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Last updated: 04/11/2017 - 9:47am

Beacon Hill Architectural Commission Hearing

The Commission will hold its monthly public hearing on Thursday, May 18, 2017.

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

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Election of Officers
  2. Violations

    17.1076 BH - 36 Joy Street
    Applicant: Isabelle Slotine, 36 Joy Court Condominium
    Proposed Work: Ratify the installation of a street address sign on the gate adjacent to the building (VIO.BH.61).

  3. Design Review

    4:15pm
    17.1168 BH - 57 Pinckney Street
    Applicant: Jeannette Herrmann
    Proposed Work: Install wood handrail painted off-white with metal brackets on one side of the recessed entryway.

    17.1171 BH - 28-32 Derne Street
    Applicant: Laurence Libowitz 
    Proposed Work: Modify Certificate of Appropriateness 15.862BH by enlarging one roof deck; installing stairs to the roof deck; and replacing a window and transom with a door.

    17.1005 BH - 37 Beacon Street, Apt. 62-64 (Continued from 4/2017)
    Applicant: Megan Goltermann, Payne | Bouchier Fine Builders
    Proposed Work: Construct a headhouse and roof deck.

    5:15pm
    17.1020 BH - 13 Louisburg Square (Continued from 4/2017)
    Applicant: James Mellowes, Mellowes & Paladino Architects
    Proposed Work: Install fire hose connection, alarm bell, and plaque on the front façade.

    17.1174 BH - 32-34 Hancock Street
    Applicant: Theodore Touloukian, Touloukian Touloukian Inc.
    Proposed Work: Install kitchen and bathroom vents at each floor on the rear façades.

    17.1152 BH - 73 Chestnut Street
    Applicant: Jennifer Mello, Pomeroy & Co., Inc.
    Proposed Work: Replace paired wood doors at the second floor with paired windows; replace wood windows at the first floor in-kind; remove paint from masonry; repoint; rebuild chimney in-kind; restore wood statue in-kind; restore and paint wood infill gray and front door black; replace roofing membrane system and copper gutter and leader in-kind; and remove the existing sign panel.

    17.1040 BH - 37 Grove Street
    Applicant: Eliott Levine
    Proposed Work: Replace historic black painted wood treads with granite treads; replace non-historic entryway infill with new paneled wood door painted black and multi-light transom and sidelights and side wall paneling all painted off-white; and replace light fixture.

    6:15pm
    17.1166 BH - 9 West Cedar Street
    Applicant: Brigid Williams, Hickox Williams Architects
    Proposed Work: Install two metal handrails on either side of the entryway.

    17.1167 BH - 37-41 Beaver Place
    Applicant: Brigid Williams, Hickox Williams Architects
    Proposed Work: Install pergola on existing roof deck.

    17.1095 BH - 36 Joy Street, Apt. B
    Applicant: Cheryl Carney, JB Sash & Door Company
    Proposed Work: Replace two windows at the first floor on the secondary south façade.

    17.905 BH - 73 Mount Vernon Street
    Applicant: Elliott Olson, Sousa Design Architects
    Proposed Work: Replace deck on rear ell extension; construct deck on main roof; relocate gas meters on front façade to the interior; install new landscaping in the front yard; repair fire escapes and iron railings in the front yard in-kind; replace copper gutters and leaders in-kind.

    7:15pm
    17.799 BH - 3 Joy Street (Continued from 3/2017 and 4/2017)
    Applicant: Guy Grassi, Grassi Design Group
    Proposed Work: Replace rear yard addition; replace rear façade windows; 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 and 4/2017)
    Applicant: Guy Grassi, Grassi Design Group
    Proposed Work: Replace rear yard addition; enlarge window openings; replace rear façade windows; 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 and 4/2017)
    Applicant: Guy Grassi, Grassi Design Group
    Proposed Work: Construct rear yard addition; enlarge window openings, relocate fire balcony, and replace windows 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.

  4. Administrative Review

    PROJECTS COMPLIANT WITH DISTRICT STANDARDS & CRITERIA
    17.1165 BH - 27 Brimmer Street: Replace slate shingles, copper flashing and wood trim with a black painted finish at the mansard roof in-kind.
    17.1160 BH - 30 Hancock Street, Apt. M: Repoint; clean façade; resurface brownstone lintels and sills using a tinted cementitious stucco.
    15.942 BH - 51 Hancock Street: Extend Certificate of Appropriateness 15.942BH approval with provisos for constructing a roof deck setback 7’-0” from the roof edge with a revised railing design incorporating a four-inch gap at its top rail until May 14, 2018.
    17.1161 BH - 20 Louisburg Square: Replace the copper flashings and reinstall the slate shingles in-kind.
    17.1096 BH - 59 Mount Vernon Street: Repair all of the wood windows on the front façade and repaint black to match existing.
    17.1154 BH - 89 Mount Vernon Street: Restore the wrought iron railings on both stoops and the cast iron fence on the front retaining wall, both with a black painted finish in-kind.
    17.1033 BH - 96 Pinckney Street: Reconstruct two brick chimneys in-kind; replace the "fish scale" slate mansard roof and the roofing membrane system on the flat (main) roof and all of the copper flashing and gutters in-kind; and replace the deteriorated wood trim around the dormer windows in-kind, and painting the trim black.
    17.1108 BH - 96 Pinckney Street: Remove twelve storm windows; replace six two-over-two and six one-over-one, double-hung wood windows at the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors in-kind, and painting all of the sashes and brick molds black.
    17.1097 BH - 14 West Cedar Street: Remove the asphalt shingles on the sides of the dormers on both the front and rear roofs and install slate shingles; replace the copper gutters and flashing in-kind; and replace the asphalt shingles in-kind on the non-visible portions of the roof.
    17.1164 BH - 50 West Cedar Street: Repaint front door, window casings, and oriel black and the entryway surround off-white all to match existing.
    17.1107 BH - 79 West Cedar Street: Remove four storm windows; and replace four six-over-six, double-hung wood windows with a black painted finish at the fourth floor in-kind.

    VIOLATIONS
    17.980 BH - 45 Chestnut Street: Repaint front door black; repoint joints to right of front stoop; and replace copper leader adjacent to the stoop (VIO.BH.77).
    17.1173 BH - 39-41 Mount Vernon Street: Remove mechanical vents from secondary north and east façades, and key in brick; relocate some vents to non-visible locations on the secondary east façade (VIO.BH.82).

  5. Advisory Review

    14 Mugar Way
    Applicant: David Hacin, Hacin + Associates
    Proposed Work: Construct a 4-story addition; and modify site landscaping.

  6. Review and Ratification of April 20, 2017 Minutes
  7. Staff Updates