Category: Boards & Commissions

City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of December 9th

Washington Place Liaison Committee:  The Washington Place Liaison Committee will meet on Monday, December 10th at 6:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria. The agenda includes the following:

  • Review of Washington/Walnut Intersection Plans
  • Review of Washington Terrace Plan
  • Update on Construction Issues

Commission on Disability:  The Commission on Disability will meet on Monday, December 10th at 6:30 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Reports:
    • CDBG – Community Development Block Grants
    • Accessible Fines
    • Treasurer
    • ADA Coordinator
    • Accessible Parking Space Requests
    • Co-chairs Report from Meeting with the Mayor
  • Candidate for COD membership – Warren Abramson
  • Update on Public Meeting for Accessibility Project at Newton Highlands T Station
  • Letter to MOD
  • Old/New Business

Zoning Board of Appeals:  The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet on Monday, December 10th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following:

  • Petition by the Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly III, Inc. for a Chapter 40B Comprehensive Permit authorizing the applicant to construct 69 rental units of which 60 units will be affordable at a range of incomes and up to 3,300 square feet of clinic space on land located at 160 and 160R Stanton Avenue 

Auburndale Historic District Commission:  The Auburndale Historic District Commission will meet on Tuesday, December 11th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to amend a previously approved pergola at 140 Windermere Road
  • Working Session on a request to enclose two side porches at 51 Hancock Street
  • Working Session on a request to demolish an existing garage and connector and build a new garage and connector at 347 Central Street

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

Community Preservation Committee: The Community Preservation Committee will meet on Tuesday, December 11th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204. The revised agenda includes the following:

Pre-Meeting packet information can be found here.

Economic Development Commission:  The Economic Development Commission will meet on Tuesday, December 11th at 6:30 p.m. in Room 211. The agenda includes the following:

  • Economic Development and N2 Updates
  • Chair update and approval of minutes:
    • City Council sent the Economic Development Strategy back to Zoning and Planning Committee
  • Discussion of Northland Development:  Economic Impact Analysis – EDC members are expected to attend the Land Use Committee meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Youth Commission:  The Youth Commission will meet on Wednesday, December 12th at 5:00 p.m. in Room 211. The agenda includes the following:

  • Finalizing the Newton Teen Mental Health Survey
  • Group Work – Just Think Expo

Conservation Commission:  The Newton Conservation Commission will meet on Thursday, December 13th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a COC – Certificate of Compliance for the construction of a pedestrian footbridge and new trail across Country Club Brook at Wells Avenue
  • NOI – (Notice of Intent) – on a request to demolish a single-family house and replace with a single family house with deck and driveway at 116 Upland Avenue
  • NOI- (Notice of Intent) – on a request to demolish a single-family house and replace with a single family house at 53 Brandeis Road
  • Request for a resigned  COC – Certificate of Compliance for recording registry for work performed at 320 Needham Street
  • Request for Emergency Certification for tree removal of 2 hazardous trees along the banks of Hammond Brook at 11 Chesley Road
  • Consideration of “No Smoking or Vaping” Signs for Conservation Areas
  • Mitigation Area Special Condition Open Space and Recreation Plan
  • Alternate Members for the Commission

Packet Documents can be found here.

Newton Upper Falls Historic District Commission:  The Newton Upper Falls Historic District Commission will meet on Thursday, December 13th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to remove fence and install stove vents at 75 High Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install rear entry railing systems at 1272 Boylston Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install signs at 1003-1009 Chestnut Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install signs at 1010 Chestnut Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to expand driveway and rebuild stone retaining wall at 73 Rockland Place
  • Request for feedback on a project to convert the existing commercial structure to residential use and building an additional dwelling unit at 44 Rockland Place
  • Request for feedback on a project to move and renovate an existing house, build a new addition and a four car garage and demolish a shed at 14 Ellis Street

Staff Memo can be found here and Packet Documents can be found here.

