Category: Wards & Neighborhoods

Auburndale and Newton Upper Falls Historic District Commissions to meet this week

Both the Auburndale Historic District Commission and the Newton Upper Falls Historic District Commission are scheduled to meet this week.

The Auburndale Historic Commission is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, November 10th at 7:30 p.m. in Room 205.  The official agenda for the Auburndale Historic District Commission can be found here.

The Newton Upper Falls Historic District Commission is scheduled to meet on Thursday, November 12th at 7:30 p.m. in Room 205.  The official agenda for the Newton Upper Falls Historic Commission can be found here.

Newton Upper Falls Historic District Commission to hold special public meeting – Thursday, October 29th

The Newton Upper Falls Historic District Commission will hold a special meeting on Thursday, October 29th at 7:30 p.m. in Room 205 and is expected to discuss and review the 70-72 High Street application for a Certificate of Appropriateness – to renovate the existing house and build a rear addition.

For more information, please contact Barbara Kurze by phone at 617-796-1129 or by email at:  bkurze@newtonma.gov.

Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission to meet on Thursday

The Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission is scheduled to meet on Thursday, October 29th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205 and is expected to discuss the following requests for Certificate of Appropriateness:

  • Request to replace seven windows – six already replaced for property located at 33 Old Orchard Road;
  • Request to replace a rail system over the left side addition for property located at 37 Reservoir Avenue;
  • Request to install 38 solar modules, continuation from August 20, 2015 for property located at 33 Kingsbury Road;
  • Request to replace front door and remove storm door for property located at 8 Nancy Road;
  • Request to restore and repair exterior elements, to replace window sashes, to replace asphalt shingle roofs, and to install new windows at mansard roof dormers for property located at 37 Suffolk Road;
  • Request to approve removal of left side chimney for property located at 46 Suffolk Road;
  • Request to remove a chimney and to replace the roof, gutters and downspouts for property located at 413 Hammond Street;
  • Request to replace a one‐story garage with a one‐and‐a‐half story garage and to plant new hedge along front sidewalk 62 Beacon Street.

The official agenda can be found here.

For more information, please contact Barbara Kurze by phone at 617-796-1129 or by email at:  bkurze@newtonma.gov.

Auburndale Historic Commission meeting – October 13th

The Auburndale Historic Commission will meet on Tuesday, October 13th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205 and is scheduled to discuss requests for Certificates of Appropriateness for the following properties:

  1. 30 Williston Road – to replace garage
  2. 17 Leighton Road – to remove deck and install a deck and kitchen addition to the rear and side.
  3. 20 Fern Street – to install second chimney.
  4. 84-86 Grove Street – to install 35 solar panels on side and rear roof faces.
  5. 19 Hawthorne Avenue – to replace asphalt roof with metal roof.

The official agenda can be found here.

For more information please contact Barbara Kurze by phone at 617-796-1129 or by email at: bkurze@newtonma.gov.

Chestnut Hill Historic District to meet Thursday, September 17th

The Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission is scheduled to meet this Thursday, September 17th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205 and is expected to take up the following requests:

  • request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to place seven windows; six already replaced and a request to resize two front windows for property located at 33 Orchard Road;
  • request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace rail system over left side addition for property located at 37 Reservoir Road;
  • request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to build an attached one-car garage, playroom addition, and small addition to dining room; to enclose existing screened porch and build second floor addition over porch; to change some door and window locations; install pool, patio, fencing and shed in rear of property; replace existing, windows, shutters, doors and roof and install new garage door for property located at 100 Old England Road. This request has was heard on August 20, 2015;
  • request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to modify sleeper porch and to change railing systems for property located at 355 Hammond Street.  This request was heard on June 18th and the August 20, 2015 meetings;
  • request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to change stone veneer material for front bay for property located at 374 Hammond Street;
  • request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install 38 solar modules for property located at 33 Kingsbury. This request was heard on August 20, 2015;
  • request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace front door and remove storm door for property located at 8 Nancy Road;
  • request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to restore and repair exterior elements, to replace window sashes, to replace asphalt shingle roofs, and to install new windows at mansard roof dormers for property located at 37 Suffolk Road;
  • request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to change approved balustrade material from wood to solid cellular vinyl and to approve removal of left side chimney for property located at 46 Suffolk Road.

The full agenda can be found here.  For more information, please contact Barbara Kurze by phone at 617-796-1129 or by email at:  bkurze@newtonma.gov.

