The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission will hold its monthly public hearing on Thursday, November 16, 2023, at 5 p.m.
Attention: This hearing will only be held virtually and NOT in person. You can participate in this hearing by going to our online meeting or calling 1-929-205-6099 and entering meeting id # 986 0446 2042. You can also submit written comments or questions to [email protected].
The public can offer testimony.
APP # 24.0306 BH 45 Beacon Street
Proposed Work: Replace wooden flag pole with a metal option.
APP # 24.0387 BH 13-15 Pinckney Street
Proposed Work: Remove elevator head house skylight, replace with a flat rubber roof.
APP # 23.0808 BH 103 Myrtle Street
Proposed Work: Modify existing roof deck
APP # 24.0438 BH 20 David G. Mugar Way
Proposed Work: New door hardware
APP # 24.0429 BH 46 Beacon Street
Proposed Work: At front facade; New intercom, new door hardware (lockset, kickplate), new light fixture, remove flag poles. At front and side facade parapet; repair, clean, repoint and reset balustrade system, replace wood balusters with new precast concrete balusters to match existing. Remove emergency beacon, install new sprinkler bell and sign flush bronze siamese fire department connection. At the (non-historic) door under the solarium infill with precast concrete faux stone infill, At the front facade basement level replace block infill with new black louvers. At roof; Remove elevator headhouse and center chimney (chimneys at the edge of roof to remain), new stair head house, remove roof structures and skylights (refer to plans), new acoustic fencing, clad small headhouse in copper, new doors and windows at headhouse, new roof deck. At rear facade; new garage entry and new lintel, new service door (existing opening), rebuild green bay-like addition with a new profile, additional window openings and clad in standing seam copper, remove fire escape abutting 8 Spruce court, new decks (right side, top level and second from top level) and corresponding windows, door, and new parapet wall. Remove fire escapes, infill boarded window with brick, and infill one existing window. At the rear near 8 Spruce, install new brick veneer where veneer was removed. At side facade; Install three new windows in the blank wall bump out, add three new windows on facade at levels four, five and six, remove fire escapes, two new (visible) decks, remove stucco clad wall and metal windows, replace with brick parapet extension with new copper cap to match. Restore, repair, replace glass, copper clad steel skylight system, replace rotted fixed and double hung window systems (frame and sash) to match existing. Lower windows on side oriel, enlarge window on level three.
APP # 24.0429 BH 46 Beacon Street: All Facades; Re-point all facades in kind (dimension, color, tooling, bond) using type O mortar mix, rebuild select sections of brick reusing historic brick and bond, clean all facades using type 1 cleaning. Replace all 1 over 1, vinyl window frames with new wood, double hung, 1 over 1 windows with an interior spacer bar that matches the color of the frame and half screens (refer to pans for window locations). All mechanical equipment (HVAC, etc.) is to be installed so as not to be visible from any areas within the purview of the BHAC Commission. Replace all gutters with copper gutters. Front Facade. At front and side facade; install new Harvey Industries Tru-Channel storm windows. On historic windows at first level front, patch, repair, and repoint, spalled brownstone cornice systems as required with colored patch (“mimic system”). At front and side facades level two; restore inswing french windows, transom, frames, repair or replace brick mold and sills as needed using historic profile material, and color, at front and side facade; restore, repair, repaint cast iron French balcony systems. At front and side facades; restore, repair, repaint cast iron French balcony systems. At front and side facade; level one, restore double hung 1 over 1 sash, frame. Repair or replace brick mold, sills as required in historic profile, color, and material. Restore, repair, repaint the iron fence system. At main entry; restore, repair, repaint door frame, arched transom and decorative iron grates. At main entry; restore, repair, entry trim, cornice, columns. At the basement level front facade; replace rotted windows with new windows to match existing in color, material (1 over 1, wood, double hung with spacer bars matching the color of the sash. Side facade Restore stained glass window at side of bay, Restore, repair copper cornice and cladding on the solarium. At the rear roof; install a new copper gutter (right side, top level). Replace copper cladding in the bay window in kind. Rear facade, Remove storm windows over large stained glass windows, restore leaded windows and replace storms. Remove chain link/barbed wire fence. Corbelled brick and copper cornice to remain, repair in kind as required.
APP # 24.0386 BH 86 Charles Street: At bay window, repair wood rot and repaint. All work will match the original color and profile/dimensions.
APP # 24.0416 BH 41-43 Joy Street: Repair wood and Repaint trim around the windows in kind. Trim profiles to match historic. Color is Rundlet Peach.
APP # 24.0290 BH 2 Phillips Street: In kind fire escape repairs
APP # 24.0353 BH 5 Louisburg Square: Replace masonry sills and lintels in kind, same size, shape, pigment and material.
APP # 24.0426 BH 20 Louisburg Square: Install EV outlet in sidewalk.
APP # 24.0303 BH 87 Myrtle Street: Repair downspout leading underground in kind.
APP # 24.0384 BH 76 Pinckney Street: Cut and repoint two existing chimneys that are shared between 76 and 78 Pinckney Street, matching historic tooling, and mortar mix. Inspect and repair flashings as needed. Wash and apply sealant after curing period, install 3 inch copper drip edge along rake on brick wall on the Louisburg Square side of the home.
APP # 24.0370 BH 78 Pinckney Street: Cut and repoint two existing chimneys that are shared between 76 and 78 Pinckney Street, matching historic tooling, and mortar mix. Inspect and repair flashings as needed. Wash and apply sealant after curing period, install 3 inch copper drip edge along rake on brick wall on the Louisburg Square side of the home.
APP # 24.0293 BH 58 West Cedar Street: Repaint bay window, window frames, entryway, shutters in kind. Repoint Revere Street facade.
Ratification Of October 16, 2023 Public Hearing Minutes