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Last updated: 01/24/2017 - 11:29am

Aberdeen Architectural Conservation District Commission Hearing

Reason for cancellation: Canceled due to the snow emergency and will be rescheduled for Thursday, February 23, 2017, at 5 p.m.

(Use Congress Street as an entrance and exit at City Hall after 5:30p.m.)

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Design Review

    17.714 AB - 1954 Commonwealth Avenue

    Applicant: Cliff Boehmer, Davis Square Architects

    Proposed Work: Move the historic single-family residence forward on the lot, reconstruct the front porch and porte cochère, modify the detached garage, and construct a five-story rear yard addition with a lower level parking garage, rooftop mechanical equipment and an elevator bulkhead; replace windows and garage doors; restore the façades and tile roofs; install a below-grade transformer in the front yard; modify the existing driveway into an accessible ramp; remove a portion of the historic stone wall, relocate the curb cut, and install a new double width driveway on the east side of the lot; install shrubs in the front and rear yards; install an iron fence along the perimeter of the property; replace the concrete entry walkway, sidewalk and granite curb in-kind; and relocate a street light.

    17.605 AB - 15 Orkney Road

    Applicant: Eva and Leland Webster

    Proposed Work: Enclose the portico; modify the front porch; enlarge the driveway; install a garage door; enclose a side porch; install a fence in the side yard; modify window openings on the side façades to accommodate projecting windows; replace historic and non-historic windows with aluminum-clad wood windows; construct a roof deck; and replace wood shingles.

    17.604 AB - 210 Chestnut Hill Avenue, Apt. 5

    Applicant: Wanxin Wang

    Proposed Work: Remove eight storm windows; and replace eight one-over-one, double-hung wood windows and install one-over-one, double-hung vinyl windows at the third floor.

    17.730 AB - 1940 Beacon Street

    Applicant: Carol Ann Fahey, I.D. Sign Group, Inc.

    Proposed Work: Install internally illuminated signage (“GNC”) within the signband; and a non-illuminated metal bracket sign.

    17.727 AB - 1936 Beacon Street

    Applicant: Amir Shiranian, Amelia's Taqueria Inc.

    Proposed Work: Replace storefront infill; install a metal sign panel (“Amelia’s Taqueria”) within the signband; a non-illuminated metal bracket sign; and three light fixtures.

  2. Review and Ratification of the January 12, 2017 Minutes