BBAC Agenda

October 6, 2014

The Back Bay Architectural Commission will hold a public hearingon Wednesday, October 8 at 5:00 P.M. in 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.

5:00 P.M.

Application 15.332 – 361 Newbury Street [also known as 108 Massachusetts Avenue]

Applicant: John LaFreniere (arch’t): Redesign accessible entry bay

5:15 P.M.

Application 15.456 – 209 Newbury Street

Applicant: Grassi Design Group (arch’ts): Construct rear, rooftop additions, excavated basement storefront/areaway, etc.

5:45 P.M.

Application 15.419 – 314 Marlborough Street

Applicant: Catherine Truman (arch’t): Construct roof deck, headhouse; install front/rear fences, re-pave parking court, etc.

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:

Application 15.413 – 134 Beacon Street: Repair brownstone, re-caulk window openings

Application 15.408 – 295 Beacon Street: Repair/repoint masonry

Application 15.409 – 399 Boylston Street: Install awning/signage

Application 15.451 – 553 Boylston Street: Restore front-elevation window sash; replace 11 units rear-elevation sash

Application 15.410 – 278 Clarendon Street: Replace 4 units of storm windows

Application 15.428 – 20 Commonwealth Avenue: Replace 2 units of window sash

Application 15.402 – 65 Commonwealth Avenue: Repair/seal light-well masonry

Application 15.429 – 173 Commonwealth Avenue: Modify edge condition along property line at rear parking court

Application 15.420 – 183 Commonwealth Avenue: Replace flat roofing mat’l

Application 15.411 – 233 Commonwealth Avenue: Install 3 units of storm windows

Application 15.396 – 341 Commonwealth Avenue: Replace copper apron/edge flashing

Application 15.412 – 382 Commonwealth Avenue: Repoint masonry, repair gutter

Application 15.414 – 416 Commonwealth Avenue: Replace 1 pair French doors

Application 15.452 -271 Dartmouth Street: Replace rooftop mechanical equipment

Application 15.453 – 163 Marlborough Street: Re-clad penthouse, replace deck, relocate rooftop mech. equip’t, etc.

Application 15.434 – 167 Marlborough Street: Replace flat roofing mat’l, mansard/dormer slates, copper gutter/flashing, etc.

Application 15.454 – 29 Newbury Street: Modify storefront to conform to footprint of façade bay, introduce accessible entry

Application 15.455 – 127-129 Newbury Street: Install signage

Application 15.356 – 304 Newbury Street: Relocate previously approved sign from basement to first-floor storefront fascia

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