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Last updated: 09/12/2017 - 11:20am

Back Bay Architectural Commission Hearing

The commission will hold its monthly public hearing on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

(Use Congress Street as an entrance and exit after 5:30pm)

Public testimony begins at 4:30pm

Discussion Topics

  1. Violations Committee

    9 Gloucester Street: Unapproved tree removal at Marlborough Street – Update.

    245 Newbury Street: Unapproved electronic window signage.

    263 Newbury Street: Unapproved electronic window signage.

    238 Marlborough Street: Unapproved rooftop headhouse.

  2. Design Review

    18.259 BB 265-275 Dartmouth Street: At roof increase height of existing elevator over-run to meet current machinery and code requirements; install new standing seam siding to over-run to match existing siding; and add new access door and exterior staircase from roof to over-run.

    18.251 BB 273 Newbury Street: At patio install planters and free standing display case.

    17.1493 BB 349 Newbury Street: At rear elevation replace existing garage doors with brick infill and install clerestory windows. WITHDRAWN BY APPLICANT

    18.242 BB 75 Marlborough Street: Remove existing rooftop headhouse, roofing, decking and skylights, and replace with a relocated headhouse, new rubber roofing, decking and skylights.

    18.239 BB 25 Commonwealth Avenue: At rear elevation install new copper flashing at second story roof and install copper vent at wall for range hood.

    18.254 BB 349 Commonwealth Avenue: Construct penthouse addition.

    18.253 BB 329 Commonwealth Avenue: Amend application 17.522 BB to relocate four proposed condenser units from the rear roof deck to the upper roof behind approved elevator headhouse; and relocate one proposed condenser unit from rear roof deck to front roof deck to be concealed by existing parapet wall and proposed new wood screen.

    18.088 BB 260-262 Commonwealth Avenue: Combining two buildings into one building with five residential units which will include removing all existing fire escapes; restoring exterior masonry, metalwork, wood trim and doors; replacing all windows; lowering existing roof structures to create parapet walls at front and rear; constructing a copper clad penthouse and roof deck; constructing a four-story rear addition; at rear yard erect a brick wall, garden areas and a ramp to a proposed garage door opening and basement level parking.

  3. Administrative Review/Approval

    18.112 BB 104 Beacon Street: Replace front façade copper gutters and downspouts in-kind.

    18.113 BB 108 Beacon Street: Replace front façade copper gutters and downspouts in-kind.

    18.243 BB 109 Beacon Street: At front façade replace two one-over-one second story aluminum windows with one-over-one wood windows, and replace wood brick molds in-kind.

    18.114 BB 111 Beacon Street: At rear elevation re-point masonry with mortar that matches the color, texture and tooling of the existing mortar; repair sandstone trim with a tinted cementitious stucco; replace copper gutters and downspouts in-kind; repaint window trim and fire escapes to match existing colors.

    18.115 BB 112 Beacon Street: Replace front façade copper gutters and downspouts in-kind.

    18.116 BB 116 Beacon Street: Replace front façade copper gutters and downspouts in-kind.

    18.117 BB 131-133 Beacon Street: Replace front façade and rear elevation copper gutters and downspouts in-kind.

    18.166 BB 198 Beacon Street: Replace rubber membrane roof in-kind.

    18.187 BB 251 Beacon Street: Repair front entry steps with a tinted cementitious stucco.

    18.143 BB 271 Beacon Street: At front façade replace three non-historic lower level one-over-one wood windows in-kind and one single-light wood casement window in-kind.

    18.174 BB 292 Beacon Street: Replace slate at front Mansard roof in-kind.

    18.208 BB 232 Clarendon Street: At front façade replace aluminum gutters and downspouts with copper.

    18.231 BB 234-236 Clarendon Street: Repair stone façade at select locations using a tinted cementitious stucco; repoint; repaint and re-caulk the perimeter of the windows black.

    18.228 BB 65 Commonwealth Avenue: At front façade repair and repaint fence; repaint window security gates; re-point mortar joints at stairs and retaining wall with mortar that matches the color, texture and tooling of the existing mortar; and replace concrete landing in-kind.

