Thursday, May 14, 2009
Adopted July 9th, 2009
Historical Commission Members
Present: Russo, Jones, Roach,
Melone, Steele, Loukas, Berg
Staff Present: Hayward, Collins
Public Present: See attached Sign-In Form
Russo chaired. The meeting opened at 7:00p.m.
Public Hearing ?30 Westland Road - Demolition Permit to demolish a single family residential building to be
replaced by a single-family residence. Victor Preston, applicant/owner
Victor Preston and Susan
Cooke presented their proposal to demolish the present structure and replace it
with a similar size home. Preston described the proposed structure as a modular
house, designed with changes specified by the owners and in keeping with the
local building codes.
Jones was supportive of the
scale of the proposed house. Melone noted that the massing of the proposed
project didn?t change much from the existing one.
Russo expressed appreciation for
the applicant?s research on the property. He concurred that there were no
significant architectural or historic persons associated with the property.
Steele commented that the proposed
demolition and replacement would not be a detriment to the neighborhood.
Vote: Berg moved that 30 Westland Road was not preferably
preserved. Melone seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved.
April Minutes ? Approved.
3. Barns and Outbuildings Inventory
members to continue photographing, and to follow up with dates. Russo offered
to provide assistance in researching dates by checking maps and records.
4. Shick House
Russo reported that he will
meet Bill Barry to discuss the site. He informed that Mt. Auburn is interested in buying the Aggregate site to be used as a parking lot for the Mt. Auburn Hospital employees. The HC recommendation for the Schick House and property is
to be developed as a residential development or a business park. Another suggestion
was the exchange for free rent for repairs.
341 Mount Auburn ?
Invitation to Comment
Russo reported that he spoke
with a representative of the Brigham House about the antenna proposal. Russo
will write a letter in response to the Invitation to Comment that the HC does
not like the panels proposed. It was noted that EBI is responsible for removal
and repair of the antenna. Melone felt that the impact is less that the first
Hayward informed that the Town is in the process of determining
who is the eligible leasing party of the Brigham property since the Town owns
the property. Russo requested to be included in the discussions.
Meeting adjourned at 8:07pm.