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Beacon Hill Architectural District

The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission will hold its monthly public hearing on Thursday February 15, 2024, at 5 p.m.

ATTENTION: This hearing will only be held virtually and NOT in person. You can participate in this hearing by going to our online meeting or calling 1-929-205-6099 and entering meeting id # 96952356517. You can also submit written comments or questions to

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Design Review


    Proposed Work: Repaint front door and surround.

    APP # 24.0666 BH 37 CHARLES STREET

    Proposed Work: New wall sign, hanging sign and operational hours decals. 

    APP # 24.0634 BH 43A JOY STREET

    Proposed Work: Install small vent cover in existing soffit.

    APP # 24.0618 BH 36 BEACON STREET

    Proposed Work: Replace missing lights in coal chute cover with plastic option.

    APP # 24.0675 BH 68 BEACON STREET

    Proposed Work: Replace existing window with vent. 


    Proposed Work: Repaint all masonry sills, lintels and shutters black. 

    APP # 24.0647 BH 33 BOWDOIN STREET

    Proposed Work: New granite pavers and steps on side entrance. Stanstead granite steps with coordinating pavers.

    APP # 24.0689 BH 20 LOUISBURG SQUARE

    Proposed Work: Relocation of the lower exterior entry stair at 20 Louisburg Square. These stairs have been planned to align with a similar condition located at 18 Louisburg Square.

  2. Advisory Review

    APP # 24.0690 BH 8 PARK STREET

    Proposed Work: Addition of roof deck

  3. Administrative Review

      APP # 24.0618 BH   36 BEACON STREET: Repair brownstone and repaint to match existing; replace copper gutter, apron, and flashing to match existing; reconstruct missing sections of fascia and soffit; replace missing slate. 

     APP # 24.0688 BH   48 BEACON STREET: Add pickets to existing balcony  rail to make it code-compliant. 

      APP # 24.0642 BH   27-29 BEAVER PLACE: Replace decking in kind, repaint railings in kind. 

     APP # 24.0671 BH   25 BRIMMER STREET: Emergency repointing of the Front facade to address an occurring leak. Waterproof the bay window. Refinish lintels and sills as needed in kind.

     APP # 24.0621 BH   2 LOUISBURG SQUARE: Restore all windows.  

      APP # 24.0687 BH   45 MOUNT VERNON STREET: Replacement of brickmould at Mt Vernon St-facing windows, 2nd & 3rd floor.  Match existing profile, dimensions and paint.  New brickmould in sapele or red merante.

      APP # 24.0646 BH   16 PINCKNEY STREET: Repoint the front facade with mortar to match the original as close as possible. Mortar: Six parts sand, one-two parts Portland cement, two-three parts lime.

      APP # 24.0663 BH   1 RIVER STREET PLACE: Repoint bottom three feet of wall and insert through wall flashing.

      APP # 24.0668 BH   9 WILLOW STREET: Replace one south facing arched window wall at the penthouse level, keeping the exterior moldings, casements, arched trim, apron & flashing. The new sash will be true divided light, using clear glass, exterior glazing on glass openings & painted Briarwood semi-gloss to match the existing exterior color. Top sections are four set pieces, ends are three lites & middles are four lites. Bottom section two, eight lite set pieces on the ends and two operational eight lite swing out casements. This will all be fabricated in kind to existing. All arches on the top section will be templated to existing arch. Muntin design: 3/16” exterior wood stem & 3/4” interior width in kind to existing. Jamb, flashing & slate to remain at exterior.

  4. Ratification of December 21, 2023 & January 18, 2024 Public Hearing Minutes
  5. Staff Updates
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