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1974 <br />BOARD OF APPEALS HEARINGS <br />January 8, 1974 <br />A regular meeting of the Lexington Board of Appeals was held on Tuesday, <br />January 8, 1974 at 7:30 p.m. in the Selectmen's Meeting Room of the Town <br />Office Building. Present were Chairman Nickerson, Vice chairman Sheldon, <br />regular members W. Brodhead, R. Morey and G. Wadsworth, a Minute -man Publica- <br />tions' reporter, a League of Women Voters' observer and an audience of towns- <br />people that overflowed the room (probably 150 people). <br />Public hearings were held on the following petitions, notice having been <br />mailed to the petitioners, to the owners of all property abutting the petition- <br />er's land and to the owners of land next adjoining the land of the abutters as <br />they appear on the most recent local tax list, to town boards and officials <br />who will or might be affected by decisions made and also advertised in the <br />Lexington Minute -man newspaper. <br />Peter Sokow - variance to establish as a legal building lot Lot 91, situated <br />at the intersection of Valleyfield Street and Grassland Street, which lot con- <br />tains 29,567 sq. ft. of land, but has frontage on Valleyfield Street, a public <br />way, of 35.48 ft. instead of 50 ft. which was the required faontage when the <br />plan was recorded showing this lot on September 18, 1925, the lot further hav- <br />ing frontage on Grassland Street which is not a constructed public way of <br />372.71 ft. <br />' Mary J. Walsh Realty Trust, Thomas R. Walsh and James N. Walsh, Trustees - <br />special permit under Section 25.22 to build an addition to the Fairlawn Nurs- <br />ing Home at 265 Lowell Street. The bedroom addition will be 36 ft. wide by <br />113 ft. long, and will have a dining/lounge area 26 ft. x 40 ft. on one end. <br />There will be two stories above the basement, having a total of 24 single <br />patient rooms with private lavatories. Each floor will contain a common bath <br />and utility room, a dining area and lounge, and service rooms. The basement, <br />which will have windows on the west side, will contain a laundry and general <br />activity space. All floors will be linked by stairs and a new bed -size eleva- <br />tor. The addition will net the Fairlawn Nursing Home only 8 additional beds <br />under license since interior renovations in the existing portion will convert <br />patient rooms into other uses at a loss of 16 beds. The operating experience <br />at the property indicates that an increase in the present parking capacity of <br />65 will not be necessary. When the addition is complete, there will be less <br />than 10% of the property covered by building. <br />Arthur F. Douglass and John B. Douglass - finding and determination that the <br />proposed location of building, the proposed major topographical changes, if <br />any, and the planned provisions for waste disposal, surface and ground water <br />drainage, erosion control, parking areas, loading areas, maneuvering areas-, <br />driveways, and the location of intersections of driveways and streets are such <br />that the proposed construction of a new building will constitute a suitable <br />development and will not result in substantial detriment to the neighborhood. <br />Said parcel of land is located at Lot #7 Militia Drive. Petitioners also re- <br />quest a variance of the minimum parking requirements to permit the construction <br />of a lesser number of parking spaces all as shown on the attached plans. This <br />variance of the minimum parking requirements is requested under the provisions <br />of Section 32. The building is to be constructed to be used for office purposes, <br />that is, offices for administrative, executive, professional and similar purposes. <br />