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Beacon Hill Architectural District

The Beacon Hill Architectural District will hold its monthly public hearing on Thursday, December 19, 2019, at 5 p.m.

To enter and exit City Hall after 5:30 p.m. please use the Congress Street entrance.

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Design Review

    APP # 20.209 BH    9 Willow Street (Continued from 10/17/2019 & 11/5/2019) Proposed Work: At all facades; repaint wood windows, trim, and bays in kind.

    APP # 19.1150 BH    60 Chestnut Street Proposed Work: Remediation of condenser location, planter, and deck height.

    APP # 20.371 BH     151-153 Charles Street (Continued from 10/17/2019) Proposed Work: At side yard visible from Charles Street, replace wooden picket fence gate with metal fence with diamond plate screening.

    APP # 20.283 BH    92 Pinckney Street (Continued from 10/17/2019) Proposed Work: At north, west and south facades replace all windows (historic and replacement) with proper pane configuration to match existing.

    APP # 20.516 BH     71 Beacon Street (Continued from 10/17/2019) Proposed Work: At fourth floor at front, rear and side facades, replace five, 6 over 6, wood, true divided light windows with five, 6 over 6, wood, true divided light windows.

    APP # 20.251  BH    12 Lime Street Proposed Work: At front façade main entry, install five new energy panels

    APP # 20.327 BH    89-91 West Cedar Proposed Work: Replace three windows on 5th Floor (See Additional Items Under Administrative Review).  Removed By Staff

    APP # 20.379 BH    10 Otis Place Proposed Work: At rear yard facing Storrow Drive replace chain link fence with cedar privacy fence.

    APP # 20.410 BH     104 Mt. Vernon Street (11A West Cedar) Proposed Work: At front façade, restore leaded glass on side lights and transom by cleaning and removing existing paint. Restore existing front door, repaint door (BM Grand Entrance Red). Restore 11A main Entry repaint door (BM Grand Entrance Red).

    APP # 20.459 BH    13 Chestnut Street: Proposed Work: Install new light fixture at front façade.

    APP # 20.470 BH    70 Charles Street: Proposed Work: Install new signage.

    APP # 20.497 BH    145 Pinckney Street Proposed Work: Replace existing perimeter fence in kind.

    APP # 20.503 BH    31 Irving Street (Adjacent) Proposed Work: Install tree guard around street tree.

    APP # 20.510 BH     6 Mt. Vernon Place Proposed Work: At front and side facades, install four decorative lights.

    APP # 20.514 BH     65-66 Beacon Street: Proposed Work: At Charles Street façade, replace existing double doors with a single leaf door and sidelight.

    APP # 20.519 BH     32 Hancock Street Proposed Work: Re-stain front door to its original color. Removed at the request of the applicant.

    APP # 20.520 BH    30 Chestnut Street Proposed Work: At front façade, replace wood shutters. At front and rear facades all levels, replace all wood windows (6 over 6) with 6 over 6 wood windows. Replace granite curbstone with brick. Install steel balconies at second and third level of rear. Relocate downspout at rear of the property. Install roof deck. (See Additional Items Under Administrative Review).

    APP # 20.521 BH     71 Charles Street Proposed Work: At front façade, replace existing main front door and side lights, replace existing front garden level door and shave sloped stone, install new light in door well. Repaint door vestibule Whispering Spring.  Install two new hand rails, install two new sign, and install wood flower boxes. Install fire department connection. At front and rear facades, replace existing 6 over 6 wood windows with 6 over 6 wood windows. Install star tiebacks at front façade. (See Additional Items under Administrative Review)

    APP # 20.523 BH    34 Beacon Street Proposed Work: Remove upper railing and hatch at upper roof. At Joy Street façade level 1, replace three 6 over 6 wood windows with 3 6 over 6 windows. At front façade dormer level, replace two, 2 over 2, wood windows with two, 2 over 2, wood windows. Replace flag pole. (See Additional Items Under Administrative Review).

    APP # 20.603  BH   82 Chestnut Street Proposed Work: At River Street façade, level four, replace six, 6 over 1 wood sash sets with 6 over 1 wood sash sets in existing frames. 

