By unanimous vote, we voted the building at 29 Summer Street preferably preserved.
When a building is found to be “preferably preserved” an 18-month delay of demolition is imposed, to give the applicant time to consider sale, renovation, reuse, relocation and other alternatives to demolition. However, the demolition delay may be lifted before the 18-month period, if a plan is developed that addresses the concerns of the public and the commission. The applicant is always invited to return to the Commission’s upcoming public meetings to present plans and alternatives and to discuss the preservation concerns that their neighbors and the commission have.
We also voted the house at nearby 17 Manning Street historically significant.
And accepted an application – submitted by the 106 School Street LLC of Woburn, MA – for demolition review for the home at 160 Forest Street.