City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of December 2nd

Fair Housing Committee:  The Fair Housing Committee will meet on Wednesday, December 5th at 8:00 a.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Introductions of new members
  • Inclusionary Zoning – follow-up on the Zoning and Planning Committee meeting of November 14th
  • Follow-up on the City Council’s vote on Kesseler Woods request to withdraw their petition to amend the previously approved special permit
  • General discussion of potential training event with the Planning Department

Newton Farm Commission:  The Newton Farm Commission will meet on Thursday, December 6th at 7:00 p.m. in the Planning Department Conference Room. The agenda includes the following:

  • Newton Community Farm, Inc Report – 3rd Quarter Financials, update on Farm operations, and ordinance revisions
  • General Business Announcements

Newton Free Library Spring Fling Committee:  The Newton Free Library Spring Fling Committee will meet on Thursday, December 6th at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the upcoming Spring Fling 2019 .

Newtonville Historic District Commission:  The Newtonville Historic District Commission will meet on Thursday, December 6th at 7:30 p.m. in Room 205.  The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace a basement door at 26 Page Road
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace stockade and chain-link fence and add a new stockade fence section at 137 Walnut Street
  • Request for feedback on a project to demolish and existing garage, build a new 4 car garage, connector and dormer, and renovate existing house at 25 Page Road

 

Development Review Team Meetings – Week of December 2nd

The following potential projects/development proposals will meet with the Development Review Team this week:

  • 43-53 Jackson Street –  Special Permit to create four additional units on site
  • 35 Cherry Street –  Special Permit to allow an internal accessory apartment
  • 110 Greenlawn Avenue –  Special Permit to extend a nonconforming side setback by
    enlarging a deck
  • 68 Evergreen Avenue –  Special Permit to rebuild two-family dwelling

City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of November 25th

Newton-Wellesley Hospital Neighborhood Council:  The Newton-Wellesley Hospital Neighborhood Council will meet on Tuesday, November 27th at 8:00 a.m. at Newton Wellesley Hospital, Bowles Conference Center, 2nd floor South, Conference Room 2.  The agenda can be found here.

Zoning Board of Appeals:  The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet on Tuesday, November 27th at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber. The agenda includes the following:

  • Discussion and adoption of changes to the Rules of the Zoning Board of Appeals effective January 26, 2016 and briefing from the Law Department about items in litigation
  • Public Hearing on an appeal of a Stop Work Order issued on 12-14 Princeton Street

Council on Aging and Advisory Board:  The Council on Aging and Advisory Board will meet on Tuesday, November 27th at 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, 345 Walnut Street. The agenda includes the following:

  • Election of Officer – Treasurer
  • Workgroup Update/Discussion – (issues, concerns, problems)
  • Outdoor Spaces and Buildings Workgroup – COA NewCAL
  • Aging Boomers Project

Urban Design Commission:  The Urban Design Commission will meet on Wednesday, November 28th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following review of sign permits:

  • Fusion Academy – 320 Needham Street
  • Dr. Alex Smolyar, DMD – 71 Needham Street
  • West Newton Hearing Center – 1298 Washington Street
  • Veterinary Emergency Group – 165 Needham Street
  • Trefler’s – 29 Tower Road
  • Garden City Vape & Smoke – 21 Lincoln Street
  • Learning Prep School – 1507 Washington Street
  • Atlas Contracting, Inc. – 624 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Fleuri – 1-27 Boylston Street

Newton Citizens Commission on Energy:  The Newton Citizens Commission on Energy will meet on Wednesday, November 28th at 7:30 p.m. in Room 211. The agenda includes the following:

  • Selection of Chair and Vice Chair
  • Adoption of Interim Work on Newton Climate Action Plan
  • December and January Schedules

Newton Free Library Board of Trustees:  The Newton Free Library Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday, November 28th at 8:00 a.m. in the Trustees Room at the Newton Free Library. The agenda (which does not have the attached referenced documents) includes the following:

  • Reports from the President, Treasurer, Library Director, Development, Friends, and Committees (Trustees/Friends coordination and Spring Fling Planning)
  • Continuing Business – Trustees Investment Policy, Capital Project Planning update, Policy on Conduct in the Library, Policy for the Makerspace)
  • Solar Panel Project – presentation and discussion
  • Collection Materials Security
  • ADA Compliance
  • Strategic Action Plan
  • Visitors Discussion

 

City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of November 18th

Parks and Recreation Commission:  The Parks and Recreation Commission will meet on Monday, November 19th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following:

  • Commissioner’s Reports on Programs, Forestry and Maintenance
  • Public Hearing on the Jackson Road /Newton Housing Authority Proposal
  • Discussion of the 20 Rogers Street Conservation Restriction
  • Committee Reports:
    • Community Preservation Committee
    • Farm Commission
    • Cabot Redesign Committee
    • Commonwealth Golf Course
    • Off-Leash Area Working Group
    • Crystal Lake Working Group
    • Athletic Fields Committee
    • NewCAL
    • Policy and Procedure Review – Field Naming and Sign Policy

Waban and Newton Highlands Area Councils:  The Waban and Newton Highlands Area Councils will hold a joint meeting on Monday, November 19th at 8:00 p.m. at the Waban Library Center to hear a presentation and discuss the proposed zoning ordinance focusing primarily on residential districts. The agenda can be found here.

