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Last updated: 02/24/2017 - 12:22pm

Beacon Hill Architectural Commission Hearing

The Commission will hold its monthly public hearing on Thursday, March 16, 2017.

(Use Congress Street as an entrance and exit at City Hall after 5:30p.m.)

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Design Review

    17.715 BH - 87 Mount Vernon Street
    Applicant: Elton Hall, The Colonial Society of Massachusetts
    Proposed Work: Replace light fixtures on the retaining wall.

    17.891 BH - 79 West Cedar Street
    Applicant: Lindsey Couture, Best Chimney Services, Inc.
    Proposed Work: Modify chimney flue and add mechanical fans.

    17.892 BH - 32-34 Hancock Street
    Applicant: Theodore Touloukian, Touloukian Touloukian Inc. Proposed Work: Reconstruct the gabled roof, dormers and roof deck at 32; modify the rear fire escape; paint the existing rear yard fence at 32; install a fence with a gate at the rear stairwell at 34; minor design changes to the entryway at 34; relocate mechanical equipment; and modify through-wall mechanical units.

    17.763 BH - 58 Beacon Street
    Applicant: Joe Gauquier
    Proposed Work: Install a metal handrail on the front stoop and resurface the brownstone stoop using a tinted cementitious stucco.

    17.881 BH - 20 Grove Street
    Applicant: Sara Peattie
    Proposed Work: Install a wood handrail within the recessed entryway.

    17.883 BH - 15-17 Brimmer Street
    Applicant: Jeff Morgan
    Proposed Work: Replace the wood fence featuring paired doors and the wire mesh and netting in the rear yard; relocate the basketball goal; install a shade canvas within the playground, landscaping, and additional non-visible playground equipment.

    17.717 BH - 33 Brimmer Street
    Applicant: Mark Porter
    Proposed Work: Replace the windows at the third and fourth floors on the front and rear façades.

    17.899 BH - 94 Pinckney Street
    Applicant: Arthur Choo, Choo & Company Inc.
    Proposed Work: Minor design changes to the rear wood staircase.

    17.889 BH - 51 Charles Street
    Applicant: Lana Barakat, Lazuli Jewelry Inc.
    Proposed Work: Reclad existing awning with matte black water-repellant canvas; and install metal sign panel "HEIST".

    17.799 BH - 3 Joy Street
    Applicant: Guy Grassi, Grassi Design Group
    Proposed Work: Replace rear yard addition; enlarge rear garden wall; remove a headhouse, minor alterations to dormers, replace shingles, and install vents on roof; restore entryway surround; reconstruct front stoop; modify front areaway and walkways; masonry and window restoration; replace dormer windows; install window screens, entry intercoms, light fixture, and fire protection systems.

    17.800 BH - 4 Joy Street
    Applicant: Guy Grassi, Grassi Design Group
    Proposed Work: Replace rear yard addition; remove skylight and construct new rear dormer, replace shingles, and install vents on roof; restore entryway surround; modify front areaway and walkways; masonry and window restoration; replace dormer windows; install window screens, entry intercoms, light fixture, and fire protection systems.

    17.801 BH - 5 Joy Street
    Applicant: Guy Grassi, Grassi Design Group
    Proposed Work: Construct rear yard addition; enlarge third floor windows and relocate fire balcony at rear façade; replace shingles and install vents on roof; replace transom window; remove flagpole; modify front areaway and walkways; remove fire escape; masonry and window restoration; replace dormer windows; install window screens, entry intercoms, light fixture, and fire protection systems.

  2. Administrative Review

    17.884 BH - 13 Bowdoin Street: Remove two non-historic windows and storm windows at the first floor on the front façade, and install two six-over-six, double-hung wood windows with a black painted finish.

    17.863 BH - 31 Brimmer Street: Remove three non-historic windows at the fourth floor on the front façade, and install two-over-two, double-hung wood windows with a black painted finish.

    17.882 BH - 31 Chestnut Street: Repair cracks in the wood entryway using an epoxy filler; and scrape, prime, and repaint the entryway surround white and the door black to match existing.

    17.885 BH - 75 Hancock Street: Replace the synthetic slate shingles at the roof with slate shingles; and replace associated copper flashing and gutters in-kind.

    17.890 BH - 50 River Street: Reset and replace where necessary the face brick at the top two floors on the secondary south façade, reset the brownstone lintels and sills, and associated repointing to stabilize the façade.

    17.792 BH - 13 Walnut Street: Remove security grille from ground floor window; remove five storm windows; replace six two-over-two, double-hung wood windows with a black painted finish; paint dormer cornices, friezes, and soffits gray; repaint leaded glass casement windows and metal bay gray; paint interior storms at bay black; and replace lintels and sills at windows and entryway with tinted precast concrete units to look like brownstone.

  3. Review and Ratification of the February 16, 2017 Minutes
  4. Staff Updates