What’s Up in Newton this Week? Property Taxes Due TODAY, 478 Space Parking Waiver (Picadilly Square) and Temporary Moratorium on Local Landmarking before the City Council TONIGHT, and more….

Property Taxes Due TODAY. If you are like me and didn’t mail in your taxes, they are due TODAY.

478 Parking Waiver Request to be voted on TONIGHT: Two weeks ago, the Special Permit/Site Plan Approval Request to allow a restaurant with more than 50 seats and a parking waiver of 478 spaces was chartered and is scheduled to be voted on TONIGHT. According to the Planning Department Memo:

Due to lack of support for the request to allow restaurants with more than 50 seats as a blanket waiver in perpetuity, the petitioner has withdrawn this request and will pursue the special permit once a specific tenant is identified. The remaining relief to be granted is to allow a parking waiver of 478 stalls to allow flexibility in leasing, and faster turnover of tenant spaces in Newton Centre.

Temporary Moratorium on Local Landmarking – to be voted on TONIGHT. The Zoning and Planning Committee voted to approve the proposed Temporary Moratorium on Local Landmarking amending the timeframe to 6 months and a review within 3 months. See Report. The Full Council is expected to vote on this TONIGHT.

A Night of Danger: The next Newton Nomadic Theatre Story Slam – On Sunday, February 9th at 7:00 p.m., the Newton Nomad Story Slam will be held at Gregorian Rugs, 2284 Washington Street, Newton Lower Falls. More information and tickets can be found here.