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Back Bay Architectural Commission

The Commission will hold its next monthly hearing on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at 5 p.m.

Please note: This hearing will be held virtually and not in person. To participate, please go to our Zoom Meeting link, or call 301-715-8592 and enter meeting ID 857 7695 9900 #. You can also email comments through email at

Discussion Topics

  1. Design Review

    21.0799 BB 370 Newbury Street: Replace existing light pole with DAS node.

    21.0798 BB 276-278 Newbury Street: At rear elevation add signage, window boxes, and exhaust fan.

    21.0791 BB 132 Newbury Street: At front facade redesign first-story and lower-level storefronts, steps, and patio.

    21.0332 BB 48 Gloucester Street: At front facade redesign storefront.

    21.0785 BB 374 Commonwealth Avenue: Install outdoor dining areas by installing brick patios and installing gates at existing fence.

    21.0780 BB 2 Commonwealth Avenue: At north facade replace two sets of 2 one-over-one windows at 18th floor with two picture window units flanked by casement windows matching existing windows at this location.

    21.0808 BB 116 Beacon Street: Install canopy at entrance. WITHDRAWN BY STAFF

    21.0788 BB 53 Marlborough Street/300 Berkeley Street: Install exhaust intake and exhaust louver at courtyard.

    21.0782 BB 126 Commonwealth Avenue: At rear yard replace wood fence with brick wall.

    21.0688 BB 314 Dartmouth Street: At roof install wood trellis to screen existing headhouse. CONTINUED FROM 3/10/2021

    21.0802 BB 118 Commonwealth Avenue: Install HVAC equipment at rear common roof area and extend rear fire escape to roof area.

  2. Administrative Review/Approval

    21.0770 BB 15 Arlington Street: Repair stone east facade and south elevation.

    21.0771 BB 108 Beacon Street: Rebuild rear chimney.

    21.0515 BB 121 Beacon Street: At rear elevation install window wells and replace two lower level windows in-kind.

    21.0806 BB 125 Beacon Street: At roof replace rubber membrane roof in-kind and re-point masonry.

    21.0803 BB 150 Beacon Street: At roof replace existing roof deck in-kind.

    21.0772 BB 157 Beacon Street: At front facade replace four second-story one-over-one wood windows in-kind; and at rear elevation replace four second-story two-over-two wood windows in-kind.

    21.0773 BB 228-230 Beacon Street: Repair masonry, replace deteriorated wood trim in-kind, repaint windows, reset curbs and pavers at front garden, install new pavers and iron railings at rear courtyard.

    21.0775 BB 269 Beacon Street: At front facade and rear elevation replace four fifth-story two-over-two wood windows in-kind.

    21.0776 BB 271 Beacon Street: At uppermost roof install additional HVAC heat pump unit.

    21.0804 BB 306 Beacon Street: Replace eight one-over-one wood windows in-kind.

    21.0805 BB 441 Beacon Street: Re-point masonry.

    21.0777 BB 370 Beacon Street: At roof replace membrane roof in-kind.

    21.0778 BB 479-483 Beacon Street: Repair copper cladding and flashings, and re-point masonry.

    21.0779 BB 645 Boylston Street: Repair masonry, roofing and windows at tower, and repair masonry at north facade of sanctuary.

    21.0781 BB 63 Commonwealth Avenue: Re-point masonry.

    21.0783 BB 160 Commonwealth Avenue: At lower level patio install new unit pavers.

    21.0784 BB 160 Commonwealth Avenue: Replace deteriorated roof slates in-kind.

    21.0800 BB 326 Dartmouth Street: Replace five second-story non-historic wood windows in-kind.

    21.0801 BB 32 Gloucester Street: Replace rubber membrane roof in-kind.

    21.0786 BB 22 Marlborough Street: At rear elevation replace three first-story one-over-one non-historic wood windows in-kind.

    21.0787 BB 53 Marlborough Street/300 Berkeley Street: Replace deteriorated roof slate in-kind, repair gutters, replace black rubber roofing in-kind, repair masonry, repair and repaint wood trim, replace deteriorated insulated glass units in-kind.

    21.0789 BB 57 Marlborough Street: Re-landscape front garden.

    21.0790 BB 129 Marlborough Street: At front facade replace four second-story one-over-one aluminum non-historic windows with one-over-one wood windows; and at rear elevation replace two second-story one-over-one aluminum windows with wood one-over-one windows, and replace two non-historic doors in-kind.

    21.0791 BB 276 Marlborough Street: At roof install heat pump, chimney fan and chimney cap.

    21.0792 BB 363 Marlborough Street: Replace copper gutters and downspouts in-kind; replace wood fascia and soffits in-kind; and re-paint wood trim.

    21.0793 BB 73 Newbury Street: Replace window signage.

    21.0794 BB 118 Newbury Street: Replace existing wall sign.

    21.0795 BB 127 Newbury Street: Replace existing wall and window signage.

    21.0797 BB 217 Newbury Street: At front facade replace existing wall signage.

  3. Advisory Review

    761-793 Boylston Street: Construction of five-story rooftop addition.

  4. Ratification of 3/10/2021 Public Hearing Minutes
  5. Staff Updates
  6. Projected Adjournment - 8:00pm