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Last updated: 03/23/2017 - 5:12pm

Beacon Hill Architectural Commission Hearing

The Commission will hold its monthly public hearing on Thursday, April 20, 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

    17.891 BH - 79 West Cedar Street (Continued from 3/2017)
    Applicant: Lindsey Couture, Best Chimney Services, Inc.
    Proposed Work: Modify chimney flue and add mechanical fans.

    17.799 BH - 3 Joy Street (Continued from 3/2017)
    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 (Continued from 3/2017)
    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 (Continued from 3/2017)
    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.

    17.1005 BH - 37 Beacon Street, Apt. 62-64
    Applicant: Megan Goltermann, Payne | Bouchier Fine Builders
    Proposed Work: Construct a headhouse and roof deck.

    17.1020 BH - 13 Louisburg Square
    Applicant: James Mellowes, Mellowes & Paladino Architects
    Proposed Work: Install fire hose connection, alarm bell, and plaque on the front façade.

    17.913 BH - 33-35 Bowdoin Street
    Applicant: Jan Steenbrugge, 33-35 Bowdoin Street LLC
    Proposed Work: Modify 16.931BH by changing the proposed roof dormers to skylights and replace the louvers in the bell tower quatrefoils in-kind on 35; replace wood fence with wrought iron fronting Temple Street Park; reconfigure the proposed stairs to the connector building; replace roof hatch with skylight at 33; remove fire escape on side façade; remove conduit, hatch and vent, and key in brick; modify window configuration to two-over-two, double-hung wood windows on the side façade; replace wood sills with cement fiberboard; install granite sills at basement windows; change window material and detail at basement windows; install lighting, mailboxes, intercoms, fire beacon, alarm bell; repoint; clean façade; replace brownstone stills and lintels with tinted precast units or resurface with a tinted cementitious stucco.

    17.949 BH - 6-8 Chestnut Street
    Applicant: Steve Chase, Beacon Hill Friends House, Inc.
    Proposed Work: Install a temporary banner on the front façade.

    17.1023 BH - 39-41 Mount Vernon Street
    Applicant: Beth Newman, Meyer & Meyer Architects
    Proposed Work: Ratify the installation of mechanical vents on the secondary north and east façades; and relocate some mechanical vents on the secondary east façade (VIO.BH.82).

    17.962 BH - 7 Acorn Street
    Applicant: Adam Wylie, Mayhew Project Mgmt. and Consulting
    Proposed Work: Replace roof deck; remove storm windows; remove and replace the tripartite six-over-six flanked by two-over-two, and all of the six-over-six, double-hung wood windows and wood brick molds on both the front and rear façades all with an off-white painted finish; and restore and repaint the entry door, transom, and shutters in-kind.

    17.1041 BH - 13 Walnut Street
    Applicant: Steven Young, Architect
    Proposed Work: Construct a headhouse; and enlarge the roof deck featuring a metal railing.

    17.1042 BH - 45 Temple Street
    Applicant: David Raftery, JDMD Owner, LLC
    Proposed Work: Address Provisos from 17.422BH - Reduce height of proposed rooftop addition; clarify window and door details; modify entryway infill at Donahue Addition and passageway façades; clarify façade materials, lighting, and passageway planters.

  2. Administrative Review

    PROJECTS COMPLIANT WITH DISTRICT STANDARDS & CRITERIA
    17.1028 BH - 37 Beacon Street, Apt. 3: Remove and replace six eight-over-eight, double-hung wood windows with an off-white painted finish at the first floor on the Beacon Street and Joy Street façades.
    17.1029 BH - 37 Beacon Street: Remove and replace two eight-over-eight, double-hung wood windows with an off-white painted finish at the first floor on the Beacon Street façade.
    17.1030 BH - 37 Beacon Street, Apt. 53: Remove and replace four eight-over-eight, double-hung wood windows with an off-white painted finish at the fifth floor on the Beacon Street façade.
    17.1031 BH - 37 Beacon Street, Apt. 1: Remove and replace two eight-over-eight, double-hung wood windows with an off-white painted finish at the first floor on the Beacon Street façade.
    17.887 BH - 88 Beacon Street, Apt. 2: Remove two storm windows, and replace two two-over-two, double-hung wood windows featuring a curved frame with straight glass all with a black painted finish at the garden level on the Beacon Street façade in-kind.
    17.978 BH - 1 Charles River Square: Replace five cast stone window lintels at the first floor on the front façade in-kind.
    17.979 BH - 3 Charles River Square: Repoint; resurface the cast stone using a tinted cementitious stucco; repair and repaint the fire balcony on the rear façade black to match existing.
    17.556 BH - 115 Charles Street: Remove and replace the wood and glass door with a black painted finish in-kind.
    17.1039 BH - 144 Charles Street: Replace three wood display windows with a dark red painted finish in-kind; install vinyl signage “Charles Street Garage” on one display window and a door; and replace the ceiling mounted light fixtures within the vehicular entrance and associated conduit painted to match the white ceiling.
    17.977 BH - 82 Chestnut Street, Apt. 20: Remove four storm windows, and replace four six-over-one, double-hung wood windows with a brown painted finish at the second floor on the River Street façade in-kind.
    17.615 BH - 56 Chestnut Street: Replace deteriorated face brick with new brick; repoint; replace a brownstone lintel at rear façade with a tinted precast unit; scrape, prime and repaint windows on the front and rear façades to match existing color; and install a metal chimney cap.
    17.888 BH - 104 Chestnut Street: Remove eight storm windows, and replace eight six-over-six, double-hung segmental arch-headed wood windows with a white painted finish at the first, second, and third floors on the Chestnut Street façade in-kind.
    17.1026 BH - 16 Hancock Street, Apt. 5F: Remove and replace one two-over-two, double-hung wood window with a black painted finish at the fifth floor.
    17.1027 BH - 19 Joy Street: Repoint; and resurface brownstone lintels and sills using a tinted cementitious stucco.
    17.1021 BH - 84 Mount Vernon Street: Repaint the windows and entry door off-white, and the shutters black to match existing.
    17.1032 BH - 30 West Cedar Street: Repoint; resurface brownstone lintels and sills using a tinted cementitious stucco; and repaint window frames black to match existing.

    VIOLATIONS
    17.1004 BH - 79 Chestnut Street: Ratify VIO.BH.88 for the installation of a wood fence on the roof, by removing the visible portion.
    17.1034 BH - 33 Grove Street: Ratify VIO.BH.48 for alterations to the existing window wells, by removing the plexiglass, replacing the metal grates so they are flush with the sidewalk, and repairing the brick sidewalk.

  3. Advisory Review

    75 Beacon Street
    Applicant: David McWhan, Meyer & Meyer Architects
    Proposed Work: Construct a rooftop and rear yard addition, modify the front areaway, and window replacement.

  4. Review and Ratification of February 16, 2017 and March 16, 2017 Minutes
  5. Staff Updates