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February 28, 2023
7:05 PM
PSAB - Charles River Room & Zoom ID #880467252654
500 Dedham Avenue

Needham, MA 02492
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Legal Notice - Planning Board - 74 Chapel Street

Tuesday, February 28, 2023


Planning Board




In accordance with the provisions of M.G.L., Chapter 40A, S.11; the Needham Zoning By-Laws, Sections 7.4,, 5.1.2 and 5.1.3, the Needham Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 7:05 p.m. in the Charles River Room, Needham Public Services Administration Building, 500 Dedham Avenue, Needham, MA, as well as by Zoom Web ID Number 880 4672 5264 (further instructions for accessing are below), regarding the application of the French Press LLC d/b/a French press Bakery and Cafe, 74 Chapel Street, Needham, MA, for a Special Permit under Site Plan Review, Section 7.4 of the Needham Zoning By-Law. 


The subject property is located at 74 Chapel Street, Needham, Massachusetts, shown on Assessor’s Map No. 51, Parcel 2 containing 14,264 square feet in the Center Business District. The requested Major Project Site Plan Special Permit would, if granted, permit an amendment of Major Project Site Plan Special Permit No. 2014-11 dated December 15, 2014, amended January 20, 2015, November 28, 2017, June 26, 2018 and June 29, 2021. The requested amendment would permit the addition of 22 year-round outdoor seats by French Press, LLC, with a pergola to cover the new seating area, in addition to electric heating and new lighting. The seating would be located on the private portion of the sidewalk immediately abutting the front façade of the building.


In accord­ance with the Zoning By-Law, Section, a Special Permit is required to waive strict adherence with the requirements of Sections 5.1.2 (Required Parking) and 5.1.3 (Parking Plan and Design Requirement) of the Zoning By-Law. In accordance with the Zoning By-Law, Sec­tion 7.4, a Major Project Site Plan Review Amendment is required.


To view and participate in this virtual meeting on your phone, download the “Zoom Cloud Meetings” app in any app store or at At the above date and time, click on “Join a Meeting” and enter the following Meeting ID: 880 4672 5264


To view and participate in this virtual meeting on your computer, at the above date and time, go to click “Join a Meeting” and enter the following ID: 880 4672 5264


Or to Listen by Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): 
 US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782 Then enter ID: 
880 4672 5264


Direct Link to meeting:


The application may be viewed at this link: . Interested persons are encouraged to attend the public hearing and make their views known to the Planning Board. This legal notice is also posted on the Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers Association’s (MNPA) website at (                  




Needham Hometown Weekly, February 9, 2023 and February 16, 2023.


Received & Posted with the Town Clerk's Office:  February 7, 2023 @ 4:15 PM

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