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Boston Landmarks Commission Hearing 4/25/2017

The commission will hold its monthly public design review hearing on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.
The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Design Review - 4:00 p.m.

    17.1010.50      Stock Exchange Building
    Applicant: Geoffrey Lewis, The Boston Globe
    Proposed work: Replace existing signage with Boston Globe signage

    17.1024.114    Ames Building (Cultivar)
    Applicant: Mary Dumont, Lesee
    Proposed work: Installation of Cultivar signage

    17.1037.111    Old South Building (Chicken and Rice Guys)
    Applicant: Kevin Lau, Chicken and Rice Guys
    Proposed work: Remove existing signage and install new Chicken and Rice signage

    17.1013.229    Charles River Esplanade
    Applicant: Tani Marinovich, Esplanade Association
    Proposed work: Replacement of signage on seven existing kiosks; installation of two new entry signs in new locations; replacement of eight existing interpretive panels

    17.1007.26      Federal Reserve Bank (Langham Hotel)
    Applicant: Fred Mahoney, Contractor
    Proposed work: Installation of new gutter lining, heating cables and drip edge; sealing of stone joints, repair of spalled stones; reinstallation of windows and metal cladding, installation of new pan flashings

    17.1018.05      Public Garden
    Applicant: Elizabeth Vizza, Friends of the Public Garden (non-profit partner)
    Proposed work: Removal of mature yew shrubs and aralia bushes; installation of more extensive planting palette to complement previous phases and to facilitate view sheds; minor adjustment to paving edges, removal of cobblestone pathway, installation of bituminous path

    17.1016.142    Emerald Necklace
    Applicant: Rob Lowell, Dept. of Conservation and Recreation
    Proposed work: Curb realignment; bump-out of curb, installation of accessible crossing elements, accessible parkland path, route and stairs; installation of new mast-arms and traffic signals; restoration of parkland, including trees, retaining walls, stairs, paths and lawn.

  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

    17.998.143      Batterymarch Building
    Applicant: Chris Kelley, Contractor
    Proposed work: installation of temporary pipe scaffolding; replacement of cracked brick, replacement of sealant joints, selective repointing of brick mortar joints

    17.999.187      Loring-Greenough House
    Applicant: Gretchen Grozier, Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club, Inc.
    Proposed work: Repaint interior plaster walls

    17.1014.42      Franklin Park
    Applicant: Matthew Davis, Brown and Caldwell
    Proposed work: Boring of three holes, maximum 12 feet depth, and temporary installation of 2” pipes

    17.1015.176    Faneuil Hall
    Applicant: Carlene Laurent, Property Management Department
    Proposed work: Repair Great Hall doors and strap hinges

    17.1017.05      Public Garden
    Applicant: Elizabeth Vizza, Friends of the Public Garden (non-profit partner)
    Proposed work: Remove all irrigation piping and controls from pit and install in new cabinets to match existing.

    17.1025.186    The Edward Everett House
    Applicant: Peggy Hammond, Owner
    Proposed work: Removal of asphalt shingles and installation of slate; installation of copper gutters in federal style profile, repair of cornice; removal of fire escape and masonry repair

    17.1035.MHT Mission Hill Triangle (15 Wigglesworth Street)
    Applicant: Katherine Hein, Owner
    Proposed work: Replace non-original 1/1 windows with new 1/1 windows. Colors to match existing windows in the building

  3. Business Hearing - 6:00 PM

    1. Discussion and Vote on Design Review Applications

    2. Review and ratification of 03/28/2017 meeting minutes

    3. Demolition Delay Hearing: 159-201 Washington Street, Brighton
    Application # 17.088D2097
    Applicant: Jay Doherty
    Re: Review of proposed demolition of St. Gabriel's Retreat House, Garage, and Carriage House in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts

    4.  Property Updates and Staff Reports

  4. Projected Adjournment - 7:30 PM