City Council Meetings for the Week of October 8

A weekly summary of City Council agendas and actions highlighting items of interest to the LWVN, extracted from the Friday packet.

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

October 8 to October 12

Mon, Oct 8 Holiday
Tues, Oct 9 6:30 pm

7:00 pm

7:00 pm

Economic Development

Community Preservation

Land Use

 211

204

Chambers

Weds, Oct 10 4:00 pm

7:00 pm

Transportation Advisory

Zoning & Planning

205

205

 

Agendas:

  • 10-9 Economic Development: Presentation on Mt. Ida Campus,/U Mass; discussion of Economic Development Strategy prioritizations, Riverside and Northland
  • 10-9  Community Preservation Committee :  PUBLIC HEARING Stanton Avenue Senior Housing / Golda Meir House Expansion – proposal requesting $3.25 million in CPA funds to add 60 income- and age-restricted units of rental housing (out of a net total of 69 new units); Committee discussion on conservation restrictions for past CPA-funded land acquisitions, staff-recommended process for potential CPA grant to Newton Conservators to hold still-outstanding restrictions,  fair housing concerns for Kesseler Woods/Hancock Estates, discussion of community letter cc’d to CPC
  • 10-9  Land Use Committee:  Special Permit to amend Special Permit for Kesseler Woods to allow off-site relocation of the inclusionary zoning units as well as 24 additional units at 219 Commonwealth Avenue opposed by Engine 6, League of Women Voters of Newton, U-CHAN and Liveable Newton  Developers response to opposition letter here full report here
  • 10-10 Zoning & Planning Committee:  Webster Woods CPC proposal for $100,000 in CPA funding for professional services from a team of consultants to recommend a strategy and estimate associated costs for protecting the open space character of the rear, wooded portion of the land at 300 Hammond Pond Parkway sold to Boston College in 2015 by Congregation Mishkan Tefila.  full agenda here

City of Newton Draft Economic Development Strategy, July 2018  

  • The five main goals identified through this planning process include:
    • Goal 1: Take steps to pursue development sectors that make Newton both commercially successful and a great place to live, work, and play.
    • Goal 2: Focus redevelopment efforts on key parcels and corridors in Newton
    • Goal 3: Support the start-up, growth, stability, and vitality of businesses and entrepreneurs in Newton
    • Goal 4: Make the development process more predictable and efficient including community consensus and refinement of the review process.
    • Goal 5: Maintain and enhance the special qualities of Newton while improving transportation throughout the City for residents, businesses, and visitors.
  • Consultants’ Economic Development Action Plan begins on page 12 here

City of Newton Climate Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation and Resiliency Action Plan, August 2018

  • Contains predictions, recommendations, esp.  for stormwater and flooding, and a wide variety of residential and demographic data  full report here

 

 

 

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