The following is the body of the letter sent by LWVN to the Newton Zoning Board of Appeals:
Dear Ms. Lipsitt and members of the Newton Zoning Board of Appeals:
The League of Women Voters of Newton (LWVN) supports the application from the Newton Housing Authority for approval to build the Haywood House.
We have twice supported the application for Haywood House to receive funding from the Community Preservation Committee because the project adds sorely-needed affordable housing for seniors. While we did express concern in the past about the loss of green space, we appreciate the landscaping improvements along Kennedy Circle that the project now includes. The increased and modernized community spaces will improve the quality of life among all the Newton Housing Authority residents.
We ask that you please support the Haywood House application.