Music School Can Stay, Says Zoning Board

"Our goal is, as always, to be a very positive force in the community."

Maplewood Music Studio seems to have won its right to stay at its current location in Chestnut Hill.

According to Rich Rudin, the director of the studio, the city's zoning board ruled in favor the music school in a recent dispute, upholding the school's use permit.

Here's the backstory: Maplewood Music moved next door to Michael Mendlow D.D.S. on Germantown Avenue in the summer of 2012. According to Dr. Mendlow, the noise from the studio was impacting his business, so the two businesses appeared before the zoning board to hash it out.

Rudin left the following comment about the ruling on one of our stories:

The ruling is in! Maplewood Music Studio in Ch. Hill will survive & thrive! The zoning board's decision (on Thursday Dec. 20) supported Maplewood's use permit. Maplewood will continue to be a good neighbor and to be available to hear suggestions, discuss & hopefully, resolve, any issues - including from anyone bothered by our music (or noise, as they may hear it). Our goal is, as always, to be a very positive force in the community.

A representative from Dr. Mendlow's office confirmed that the music school's use had been upheld, but we're going to keep looking for the official ruling documents and will update this story when we have them.

More on Maplewood Music and Mendlow D.D.S.

  • Noise Complaints Rise from New Studio
  • Noise Dispute Goes Downtown
  • City Zoning Weighs in on Noise Dispute


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