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Last updated: 03/08/2018 - 3:45pm

Back Bay Architectural Commission

The commission will hold its monthly public hearing on Wednesday, March 14, at 4:30 p.m.

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

Discussion Topics

  1. Violations Committee

    238 Marlborough Street: Update on unapproved headhouse.

  2. Design Review

    18.865 BB 457 Beacon Street: Construct penthouse and roof decks; and replace non-historic wood fourth-story one-over-one windows in-kind at front façade and rear elevation.

    18.938 BB 42 Commonwealth Avenue: At roof relocate air-conditioning equipment, expand deck, and install safety railing and privacy screening.

    18.942 BB 13 Commonwealth Avenue: At front façade replace existing penthouse entry doors, replace decking at existing deck, and replace black rubber membrane roof in-kind; at penthouse roof remove existing railing and deck, install new elevator headhouse, and replace existing skylight in-kind; repair and repaint windows; and repoint chimneys.

    18.940 BB 305 Commonwealth Avenue: At rear yard modify previously approved garden wall by expanding opening and eliminating steel gates; and increase garden area.

    18.953 BB 276 Marlborough Street: At rear elevation install dryer vent at fourth story of sidewall.

    18.939 BB 28 Marlborough Street: At rear elevation install radon gas mitigation system consisting vent pipe to roof and air pump.

    18.869 BB 177 Commonwealth Avenue: At front façade replace two non-historic fifth-story one-over-one aluminum windows with wood one-over-one windows; at party wall replace two non-historic fifth-story one-over-one aluminum windows with wood one-over-one windows; and at roof replace existing access hatch with copper-clad headhouse, repair decking at existing roof deck, and repair railing.

    18.961 BB 178 Commonwealth Avenue, Unit 7: At front façade replace existing roof deck and install handrail.

    18.960 BB 178 Commonwealth Avenue, Unit 8: At rear elevation replace existing roof deck and install handrail.

  3. Administrative Review/Approval

    18.810 BB 280 Beacon Street: Replace existing security lighting at front façade, side elevation and rear elevation.

    18.919 BB 295 Beacon Street: At front façade replace two fifth-story non-historic one-over-one aluminum windows with one-over-one wood windows.

    18.920 BB 357 Beacon Street: At front façade and rear elevation replace five second-story non-historic two-over-one wood windows in-kind.

    18.936 BB 651-655 Boylston Street: Install tables, chairs and umbrellas at patio areas.

    18.946 BB 12-14 Commonwealth Avenue: At internal courtyard areas repair, repoint and repaint masonry.

    18.958 BB 45 Commonwealth Avenue: At front façade, install new wood decking at existing deck.

    18.955 BB 160 Commonwealth Avenue: At rear elevation, remove existing louvre at first story window, restore window, and install new louvre at the underside of the existing bay window.

    18.944 BB 33 Exeter Street: At front façade and side elevation, replace existing wall signs.

    18.941 BB 10 Marlborough Street: At rear elevation, replace all copper cladding, roofing, flashing and gutters in-kind.

    18.926 BB 73 Marlborough Street: At front façade, repoint masonry and repair sandstone trim.

    18.894 BB 227 Marlborough Street: At front façade, replace deteriorated wood window sash at first-story bay window in-kind.

    18.581 BB 350 Marlborough Street: At front façade entry steps, install black iron handrails.

    18.951 BB 403 Marlborough Street: At rear elevation, replace two fourth-story and two fifth-story one-over-one wood windows in-kind.

    18.937 BB 31 Massachusetts Avenue: At front façade, side elevation and rear elevation, replace ten third-story non-historic one-over-one aluminum windows with wood one-over-one windows.

    18.928 BB 12 Newbury Street: At front façade, replace of existing wall sign.

    18.948 BB 15 Newbury Street: At rear elevation, re-set coping stones, replace flashing, repair and repoint masonry, re-glaze and repaint existing windows, repaint fire escape and install missing section of downspout.

    18.973 BB 67 Newbury Street: At front façade, re-landscape existing garden area.

    18.947 BB 67 Newbury Street: At Newbury Street entry, repoint masonry and replace deteriorated sandstone elements in-kind.

    18.957 BB 85; 236 and 286 Newbury Street: Installation of temporary parklets within two existing street parking areas at each address.

    18.933 BB 91 Newbury Street: At front façade, replace existing window sign.

    18.922 BB 205-207 Newbury Street: At front façade, install new wall sign at lower level retail space and install tables, chairs and umbrellas at patio.

    18.892 BB 285 Newbury Street: At front façade install new blade sign above first story windows.

    18.956 BB 286-288 Newbury Street: At front façade and rear elevation replace all existing third-story one-over-one wood windows in-kind.

    18.977 BB 299 Newbury Street: At front façade affix two-sided metal sign to railing.

    18.949 BB 328 Newbury Street: At front façade replace existing blade sign and wall sign.

  4. Ratification of 2/14/2018 Public Hearing Minutes
  5. Staff Updates
  6. Projected Adjournment - 7:30pm