Beacon Hill Architectural Commission

The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission will hold a public ZOOM hearing on October 21 at 5 p.m.

The following will be discussed:

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: HTTPS://US02WEB.ZOOM.US/J/87486544433 or calling 1 (929) 205-6099 and entering meeting id # 874 8654 4433. You can also submit written comments or questions to [email protected].

I. Violation

APP# 22.0264 BH 104 Chestnut Street:

Applicant: Andrew Gordon

Proposed Work: Ratification of unapproved hardware, installed into the water table granite.

APP# 22.0444 BH 21 Branch Street:

Applicant: Eric Krotkov

Proposed Work: Screening around HVAC equipment that was  installed without the approval of the Commission.

APP# 22.0452 BH 18 Hancock Street

Applicant: John Hall

Proposed Work: New fan vent through rear façade.

II. Design Review Hearing

APP# 21.1068 BH 46 Beacon Street: (Continued from 6/2021 Hearing)

Applicant: John Flannery

Proposed Work: At rear façade, level two, replace two, 1 over 1, aluminum windows with two, 1 over 1 aluminum windows.

APP #: 22.0326 BH 40 Charles Street:

Applicant: James Hill

Proposed Work: New Sign

APP# 22.0321 BH 78 Beacon Street:

Applicant: Brian McLean

Proposed Work: Repair red scalloped slate roof in kind. (See Additional Items Under Administrative Review)

APP# 22.0408 BH 71 Myrtle Street:

Applicant: David Arrowmith

Proposed Work: Replace existing roof deck with new roof deck.

APP# 22.0441 BH 83 Mount Vernon Street

Applicant: Marc Beaulieu

Proposed Work: New handrail on deck on the peak of the roof.

APP# 22.0449 BH 21 Brimmer Street

Applicant: Leslie Schneeberger

Proposed Work: New pergola, new handrail.

APP# 22.0453 BH 10 Hancock Street

Applicant: Charles Czeisler

Proposed Work: New handrail on rear ell roofdeck.

III. Advisory

Beacon Street Crossings

Applicant: John Monacelli; City of Boston Transportation Dept.

Proposed Work: Modifications to street crossing, signals, center islands at Charles & Beacon Street and Beacon and Arlington Street.

IV. 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# 22.0321 BH 78 Beacon Street: Repoint party wall in kind using same mortar tooling and color (See Additional Items Under Design Review).

APP# 22.0454 BH 43 Bowdoin Street: Restore existing front door, door surround, repaint to match existing, clean restore front steps.

APP# 22.0387 BH 67 Brimmer Street: Installation of snow melt system and copper gutters.

APP# 22.0415 BH 68 Chestnut Street: Repoint and repair brick in kind.

APP# 22.0426 BH 81 Joy Street: Restore existing front door, and storefront carpentry in kind.

APP# 22.0347 BH 6 Mount Vernon Place: Repoint brownstone and brick in kind.

APP# 22.0420 BH 10 Pinckney Street: Replace storm windows in kind.

APP# 22.0323 BH 20 West Cedar Street: Install fire alarm bell, drain and FD Connection.

APP# 22.0428 BH 10 West Hill Place: Repair existing fence; Weld decorative ornament back to existing fence. Repaint to match.

V. Ratification Of 9/16/2021 Public Hearing Minutes

Vi. Staff Updates

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