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HPC Meeting Agenda

June 20, 2013

The City of Cambridge Historic Preservation Commission will conduct a meeting on Thursday, June 20th at 7:00 p.m. at City Council Chambers, 305 Gay Street. The following items are on the agenda for this meeting:


Roll Call

Opening Statement, Oath Administered-Persons Wishing to Testify

Approval of Minutes:

November 15, 2012 Regular Mtg. (previously provided)

February 21st, 2013 (Regular meeting-unfinished)

March 7th, 2013 Citizens Advisory Mtg.-HPC Workshop (prev. provided)

March 21st, 2013 Regular Meeting (unfinished)

April 4th, 2013 Citizens Advisory Mtg.-HPC Workshop (prev. provided)

April 18th, 2013 Regular Meeting (prev. provided)

May 2nd, 2013 Citizens Advisory Mtg.-HPC Workshop (prev. provided)

May 16th, 2013 Regular Meeting (provided in package)

June 6th, 2013 Citizens Advisory Mtg.-HPC Workshop (provided in pkg.)

Consent Agenda:

HPC#40-13, 101 Willis St., Frank and Sherill Herbert, (owner), request to install metal handrails on front porch.

HPC#42-13, 211 Choptank Ave., William Wroten, (owner), install 150' of replacement wood picket fence, four feet in height.

HPC#46-13, 104 Belvedere Ave., Chris Amorose, (owner), B.A.S. Construction (contractors), replace 3 tab shingles with arch./dimensional shingles on house.

Extension/Continuation Cases

HPC#31-13, 705 Church St., Jamie Richardson (applicant-purchaser), replace existing one over one windows with one over one vinyl replacement windows.  (HPC acted to table application with concurrence of property owner to explore ways to preserve or repair/replace front and other windows).

Regular Agenda Items

HPC#43-13, 607 Church St., Christ Episcopal Church, install bollard lighting in rear, new cemetery area.

HPC#44-13, 513 Court Lane, Court Lane Properties LLC/Tim Crosby (owner), install new awnings on first floor office windows.

HPC#45-13, 107 West End Ave., Annette Mitchell (owner), B.A.S. Construction (contractor), installation of composite 3" porch flooring, install round columns.

HPC#41-13, 903 Locust St., Brian Roche, (owner), replace fencing in side and rear yard areas.


Conceptual-Informal Review

507 Race St., Cambridge Historic Inc., (applicant), presentation of conceptual plan to replace roof structure on fire damaged building.


Administratively Approved/Routine Maintenance:

HPC-Adm #27-13, 204 Willis St. Gordan Boltz (owner), install replacement siding with like- kind shingles to replace damaged asbestos siding on a spot basis.  Administratively approved, May 22, 2013.

HPC-Adm #28-13, 218 West End Ave. John C. Mills (owner), replace shingles on rear portion of house and side roof addition (less than 2.5 squares) due to leaks, not visible from street. Proposed shingles to match existing to extent possible. Administratively approved, June 3rd, 2013.

HPC-Adm #29-13, 308 West End Ave., Timothy and Laura James (owner), install insulation in interior walls, temporarily remove existing vinyl siding; cut and patch holes in original siding. Administratively approved, June 6th, 2013.

HPC-Adm #30-13, 114 Oakley St., Chris Markin (owner), replace arch-dimensional shingles with in-kind replacements (Timberline HD).  Administratively approved, June 7th, 2013.

HPC-Adm #31-13, 507 Race St., Cambridge, Historic Inc., (applicant), remove false vinyl façade, install temporary plywood on façade to cover damage, paint black per City Code requirements. Administratively approved, June 5th, 2013.

Enforcement Update

Staff Report to be provided at meeting.

Discussion of Guidelines/By-Laws/Rules of Procedures

Review Rules of Procedure Changes-Draft No. 6

Review of Draft Material for Guidelines

Vinyl Siding-draft-discussion only

Subcommittee Assignments-Status Report


Other Business