This Thursday, May 25th: Informational Meeting on Northland Site on Needham Street

Join LWVN members at an informational meeting about the proposed development on the Marshall’s site on Needham Street.  The meeting will be held at 156 Oak Street on May 25th starting at 7 pm.  Please click Oak St Directions–Marshall’s Meeting to see the location of the meeting and of available parking.  Below is a short summary of the project.

Northland Needham Street Project Summary:

Northland Development owns 28 acres on both sides of Needham Street including the Marshall’s mall, Oak Street “Piano Mill” and the TJX building.  They are proposing a “mixed use center” including 865 residential units, 175,000 s.f. office and 200,000 s.f. retail uses as envisioned in the Newton Comprehensive Plan Mixed Use Center Amendment of 2011.

Procedurally Northland is not currently seeking approval of the project but is seeking a re-zoning of the land from MU-1 which prohibits residential use to BU-4 which allows a mix of uses.  A hearing on the re-zoning is scheduled to open on June 13, and Northland is hoping to conclude a pro-active re-zoning process in 2017 in order to seek the project special permit in 2018.

 

May 25th Informational Meeting on Northland Site, Needham Street

Join LWVN members at an informational meeting about the proposed development on the Marshall’s site on Needham Street.  The meeting will be held at 156 Oak Street on May 25th starting at 7 pm.  Please click Oak St Directions–Marshall’s Meeting to see the location of the meeting and of available parking.

 

Tag Newton’s Gas Leaks on Saturday, May 13th!

Newton has over 400 gas leaks, leaking methane which contribute to climate change and harming our children’s future. Mother’s Out Front, Green Newton, Bike Newton, the Newton Tree Conservancy, LWVN and other groups are working together to highlight the gas leaks this Saturday, May 13th, starting at 1:30 pm (rain date May 20th).  Volunteers are meeting at the Newton Free Library, Homer Street Entrance.  

For more information, email mothersoutfrontnewton@gmail.com.

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