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Back Bay Architectural Commission hearing

The Commission will hold its monthly public hearing on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

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

Public testimony begins at 4:30pm

Discussion Topics

  1. Violations Committee
  2. Design Review Hearing

    17.1003 BB Boylston Street (Arlington Street to Massachusetts Avenue):  Sidewalk paving master plan and replacement of sidewalk between Dartmouth Street and Exeter Street.

    17.912 BB 607 Boylston Street: Installation of HVAC air intake louvers at rear elevation as previously approved in 2012 as part of application 13.064 BB.

    17.988 BB 31 Newbury Street: At lower roof replace mechanical condenser with new unit, and install gravity ventilator, gas vent and gooseneck exhaust vent; and replace existing louvers at rear elevation with dark bronze louvers.

    17.933 BB 167 Newbury Street: Replace lower retail entry door, replace jamb trim and paint; install new granite pavers at walkway to front stoop; repaint fencing and handrails and add new aluminum cap rail; install new free standing planters at ground level; add step lights at ground level; repaint concrete curbs, stairs and slab at lower level; remove lower retail shelf, light and signage.

    17.987 BB 163 Newbury Street: Amend Application 17.124 BB to include adding a fourth floor addition and three recessed window openings in existing slate false roof structure; construct a two-story addition and brick pavers at the rear elevation; install copper gutters and downspouts, and black iron guardrails at rear elevation; convert second story window at rear bay into a door; install four heat pumps at roof at rear of building; and at sunken patio at front facade rebuild stairs with granite and add signage for accessible route on guardrail at sidewalk.

    17.836 BB 55 Commonwealth Avenue: Install aluminum powder-coated sliding gate at rear parking area.

    17.964 BB 166 Beacon Street: At rear elevation replace two wood non-historic double-hung one-over-one fifth floor windows with wood double-hung one-over-one wood windows; and install vent for gas range.

    17.985 BB 3 Gloucester Street: Install roof deck on ultimate roof.

    17.965 BB 370 Commonwealth Avenue: Improvements to Massachusetts Avenue bicycle lane, sidewalk and valet/travel lane at 370 Commonwealth Avenue.

    17.876 BB 72 Commonwealth Avenue: Re-landscaping of front garden area and installation of an outdoor sculpture consisting of a brass figure on a granite base standing seventy-five inches tall.

  3. Administrative Review/Approval

    17.911 BB 190 Beacon Street: At front façade replace two second story and two third story non-historic windows with wood two-over-two windows.

    17.986 BB 236 Beacon Street: At third story of rear elevation replace three double-hung one-over-one wood windows and one fixed window in-kind.

    17.944 BB 285 Beacon Street: At front façade replace three double-hung one-over-one third story wood windows in-kind; and at rear elevation replace one double-hung one-over-one third story wood window in-kind.

    17.910 BB 354 Beacon Street: Re-point masonry at front façade and rear elevation with mortar matching the composition, color, texture and tooling of the existing mortar.

    17.945 BB 409 Beacon Street: At rear elevation replace two, two-over-two wood windows in-kind, and replace two non-historic wood four-over-two windows with wood two-over-two windows.

    17.879 BB 450 Beacon Street: Replace existing roof deck and install black iron railings.

    17.878 BB 501 Beacon Street: At front façade install one set of non-illuminated aluminum letters above entry door and install window signage.

    17.939 BB 285 Clarendon Street: Replace all copper gutters in-kind and paint dormers to match existing color.

    17.992 BB 64 Commonwealth Avenue: Replace existing rubber membrane roof with new black rubber membrane roof.

    16.1239 BB 90 Commonwealth Avenue: Renew Certificate of Appropriateness to replace wood siding and install standing seam copper on the existing head house, and replace roofing membranes in-kind, by one year (expiring 4-13-2018).

    16.1487 BB 90 Commonwealth Avenue: Renew Certificate of Appropriateness to replace the existing windows and door at the head house in-kind, by one year (expiring 8-10-2018).

