As Pipeline Slows, Boston Looks for Housing Stimulants

Legalize triple-deckers by-right in all neighborhoods? Allow taller buildings as bonuses for affordability? Eliminate on-site parking? Boston officials and housing advocates are taking a look at a variety of unorthodox ways to accelerate multifamily production.

ZBA Approves 134-Room Hotel in North End

A 134-room hotel on Cross Street in Boston’s North End won approval from the Zoning Board of Appeal, a week after a state Land Court judge dismissed an abutter’s lawsuit challenging the $80 million project.

Walsh Adds New Reporting Requirements for ZBA Members

An executive order by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is adding new requirements designed to weed out conflicts of interest for the city’s zoning board of appeal following a city hall employee’s recent conviction for taking a series of bribes from a developer.