    APP # 20.610  BH    137 Charles Street Proposed Work: At storefront, install wall sign, blade sign, and window decals.

    APP # 20.612  BH    44 Beacon Street Proposed Work: Repaint front door and porch Benjamin Moore Essex Green High Gloss (Door), Chalk white semi-gloss (Trim and columns).

    APP # 20.615  BH    105 Pinckney Street Proposed Work: At front façade, install black metal handrail on front stoop.

    APP # 20.617  BH    33 Bowdoin Street Proposed Work: At all facades, repaint windows and trim black. (Previously reviewed under 20.381 BH).

    APP # 20.630  BH   35 Bowdoin Street Proposed Work: At South elevation, replace existing basement level double hung windows to match existing window configuration, materials and dimensions. Replace two (basement) windows at south elevation with doors to match existing window styles.

  2. Administrative Review

    APP # 20.319 BH     34 1/2 Beacon Street: At front façade, remove and replace raised panels and replace/repaint in kind.

    APP # 20.523 BH    34 Beacon Street: At front façade, level 2, replace standing seam copper roof, install TPO roofing system. (See Additional Items under Design Review).

    APP # 20.521 BH     71 Charles Street:  Replace existing front and rear gutters in kind with copper gutters, replace existing roof level flashing in kind with copper flashing. At front façade, restore existing windows on level two and three. At front façade level 1, repair metal detail in kind. Repair snow guards, Rebuild existing chimney in kind. Repair front door vestibule molding in kind. At rear façade, repoint brick, in kind. (See Additional Items in Design Review)

    APP # 20.520 BH    30 Chestnut Street:  At front and rear facades, clean and repoint brick in kind. At rear façade, repair garage header in kind, replace copper gutter in kind. (See Additional Items under Design Review).

    APP # 20.495 BH    130 Chestnut Street: Paint front main vestibule BM - Windham Cream

    APP # 20.613  BH    46-48/52-54 Irving Street: At all facades, replace all windows which are 1 over 1 and vinyl with 1 over 1 aluminum clad.

    APP # 20.384 BH    37 Joy Street: At front and rear facades, repair spalled brick and cast stone sill, stabilize displaced brick and reset cast stone lintels and sills, repair step cracks, spot repoint as needed. All work is to be done in kind.

    APP # 20.619 BH     39 Joy Street:(Pending Missing Information) At front façade, level two replace four, 6 over 1, wood windows with 6 over 1 wood windows.

    APP # 20.467 BH    129-131 Mount Vernon Street: At front façade level one; replace two, 2 over 2, wood windows and four, one over one, wood windows in kind.

    APP # 20.460 BH    54 Myrtle Street #5: At front façade, level three replace three, 1 over 1, wood, windows with three, 1 over 1, wood windows.

    APP # 20.517 BH     69 Phillips Street: At front façade levels 1-5, replace all one over one wood windows with 1 over 1 wood windows. Total of 14 windows.

    APP # 20.616 BH    105 Pinckney Street: (Pending Missing Information) At rear façade, level 1 & 2 replace 5 windows.

    APP # 20.513 BH     123 Pinckney Street: Paint and repair wood storefront in kind.

    APP # 20.522 BH    1 Primus Avenue: At front and side elevation levels 4 and 5, replace eight, 6 over 6, wood, replacement windows with six over six wood windows.

    APP # 20.316 BH    11A Revere Street: At level one, replace two one over one aluminum clad windows with 1 over 1 aluminum clad windows.

    APP # 20.466 BH   75 Revere Street: At front façade level three, replace two, non-historic, 6 over 6 wood windows with two, 6 over 6 wood windows.

    APP # 20.395 BH     104 Revere Street: Refinish existing shutters, repaint in the same color.

    APP # 20.515 BH     33-61 Temple Street: Restore Derne and Temple Streets.

    APP # 20.511 BH      87 West Cedar Street:(Pending Missing Information) Repaint entry door and trim in kind. Removed By Staff

    APP # 20.327 BH    89-91 West Cedar Street:(Pending Missing Information) Cut and repoint brick using type “N” mortar (See Additional Items under Design Review). Removed By Staff

  3. RATIFICATION OF 10/17/2019 PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES
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