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Boston Landmarks Commission Hearing 2/28/2017

The commission will hold its monthly public design review hearing on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Design Review - 3 p.m.

    17.431.229      Charles River Esplanade (Lederman Memorial)
    Applicant: Ruth Helfeld, DCR Section Head
    Proposed work: Construction of Lederman Memorial and landscaping; applicant is returning for follow-up from a previous hearing

    17.705.245      Harvard Medical School
    Applicant: Meaghan Doyle, Planner, Harvard University Medical School
    Proposed Work: Installation of new ADA-compliant ramps around the campus quadrangle; applicant is returning for follow-up from a previous hearing

    17.806.35        Charlestown Savings Bank (Cambridge Savings Bank)
    Applicant: Daniel E. Fraine, Senior VP
    Proposed Work: Installation of Cambridge Savings Bank Signage on front and side facades

    17.805.35        Charlestown Savings Bank (Starbucks)
    Applicant: Daniel Brennan, Expeditor
    Proposed Work: install signage on awnings and window decal; installation of patio railing with planter boxes, and new patio furniture; refurbish flag pole and add Starbucks flag

    17.809.141      Sears Building (Landmark Center)
    Applicant: Abe Menzin, SVP of Development
    Proposed Work: landscaping and public realm improvements; interior and exterior building modifications, including the installation of new windows, steel surrounds, and canopies; applicant is returning for follow-up from a previous hearing

    17.724.217      Fowler Clark Epstein Farm
    Applicant: Lisa Lewis, Project Manager
    Proposed Work: Removal and replacement of siding; replacement of windows; restoration of portico; new doors, shutters, fixtures; etc.

    17.810.223      Christian Science Complex (The Mother Church Original and Extension Edifices)
    Applicant: Brooke E. Ten Eyck, Project Manager
    Proposed Work: Stone façade repairs, rebuild balustrades; install protective glazing; replace roof; replace terra cotta

  2. Administrative Review/Approval

    ► Applicants whose projects are listed under this heading NEED NOT APPEAR at the hearing. Please see agenda for details. If you have any questions, please contact staff at 617-635-3850 or

    17.724.217            United Shoe Machinery Building
    Applicant: Siena Construction, General Contractor
    Proposed Work: Replace ATM and equipment, granite floors and millwork in lobby alcove

    Application: 17.733.60 Omni Parker House Hotel
    Applicant: Chris Kelley, Contractor
    Proposed Work: replace corroded steel and flashing; cleaning and coating stucco; isolated repairs of brick masonry and mortar joints

    Application: 17.779.04 Boston Common Brewer Fountain
    Applicant: John Schaub, General Manager
    Proposed Work: temporary installation of bistro tables and chairs and umbrella at Brewer Fountain

    Application: 17.780.04 Boston Common Frog Pond
    Applicant: John Schaub, General Manager
    Proposed work: temporary installation of carousel and ticket booth between parade ground and Frog Pond

    Application: 17.781.04 Boston Common Frog Pond
    Applicant: John Schaub, General Manager
    Proposed work: temporary installation of bistro tables, chairs, and planters at the Frog Pond Pavilion

    Application: 17.807.230 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Applicant: Michael Holland, Director of Facilities
    Proposed Work: repair and restoration of windows, restoration of balustrades, repointing of chimney, stucco repairs, new roof underlayment, painting and conservation of a plaque on east and west facades

    17.811.114            Ames Building (Cultivar)
    Applicant: Mary Dumont, Lessee
    Proposed Work: Installation of storefronts to match existing and work previously approved by BLC

  3. Business Hearing - 6:00 PM

    1. Discussion and Vote on Design Review Applications

    2. Review and ratification of 01/24/2017 meeting minute

    3. Demolition Delay Hearing: 641 Baker St./990 LaGrange St., West Roxbury, Mass.
    Application #17.393D2125
    Review of proposed demolition of a barn at 641 Baker Street, West Roxbury, Massachusetts

    4.  Property Updates and Staff Reports

  4. Projected Adjournment - 7:15 p.m.