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Boston Landmarks Commission

The Commission will hold its next public hearing virtually on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at 4 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 867 5435 6896 #. You can also email comments through email at blc@boston.gov.

Discussion Topics

  1. Design Review 4:00pm

    22.0043.0050 – Stock Exchange Building, 53 State Street: Install new signage on State Street entrance doorway, and install new signage on Kilby Street entrance doorway.

    22.0055.0223 – Christian Science Church Complex, 250 Massachusetts Avenue: The mother church extension edifice accessible entry, new glass vestibule, new accessible entry with elevator, retrofit existing lighting, new building mounted ADA push bottom operator located on curtain wall mullion, remove existing entry stairs and landing.

    22.0019.0141 – Sears Building, 401 Park Drive: Phase III of redevelopment. Demolition of non-historic areas of the Sears building, Construction of 13-story building. Site and landscape improvements.

    22.0040.0042 – Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road: Construction of a new entrance, gift shop, and penguin exhibit.

  2. Administrative Review

    22.0048 BSR     583 Beacon Street: At front façade repair masonry.

    22.0039.0091     Berkley Building – 422 Berkeley Street: Replace existing wall sign and blade sign.

    22.0022.0066    108-112 Blackstone Street: Temporary set dressing and design for filming a feature film.

    22.0070.0262    St. James African Orthodox Church – 50 Cedar Street: Demolition of non-historic shed.

    22.0025.0066    145-149 Hanover Street: Temporary set dressing and design for filming a feature film.

    22.0044.0230    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum – 280 The Fenway: Installation of exhibition signage at the exterior at the grounds in front of the 2021 Museum Building.

    22.0027.0066    Marshall Street & Creek Square: Temporary set dressing and design for filming a feature film.

    22.0022.0066    7-9 Marshall Street: Temporary set dressing and design for filming a feature film.

    22.0023.0066    10 Marshall Street: Temporary set dressing and design for filming a feature film.

    22.0049.0066   11-12 Marshall Street: At Marshall Street facade replace eight upper floor windows in-kind.

    22.0020.0066    11-12 Marshall Street: Temporary set dressing and design for filming a feature film.

    22.0021.0066     14-22 Marshall Street: Temporary set dressing and design for filming a feature film.

    22.0047 SB        122 St. Botolph Street: At front facade re-point and clean masonry, caulk windows, repair steps, and re-paint windows and fire escapes.

    22.0041.0066    1 Union Street: Replace existing rooftop telecommunications equipment.

    22.0026.0066    45-55 Union Street: Temporary set dressing and design for filming a feature film.

    22.0069 MHT     21 Wiggelsworth Street: Remove aluminum siding and rubber shelf at Mansard roof and install slate, copper gutter and downspout, corbels, fascia, soffit and mouldings to match 23 Wigglesworth Street.

  3. Business Hearing - 6:00pm

    1. Discussion and Vote on Design Review Applications.

    The Design Review Committee will present summaries of applications and make recommendations for a vote on each agenda item discussed at the Design Review Hearing, which met earlier.

    2. Public hearing and comment on #272.21 Shirley-Eustis Place Study Report

    3. Advisory Review – Boston Public Library – Copley Branch, 700 Boylston Street: Review and discussion of McKim Building master plan which explores ways the Boston Public Library can enhance the visitor experience of the building, collections, and services through various improvements targeted at accessibility and new uses in underutilized spaces. Proposed upgrades include a new entry plaza design, interior circulation improvements and exploration of a courtyard enclosure.

    4. Review and ratification of public hearing minutes from 6/22/2021

    5. Staff Updates

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