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Back Bay Architectural Commission

The Commission will hold its next public hearing virtually on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 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 818 0545 7525 #. You can also email comments through email at backbayac@boston.gov

Public testimony begins at

Discussion Topics

  1. Design Review - 5:00pm

    22.1232 BB     222 Commonwealth Avenue: Replace existing front and rear landscaping and fencing; construct basement level addition; restore existing facades; replace windows; and construct penthouse addition and deck.

  2. Administrative Review/Approval

    22.1224 BB 5 Arlington Street: Replace six, fifth-story six-over-six non-historic wood windows in-kind.

    22.1217 BB 109 Beacon Street: Repair masonry, replace copper gutters downspouts and flashing in-kind, replace roof slate in-kind, repaint fire escape and wood trim, and repair rubber roof.

    22.1172 BB 121 Beacon Street: At roof replace slate, copper gutter and copper flashing in-kind.

    22.1243 BB 182 Beacon Street: Replace four, second-story six-over-six non-historic wood windows in-kind.

    22.1198 BB 185 Beacon Street: At rear elevation repair fire escape.

    22.1200 BB 188 Beacon Street: At front facade repair fire escape.

    22.1201 BB 190 Beacon Street: At front facade repair fire escape.

    22.1213 BB 219 Beacon Street: At front facade replace copper gutters and downspout in-kind.

    22.1205 BB 363 Beacon Street: At rear elevation replace roof slate, copper gutter, copper flashing and deteriorated wood trim in-kind.

    22.1236 BB 462 Beacon Street: Replace four, third-story one-over-one non-historic wood windows in-kind.

    22.1241 BB 534 Beacon Street: Replace six, six-over-six and two, four-over-four non-historic wood windows in-kind.

    22.1214 BB 535 Boylston Street: At front façade and side elevation replace existing wall signs.

    22.1175 BB 569 Boylston Street: At front façade replace wall sign.

    22.1234 BB 711 Boylston Street: At front façade and side elevation install wall signs, blade sign and window signage.

    22.1209 BB 729 Boylston Street: At rear elevation repair fire escape.

    22.1197 BB 4 Charlesgate East: Re-point masonry and replace sealants at windows.

    22.1222 BB 70 Commonwealth Avenue: At front façade repair entry steps.

    22.0854 BB 90 Commonwealth Avenue: Replace twenty-six non-historic windows with historically appropriate wood windows.

    22.1261 BB 118 Commonwealh Avenue: At roof replace roof deck in-kind.

    22.1199 BB 133 Commonwealth Avenue: At front façade repair masonry.

    22.1191 BB 183 Commonwealth Avenue: At front façade re-point and repair masonry.

    22.1218 BB 246 Commonwealth Avenue: At rear addition replace copper cladding and repair masonry.

    22.1226 BB 270 Commonwealth Avenue: Install three HVAC units at roof.

    22.1260 BB 386 Commonwealth Avenue: At front façade replace three, fifth-story one-over-one non-historic aluminum windows with one-over-one wood windows.

    22.1231 BB 71 Marlborough Street: At roof replace slate, copper gutter and copper flashing in-kind.

    22.1230 BB 78 Marlborough Street: At roof replace black rubber membrane roof in-kind.

  3. Review and Ratification of 5/11/2022 Public Hearing Minutes
  4. ADVISORY REVIEW

    7 Newbury Street: Proposed Work: At front façade install two-story storefront addition; and at rear elevation construct elevator addition, renovate roof of existing rear addition to include clear egress, terrace and HVAC equipment, and infill windows with black architectural panels.

  5. Staff Updates
  6. Projected Adjournment - 6:00pm
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