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Planning Board

Special Permit A3 (Parking Determination)





Petitioners:                  Lincoln Street Realty Trust

                                    S. John Hajjar & Joseph Donahue, Trustees

                                    134 East Howard Street

                                    Quincy, MA  02169


Premises:                    184 Lincoln Street

                                    Hingham, MA 02043


Deed Reference:         Plymouth County Registry of Deeds, Book 40768, Page 216


Date:                           April 9, 2014



Summary of Proceedings

This matter came before the Planning Board on the application of Lincoln Street Realty Trust; S. John Hajjar & Joseph Donahue, Trustees; 134 East Howard Street, Quincy, MA, 

for a Special Permit A3 parking determination, with waivers if necessary, under §V-A of the Zoning By-Law to allow for renovation of 5,625 s.f. of vacant space in an existing building into three individual retail spaces.




The Board heard the application at a duly advertised and noticed hearing on March 19, 2014 at 8:00 PM in the Hingham Town Hall at 210 Central Street.  Members of the Planning Board present were William Ramsey, Chairman; Gary Tondorf-Dick, Clerk; Sarah Corey, Judy Sneath and Walter Sullivan Jr.  Also in attendance was peer review engineer John Chessia.

In attendance for the PetitionersProperty Owner John Hajjar, Project Manager Frank Cullora, Attorney Bruce Issadore

Discussion and Findings

The Petitioners propose to renovate 5,625 s.f. of vacant space in an existing building into three individual retail spaces.  The current occupants are the Rite-Aid Pharmacy and Starbucks Coffee.  Two of the newly renovated spaces are planned to be occupied by a dry cleaner and a Physical Therapist; the third space currently unknown.


Mr. Chessia gave an overview of his report dated March 7, 2014.  His report stated that the proposed parking spaces generally comply with the dimensional requirements and there are no changes proposed to the curb cut.  Additionally, no construction or landscaping except for the paint striping of spaces is proposed for the parking area. 


The site has 102 spaces total and 101 spaces are required by the by-law for full occupancy of the building, which includes the remaining unknown occupant being determined as retail space.  The Board discussed the loading zone space by the dry cleaner and required it to remain and be distinguishable as such.  There will be no overnight parking on the site.


There were no comments from the audience.


It was moved, seconded, and SO VOTED to FIND the parking adequate for the proposed uses intended for the Special Permit A3 as shown on plan entitled “184 Lincoln Street, Proposed Parking Improvements, 184 Lincoln Street, Hingham, MA; Sheet Title - Parking Improvement Plan,” dated February 10, 2014 revised thru March 27, 2014 and prepared by Highpoint Engineering, Inc. for Lincoln Street Realty Trust.


Motion passed - Unanimous


For the Planning Board,




William Ramsey, Chairman                                            Date                                               

Hingham Planning Board