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Boston Landmarks Commission

The Commission will hold its next public hearing virtually on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 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 819 0782 5455 #. You can also email comments through email at

Public testimony begins at

Discussion Topics

  1. Design Review - 4:00pm

    22.0931.0224 – Boston City Hall, 1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA: Provide a new vertical lift at the 3rd floor lobby with a one stop at the 4th floor mezzanine. Remove existing incline platform lift and all associated components.

    22.0930.0005 - Public Garden, 4 Charles Street, Boston, MA: Replace existing black pendant street light with a DAS Node. WITHDRAWN BY APPLICANT

    22.0796.0026 – Federal Reserve Bank (Langham Hotel), 250 Franklin Street, Boston, MA CONTINUED FROM 2/22/2022: Revisions to a previous application related to provide code compliant access to the terraces. Work includes installation of a reversible platform with concrete pavers and a black metal apron to prevent trash from collecting below the platform. Existing railings will be repaired and new movable planters and furniture will be added to the terraces. Handrails and a stair will be added to the Reserve Terrace, a new non-permanent ramp will be added at the entry doors, and an actuator will be attached to the adjacent fence to create a fully accessible entrance on both terraces.

    During the construction of the approved entrance ramp on Pearl Street, additional poured concrete cheek walls were added that were not on the previously approved plans. These cheek walls were required for structural reasons. To remediate the exposed poured concrete the applicant is proposing cladding them in reclaimed Deer Isle granite with hammered and wire finish. WITHDRAWN BY STAFF

  2. Administrative Review/Approval

    22.0944.0255 Blue Cross, Blue Shield Building, 133 Federal Street, Boston, MA: Replacement of joint sealants and repair of precast concrete caps.

    22.0868.0014 Brook Farm, 670 Baker Street, West Roxbury, MA: DCR intends to contract with a professional archaeological consultant to conduct the Archaeological Overview and Planning Assessment (AOPA) for the Brook Farm Historic Site. The selected contractor will consult with BLC staff during the archaeological investigation as part of background research and archaeological fieldwork. A copy of the draft archaeological report will be submitted to the BLC for review and comment. Any BLC comments will be taken into account by the contractor in production of the final archaeological report. A digital copy of the final archaeological report will be provided to the BLC.

    22.0884.0037 Dorchester North Burial Ground, 611 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA: In-kind replacement of the 1990s concrete piers and the restoration of the steel ornamental fence panels of the perimeter fence on Columbia Road.

    22.0936.0052 United Shoe Machine Company Building, 160  Federal Street (a/k/a 140 Federal Street): Complete exterior wall maintenance repairs at the upper levels of the building (12th through 20th floors) and water leak repairs at the High Street storefront windows (1st and 2nd floors).

  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. Demolition Delay Hearing: 1905 Centre Street & 1911 Centre Street West Roxbury, MA

    Applications # 20.0709D2600 & 20.0708D2599

    Applicant: Anthony DiLetzia, C. A. D. Builders, LLC

    Review of proposed demolition of the existing former bank at 1905 Centre Street and house at 1911 Centre Street.

    3. Violation Hearing: 717-721 American Legion Highway, Roslindale, MA

    Application # 20.1079D2660

    Applicant: Michael P. Ross, Esq. – Silver Therapeutics, Inc.

    Review of voluntary demolition of commercial structure exceeding approved permits at 717-721 American Legion Highway.

    4. Preliminary hearing for petition #285.22 Blue Hill Bank, 1110 Washington Street, Lower Mills, Dorchester, MA.

    5. Review and ratification of public hearing minutes from 3/8/2022

    6. Staff Updates


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