Beacon Hill Architectural Commission

The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission will hold a public hearing: on May 21, at 5 p.m. by Zoom Meeting.

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 calling 1 (929) 205-6099 and entering id # 856 0681 0958. You can also submit written comments or questions to [email protected] or via Twitter @bostonlandmarks.

I. Design Review Hearing

APP # 19.118 BH 55-57 Brimmer Street (Continued from 9-2018)

Applicant: Don Mills Mills,Whitaker Architects

Proposed Work: Changes to the design of the faux carriage house doors facing Brimmer Street.

APP # 20.1011 BH 3 Park Street

Applicant: Don Mills; Mills,Whitaker Architects

Proposed Work: Replace select insulated glass in kind as indicated on application, replace existing intercom system, replace existing copper chimney cap with vented copper chimney cap to restore chimney to its original use.

APP # 20.1012 BH 19 Myrtle Street

Applicant: Craig Cody; T-Mobile NE

Proposed Work: At roof level, remove existing panel antennas and replace with new panel antennas. Paint to match existing.

APP # 20.1013 BH 34 West Cedar Street

Applicant: Pauli & Uribe Architects LLC

Proposed Work: At dormer level, repair and repaint trim in kind. Repair and replace slate in kind (See Additional Items Under Administrative Review).

APP # 20.1014 BH 41 Beacon Street

Applicant: Susan A. Lester

Proposed Work: At front façade garden level, install new gas line through wall. Paint to match existing.

APP # 20.1015 BH 45 Temple Street

Applicant: David Raftery; JDMD OWNER LLC

Proposed Work: At Temple Street facade, install building street number.

APP # 20.1010 BH 4 Walnut Street

Applicant: Arnie Wright; Four Walnut Street Condominium Assoc.

Proposed Work: Paint front door, fire escapes and archway in kind.

APP # 20.1016 BH 54 Pinckney Street

Applicant: John Corey; Beacon Hill Housewrights, LLC

Proposed Work: At front façade, install alarm bell in the entryway of the front door.

APP # 20.1017 BH 10.5 Beacon Street

Applicant: Matthew Bronski P.E; Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger

Proposed Work: At rear façade facing cemetery, remove and replace non-original existing railings on the balconies of levels two and five. Install new copper gutter on floor five.

II. 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 # 20.1013 BH 34 Cedar Street: At front and rear facades; repoint brick as required. Mortar mixture shall be 1 part cement to 2 parts lime to 7 parts sand. Replace all rotted or damaged exterior trim and siding to match existing. Paint all siding, trim and window sashes to match existing. Repair existing lead flashing throughout as required. Repair/replace rubber roofing, gutter and chimney flashing at ell (See Additional Items Under Design Review).

APP # 20.991 BH 77 Joy Street: Replace all four “swing-out” windows on level two of the front façade. Windows will be replaced like for like made from wood. Structure is built in the mid-century modern style.

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