City Council Committee Meetings – Week of November 25th

Zoning and Planning Committee:  The Zoning and Planning Committee will meet on Monday, November 26th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Discussion and adoption of the Economic Development Strategy Plan
  • Monthly progress update on the Washington Street Corridor Action Plan
  • Discussion and review of the Draft Zoning Ordinance
  • Discussion of Public Hearing (set for December 10th) to delay the effective date of the garage ordinance
  • Two items proposed for No Action Necessary:
    • Discussion related to Zoning Redesign Event Series
    • Discussion related to Draft Policy Content Outline of the Zoning Ordinance

Finance Committee:  The Finance Committee will not meet on Monday, November 26th.  The cancellation notice can be found here. The next scheduled meeting of the Finance Committee will be on Monday, December 10th.

Land Use Committee:  The Land Use Committee will meet on Tuesday, November 27th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 211. The agenda includes the following:

  • Four appointments to the Newton Wellesley Neighborhood Council:  Jay Flynn, Bonnie Rosenberg, Terry Sherman, and Theresa Fitzpatrick
  • Request for a special permit/site plan approval to allow for the expansion of a multi-family dwelling use by constructing a three-story multi-family development, allowing non-conforming front setback and various waivers to parking requirements at 182-184 and 166 California Street – See Planning Memo
  • Request for a special permit/site plan approval to construct a rear addition to the first floor and basement levels exceeding the maximum FAR of .42 where .50 exists and .54 is proposed at 132 Pleasant Street – See Planning Memo
  • Request for a special permit/site plan approval to allow four parking stalls in the front setbacks of the existing two-family dwelling at 79 Crescent Street/Robinhood Streets – See Planning Memo
  • Request for a special permit/site plan approval to allow an increase in the number of teachers and students in the program by waiving 17 parking stalls at 2330 Washington Street (Artisan Child Care/Curtis House, LLC) – See Planning Memo

The Public Hearing Notice can be found here.

Public Facilities Committee:  The Public Facilities Committee will meet on Wednesday, November 28th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request to amend the Stormwater Fee ($100 for 1-4 family dwellings;  $0.0425 per square foot of impervious surface area, except that if the square footage charge multiplied by the total impervious area of the parcel equals a sum less than $150.00, then the annual fee shall be $150.00)
  • Request for ordinance amendments to increase the fees for utility grants of location other than wireless communications facilities

Traffic Council:  The Traffic Council will meet on Thursday, November 29th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 211. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for an accessible parking space in front of 851 Watertown Street (NOTE:  Approved by Newton Commission on Disability)
  • Request for a Stop Sign on Marshall Street at the intersection of Marshall and Sumner Streets
  • Request to extend the No Parking From Here to Corner zone on the west side of Pleasant Street south of Bracebridge Road (this would shorten the size of the Blue Zone)
  • Request the addition of Stop Signs at the intersection of Glen Avenue and Elgin Street to create a 4-way stop
  • Request temporary removal of 6 parking meters in the proximity of 1164 Centre Street with the spaces to be reserved for Fire Department Staff, to accommodate parking for Fire Station 3/Fire Headquarters
  • Request additional parking opportunities on the south side of Willow Street to accommodate parking needs associated with the new Fire Department Headquarters
  • Request for a Stop Sign at a) the intersection of Allerton Road and Hyde Street; and b) the intersection of Allerton and Cushing Street
  • Request a No Right on Red restriction from Waltham Street onto Washington Street
  • Requests to change the distribution of time limits in the following parking lots to install reserved spaces for EV charging stations and EV shared vehicles:
    • Richardson Street Public Parking Lot
    • Lexington Street Public Parking Lot
    • Pleasant Street and Pelham Street Public Parking Lot
  • Nomination, Election and Term Length discussion for Traffic Council Chair