Back Bay Architectural Commission To Meet Virtually on Sept. 13

Special to the Sun

The Back Bay Architectural Commission will hold its next public hearing virtually on Wednesday, September 13 at 5 p.m.

Please note: This hearing will be held virtually and not in person. To participate, please go to our Zoom meeting link or call 301-715-8592 and enter meeting ID 964 0541 7644 #. You can also email comments through email at [email protected]

Public Testimony Begins at 5:00PM

• Design Review – 5pm24.0172 BB 815 Boylston Street: Matthew Fitzgerald: Installation of stainless steel, crash-rated bollards within the limits of the public sidewalk adjacent to 815 Boylston Street.

24.0059 BB Boston City Street Lights: Replace existing city street lights with DAS nodes at the following locations: 32 Hereford Street; 261 Clarendon Street; 29 Commonwealth Avenue; and 18 Fairfield Street.

24.0064 BB 232 Clarendon Street: At roof install deck and access hatch.

23.1051 BB 389 Marlborough Street (Amendment to Application Approved with Provisos on 6/14/2023): Installation of headhouse at roof.

24.0084 BB 254 Commonwealth Avenue: At roof extend existing deck, remove skylight, and replace existing windows with doors and add additional door at existing penthouse.

24.0207 BB 173 Commonwealth Avenue: Repoint masonry, replace wood windows and roof slate in-kind, and install new copper gutters and downspouts; at front façade install new brick paving with granite border, and install new iron fence; at rear elevation install new brick paving with granite border at parking court, and install brick and granite base with iron fence at rear courtyard; and at roof replace existing deck and railings, replace existing headhouse with a copper clad headhouse with low profile pyramidal skylight, install copper clad elevator override, and install HVAC condensers.

24.0025 BB 495-497 Beacon Street: Convert former bar space into two residential units. Work includes redesign of front façade and rear lower level of rear elevation to return building to its residential appearance; masonry repair and repointing; restoration of garden area at front façade; and landscaping at rear.

• Administrative Review/Approval24.0229 BB 179 Beacon Street: Repair and repoint masonry; repair and repaint fire escapes; replace 2nd floor bay window rubber roof in-kind; replace copper gutter in-kind; remove existing ledge rubber roof and replace with copper; replace slate at Mansard roof in-kind; replace wood trim around gabled dormer windows in-kind and paint brown to match existing; remove existing roof deck; and Remove and replace existing rubber roof with new .06 EPDM rubber roof.

24.0205 BB 210 Beacon Street: At front façade install two light fixtures at entrance.

24.0213 BB 289 Beacon Street: At roof replace copper gutters, flashings and roofing in-kind.

24.0171 BB 302 Beacon Street: At rear elevation remove three fire escapes and extend the masonry wall between the abutting property to replace the existing plywood clad wall; and at roof demolish the chimney on the north end of the building and replace it with a wood framed structure with a brick veneer to exactly match the existing chimney.

24.0206 BB 545 Boylston Street: At front façade minor alteration to storefront to accommodate chase for electrical service.

24.0158 BB 557 Boylston Street: At front façade replace deteriorated wood window trim at fourth story in-kind and paint to match existing trim.

24.0226 BB 647 Boylston Street: At front façade change color of existing signage.

24.0230 BB 829 Boylston Street: At front façade replace existing signage.

24.0232 BB 2 Commonwealth Avenue: At front façade and side elevation replace twenty-two non-historic aluminum windows in-kind.

24.0202 BB 110 Commonwealth Avenue: At north elevation of transept restore masonry and replace roof slate in-kind.

24.0227 BB 118 Commonwealth Avenue: At rear replace existing asphalt paving with brick pavers and cobblestones to designate parking spots.

24.0117 BB 152 Commonwealth Avenue: Install three security cameras at exterior of building.

24.0215 BB 215 Commonwealth Avenue: At front façade replace insulated glass units and storm windows at second story; and at rear elevation replace second story storm windows.

24.0165 BB 230 Commonwealth Avenue: At roof replace slate at front dormer in-kind and install new copper flashing.

24.0209 BB 239 Commonwealth Avenue: Replace seven, non-historic vinyl six-over-six windows with historically appropriate wood one-over-one windows.

24.0128 BB 255 Commonwealth Avenue: At front façade repoint masonry.

24.0118 BB 270 Commonwealth Avenue: At front façade remove existing concrete sidewalk and install new concrete sidewalk regraded to meet ADA requirements.

24.0125 BB 337 Commonwealth Avenue: At front façade replace three, first-story, one-over-one wood windows in-kind.

24.0243 BB 377 Commonwealth Avenue: At roof replace black rubber membrane roofing and existing skylight in-kind, repair rear gutter and fascia board, and repoint chimney.

24.0247 BB 28 Exeter Street: Replace existing signage at entry.

24.0017 BB 20 Hereford Street: At roof replace rubber membrane roof in-kind.

24.0160 BB 338 Marlborough Street: At front façade and rear elevation replace fourth-story one-over-one non-historic windows in-kind.

24.0123 BB 348 Marlborough Street: At front façade and rear elevation repair and repoint masonry.

24.0120 BB 407 Marlborough Street: At front façade replace four fifth-story one-over-one non-historic aluminum windows with one-over-one wood windows.

24.0153 BB 447 Marlborough Street: At lower level of rear elevation install French doors in existing masonry opening and convert non-historic door opening back to a window.

24.0228 BB 7-9 Newbury Street: At rear elevation install four (4’) foot by six (6’) vestibule at egress stair.

24.0220 BB 156 Newbury Street: At front façade install wall and window signage and lower-level retail space.

24.0136 BB 160 Newbury Street: At front façade repoint masonry.

24.0127 BB 213 Newbury Street: At rear elevation repair masonry.

24.0067 BB 261 Newbury Street: At roof replace rubber membrane roofing, metal flashing, and five existing skylights in-kind.

23.1057 BB 284 Newbury Street: At Gloucester Street elevation replace ten third story and ten second story windows in-kind.

24.0194 BB 288 Newbury Street: At rear elevation repair existing fire escape.

24.0193 BB 290 Newbury Street: At rear elevation repair existing fire escape.

• Ratification of 8/9/2023 Public Hearing Minutes

• Staff Updates

• Projected Adjournment – 7:30pm

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