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Boston Landmarks Commission Hearing 3/28/2017

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

Discussion Topics

  1. Design Review - 3:00 p.m.

    17.921.35        Charlestown Savings Bank (Starbucks)
    Applicant: Dan Brennan, Expeditor, Starbucks Coffee
    Proposed work: Starbucks Signage.

    17.896.85        The Wang Theatre (DBA Boch Center)
    Applicant: Josiah A. Spaulding, Jr., Pres. & CEO, Wang Center
    Proposed Work: Installation of new seats to replace seats previously removed.

    17.916.111      Old South Building
    Applicant: Jay Norman, Contractor, Abbot Building Restoration
    Proposed work: Façade repairs.

    17.683.26        Federal Reserve Bank (Langham Hotel)
    Applicant: Ron Pellerine, GM, The Langham Hotel
    Proposed Work: Installation of new openings and doors at ground level.

    17.915.66        Blackstone Block (Boston Stone Building)
    Applicant: Dr. Abdo Ibrahim, A.I. Realty Trust
    Proposed Work: Removal of entry door and replacement with storefront; installation of new accessible entry door.

    17.808.66        Blackstone Block (1 Union Street)
    Applicant: Jeff Baird, President, Union St. Hospitality Inc.
    Proposed Work: Installation of new opening and door, storefront and signage.

    17.724.217      Fowler Clark Epstein Farm
    Applicant: Lisa Lewis, Project Manager
    Proposed Work: Landscape renovation, including plantings and hardscaping.

  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

    17.893.14  Brook Farm
    Applicant: Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
    Proposed Work: Structural stabilization and restoration of exterior siding, windows and doors.

    17.894.20 James Blake House
    Applicant: Dorchester Historical Society
    Proposed Work: Repairs to interior plaster work.

    17.895.53 Harrison Loring House
    Applicant: Allison Drescher, owner
    Proposed work: Restore roof to original condition; minor repairs to, and painting of, mansard

    17.918.04 Boston Common
    Applicant: Boston Water and Sewage Commission
    Proposed work: Rehabilitation of a water main beneath pathway on north side of Common

    17.920.208 Parker Hill Branch Library
    Applicant: James Sessum, PM, Public Facilities Department
    Proposed work: Exterior repairs to windows, mortar joints, roofing slates; interior repainting and plaster repairs

  3. Business Hearing - 6:00 PM

    1. Discussion and Vote on Design Review Applications

    2. Review and ratification of 02/28/2017 meeting minutes

    3. Demolition Delay Hearing: 198 Hanover Street, 60 Cross Street, and 53 Salem Street, North  End, Boston, Massachusetts
    Application # 17.686D2151
    Applicant: Charter Realty and Development Corporation
    Re: Review of proposed demolition of a commercial block along Cross between Hanover and Salem, including 198 Hanover Street, 60 Cross Street, and 53 Salem Street, in the North End, Boston, Massachusetts

    4. Subcommittee Recommendation and Vote on 2017 Work Plan

    5.  Property Updates and Staff Reports

  4. Projected Adjournment - 8:00 p.m.