 

Auburndale Historic District Commission to meet Tuesday, September 8th – Demolition of Wass Hall on Lasell College Campus on the Agenda

The Auburndale Historic District Commission is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, September 8th at 7:30 p.m. in Room 205 and is expected to discuss the following:

  • request for Certificate of Appropriateness to replace front porch elements for property located at 32 Woodland Road;
  • request for Certificate of Appropriateness to demolish Wass Hall, to modify and update the envelope and walkway of Wolfe Hall, and to build a new adjoining building which is located at Lasell College – 204-220 Woodland Road.  This item was last heard on August 11th, 2015 and the hearing continued; and
  • request for Certificate of Appropriateness to install a five foot black aluminum fence along the front and a portion of the side property lines and to install cedar fence panels along the rear and a portion of the side property lines for property located at 33 Woodland Road.

The official agenda can be found here.  For more information, please contact Barbara Kurze by phone at 617-796-1129 or by email at:  bkurze@newtonma.gov.

Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission to meet Thursday, August 20th

The Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission is scheduled to meet this Thursday, August 20th at 7:30 p.m. in Room 205 and discuss the following applications

  • a request to install a driveways for property located at 231 Chestnut Hill Road;
  • a request to replace a second floor sun porch with an open air deck install a double door and install three windows for property located at 355 Hammond Street, (this is a continuation from the June 18th meeting);
  • a request to install solar modules (38) for property located at 33 Kingsbury Road;
  • a request to construct several additions (an attached one-car garage, playroom, dining room addition, enclose a screened porch and construct a second floor addition over the porch), relocate some doors and windows, install a pool, patio, fencing and shed, replace existing windows, shutters, doors and roof and install a new garage door for property located at 100 Old England Road;
  • a request to replace seven windows -six of which have already been replaced and to resize two front windows for property located at 33 Old Orchard Road;
  • a request to replace a front door, second floor front windows, replace a rear deck, replace a one-story garage with a one-and-a-half story garage, replace and extend an existing fence, install a new front turn-around, install AC compressors and construct a retaining wall for property located at 62 Beacon Street (this is a continuation from the July 16th meeting)

The Official Agenda can be found here.  For more information on the requests above, please contact Barbara Kurze by phone at 617-796-1129 or by email at bkurze@newtonma.gov.

Auburndale Historic District Commission to meet Tuesday, August 11th at 7:00 p.m.

The Auburndale Historic District Commission is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, August 11th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205 to discuss a petition by Lasell College to demolish Wass Hall, located at 216 Woodland Road, to modify and update the envelope and walkway of Wolfe Hall, and to build a new adjoining building, and a request for a certificate of appropriateness to replace a side porch for property located at 49 Grove Street.  For more information, please contact Barbara Kurze by phone at 617-796-1129 or by email at:  bkurze@newtonma.gov.  The Auburndale Historic District Commission can be found here.

Newton Upper Falls Historic Commission to meet Thursday, August 13th at 7:00 p.m.

The Newton Upper Falls Historic Commission is scheduled to meet on Thursday, August 13th at 7:30 p.m. in Room 205 to discuss two petitions:  a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace four windows for property located at 969 Chestnut Street, and a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for feedback on a proposed project to renovate an existing house and build a rear addition for property located at 70-72 High Street.  For more information, please contact Barbara Kurze by phone at 617-796-1129 or by email at:  bkurze@newtonma.gov.  The Newton Upper Falls Historic Commission agenda can be found here.

No Board meetings week of July 6th – Upper Falls Historic Commission Meeting and memo from Land Use Chair re: Austin Street Schedule

There are no Board meetings this week – July 6th.

However, the Upper Falls Historic District Commission meeting will meet on  Thursday, July 9th at 7:30 p.m. in Room 205. The Commission will review of as-built drawings for the gable end of a barn, and review window and vent installations and the process to repair the sidewalk at 59 High Street, a request for modifications to a landscape plan to include a 35-foot retaining wall and steps on the north side of the driveway and to install wood instead of previously approved fiberglass gutters at 43-45 High Street; and continue a working session on a proposal to renovate an existing house and build an addition at 70- 72 High Street.  For more information on these or other Upper Falls Historic Commission matters, please contact Barbara Kurze at 617.796.1129 or bkurze@newtonma.gov.

Land Use Chairman Marc Laredo issued the following schedule for the Austin Street Special Permit Application:

July 21st – Framework discussion.

September 24th – Discussion of the Planning Department’s vision for Newtonville and how this project fits within that vision.

October 6th – Discussion of the design for Walnut Street and how this project fits within that design.

October 20th – Discussion of any remaining issues.

October 27th or 29th – Discussion of any remaining issues.

November 10th and 12th – Final presentation, final public comments, close public hearing.

November 16th– Target date for Board of Aldermen vote.

The complete memo can be found here.