Category: Boards & Commissions

City Board and Commission Meetings – Week of January 13th

Commission on Disability:  The Commission on Disability will meet on Monday, January 14th at 6:30 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda include the following:

  • Update on Washington Street Corridor Vision
  • Approval of 12/10/18 minutes
  • CDBG Report
  • Ideas for FY2020 CDBG -Funded Access Projects
  • Accessible Fines Report
  • Update on Operation Access
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • ADA Coordinator’s Report
  • COD Member Applicant – W. Abramson
  • Officer Elections

Board of License Commission:  The Board of License Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, January 15th at 7:30 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda can be found here.

Board of Assessors:  The Newton Board of Assessors will meet on Wednesday, January 16th at 9:00 a.m. in Room 108. The agenda can be found here.

Urban Design Commission:  The Urban Design Commission will meet on Wednesday, January 16th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Sign Permit request for 112 Needham Street – Arin Realty Co., Inc.
  • Sign Permit request for 776 Beacon Street – Chase
  • Sign Permit request for 200-220 Boylston Street – Chestnut Hill Square – Lunette Optic
  • Sign Permit request for 137 Rumford Avenue – Extra Space Storage
  • Design Review for 39 Herrick Road – Herrick Road Residences

Youth Commission:  The Youth Commission will meet on Wednesday, January 16th at 5:00 p.m. in Room 211.  The agenda can be found here. Special guest will be Mayor Fuller.

Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission:  The Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission will meet on Thursday, January 17th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205.  The agenda includes the following requests for Certificate of Appropriateness:

  • Request to replace electric meter, box and conduit at 61 Gate House Road 
  • Request to install solar panels at 116 Old Orchard Road 
  • Request for approvals for railings on rear roof area, rear retaining wall and play structure – Violations – at  29 Gate House Road
  • Request to replace failed slate roof seams with copper at 47 Old Orchard Road 

 

City Board and Commission Meetings week of January 6th

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

  • Public Hearing on proposed  updates and revisions to the Approval Not Required (ANR)
  • Adoption and Vote on the Economic Development Strategy Plan
  • Discussion of the FY2020 Annual Action Plan
  • Discussion of the Northland Development Change of Zone request

Notice of the Public Hearing of the Planning Board acting as a Board of Survey for the proposed revisions to the ANR can be found here.

Washington Place Liaison Committee:  The Washington Place Liaison Committee will meet on Monday, January 7th at 6:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria. The agenda can be found here.

Auburndale Historic District Commission:  The Auburndale Historic District Commission will meet on Tuesday, January 8th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request to amend a previously approved Certificate of Appropriateness for a pergola, and a request to amend a previously approved front entry, right side library bump out, and left side bay window, and a review of the status of detailed drawings of exterior architectural elements for property located at 140 Windermere Road.

Community Preservation Committee:  The Community Preservation Committee will meet on Tuesday, January 8th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following:

  • Discussion of program planning, outreach, and staffing
  • Discussion of site signs for CPA funded projects
  • Staff updates on current/anticipated proposals and projects
  • Approval of minutes December 2018

Economic Development Commission:  The Economic Development Commission will meet on Tuesday, January 8th at 6:30 p.m. in Room 211. The agenda includes the following:

  • N2 Update
  • Chair update and approval of minutes
  • Discussion of Development Review with James Freas – overview of the current process and proposed changes
  • Nomination of EDC officers

Newtonville Area Council:  The Newtonville Area Council will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, January 8th from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. in the Druker Auditorium at the Newton Free Library to discuss results of the NAC’s Washington Street Survey.  More information can be found here.

Design Review Committee:  The Design Review Committee will meet on Wednesday, January 9th at 6:00 p.m. in the Trustees Room of the Newton Free Library. The agenda includes the following:

  • Update by the Public Buildings Department on upcoming projects
  • Continued discussion regarding embedded carbon

Newtonville Area Council:  The Newtonville Area Council will meet on Thursday, January 10th from 7:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. in Room 211. The agenda includes the following:

  • Approval of minutes
  • Burning Issues in the community
  • Assessing the January 8th public meeting on the Washington Street survey
  • Discussion of the NAC’s role in promoting the arts in Newtonville and in the City and how to best use the funds from 28 Austin Street to that end
  • Discussion of goals and accomplishments in 2019
  • Election of Officers
  • Transfer of Newtonville.org to the Area Council

Newton Upper Falls Historic District Commission:  The Newton Upper Falls Historic District Commission will meet on Thursday, January 10th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace windows at 62-64 Cottage Street
  • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to build the main entry, install overhead garage doors, and finalize exterior light fixtures at 1238 Chestnut Street
  • Working Session on a request for feedback on a project to move and renovate the existing house, build a new addition, and a four-car garage and demolish a shed at 14 Ellis Street

 

Development Review Team Meetings – Week of January 6th

The following potential projects and proposals are scheduled to meet with the Development Review Team this week:

  • 192 Lincoln Street – Special Permit to establish an accessory apartment
  • 340 Hammond Street – Special Permit for accessory apartment in existing carriage
    house
  • 757 Beacon Street – Special Permit for parking waiver related to expansion of
    salon
  • 1158 Beacon Street –  Special Permit for recreational marijuana establishment

Development Review Team Snapshot can be found here.

