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South End Landmark District Commission

The South End Landmark District Commission will hold its monthly public hearing on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at 5:30 p.m.

Attention: Please note that this hearing will be held virtually and not in person. To participate, please go to our Zoom meeting link, or call 929-205-6099 and enter meeting id 875 6200 4807#. You can also submit written comments to staff via email at SouthEndLDC@boston.gov.

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Design Review hearing

    APP # 22.0374 SE     27 Warren Avenue. Proposed work: Expand an existing roof deck and install planters.

    APP # 22.0407 SE     67-73 Chandler Street. Proposed work: Replace existing metal windows throughout with aluminum-clad windows and aluminum panning.

    APP # 22.0414 SE     25-27 Holyoke Street. Proposed work: Replace existing metal windows throughout with aluminum-clad windows and aluminum panning.

    APP # 22.0465 SE     520 Tremont Street. Proposed work: At the ground floor storefront, install lighting and new tile in the entry threshold. Paint interior of windows black. See additional items under Administrative Review.

    APP # 22.0478 SE     211 West Springfield Street. Proposed work: At the garden level entry under the stoop, remove metal gate and install new wood door.

    APP # 22.0485 SE     131 West Newton Street. Proposed work: At the street level, construct new entry pediments and install new front door. At the garden level, install new brownstone curbs, wrought iron fence, and associated hardscaping. At the parlor level replace a window and transom.  See additional items under Administrative Review.

    APP # 22.0487 SE     440 Tremont Street. Proposed work: Re-clad entire building façade, raise parapet and install rooftop mechanical equipment. Replace doors and windows throughout. Resurface existing sidewalks and concrete plaza.

    APP # 22.0495 SE     450 Tremont Street. Proposed work: Re-clad entire building façade, raise parapet and install rooftop mechanical equipment. Replace doors throughout. Resurface existing sidewalks and concrete plaza.

    APP # 22.0498 SE     613 Massachusetts AvenueProposed work: Replace wood decking with composite material. Install poles and catenary lights at roof deck. See additional items under Administrative Review.    

  2. Administrative Review/ Approval

    APP # 22.0460 SE     17 Appleton Street: Construct a roof deck and relocate HVAC equipment.

    APP # 22.0433 SE     23 Appleton Street: At the mansard level, replace non-historic slider window with two new construction two-over-two wood windows separated by a vertical mullion.

    APP # 20.0463 SE     96 Chandler Street: Construct a roof deck (extend approval from October 21, 2021 subcommittee meeting (originally reviewed at the 12/03/2019 hearing)).

    APP # 22.0381 SE     99 East Brookline Street: Repoint front façade. Refinish stone lintels and sills to match existing, Scrape, prime, and paint front door. Paint stairs to match the color of the underlying brownstone. Paint railings black to match existing.

    APP # 22.0486 SE     22 East Springfield Street: At the front façade second floor (above the parlor), replace three (3) non-historic, two-over-two wood windows with new construction two-over-two wood windows in accordance with SELDC policy.

    APP # 22.0476 SE     463 Massachusetts Avenue: At the front façade parlor level, replace two (2) non-original two-over-two wood windows with new construction two-over-two wood windows in accordance with SELDC policy.

    APP # 22.0259 SE     552 Massachusetts Avenue: At the front façade garden level, replace one non-historic two-over-two wood window with a new construction wood window of the same configuration.

    APP # 22.0493 SE     604 Massachusetts Avenue: At the front façade third level (below the mansard), replace three (3) non-historic two-over-two wood windows with new construction two-over-two wood windows in accordance with SELDC policy.

    APP # 22.0498 SE     613 Massachusetts Avenue: At the rear deck, replace door in kind, install new wood trim, and paint clapboard. See additional items under Design Review.

    APP # 22.0465 SE     520 Tremont Street: At the ground level storefront, remove all metal grates and boxed headers, paint concrete columns grey, refurbish wood surfaces, remove existing tile at the threshold and install new tile, relocate address numbers, install new wall sconces, install new support below eagle in place of existing grate header.

    APP # 22.0496 SE     567 Tremont Street: At the fifth (top floor), replace six (6) non-historic, arched-headed, two-over-two aluminum windows and two (2) non-historic two-over-two aluminum windows with new construction aluminum-clad windows of the same configurations.

    APP # 22.0438 SE     81 Waltham Street: At the front façade mansard level (which has been modified), replace rotted wood soffit and fascia in kind. Replace asphalt shingles in kind. Replace rotten wood window trim in kind. Replace gutter in kind.

    APP # 22.0494 SE     139 West Canton Street: Remove deteriorated cement from front stairs as needed and refinish to match the color of the underlying brownstone.

    APP # 22.0477 SE     40 West Newton Street: Repoint rear façade.

    APP # 22.0485 SE     131 West Newton Street: At the front façade all levels, replace eight (8) non-historic aluminum one-over-one and two-over-two wood windows with new construction two-over-two wood windows and two (2) one-over-one aluminum windows with new construction one-over-one wood windows, all in accordance with SELDC policy. Repair wood trim and replace as needed. Repoint brick and repair as needed. Repair window headers and sills. Construct a roof deck (minimal visibility to be confirmed by staff). See additional items under Design Review.

    APP # 22.0386 SE     70 West Rutland Square: Remove deteriorated cement from front stairs and refinish to match the color of the underlying brownstone.

  3. Advisory Review

    59 Warren AvenueProposed work: Reconstruct a roof deck. 

  4. Ratification of 10/05/2021 Hearing Minutes
  5. Staff Updates
  6. Projected Adjournment: 8:30 PM
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