The Back Bay Architectural Commission will Hold a Public Hearing

DATE:                         Wednesday, 12 August 2015

TIME:                         4:30 P.M. VIOLATIONS  HEARING


PLACE:                                   Room 900 (BRA Board Room), ninth floor, Boston City Hall

Subject of the hearing will be applications for Certificates of Appropriateness on the agenda below, review of architectural violations, and such business as may come before the commission, in accordance with Ch. 625 of the Acts of 1966, as amended.  Applications are available for public inspection during business hours at the offices of the Environment Department.  Applicants or their representatives are advised to attend, unless indicated otherwise. Sign language interpreters are available upon request.




  • Commercial Applications, Continued:

Application 15.1479       647 Boylston Street

Applicant:  Hezekiah Pratt (arch’t):  Construct 1-story roof addition

  • Commercial Applications, New:

5:15 P.M.

Application 16.148         338 Newbury Street

Applicant:  AKC Ventures, LLC d/b/a Xtend Barre Newbury Street (tenant):  Install second projecting sign at common entry

5:30 P.M.

Application 16.155         745 Boylston Street

Applicant: Kenneth A. Gruskin (arch’t):  Replace/install additional signage

5:45 P.M.

Application 16.143         793 Boylston Street

Applicant: BBRG TR, LLC d/b/a Abe & Louie’s (tenants):  Construct secondary stoop at storefront, replace door

  • Residential Applications, Continued: (None)
  • Residential Applications, New:

6:00 P.M.

Application 15.1476       330 Beacon Street

Applicant:  Alpha Weatherproofing Corp. (contractors):  Replace stucco penthouse cladding with 2-in. square ceramic tiles

6:15 P.M.

Application 16.118         90 Commonwealth Avenue

Applicant:  Mediate Management Co. (owner’s agent):  Replace metal flue at rear elevation

  • 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 the 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, please present a copy of this agenda at the Inspectional Services Department (1010 Massachusetts Avenue) when applying for permits.  ISD personnel will send an electronic copy of your building-permit application to the Environment Department. (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  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 consult the staff at the telephone number above, or at [email protected].

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