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Back Bay Architecural Commission

The Commission will hold its next monthly public hearing on Wednesday, August 11, 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 827 1525 1801 #. You can also email comments through email at backbayac@boston.gov.

Public testimony begins at

Discussion Topics

  1. Design Review

    22.0073 BB    52 Hereford Street (a/k/a 303 Newbury Street: At roof remove two stealth flue pipes and add one stealth chimney enclosure. Replace telecommunication equipment.

    21.0808 BB     116 Beacon Street: Install canopy at entrance.

    21.0774 BB     234 Beacon Street: At rear garage addition extend roof deck to footprint of previous deck prior to 2017 reconstruction of addition.

  2. Administrative Review/Approval

    22.0105 BB 18 Arlington Street: Repoint all brownstone and brick masonry. Restore cast iron columns and spandrels in kind. Repair/replace rotted window trim in kind. Scrape and paint fire escapes. Scrape and paint all window trim, paneling, cast iron and cornices in kind.

    22.0084 BB 149 Beacon Street: At roof repair rubber membrane roofing.

    21.1144 BB 190 Beacon Street: At penthouse and fifth-story of rear elevation replace non-historic windows in-kind.

    22.0119 BB 208 Beacon Street: At roof replace five existing air condensers with two air condensers.

    22.0094 BB 234 Beacon Street: At fourth-story replace five one-over-one wood windows and one two-over-two wood windows in-kind.

    22.0099 BB 236 Beacon Street: At rear elevation replace four fourth-story one-over-one aluminum windows with one-over-one wood windows; and replace one ten-light wood door in-kind.

    22.0100 BB 236 Beacon Street: At front facade lower level replace one one-over-one non-original window in-kind, two six-over-six non-original windows in-kind, and one one-light non-original window in-kind.

    22.0101 BB 236 Beacon Street: At front façade replace five fourth-story six-over-six non-historic aluminum windows with six-over-six wood windows, and replace three fourth-story one-over-one wood windows in-kind.

    22.0102 BB 244-246 Beacon Street: At front facade re-point and repair masonry, and repaint window frames, ironwork and fire escapes to match existing colors.

    22.0098 BB 274 Beacon Street: At front facade replace all existing windows at floors one to nine in-kind.

    22.0061 BB 295 Beacon Street: At front façade install new fabric at existing entrance canopy.

    22.0170 BB 348 Beacon Street: At roof replace black rubber membrane roofing, roof decks and HVAC equipment.

    22.0093 BB 425 Beacon Street: At front facade replace one, one-over-one non-original wood window in-kind; three two-over-two non-original wood windows in-kind; and two six-over-six non-original wood windows in-kind.

    22.0087 BB 478 Beacon Street: At rear elevation replace three third-story one-over-one vinyl windows with wood one-over-one windows.

    22.0111 BB Boylston Street (Fairfield Street to Hereford Street): Replace public sidewalk between Fairfield and Hereford Street consistent with the design approved by the BBAC in 2017.

    22.0085 BB 399 Boylston Street: At front façade replace wall sign and window signage.

    22.0052 BB 651 Boylston Street: At front façade replace existing signage.

    22.0053 BB 655 Boylston Street: At front façade replace existing signage.

    22.0086 BB 671-673 Boylston Street: At rear elevation re-point masonry.

    22.0122 BB 827 Boylston Street: At front façade install wall signs at lower level retail storefronts.

    22.0089 BB 230 Clarendon Street: At front façade replace fabric at existing awnings.

    22.0175 BB 61 Commonwealth Avenue: At roof replace black rubber membrane roof and copper flashings in-kind.

    21.1172 BB 124 Commonwealth Avenue: Replace black rubber roof, copper gutter, copper flashing and two copper skylights in-kind.

    22.0075 BB 152 Commonwealth Avenue: Replace existing entrance canopy at Dartmouth Street in-kind.

    21.1174 BB 245 Commonwealth Avenue: Replace slate roof and copper gutter in-kind.

    22.0032 BB 377 Commonwealth Avenue: Re-landscape front garden and install fence.

    22.0097 BB 409 Commonwealth Avenue: Re-point and repair masonry

    22.0117 BB 25 Massachusetts Avenue: At front façade re-paint storefront, install new signage and window boxes.

    22.0149 BB 119 Marlborough Street: At front façade replace four third-story one-over-one wood windows in-kind.

    22.0095 BB 236 Marlborough Street: At front facade repair stairs and masonry at entryway.

    22.0141 BB 127-129 Newbury Street: At front façade replace existing black aluminum front entry doors in-kind.

    22.0178 BB 130 Newbury Street: At front façade replace existing signage.

    22.0096 BB 170 Newbury Street: Replace nineteen one-over-one windows; four two-over-two windows; and four two-over-one windows in-kind.

    22.0109 BB 171 Newbury Street: At roof repair and restore existing chimney and install metal cap.

    22.0083 BB 174 Newbury Street: At front façade replace fabric at existing awnings.

    22.0033 BB 222 Newbury Street: At front façade repair steps.

    22.0061 BB 229 Newbury Street: At front façade replace existing signage and repaint entrance canopy and trim to match existing colors.

    22.0140 BB 286-288 Newbury Street: At front façade install railings at curb of garden and re-paint existing railings.

    22.0108 BB 337 Newbury Street: At front façade replace existing signage.

  3. Advisory Review

    40 Newbury Street: Renovation of former Brooks Brothers building. Proposed work includes: installation of roof deck, awnings, signage, and exterior lighting.

    97 Newbury Street: Renovation of existing building and construction of rooftop and rear additions.

  4. Ratification of 7-14-2021 Public Hearing Minutes
  5. Staff Updates
  6. Projected Adjournment - 7:00pm
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