Note:  The City’s Planning Department will hold a presentation on Thursday, November 29, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., Angier School, 1697 Beacon St.

Board of License Commissioners:  The Board of License Commissioners will meet on Monday, November 19th at 7:30 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda can be found here.

Conservation Commission:  The Newton Conservation Commission will meet on Tuesday, November 20th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Four Notices of Intent:
    • Enforcement Action/Request to demolish and reconstruct of a single-family home with associated restoration planting plan developed in response to unpermitted tree cutting in the RFA at 33 Wayne Road
    • Request to demolish and reconstruct a single-family home with deck and driveway at 116 Upland Road
    • Request to demolish and reconstruct a single-family home at 131 Wallace Street
    • Request to demolish and reconstruct a single-family home at 53 Brandeis Road
  • Discussion of Enforcement Order for an unresolved enforcement issue at 22 Hollywood Drive
  • Approve placing a Conservation Restriction on 30 Wabasso Street
  • Proposed Fence along LaGrangeKesseler Woods
  • Houghton Gardens – 170 Suffolk Road Encroachment
  • Discussion of Fees for dumping
  • Changes to the Administrative Approval form

Packet documents can be found here.

Newton Center for Active Living Project:  There will be a joint meeting of the Executive Building Committee and the Advisory Building Committee on Tuesday, November 20th at 6:00 p.m. in the Druker Auditorium at the Newton Free Library. The Meeting Notice can be found here.

Board of Assessors:  The Board of Assessors will meet on Wednesday, November 21st at 9:00 a.m. in Room 108.  The agenda can be found here.

 

City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of November 11th

Auburndale Historic District Commission:  The Auburndale Historic District Commission will meet on Tuesday, November 13th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install 31 solar panels at 26 Maple Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to wood and metal fence sections at 33 Hancock Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace all existing windows

Community Preservation Committee:  The Community Preservation Committee will meet on Tuesday, November 13th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following:

  • Pre-proposal request for an off-cycle full proposal of $600,000 to supplement $2.3 million of CPA funding previously appropriated for this project
  • Intent by Planning Department to return $805,000 in unspent funds and request to use $75,000 of retained funds for program revisions to the Newton Homebuyer Assistance Program
  • Re-Vote to accept minor revisions to the unit mix for a previously approved grant of $3.2 million in CPA funds for the Stanton Avenue Senior Housing/Golda Meir House Expansion
  • Working Session on updating the Community Preservation Plan drawing on the FY2020-FY2024 Capital Improvement Plan
  • Staff updates on current/anticipated proposals and projects

Economic Development Commission:  The Economic Development Commission will meet on Tuesday, November 13th at 6:30 p.m. in Room 211. The agenda includes the following:

  • Economic Development Updates
  • Chair updates
  • Discussion of the Washington Street Vision Plan

Newton Human Rights Commission:  The Newton Human Rights Commission will meet on Tuesday, November 13th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 106C. The agenda includes the following:

  • Hate Incidents
  • Student Reports
  • Policies and Procedures
  • LGBTQ+ Resource Guide
  • Question 3 – Election Results
  • Human Rights Award – December 4th
  • MLK Day Community Celebration
  • Information Dissemination
  • Genocide Exhibit 2019

Note:  The agenda also includes a calendar of upcoming events.

