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Last updated: 06/07/2019 - 2:00pm

Back Bay Architectural Commission

The commission will hold its monthly public hearing on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

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

Public testimony begins at 4:30pm

Discussion Topics

  1. Violations Committee - 4:30 p.m.

    VIO.19.076 BB 134 Newbury Street: Unapproved audio speakers at front facade.

    VIO.19.075 BB 168 Newbury Street: Unapproved audio speakers at front facade.

    VIO.19.074 BB 376 Marlborough Street: Unapproved removal of two trees at front garden.

    VIO.19.077 BB 199 Marlborough Street: Unapproved removal of one tree at front garden.

    VIO.19.073 BB 31 Massachusetts Avenue: Unapproved installation of wall-mounted HVAC units.

  2. Design Review - 5 p.m.

    19.1076 BB 205-207 Newbury Street: At front façade install three umbrellas on lower patios and signage at fence.

    19.1263 BB 855 Boylston Street: At front façade remove signage, clean masonry, replace entry doors and install canopy over entrance doors.

    19.1275 BB 108 Newbury Street: At Newbury Street façade install a storefront bump out and renovate entry and patio; and at Clarendon Street elevation remove black granite façade, repair and re-point masonry and enlarge window openings to create symmetrical façade.

    19.1274 BB 28 Exeter Street: At Exeter Street façade replace façade materials, lighting and signage.

    19.1267 BB 18 Newbury Street: At front façade replace existing storefront and enlarge glass openings; and at rear elevation replace metal doors in-kind, create accessible entry, install louvers in existing window openings, restore second-story covered window openings, remove window mounted fan, and refurbish/replace windows.

    19.1188 BB 233 Beacon Street: At rear elevation remove tree.

    19.1067 BB 353 Beacon Street: At roof install deck, headhouse, HVAC equipment, planters and lighting.

  3. Administrative Review/Approval

    19.1239 BB 121 Beacon Street: At roof remove existing roof deck, replace black rubber membrane roof in-kind, and replace front copper downspout in-kind.

    19.1206 BB 127 Beacon Street: At rear extension remove paint and repair masonry.

    19.1273 BB 157 Beacon Street: At front garden replace dead Laburnum tree and diseased Star Magnolia tree in-kind.

    19.1161 BB 177 Beacon Street: At front façade replace copper gutter and downspout in-kind.

    19.1233 BB 231 Beacon Street: At front façade repair and re-paint front entry steps.

    19.1246 BB 236 Beacon Street: At side elevation replace four second-story six-over-six non-historic wood windows in-kind, and one second- story four-over-four non-historic wood window in-kind.

    19.1186 BB 452 Beacon Street: At front façade replace deteriorated concrete sidewalls with bluestone pavers, cap deteriorated staircase and re-point garden wall.

    19.1234 BB 359 Boylston Street: Replace black rubber membrane roof in-kind at upper and lower roofs.

    19.1271 BB 899 Boylston Street: At roof install new black rubber roof with walkway pads, repair and re-point masonry, and replace wooden flight of roof hatch steps with black steel steps.

    19.1241 BB 34 Commonwealth Avenue: At front façade replace copper roof at bay in-kind; and at rear elevation replace rubber roofing, wood decking, and railing at bay in-kind, install copper flashing, and replace lattice panels in-kind.

    19.1179 BB 40 Commonwealth Avenue: At rear elevation replace two lower-level one-over-one non-historic wood windows in-kind.

    19.1177 BB 40 Commonwealth Avenue: At side elevation replace non-historic steel lower level entry door with single-light wood door painted black.

    19.1133 BB 191 Commonwealth Avenue: Replace PVC membrane roof with EPDM roofing system and replace copper gutters in-kind.

    19.1142 BB & 19.1143 BB 269 Commonwealth Avenue: Re-point masonry, replace black rubber membrane roof in-kind, replace gabled-skylight in-kind, and replace domed-skylight with low-profile skylight.

    19.1178 BB 416 Commonwealth Avenue: At Charlesgate East elevation replace four fifth-story one-over-one non-historic wood windows in-kind.

    19.1262 BB 314 Dartmouth Street: At roof replace two HVAC condensers, relocate ventilator and gas connection, and install three deck lights.

    19.1194 BB 8 Gloucester Street: At side and rear elevations repair masonry, replace failing flashing and window lintels in-kind, and re-caulk and re-paint windows.

    19.1165 BB 45-53 Hereford Street: At front façades paint all entry doors black.

    19.1003 BB 26 Marlborough Street: At front facade replace two fifth-story one-over-one non-historic windows with wood one-over-one windows; at rear elevation replace two fifth-story and two fourth-story one-over-one non-historic windows with wood two-over-two windows; replace deteriorated wood trim in-kind; and replace skylight and black rubber membrane roof in-kind.

    19.1250 BB 57 Marlborough Street: At front façade repair and re-point masonry (including curbs and steps),  repaint metalwork, replace deteriorated sections of wood trim; and at roof replace copper cladding at dormers, replace deteriorated slate in-kind, replace black rubber membrane roof in-kind, replace copper gutter and downspout in-kind, and install copper gutter and downspout at upper roof level.  

    19.1248 BB 65 Marlborough Street: At rear and side elevations re-point masonry; and at roof re-point chimney.

    19.1145 BB 66 Marlborough Street: At front façade repair and re-point entry stoop; and at rear elevation re-point masonry.

    19.1245 BB 121 Marlborough Street: At front façade re-point masonry and re-set roof slate.

    19.1253 BB 282 Marlborough Street: Remove all storm windows and replace non-historic windows with appropriate wood true-divided light windows; replace wood brick moulds, sills and trim in-kind; repair and re-point masonry; replace slate, gutters and flashing in-kind; repair balustrade and cornice; and replace black rubber membrane roof in-kind.

    19.1125 BB 295 Marlborough Street: Replace roof slate and copper flashing in-kind, and replace aluminum gutters and downspouts with copper gutters and downspouts.

    19.1232 BB 376 Marlborough Street: At front façade re-point masonry.

    19.1187 BB 439 Marlborough Street: At front garden replace dead Laburnum tree with a Rutgers Dogwood tree.

    19.1266 BB 162 Newbury Street: At roof replace black rubber membrane roof in-kind and replace rear copper gutter in-kind.

    19.1146 BB 206-208 Newbury Street: At front façade replace two wall signs and two door pulls.

    19.1268 BB 211 Newbury Street: At front façade replace wall sign, blade sign, window signage, and light fixtures; and at roof install additional HVAC condenser.

    19.1270 BB 275 Newbury Street: At front façade install wall sign.

  4. Ratification of 5/8/2019 Public Hearing Minutes
  5. Staff Updates
  6. Projected Adjournment: 6:30pm