented to the Board of Zoning Adjustment. Includes petition, correspondence, hearing transcript, decision and maps.


  • Creation: 1924-1955


Historical note

The Board of Zoning Adjustment was established by Chapter 488 of the Acts of 1924. The Board consisted on the Chairman of the City Planning Board and eleven other members, and eleven alternates, appointed by the Mayor from certain societies, boards and associations. Either upon petition or otherwise, the Board could change the boundaries of districts, by changing the zoning map on file at the state secretary's office, to meet altered needs of a locality, to avoid undue concentration of population, to provide adequate light and air, to lessen congestion in streets, to secure safety from fire, panic and other dangers, to facilitate the adequate provision of transportation, water, sewerage, and other public requirements and to promote the health, safety, convenience and welfare of the inhabitants of the City of Boston. The Board of Zoning Adjustment was dissolved on December 30, 1964 and the new Boston Zoning Code became effective on December 31, 1964.


5.0 Cubic feet (5 record cartons)

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Part of the City of Boston Archives Repository

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