February Summary

At our busy February meeting, the decisions were as follows –

The house at 33 Third Street was voted to be Preferably Preserved, in a vote of 3 to 2, and we are now actively working with the owner on revised designs.

Whenever 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; often the applicant works directly with a subcommittee that can help them develop appropriate plans.

The house at 78 Cotting Street, and the house at 17 Edward Street were both found to be Historically Significant by unanimous vote. We will determine whether they are also Preferably Preserved at the March meeting.

The house at 64 Court Street was found to be NOT Historically Significant, also in a unanimous vote.

The campus of the St. Clements church and school, at 595 Boston Avenue, were found to be historically signficant, by unanimous vote.

And we approved our Annual Report, which will be shared here after it is reviewed by the mayor.

78 Cotting Street