Beacon Hill Architectural Commission

The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission will hold a public hearing on May 20, at 5 p.m. via ZOOM.

Subject of the hearing will be applications for Certificates of Design Approval on the agenda below, reviews of architectural violations, and such businesses as may come before the commission, in accordance with Chapter 616 of the Acts of 1955 of the Massachusetts General Law as amended. Applications are available for review during business hours at the office of the Environment Department. Applicants or their representatives are required to attend, unless indicated otherwise below. Sign language interpreters are available upon request.

ATTENTION: This hearing will only be held virtually and NOT in person. You can participate in this hearing by going to: or calling 1 (929) 205-6099 and entering meeting id # 850 3726 8060. You can also submit written comments or questions to [email protected].

I. Design Review Hearing

App # 21.0816 BB 46 W. Cedar Street

Applicant: David McMahon

Proposed Work: At rear of property, demolish ell and existing roof deck to reconstruct roof deck and el. Replace front dormer window, approve shoe scraper that are currently violations.

App # 21.0949 BH intersection of beacon & park street (Sidewalks)

Applicant: Zachary Wassmouth; Boston Public Works

Proposed Work: Install bump out and ADA accessible ramp at intersection of Park and Beacon Street. Replace brick sidewalk in front of Capitol building.

App # 20.0695 BH 18 Phillips Street (Previously Heard On 4-15-2021)

Applicant: Vilna Shul

Proposed Work: New walkway lighting.

App # 21.0636 BH 63 Chestnut Street (Previously Heard On 4-15-2021)

Applicant: Chris Novotny; Sleeping Dog Properties

Proposed Work: Replace existing shutters with historic reproductions

App # 21.0950 BH 119 Tremont Street

Applicant: Don Mills; Mills Whittaker Architects

Proposed Work: Replace metal downspout brackets and supports with painted copper supports.

App # 21.0939 BH 42 Irving Street

Applicant: Nathaniel Walton

Proposed Work: Rebuild dormer sides to within 12” of existing width to ensure structural integrity, rebuild front wood paneling, clad rebuilt dormer sides with slate shingles, replace existing shutters and hardware (where necessary) with replacements in kind, new door entry light. (See Additional Work Items Under Administrative Review).

App # 21.0951 BH 58 Temple Street

Applicant: Michael Maler

Proposed Work: Replace non-historic glazed glass with historically appropriate etched glass.

App # 21.0838 BH 34 Irving Street

Applicant: Tim Burke

Proposed Work: Remove roof deck to replace rubber roof. Replace roof deck in exact same location.

App # 21.0952 BH 68 Chestnut Street

Applicant: Sean Cryts; Historic Windows and Doors

Proposed Work: Replace two garden level casement windows.

App # 21.0953 BH 28 Pinckney Street

Applicant: Jeffrey Cohen

Proposed Work: Install small fixed panel above garage door, reduce height of garage door (as installed).

App # 21.0954 BH 23 Brimmer Street

Applicant: Carol Krupa

Proposed Work: At rear level four, replace rear door and transom light.

App # 21.0955 BH 97 mount vernon street

Applicant: Kristin Jenkins

Proposed Work: New store sign, paint door and surround black.

Ii. Advisory Review

Adv. Review 1: 17 Louisburg Square

Applicant: Alex Sassaroli; Steven Harris Architects LLP.

Proposed Work: Modify window openings on front façade.

Iii. Administrative Review/Approval: In order to expedite the review process, the commission has delegated the approval of certain work items, such as those involving ordinary maintenance and repair, restoration or replacement, or which otherwise have a minimal impact on a building’s appearance, to commission staff pending ratification at its monthly public hearing. Having been identified as meeting these eligibility criteria and all applicable guidelines, the following applications will be approved at this hearing:

Applicants whose projects are listed under this heading Need Not Appear at the hearing. Following the hearing, you will be issued a Determination Sheet to present at the Inspectional Services Department (1010 Massachusetts Avenue) as proof of project approval when applying for permits. ISD personnel will send an electronic copy of your building-permit application to the commission staff for review. (To avoid potential confusion, the text of your building-permit application should be consistent with the project description given below.) Commission staff will accordingly authorize the execution of the work, attaching any applicable provisos, reflecting the relevant guidelines and precedents.

Please Note That Following Issuance Of The Determination Sheet No Further Correspondence Will Be Issued For The Applications Listed Below. The electronic building-permit application as annotated by commission staff will constitute your Certificate of Appropriateness; this will be valid for one year from the date of the hearing. The applicant is required to notify the commission of any project changes; failure to do so may affect the status of the approval.

If you have any questions not addressed by the above information, please contact staff at 617.635.3850 or [email protected] Thank you.

App # 21.0956 BH 9 Anderson Street: Repoint front façade up to level two. Mortar will be 1 part Portland cement, 1 part lime and 5 ½ parts fine sand.

App # 21.0957 BH 43 Anderson Street: Repoint front façade. Mortar will be type “O”.

App # 21.0958 BH 37 Beacon Street: At front façade, level 1, replace three (non-historic), 8 over 8, wood windows with three, wood, 8 over 8, true divided light windows.

App # 21.0959 BH 30 Brimmer Street: Remove, restore, repaint existing iron perimeter fence.

App # 21.0960BH 76 Chestnut Street: Repaint front entryway and door in kind; Wall; Putnum Ivory, Doors; Essex Green, Stairs; black, Ceiling; white.

App # 21.0961 BH 28 Garden Street: Install snow guards.

App # 21.0962 BH 10 Hancock Street At front façade, level 1, replace two, (non-historic) 6 over 6, wood windows with two, 6 over 6, wood windows.

App # 21.0838 BH 34 Hancock Street: Replace aluminum clad windows and doors in kind.

App # 21.0964 BH 41 Irving Street (Adjacent): New tree guard (approved design).

App # 21.0939 BH 42 Irving Street: Repoint brick facade and chimney where necessary to match existing, replace existing lintels and sills with sandstone to match existing, Replace existing asphalt roof shingles with slate shingles, and replace existing gutter and downspout to match existing (copper). (See Additional Work Items Under Design Review).

App # 21.0965 BH 59 Mount Vernon Street: Cut and repoint lintels and sills on first and second floors, mortar to match existing.

App # 21.0966 BH 85 Mount Vernon Street: Repoint south and east elevations in kind, replace wooden sills in kind with mahogany replacements, repaint window sashes, cornices and pilasters with BM HC 79, Sills and casings will be painted HC-83.

App # 21.0967 BH 83 Mount Vernon Street: Label granite blocks, remove cast iron fence, reset granite blocks back to their original location. Reinstall iron fence in original location. Repaint fence BM semi-flat black.

APP # 21.0968 BH 97 MOUNT VERNON STREET: Remove, repair, repaint, and reinstall shutters.

App # 21.0969 BH 20 West Cedar Street: Repair and repaint shutters (BM-Black HC190). Repaint lintels and sills, replace chimney caps and flue sentinels, and install snow guard.

Iv. Ratification Of 4/15/2021 Public Hearing Minutes

V. Vote For 2021 Chair And Vice Chair Positions

Vi. Staff Updates

Vii. Projected Adjournment: 9:30 p.m.

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