City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of March 15th – Please check City Website for information regarding virtual or call-in meetings

Parks and Recreation Commission: The Parks and Recreation Commission will meet on Monday, March 16th at 7:00 p.m. Room (?) The agenda lists a number to call-in (maybe Zoom?) and includes the following:

  • Approval of February 24th Meeting Minutes
  • Commissioner’s Reports on Programs, Forestry, and Maintenance
  • Caribbean Festival
  • Nonantum Village Day
  • Feast of the Falls
  • Committee Reports
    • Community Preservation Committee
    • Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee
    • Farm Commission
    • Off-Leash Area Working Group
    • Crystal Lake Working Group
    • Athletic Fields Committee
  • New Business

Washington Place Liaison Committee: The Washington Place Liaison Committee will meet on Monday, March 16th at 6:00 p.m. in Room 211. The agenda will focus on a Construction Update.

Board of License Commissioners: The Board of License Commissioner will meet on Tuesday, March 17th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of February 25th Minutes
  • 2 Requests for Annual Seasonal Permits:
    • Sterling Golf (Restaurant Wine and Malt) – 212 Kendrick Street
    • Newton Yacht Club (All Alcohol) – 12 Nonantum Road
  • 2 Requests for One Day Temporary Wine and Malt Licenses:
    • Newton Open Studios – Friday, April 3rd, 5-9 p.m. – estimated attendance – 30
    • Art with a Twist – Friday, May 1st, 6-9 p.m. – estimated attendance – 10
  • 2 Requests for a One Day Temporary Wine and Malt and Entertainment License
    • Boxing exhibition dinner on Saturday, April 18th, 6-11 p.m. to be held at the John M. Barry Newton Boys and Girls Club, 675 Watertown Street, estimated attendance – 350
    • Party and Silent Auction – Saturday, May 2nd, 7-11 p.m., Cabot School, 229 Cabot Street – estimated attendance – 120-140
  • Request for Change of Hours from Sunday through Saturday – 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM to Sunday 6:00 AM – 7:30 PM, and Monday through Saturday 5:00 AM – 8:30 PM to be exercised at Starbucks Coffee, 244 Needham Street
  • Request for New Common Victualler License to be exercised by Cacao Newton, 23 Lincoln Street. The hours of operation will be Sunday from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM. There will be 12 seats
  • Request for a New Common Victualler and Entertainment License to be exercised at Caffe Nero, 28 Austin Street. The hours of operation will be Sunday through Saturday from 5:30 AM – 9:00 PM. There will be 86 seats.
  • Request to Change Location of an All Alcohol Package Store License from 241 Needham Street to 447 Centre Street to be exercised by PDJ Ventures, LLC d/b/a Newton Warehouse Wine & Spirits.
  • Request for an All Alcohol License, New Common Victualler, and an Annual Entertainment Licenses to be exercised by Fuji at WP, LLC d/b/a Fuji at WP, 239-243 Walnut Street, Newtonville, MA 02481. The manager will be Peter Tse. There will be 122 seats. The hours of operation will be Sunday through Saturday from 11:00AM – 1:00AM.

Newton Housing Partnership: The Newton Housing Partnership will meet on Tuesday, March 17th at 6:00 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Review and Approval of February 18th Meeting Summary
  • Riverside Project
    • Discussion
    • Vote
  • Project Updates
    • Northland
    • West Newton Armory
    • 40 Projects
      • Dunstan East
      • 15 Riverdale Avenue
  • Newton Housing Partnership Project Review Criteria
    • Discussion
  • Newton Housing Partnership 2020 Priorities
    • Discussion
  • Upcoming Meetings
    • April 21, 2020 Meeting, 6:00 p.m. Room 211

Zoning Board of Appeals: The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet on Tuesday, March 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber. The agenda includes the following:

  • Public Hearing on a Request for a Chapter 40B Comprehensive Permit authorizing the applicant to construct a 244-unit residential development, which will include 61 affordable housing units and approximately 12,141 square feet of retail space, and to maintain an approximately 8,222 square foot existing office building, all on approximately 3.17 acres of land located in the Business 2 Zoning District at 1149, 1151, 1169, 1171-1173, 1179 and 1185 Washington Street, 12, 18, 24 and 25 Kempton Place, and 32 and 34 Dunstan Street – Dunstan East – See Planning Memo; See Packet 1 here and Packet 2 here.

Board of Assessors: The Board of Assessors will meet on Wednesday, March 18th at 9:00 a.m. in Room 108. The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of February 2019 (2020?) Exemption and Abatement Reports

Design Review Committee: The Design Review Committee will meet on Wednesday, March 18th at 6:00 p.m. in Room 111 at the Ed Center, 100 Walnut Street. The agenda includes the following:

  • Update – Oak Hill Classroom Addition project
  • Newton Early Childhood Program – (“NECP”) – Vote to approve drawings for bidding

Youth Commission: The Youth Commission will meet on Wednesday, March 18th at 5:00 p.m. in Room 211. The agenda includes the following:

  • Attendance – Check-in
  • Meetings with Guidance and Administration – re: Next Steps
  • Harvard Grad Research Projects – Updates
  • Other

Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission: The Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission will meet on Thursday, March 19th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • 6 Requests for Certificate of Appropriateness:
    • Request to install a hot tub on the rear deck and to change the support structure of the deck at 96 Suffolk Road
    • Request to install a generator in a below-grade pit covered with a metal grate at 45 Old England Road
    • Request to change the previously approved retaining wall along driveway. The Commission approved a concrete wall with a parged finish, footing and stone cap. Proposed is an “ideal” Concrete Block product wall with a three-inch stone cap at 45 Old England Road
    • Request to replace windows at 36 Acacia Avenue
    • Request to replace the front entry walk and front gate; to remove the privet hedge, raised timber garden beds, mesh fence and posts; to build a fieldstone wall with piers and a garden area with brick paths and stone dust paving borders with steel edging; and to install a new mesh fence with wood posts, a mesh gate, and stepping stones at 29 Lee Road
    • Request to remove the rear covered entry and three ganged windows. Build a new rear addition with stone entry stairs and landing, metal railings and light fixtures at 25 Acacia Avenue
    • Request for feedback on proposed two-level addition connecting the main house and garage, hardscaping and hot tub at 50 Beacon Street

Packet Documents and Staff Memo are not online at this time.