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Last updated: 04/28/2017 - 10:19am

Back Bay Architectural District Commission

The Commission will hold its monthly public hearing on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

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

Public testimony begins at 5:00pm

Discussion Topics

  1. Design Review Hearing

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

    17.1128 BB 120 Beacon Street: At rear elevation reduce length and height of existing brick wall and install granite curb.

    17.1115 BB 270 Beacon Street: At front façade install railing at catwalk along parapet wall.

    17.827 BB 119 Beacon Street: Repair deteriorated roof deck and replace wood railing with black iron railing; replace exterior of headhouse; and replace rooftop air-conditioning unit.

  2. Administrative Review/Approval

    17.1124 BB 172 Beacon Street: At seventh story replace twenty-two six-over-six wood windows and one three light window in-kind.

    17.1113 BB 223 Beacon Street: At front façade replace one garden level and three first story aluminum one-over-one double hung windows with wood double-hung one-over-one windows; and at rear elevation replace two second story double-hung one-over-one aluminum windows with wood double-hung one-over-one windows.

    17.1093 BB 234 Beacon Street: Replace canvas entry awning covering in-kind and repair damaged concrete sidewalk.

    17.1083 BB 280 Beacon Street: Replace existing black rubber membrane roof at upper and lower roofs in-kind; replace skylights at upper roof in-kind.

    17.1091 BB 282 Beacon Street: At Beacon Street Elevation replace eight non-historic one-over-one aluminum fourth floor windows with wood double-hung six-over-six windows.

    17.1117 BB 295 Beacon Street: At front façade and side elevation repair masonry, repair and repaint sheet metal cladding, install missing metal architectural features in-kind, repaint exterior wood features, install storm windows, and replace roof skylights in-kind.

    17.909 BB 306 Beacon Street: Repair sandstone at front façade using a cementicious stucco; replace upper iron ralings; replace roof shingles; install new copper belt course into existing gutter; install copper cladding on dormer roofs; and repair and re-paint wood trim.

    17.1084 BB 320 Beacon Street: At front façade replace five fourth story non-historic double-hung one-over-one windows with wood double-hung one-over-one windows.

    17.1049 BB 413 Beacon Street: Replace black rubber membrane roof in-kind.

    17.1125 BB 473 Beacon Street: At front façade replace four fifth story non-historic one-over-one double-hung wood windows with one-over-one double hung wood windows.

    17.1132 BB 364 Boylston Street: At front façade replace wood blade sign.

    17.1139 BB 36 Commonwealth Avenue: At front façade install brick pavers at entry walkway and repair curbs.

    17.1112 BB 287 Commonwealth Avenue: Repoint west side wall at rear elevation using mortar that matches the color and texture of the existing mortar.

    17.1092 BB 295 Commonwealth Avenue: At front façade install four Harvey Tru Channel black aluminum storm windows at second story.

    17. 1131 BB 338 Commonwealth Avenue: At rear elevation replace wooden deck surfaces at units three and four.

    17.1126 BB 362-366 Commonwealth Avenue: At front façade replace one non-historic second story aluminum one-over-one double-hung window with a wood one-over-one double-hung window; and at rear elevation replace one second story non-historic aluminum one-over-one double-hung window with a wood one-over-one double-hung window.

    17.1137 BB 390 Commonwealth Avenue: At rear elevation of 1980s addition replace five double-hung one-over-one windows and eight casement windows in-kind in-kind.

    17.521 BB 35 Marlborough Street: Repoint rear façade, replace two lintels and repair steel fire escape.

    17.1133 BB 119 Marlborough Street: At front façade repair deteriorated brownstone with a tinted cementitious stucco.

    17.1138 BB 36 Newbury Street: At front façade replace three four-over-four double-hung wood fourth story windows in-kind.

    17.1088 BB 115 Newbury Street: Install two white terra cotta planting bowls at entry.

    17.1114 BB 144 Newbury Street: Installation of three new window signs.

    17.1085 BB 222 Newbury Street: Replace existing black rubber membrane roof in-kind and install copper gutter at rear elevation.

    17.1086 BB 224 Newbury Street: Replace existing black rubber membrane roof in-kind and install copper gutter at rear elevation.

    17.1087 BB 226 Newbury Street: Replace existing black rubber membrane roof in-kind and install copper gutter at rear elevation.

    17.1082 BB 240A Newbury Street: Install new illuminated signage at Newbury Street and Fairfield Street entrances.

  3. Advisory Review

    Starry Broadband Provider: Introduction to Starry, a fixed wireless, gigabit-capable broadband provider that will be submitting applications for building/home receiver installations in the Back Bay Architectural District.

    Newbury Street & Berkeley Street: The Back Bay Association is considering plans to install seasonal planters at each corner of the intersection of Newbury Street and Berkeley Street.

  4. Discussion Item

    Proposed air conditioning guidelines.

  5. Ratification of 4/12/2017 Public Hearing Minutes
  6. Staff Updates

    Report on preservation month events.