Docket Digest for the Week of September 25-29

A weekly summary of City Council agendas and actions highlighting items of interest to the LWVN.

Board and Committee Meeting Schedule

Extracted from the full Aldermanic calendar.

Key to color coding: CPC, Planning, Environmental, Finance, Charter/Elections, Housing.

September 25-29

Mon, Sept. 25 7p

7p

7:45p

Finance

Programs & Services

ZAP

211

211

205/Chamber

Tues., Sept. 26  7p Land Use 211/Chamber
Wed., Sept. 27 6:30p Zoning Redesign Library

Agendas:

  • 9-25-17 Finance:  (Jointly with P&S) Increase the number of years the city can lease Weeks House; 8 units of affordable housing at 236 Auburn St.;
  • 9-25-17 Programs & Services: (Jointly with Finance) Increase the number of years the city can lease Weeks House.
  • 9-25-17 Zoning: Zoning amendments to rezone parcels related to school uses at 1316 Beacon Street, 1330 Beacon Street, 23 Parkview Avenue and 15 Walnut Park; Discussion to amend the inclusionary housing provision of the Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance from 15 to 20%; Zoning amendment for a Shared Parking Pilot Program; Hearings on:  Historic districts for Newton Highlands and West Newton Hill.
  • 9-26-17 Land Use:  Special Permit/Site Plan Review to extend the nonconforming use at 966 Watertown Street; Special Permit/Site Plan Review to allow a play structure at 93 Bellevue Street; Special Permit/Site Plan Review to extend the nonconforming two-family use at 893 Watertown Streeet; Special Permit/Site Plan Review to further increase the nonconforming Floor Area Ratio and further extend the nonconforming front setback at 168 Allerton Road; Special Permit/Site Plan Review to further increase the nonconforming Floor Area Ratio and allow an oversized dormer at 18 Meredith Avenue; Special Permit/Site Plan Review to construct a four-story structure not exceeding 48 feet in height, allow a retaining wall of four feet witihin the setback, and extend the nonconforming front setback to contain an elderly housing with services facility at 431 Washington Street; Special Permit/Site Plan Review to locate the inclusionary units offsite at 219 Commonwealth Avenue at 179 Lagrange Street and Special Permit/Site Plan Review to allow a first floor health club use, and either waive the parking requirement or allow the parking requirement to be met off site at 60 Needham Street.
  • 9-27-17 Zoning Redesign:  the nine-part Zoning Redesign Event series will launch with “Think Globally, Act Locally: Zoning for a Sustainable Newton”. The series will run through May 2018. Each event is about a different topic and will be held at Newton Free Library, 300 Homer St. from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Check out the
    series online and RSVP at http://courbanize.com/newtonzoning

Documents:

  • Planning update — includes:
    • Zoning Redesign: On Wednesday, September 27th the nine-part Zoning Redesign Event series will launch with “Think Globally, Act Locally: Zoning for a Sustainable Newton”. The series will run through May 2018. Each event is about a different topic and will be held at Newton Free Library, 300 Homer St. from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Check out the series online and RSVP at http://courbanize.com/newtonzoning
    • Pop‐Up Planning Events: The Planning Department will be coming to an area near you. Stop by to talk with staff about your neighborhood and any of our ongoing projects on Sunday, September 24th at the Newtonville Village Day from 12n-5:00p

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