Docket Digest for the Week of July 28-Aug 1

A weekly summary of Board of Aldermen 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.

July 28-August 1

Monday, 28 7p Austin St. Community Mtg Newton North HS
Tuesday, 29 7p Land Use 222
Thursday, 31 7p Traffic Council 222

Agendas

  • 7-28-14 Austin Street, 2nd Community Meeting: Summary report of the input received at the 1st community input session as well as a presentation and discussion of the Greenman Pedersen Inc. (GPI) parking study conducted in the Newtonville village area.
  • 7-29-14 Land Use: (continued from July 15th), 22 Lenox Street–allow the construction of a garage ; (continued from June 10th), 19-33 Needham Street: allow a mix of uses by special permit on the site, the leasing of off-site parking stalls, a waiver of parking stalls, and waivers to the dimensional and design controls for parking facilities;(continued from June 10th) 3-5 Auburn Street; allow the development of two sets of two attached single-family dwellings and waivers to the side and rear setback, lot coverage, and driveway location requirements; 161 Edinboro Street: allow the creation of an accessory apartment in a noncompliant two -family dwelling; 93 Bellevue Street: allow the extension of a nonconforming structure by constructing an addition totaling approximately 2,372 square feet, and to waive the conservation and preservation restrictions and to amend special permit #127-80(2); 215 Needham Street: grant waivers for the installation of four wall mounted signs; 1-55 Boylston Street: allow a temporary and seasonal open air business consisting of a farmer’s market.
  • 7-31-14 Traffic Council: 58 Churchill St. (W1), handicap parking space; Beach & Court traffic study (W2); changing time limits on parking meters along north side of Washington St. (W2); stop sign Bridges at Norwood (W2); resident parking permits for Cousins Circle (W6); school zone request for Little Peoples Preschool, 1507 Washington St. (W3);

Of Note:

  • Planning Friday Memo:
    • 70 Rowe Street: Dinosaur Capital Partners LLC, has filed a request for a determination of Project Eligibility with the Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP). The project is proposed under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40B, and filing for Project Eligibility is the first step in filing a Comprehensive Permit application with Newton’s Zoning Board of Appeals. The Applicant’s application can be viewed online at: http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/planning/current/devrev/hip/rowe_street_70.asp. The Planning Department will be accepting public comments on the project which it will forward to MHP along with a report summarizing staff and public conserns. Please direct any comments by August 1st to 70RoweStreet@newtonma.gov.
    • What does a flashing yellow light mean?

      A flashing yellow light indicates that you must slow down and be alert before entering the intersection, but you do not need to stop. A flashing yellow arrow means that turns are permitted, but you must first yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians,
      and then proceed with caution

Docket Digest for the Week of July 21-25

A weekly summary of Board of Aldermen 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.

July 21-25

Wednesday, 23 4p Transportation Advisory Group cafeteria

 Reports:

  • 6-26-14 Traffic Council: APPROVE: request for stop signs on Paul Street at the intersection with Centre Street and Cypress Street; HELD: study of Court St and Beach St; request for a discussion to change Blue Zone signage to make parking more available to parents who need to enter the school to pick up children; APPROVE:request to install stop signs at Park and Franklin Streets; request to install stop signs on Dunstan Street at Washington Street and Watertown Street; request to remove the first two parking spaces on Washington Street east of the Newton Wellesley Hospital’s west entrance, and to create a bus stop zone, in order to provide for a safe bus stop for MetroWest RTA bus routes.

Documents:

  • Planning Friday Memo:
    • 70 Rowe Street: Dinosaur Capital Partners LLC, has filed a request for a determination of Project Eligibility with the Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP). The project is proposed under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40B, and filing for Project Eligibility is the first step in filing a Comprehensive Permit application with Newton’s Zoning Board of Appeals. The Applicant’s application can be viewed online at: http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/planning/current/devrev/hip/rowe_street_70.asp. The Planning Department will be accepting public comments on the project which it will forward to MHP along with a report summarizing staff and public conserns. Please direct any comments by August 1st to 70RoweStreet@newtonma.gov.

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