Commission on Disability:  The Commission on Disability will meet on Wednesday, November 14th at 6:30 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following:

  • Discussion of Plastic Straw Ban
  • Approval of Minutes
  • CDBG Report
  • Accessible Fines Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • ADA Coordinator’s Report
  • Discussion of the Northland Project
  • Operation Access

Design Review Committee:  The Design Review Committee will meet on Wednesday, November 14th at 6:30 p.m. in the Trustee’s Room at the Newton Free Library. The agenda includes the following:

  • Introductions
  • DRC Meetings Process and the Open Meeting Law
  • DRC Meeting Schedule
  • Current Project Updates
  • Capital Improvement Plan and future projects schedule
  • Introduction to Guidelines
  • Comments on Guidelines
  • Embedded Carbon presentation and discussion

Youth Commission:  The Youth Commission will meet on Wednesday, November 14th at 5:00 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Welcome to visitors (Dana Hanson and Saul Lee, Student Ministry Director for the Boston Chinese Evangelical Church)
  • Group Work – Questions for Student Mental Health Survey

Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission:  The Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission will meet on Thursday, November 15th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to demolish a rear chimney at 154 Beacon Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install condensers and approval for installed vents at 48 Reservoir Avenue
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install fence sections and gate at 17 Lee Road
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to rebuild a second story bay and replace windows in both bays; replace rubber roofs and fill in skylight at 9 Lawrence Road
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to change previously approved doors and to install a second story railing at 61 Gatehouse Road
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to approve stone facing on chimney and to modify second story vent pipe at 46 Woodman Road
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install a generator; rebuild existing retaining wall; change condensers, rear skylights, roofing and railing material; and remove dormer at 46 Chestnut Hill Road
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to build a rear addition at 25 Essex Road

Zoning Board of Appeals:  The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet on Thursday, November 15th at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber and will hold a public hearing on a Chapter 40B permit – Comprehensive Permit to construct 69 rental units (60 units will be affordable at a range of incomes) and 3300 square feet of clinic space at 160 and 160R Stanton Avenue. Notice of the Hearing can be found here.

Newton Historical Commission:  The Newton Historical Commission will meet on Thursday, November 15th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 211. The agenda includes the following:

  • Partial Demolition Review to replace slate roof with asphalt by the Newton Housing Authority for property located at 541 Grove Street
  • Full Demolition request for 991 – 993 Washington Street
  • Full Demolition request for 72-74 Circuit Avenue
  • Full Demolition request for 24 Smith Avenue
  • Full Demolition request for 291 Dorset Road
  • Full Demolition request for 44 Mignon Road
  • Working Session to discuss possible additions to 242 Islington Road – Local Landmark property

School Building Committee:  The School Building Committee will meet on Thusday, November 15th at 6:00 p.m. in Room 210 at the Ed Center. The agenda includes the following:

  • Building Conditions Report for 150 Jackson Road and 687 Watertown Street
  • Lincoln-Eliot – Educational Program and Plan; Space Summary Template
  • Newton Early Childhood Program –  Educational Program and Plan; Space Summary Template

City Council Reports Now Available

Programs and Services Committee:  The Programs and Services Committee met on October 17th and voted to approve the following:

  • Appointment of Alissa Ocasio Guiliani as City Solicitor
  • Appointments of Lori Yarvis, Charles Reilly, James Harper, MIchael Goldman and Vaunita Schnell to the Farm Commission

All other items were held. The Report can be found here.

Public Facilities Committee:  The Public Facilities Committee met on October 17th and voted to approve the following:

  • Petition for a water main extension through a proposed utility easement in a private way off of Farwell Street
  • Request to appropriate $500,000 from bonded indebtedness to fund the installation of a new wash bay at the Crafts Street Garage
  • Request to appropriate $420,000 from bonded indebtedness to fund the purchase of two dump trucks for the DPW
  • Request to appropriate $89,600 from the Stormwater Reserve Fund for consulting engineering services to perform the Phase 2 Dam Safety Engineering Analysis for Bullough’s Pond Dam
  • Request to transfer $100,000 from Budget Reserve to fund Phase 1 of 3 of Audible Pedestrian Signal Installation at all remaining intersections throughout the City
  • Request to accept, appropriate and expend $105,103 from the City’s FY2018 allocation of the Commonwealth Transportation Infrastructure Fund to be used for concept design engineering services for the complete streets design for the Wells Avenue-Nahanton Traffic Signalization and Intersection Improvement Project

All other items were held.  The Report can be found here.

