Boston Landmarks Commission
DESIGN REVIEW HEARING - CANCELED - No Design Review Items
BUSINESS MEETING AT 6PM
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:
24.0490 BLC - 19 ASHLAND STREET, Boston, MA 02125
New addition to pending landmark building as per BLC design review from advisory hearing last year. BLC gave a letter of support for the project for their ZBA application, which was approved.
24.0529 BLC - 206 WASHINGTON STREET , Boston, MA 02108
Application includes reinstallation of the original gilded eagle at the east chimney top of the Old State House.
23.0266 BLC- 10 MELVILLE AVE, Boston, MA 02124
Emergency application includes replacement of all of the windows in the main house with 1/1 lite configuration all-wood double hung windows.
24.0490 BLC - 137 BEACON STREET, Boston, MA 02116
Replacing wood lath and horsehair plaster, where missing, or damaged strictly utilizing traditional materials: sawn lath and lime putty-and-sand animal haired plaster; Reattaching all loose plaster where possible aiming at saving as much of the original as possible; Repairing cracks and holes on all walls and ceilings, as necessary, utilizing traditional lime putty-and-sand plaster; & Scrape, sand and prepare all plaster surfaces for paint application Prime and paint all walls and ceilings.
► 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 two years 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 617.635.1935 or BLC@boston.gov. Thank you.
STUDY REPORTS AND DESIGNATIONS
#225.16 BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD BUILDING, 133 FEDERAL STREET, BOSTON, 02110
The draft study report for the Blue Cross/Blue Shield building was posted and distributed on November 20, 2023.
-Public Comment and Feedback
#132.00 RICHARDSON BLOCK, BOSTON, MA
The draft study report for the Richardson Block was posted and distributed on November 3, 2023 and public feedback closed on December 1, 2023.
-Vote to accept the amended study report
-Vote to designate the Boston Landmark
Review and ratification of Public Hearing Minutes from 11/28/23.
01/09/2024 - NEXT BLC HEARING
Business Hearing at 6pm
Vote to adjorn