    17.938 BB 118 Commonwealth Avenue: At front façade replace two fourth story wood one-over-one windows in-kind; and at rear elevation replace two fourth story wood two-over-two story windows in-kind.

    17.868 BB 203-205 Commonwealth Avenue: Replace roof slate in-kind and install new copper flashing and gutter.

    17.936 BB 314 Commonwealth Avenue: Removal of six failed steel frame window units with aluminum insulated windows matching the appearance of the existing windows.

    17.990 BB 325 Commonwealth Avenue: At front façade replace four wood one-over-one third story windows in-kind; and at rear elevation replace three wood one-over-one third story windows in-kind.

    17.991 BB 325 Commonwealth Avenue: At front façade replace three wood one-over-one fifth story windows in-kind; and at rear elevation replace one wood one-over-one fifth story window in-kind.

    17.937 BB 393 Commonwealth Avenue: Repoint front façade using a Type N mortar; and re-paint windows, window shutters, trim and fence to match existing colors.

    17.989 BB 30 Fairfield Street: Replace flag pole support brackets at Fairfield Street and Commonwealth Avenue.

    17.950 BB 10 Gloucester Street: Replace all existing front façade and rear elevation windows.

    17.940 BB 13 Gloucester Street: At rear elevation replace three non-historic aluminum one-over-one windows with wood one-over-one windows.

    17.943 BB 3 Marlborough Street: At front façade install new copper gutter, flashing and copper roof panels at cornice; replace slate at Mansard in-kind;  replace deteriorated wood trim at dormers in-kind and paint to match existing color.

    17.907 BB 291 Marlborough Street: At front façade install copper flashing above entryway, replace deteriorated bricks in-kind, and re-point masonry using a mortar that matches the color, texture and tooling of the existing mortar; repair and re-paint windows and trim to match existing color; replace existing deteriorated storm windows in-kind; and apply wood preservative to existing fence at rear of property.

    16.1266 BB 352 Marlborough Street: Renew Certificate of Appropriateness to replace slate shingles, copper gutters and leaders in-kind; restore masonry, including removing all of the vegetation from the facades; restore entry doors and all ornamental wood trim at the dormers in-kind; window replacement in-kind; construct a one-story rooftop addition; and install rooftop mechanical equipment and a deck on the main roof, by one year (expiring 7-8-2018).

    16.1267 BB 362 Marlborough Street: Renew Certificate of Appropriateness to replace slate roof shingles, copper gutters and leaders in-kind; restore masonry, including removing all vegetation from the facades; restore the entryway; window replacement in-kind; construct a roof deck with a roof access hatch; and install rooftop mechanical equipment, by one year (expiring 7-8-2018).

    16.1552 BB 362 Marlborough Street: Renew Certificate of Appropriateness to remove one tree in rear yard and replant; remove one tree in front garden and replant; construct a one-story rear yard brick infill featuring a garage door and pedestrian door with a rooftop deck; and build hardscape planters and brick paved driveway in rear yard, by one year (expiring 7-21-2018).

    17.908 BB 370 Marlborough Street: Replace nine rear elevation windows in-kind.

    17.934 BB 168 Newbury Street: Clean front yard retaining walls and curbs; replace stair treads and risers with new granite; install new brick pavers and granite border at walkway to front stoop; and repaint handrails at front yard.

    17.941 BB 228 Newbury Street: At front façade repoint masonry, repair shingles at bay window, and replace copper gutter in-kind.

    17.906 BB 286-288 Newbury Street: Installation of halo-lit aluminum letters above windows at lower level storefront.

  4. Advisory Review

    13 Hereford Street: Construct a roof deck with a black metal rail on the building’s upper roof and install black painted metal stair and rail from fourth floor to proposed roof deck.

  5. Ratification of 3-8-2017 Public Hearing Minutes
  6. Staff Updates