Finance Committee:  The Finance Committee met on Monday, October 22nd and voted to approve the following:

  • Request for authorization to accept and expend two grants from FEMA to Firefighters Grant Program totaling $81,819 with a required 10% match of $8,181 by the City. The first grant of $60,000 is for fire officer training and the second grant of $30,000 is for a fire fighter health and wellness program. (NOTE:  $60,000 + $30,000 = $90,000?)
  • Request from the School Committee that the City Council approve authorizing the Mayor to appropriate the state reimbursement of $28,804 for McKinney-Vento Homeless Student Transportation from the general fund to the School Department
  • Curb/Sidewalk/Driveway Betterments for the following:
    • 51 Avalon Road
    • 25 Ballard Street
    • 36 Brooks Avenue
    • 33 Duxbury Road
    • 77 Pembroke Street
    • 65 Rowena Road
    • 66 Waban Hill Road
    • 86 Waban Hill Road
    • 101 Waban Hill Road
    • 101 Waban Hill Road
    • 1093 Walnut Street
    • 208 Auburn Street
  • Request to appropriate $500,000 from Bonded Indebtedness to fund the installation of a new wash bay at the Craft Street Garage
  • Request to appropriate $420,000 from bonded indebtedness to fund the purchase of 2 dump trucks for DPW
  • Request to appropriate $89,600 from the Stormwater Reserve Fund for consulting engineering services to perform the Phase 2 Dam Safety Engineering Analysis for Bullough’s Pond Dam
  • Request to transfer $100,000 from Budget Reserve to fund Phase 1 of 3 of Audible Pedestrian Signal Installation at all remaining intersections throughout the City
  • Request to accept, appropriate and expend $105,103 from the City’s FY2018 allocation of the Commonwealth Transportation Infrastructure Fund to be used for concept design engineering services for the complete streets design for the Wells Avenue-Nahanton Traffic Signalization and Intersection Improvement Project

All other items were held. The Report can be found here.

Zoning and Planning Committee: The Zoning and Planning Committee met on October 22nd and all items were held. The Report can be found here.

Land Use Committee:  The Land Use Committee met on October 23rd and voted to approve the following:

  • Request to withdraw without prejudice a petition for a special permit/site plan approval to convert an existing single-family dwelling to a three story, six residential unit building with ground floor units, to construct a three-story three residential unit building with ground floor units and to allow waivers of other conditions such as parking and landscaping at 424 – 432 Cherry Street
  • Request for a special permit/site plan approval to locate a veterinary hospital in the existing building and waive up to five parking stalls at 858 Walnut Street
  • Request for a special permit/site plan approval to construct a three-story addition to allow a building in excess of 20,000 sq. ft., to extend the non-conforming structure with regard to height, to extend the existing non-conforming structure with regard to setback, and allow a restaurant with more than 50 seats, and to waive other requirements such as parking and landscaping at 1314 Washington Street and 31,33 Davis Street

All other items were held.  The Report can be found here.

Traffic Council: The Traffic Council met on October 25th and voted to approve the following:

  • Request for a three-way stop sign at Vernon and Eldridge Street
  • Request to add a stop sign at Wiltshire Road at Jackson Road
  • Request to remove the parking space on Richardson Street that is reserved for the Underwood School and return it to public circulation
  • Request to discuss and possible action to change the short-term unmetered parking spaces on the east side of Centre Street between Vernon and Centre Avenue. (Approved the language of TPR 441. TPR 441 converts the short 2-hour parking zone between Vernon Street and Centre Avenue into long term metered parking).
  • Request to discuss possible change to the circulation and direction of travel on Ward Street between Elmore and Morseland.  (Approved the language of TPR 442. TPR
    442 converts Ward Street between Elmore Street and Moreseland Avenue
    from a one-way westbound street into a two-way street, approves a “do not
    enter” restriction on Ward Street, eastbound, from Morseland Avenue, and
    installs a new parking restriction at all times on the south side of Ward Street
    from Moreseland Road to a point 165 feet easterly).
  • Request to edit sections of TPR 84(a) and remove TPR 84(b) which lists special speed regulations for streets in Newton which are are approved by MassDOT and not the Newton Traffic Council
  • Request to remove the left turn prohibitions listed in the TPR from Centre Street to Jefferson Street and onto Pearl Street.

The Council vote No Action Necessary on the following items:

  • Request for a parking restriction on Carlson Avenue- both sides
  • Request to remove the single remaining Underwood staff permit parking space from Richardson Street

All other items were held.  The Report can be found here and the Traffic Council Actions can be found here.

