City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of July 5th

Planning and Development Board: The Planning and Development Board will meet virtually on Monday, July 6th, at 7:00 p.m.

To view and participate in this virtual meeting on your computer, at 7:00 p.m. on July 6, click on https://us02web.zoom.us/j/530753543. Or you can visit www.zoom.us, click “Join a Meeting” and enter the following Meeting ID: 530 753 543.

To view and participate in this virtual meeting on your smartphone, download the “ZOOM Cloud Meetings” app in any app store or visit www.zoom.us. At the above date and time, click on “Join a Meeting” and enter the following Meeting ID: 530 753 543

The agenda includes the following:

  • Workshop on Zoning Redesign: Article 3 Residence Districts
  • Rezoning on Takings to Public Use
    • 23 Parkview Avenue – taking for expansion of Cabot School
    • 300 Hammond Pond Parkway – Webster Woods
  • Planning and Development Project Updates
  • Approval of Minutes – April 6, May 4, May 7, May 19, and June 1st.

Additional Documents for reference:

Human Rights Commission: The Human Rights Commission will meet virtually on Tuesday, July 7th at 7:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81833733191?pwd=ajFwZVVpSEpSY0p3QmRsUlZpWWZvUT09

One tap mobile +16465588656,,81833733191#

The agenda includes the following:

  • Introductions
  • Minutes
  • Student Reports related to Human Rights
  • Complaints Received
  • HRC Ordinance
  • Declaring Racism is a Public Health Crisis
  • Create a Civil Review Board/Commission
  • Overdue – Newton OneRead
  • HRC Future Meeting Dates

Zoning Board of Appeals: The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet virtually on Wednesday, July 8th at 7:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85713881384.

To dial into the meeting via telephone, call in by dialing 1-646-558-8656 and use the Meeting ID: 857 1388 1384#

The agenda includes the following:

  • Public Hearing on a Request for a Chapter 40B Comprehensive Permit 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 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.
  • Review and approve June 3rd meeting minutes

Packet 1 can be found here and Packet 2 can be found here.

Urban Design Commission: The Urban Design Commission will meet virtually on Wednesday, July 8th at 7:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom Virtual Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85311529494 or Dial +13017158592,,85311529494#

The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for Sign Permits:
    • LT Nails & Spa – 148 California Street
    • New Art Center – 61 Washington Park
  • Fence Appeals
    • 138 Lake Avenue
    • 437 Parker Street

The Staff Memo can be found here.

Newton Upper Falls Historic District Commission: The Newton Uppper Falls Historic District Commission will meet virtually on Thursday, July 8th at 7:00 p.m.

To view and participate in this virtual meeting on your computer, at the above date and time, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/310752034 Or go to www.zoom.us, click “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID: 310 752 034

To view and participate in this virtual meeting on your phone, download the “Zoom Cloud Meetings” app in any app store or at www.zoom.us. At the above date and time, use one-tap mobile +16465588656,,310752034# US (New York) Or click on “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID: 310 752 034

The agenda includes the following:

  • Four requests for Certificates of Appropriateness
    • Request to install four sections for four-foot-high open cedar fencing and a cedar gate; the existing chain link fence sections will remain at 12 Shawmut Park
    • Request to install two AC condensers on the left side of the house at 3-5 Summer Street
    • Request to repave the two existing asphalt driveways and to expand the width of one of the driveways by paving a 2-foot by 30-foot dirt and gravel strip at 947-949 Chestnut Street
    • Request to replace porch columns and rear porch railing system at 300 Elliot Street

The Staff Memo can be found here and the Packet documents can be found here.

Newtonville Area Council: The Newtonville Area Council will meet virtually on Thursday, July 9th at 7:00 p.m.

To join via Zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87259206299?pwd=K0dmeEh2NVc4WHg0akpOR2lBMWhHUT09

Meeting ID = 872 5920 6299   Password = 732385

The agenda includes the following:

  • Burning issues;  (10 min
  • Adding beauty and community to Newtonville; (15 min)
  • Race, policing, and the budget; (15 min)
  • Theory and practice of transit-oriented development; (50 min)
    • a) What policies and practices can most effectively mitigate climate change?
    • b) What difference can TOD make with and without an effective transit system?
    • c)  Whither the MBTA?
    • d) California as a case study:  The failure of major TOD bills.
    • e) TOD, gentrification, and the centralization of power.
    • f)  TOD in Newton:  Class, race, and distributive justice. 
  • Administrative issues and tasks (45 min)
    • Protocols;
    • A break in August?
    • Review and approval of May and June Minutes