Other Board and Commission Meetings – Week of March 3rd

Washington Place Liaison Committee:  The Washington Place Liaison Committee will meet on Monday, March 4th at 6:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria.  The agenda includes the following:

  • Update on compacting work that is causing vibrations
  • Update on steel installation
  • Update on construction schedule

Planning and Development Board:  The Planning and Development Board will meet on Monday, March 4th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following:

  • Updates on the following:
    •  Economic Development Strategy Plan
    • Zoning Redesign
    • Washington Street Vision Plan
    • Riverside Vision Process
    • Inclusionary Zoning
    • Climate Action Plan
    • FY20 Annual Action Plan – Review of the ESG RFP and Human Service RFP
    • Community Preservation Committee
    • Recreational Marijuana
  • Continuation of the Zoning Change Request by Northland
  • Upcoming Meetings on Northland – March 12th – Revisions and Mitigation discussions with the Land Use Committee and March 19th – Fiscal Impact Discussion with the City Council Committee of the Whole

Elections Commission:  The Elections Commission will meet on Wednesday, March 6th at 5:30 p.m. in the City Clerk’s Office. The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of the minutes for the November 16, 2018 meeting
  • Recommendation of Date for Preliminary Election 2019
  • Discussion of Campaign Regulations for Early Voting
  • Overview of Election Academy

Fair Housing Committee:  The Fair Housing Committee will meet on Wednesday, March 6th at 8:00 a.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Review of minutes from 2-6-19
  • News & Updates –
    • Member departure – Golnaz Tabatabai
    • Upcoming training – April 25th
    • Legal Department review – City’s and Committee’s obligation to Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston
  • Project Review
    • 956 Walnut Street
    • 17-31 Herrick Road
  • Annual Action Plan – “Fair Housing Updates”

Conservation Commission:  The Newton Conservation Commission will meet on Thursday, March 7th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following:

  • Five Notices of Intent:
    • Request for an Order of Conditions to tear down and construct a single-family home at 170 Upland Avenue
    • Request for an Order of Conditions to permit the already initiated work in the floodplain to meet the requirements of an Enforcement Order for an ex-post facto renovation of a single-family home at 204 Dedham Street
    • Request to tear down existing building and remove existing parking lot, construct 3 townhouses and 22 condominium units with underground parking and and dredge and landscape at 114 Beacon Street
    • Request for an Order of Conditions to tear down and construct a single-family home at 11 David Road
    • Request to remove and replace in-place and in-kind an existing dry stone retaining wall at 195 Islington Road
  • Request for Determination of Applicability for a proposed tear-down and construction of a single-family home just outside the 200′ Riverfront Area and 100′ Buffer Zone at 210 Upland Avenue
  • Two Order of Conditions extension requests:
    • Request for a 3-year extension for the previously granted Order of Conditions allowing for the management of the invasive water chestnut in the Charles River Lakes District which will soon expire
    • Request for a 3-year extension for the previously granted Order of Conditions allowing for standard trail work on Conservation Commission owned parcels which will soon expire
  • Informal discussion regarding a Paramount Television film crew is seeking permission to use Cold Spring Park as a filming location this spring for an upcoming movie based on a book set Newton. One of the locations is within wetlands jurisdiction.
  • Presentation regarding placement of a fence along the edge of Lagrange Street on
    the portion of their land (Hancock Estates) encumbered by a Conservation Restriction – Hancock Estates

The packet documents can be found here.

Newtonville Historic District Commission:  The Newtonville Historic District Commission will meet on Thursday, March 7th at 7:30 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following;

  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace an accessible ramp at 21 Foster Street