Last night the Board of Zoning Appeal (BZA) voted 5-0 in favor of granting a comprehensive permit for the proposed fully afforadable housing development at 1791 Mass Ave which will provide 40 units (many 2-3 bedrooms, allowing families).
The plans call for the restoration of the Second Empire Victorian (the "old dentists home") on the Avenue, a large new building behind it, and the renovation of two historic houses at the rear (on Frost Terrace).
The BZA hears requests for Variances, Special Permits, Comprehensive Permits, and Appeals. A Variance is required if the proposed use or development is prohibited by the Ordinance. A Special Permit is required where the proposed use or development is identified by the Ordinance as requiring one. A Comprehensive Permit is required for certain subsidized housing projects.
Most of the plans and reports for the project can be found at http://1791massave.com/plans-and-resources/
I would expect both the BZA and the 1791 site will be updated soon.