 

 

City Council Committee Meetings Week of November 4th

Programs and Services Committee:  The Programs and Services Committee will not meet on Wednesday, November 7th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205. Please see the cancellation notice here.  The agenda for the rescheduled meeting on November 5th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205 will include the following:

  • Appointments to the Youth Commission:
    • Brianna Spiegel, Madison Branigan, Veer Sawhney, Christina Bednarzh, Coral Lin, and Reethika Digumarthy
  • Appointment to the Human Rights Commission:
    • Rabbi Eric Gurvis

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

  • Update on Complete Streets Program (Note:  The Committee will meet jointly with the Public Safety and Transportation Committee)
  • Submittal of the FY2020 – 2024 Capital Improvement Plan
  • Update from the Director of Sustainability and the Administration on Newton Power Choice
  • Request for a grant of an underground easement to Mark Development, LLC in Washington Street for underground footings
  • Request to accept a sidewalk easement from Mark Development, LLC abutting Walnut Street
  • Request to appropriate $500,000 from bonded indebtedness to fund the design, procurement and construction of interior improvements at the Newton Free Library
  • Request to appropriate $150,000 from Free Cash to fund the Lincoln-Eliot Elementary School window replacement and accessibility improvements design
  • Request to appropriate $300,000 from Free Cash to fund upgrades to Fire Stations 1 and 2 including isolation of apparatus bay from living quarters and pole rehab/replacement

 

Public Safety and Transportation Committee:  The Public Safety and Transportation Committee will meet on Wednesday, November 7th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205 (?). The agenda includes the following:

  • Update on Complete Streets Program (Note:  The Committee will meet jointly with the Public Facilities Committee)
  • Request for an ordinance amendment to increase the non-resident parking permit fee from $25 to a range which will include a maximum cap, to better cover costs and encourage alternatives to driving in parts of the City where demand is high
  • Discussion on implementing differential priced parking in Newton
  • Proposal to end winter parking ban on certain streets in Wards 2 and 3

Land Use Committee:  The Land Use Committee will meet on Thursday, November 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request to amend a previously granted Special Permit/Site Plan Approval to allow off-site relocation of the inclusionary zoning units as well as 24 additional units at 219 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Request for a Special Permit/Site Plan Approval to locate a veterinary hospital in an exiting Newton Nexus building at 131 – 181 Needham Street
  • Request for a Special Permit/Site Plan Approval to construct a two-story detached garage, greater than 700 sq. ft. containing accommodations for 10 vehicles at 244 Dudley Road
  • Request for a Special Permit/Site Plan Approval to construct a 161 sq. ft. second floor addition in the existing footprint of a house exceeding the maximum allowable FAR at 43 Kenwood Road
  • Request for a Special Permit/Site Plan Approval to construct an attached dwelling unit to the exiting single-family structure and reduce other requirements and amend Variance #99442 at 10 Pillion Court

City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of November 4th

Planning and Development Board:  The Planning and Development Board will meet on Monday, November 5th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following:

  • Washington Street Vision and Zoning Presentation
  • Subcommittee/Planning Schedule and Strategy
  • Northland Public Hearing

Fair Housing Committee:  The Fair Housing Committee will meet on Wednesday, November 7th at 8:00 a.m. in Room 205.  The agenda can be found here.

Newton Upper Falls Historic District Commission:  The Newton Upper Falls Historic District Commission will meet on Thursday, November 8th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to change doors and windows on side and rear additions and install window wells, deck area, privacy fence and slider door at 65 High Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace front entry porch, railing and stairs and to install condensers and screening at 1272 Boylston Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to demolish a pigeon coop at 221-223 Elliot Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace front entry porch and stairs at 33-35 Sullivan Avenue
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install vent pipes, electric meter and temporary propane tanks, and to repair section of the front stone wall at 75 High Street

Development Review Team Meetings – Week of November 4th

The following potential proposals/projects will meet with the Development Review Team this week:

  • 19 Schofield Drive –  Special Permit to allow parking in the front setback
  • 45 Hyde Avenue –  Special Permit to construct a rear addition exceeding the
    allowed FAR
  • 499 Winchester Street – Special Permit to allow single-family attached dwellings
  • 44 Oak Street –  Special Permit to convert a commercial use to a multifamily
    dwelling