    18.146 BB 113 Commonwealth Avenue: Re-point masonry at front façade with mortar that matches the color, texture and tooling of the existing mortar, and re-paint window trim to match existing color.

    18.276 BB 148 Commonwealth Avenue: Replace existing concrete front entry walk with brick pavers.

    18.245 BB 167 Commonwealth Avenue: At front façade repair deteriorated sandstone with a tinted cementitious stucco; and install new metal panel roof at bay.

    17.1486 BB 191 Commonwealth Avenue: Replace all existing non-historic six-over-six double-hung wood window sash in-kind.

    18.246 BB 391 Commonwealth Avenue: At front façade and rear elevation replace eight aluminum one-over-one third story windows with wood one-over-one windows.

    18.247 BB 391 Commonwealth Avenue: At front façade replace four aluminum one-over-one third story windows with wood one-over-one windows.

    18.217 BB 416 Commonwealth Avenue: At rear elevation replace two non-historic one-over-one wood seventh story windows and seven non-historic one-over-one wood sixth story windows in-kind.

    18.218 BB 416 Commonwealth Avenue: Replace sixteen non-historic one-over-one wood fifth story windows in-kind.

    18.189 BB 11 Exeter Street: Replace existing deteriorated granite surround with new sections of granite; replace missing address letters in-kind; rebuild brick cheek walls at entry stairs in-kind; and install new pendant light fixture.

    18.104 BB 11 Hereford Street: At rear elevation re-point masonry below gutter with a mortar that matches the color, texture and tooling of the surrounding mortar.

    18.278 BB 65 Marlborough Street: Repoint; resurface brownstone features using a tinted cementitious stucco.

    18.108 BB 146 Marlborough Street: Replace slate shingles, flat-seam copper cladding on the dormers, copper flashing, and copper gutters in-kind.

    18.252 BB 189 Marlborough Street: Re-point masonry at front façade with mortar that matches the color, texture and tooling of the existing mortar, and re-paint window trim to match existing color.

    18.256 BB 193 Marlborough Street: Re-point masonry at front façade with mortar marching the color, texture and tooling of the existing mortar.

    18.224 BB 313 Marlborough Street: Installation of condenser/heat pump on uppermost roof adjacent to an existing unit with piping and electrical lines running to roof through an internal pipe chase.

    18.157 BB 365 Marlborough Street: Rebuild front entry steps and walkway in-kind.

    18.238 BB 45 Newbury Street: Replace existing failed rooftop condensing unit and air handler with similar equipment.

    18.260 BB 115 Newbury Street: At front façade replace concrete paving with bluestone pavers; install planting beds; and install new bronze anodized storefront system to match existing entryway with new entry door for direct access to retail space.

    18.258 BB 127-129 Newbury Street: At front façade replace concrete paving with bluestone pavers; install planting beds; and install anodized bronze framework for future signage at storefront matching the entry way.

    18.250 BB 175 Newbury Street: At rear elevation replace two non-historic lower level one-over-one wood windows in-kind; replace metal entry door in-kind; add copper entry canopy over door; repair window grates; install intercom call box; install lighting fixture and bronze louver above entry door; and remove HVAC condensing unit and support frame, abandoned power and telecommunication wires and broken light fixture.

    18.226 BB 177 Newbury Street: At front façade replace existing blade sign and window signage at first story.

    18.248 BB 205-207 Newbury Street: At front façade and rear elevation re-point masonry with mortar matching the color, texture and tooling of the existing mortar, repair stonework with a tinted cementitious stucco, and repair gutters and downspouts. Replace west side copper gutters in-kind. Re-paint and re-seal existing windows. Replace gray mortar patches with brick in-fill to match existing brick and mortar. Replace asphalt paving at rear parking area with brick pavers. At rear elevation replace three entry doors in-kind, add copper entry canopy over west entry door, door intercom and lighting.

    18.275 BB 288 Newbury Street: Install new wooden blade sign at first story commercial space.

    18.220 BB 316 Newbury Street: Install new window signage at fourth story windows.

  4. Ratification of 7/12/2017 and 8/9/2017 Public Hearing Minutes
  5. Projected Adjournment - 8:00pm