Committee/Commission Meetings – Week of December 30th

The following Committees/Commissions will meet this week:

  • Blue Ribbon Commission:  The Blue Ribbon Commission will meet on Thursday, January 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in Room 106C. The agenda can be found here.
  • City Council Charter Subcommittee:  The City Council Charter Subcommittee will meet on Thursday, January 3rd at 7:30 p.m. in Room 211. The agenda can be found here.
  • Newtonville Local Historic District Commission:  The Newtonville Local Historic District Commission will meet on Thursday, January  3rd at 7:30 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:
    • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace storm windows on enclosed porch with double-hung windows 122 Lowell Avenue
    • Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to demolish existing garage, build new four-car garage, connector, and dormer, renovate and add on to the existing house, replace stairs, railings, and walkways, install condensers, a patio and fence at 25 Page Road.

Board and Commission Meetings – Week of December 16th

Newton Parks and Recreation Commission:  The Newton Parks and Recreation Commission will meet on Monday, December 17th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda includes the following:

  • Commissioner’s Reports on Programs, Forestry and Maintenance
  • Informational Discussion on the proposed Auburndale Cove Solar Panel Project
  • Informational Discussion on the proposed Newton South High School Athletic Field Lights
  • Informational Discussion on the proposed McGrath Park Lacrosse Wall
  • Committee Reports:
    • Community Preservation Committee
    • Farm Commission
    • Commonwealth Golf Course
    • Off-Leash Area Working Group
    • Athletic Fields Committee
    • NewCAL
    • Policy and Procedure Review –
      • Field Naming
      • Sign Policy

Financial Audit Advisory Committee:  The Financial Audit Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, December 18th at 8:15 a.m. in Room 211. The Committee will hear an update from External Auditors on the following:

  • Draft Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
  • Draft Management Letter
  • Draft Single Audit Report
  • Special Projects

The agenda can be found here.

Board of License Commissioners:  The Board of License Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, December 18th at 7:30 p.m. in Room 204. The agenda can be found here.

Council on Aging Advisory Board:  The Council on Aging Advisory Board will meet on Tuesday, December 18th at 7:30 p.m. at the Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut Street. The agenda includes the following:

  • Workgroup Updates:
    • Transportation
    • Isolation
    • NewCAL
    • Communications
  • Membership Update

Board of Assessors:  The Newton Board of Assessors will meet on Wednesday, December 19th at 9:00 a.m. in Room 108. The Meeting Notice can be found here.

Newton Free Library Board of Trustees:  The Newton Free Library Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday, December 19th at 9:00 a.m. in the Trustees Room at the Newton Free Library. The agenda includes the following:

  • Reports from the President, Treasurer (financial reports), Library Director, Development, Friends, Committees – Trustees/Friends coordination and Spring Fling planning
  • Continuing Business:  Trustees Investment Policy, Capital Project Planning Update, Policy for the Makerspace
  • New Business:  Solar Panel Project, Strategic Action Plan
  • Visitor’s Discussion

Urban Design Commission:  The Urban Design Commission will meet on Wednesday, December 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the Planning Conference Room. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for sign permit at 180 Wells Avenue
  • Two Fence Appeals:
    • 257 Chestnut Street
    • 19 Perkins Street
  • New Business – Draft Zoning Ordinance

Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission:  The Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission will meet on Thursday, December 20th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 211. The agenda includes the following:

  • Request for Certificate of Appropriateness to replace two stop signs with stop signs with LEDs at Hammond Street at Suffolk Road
  • Request for Certificate of Appropriateness to replace existing accessibility ramp and entry porch and install brick walkway at 292 Hammond Street, Boston College
  • Request for Certificate of Appropriateness to build a rear addition at 25 Essex Road
  • Request for Certificate of Appropriateness to replace failed slate roof seams with copper at 47 Old Orchard Road

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

Newton Historical Commission:  The Newton Historical Commission will meet on Thursday, December 20th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • 11 Demolition Requests:
    • Request to demolish a garage at 627 Chestnut Street
    • Request to demolish buildings at 32 Chandler Street
    • Request to demolish buildings at 33 Warren Road
    • Request to demolish buildings at 566 Grove Street
    • Request to demolish buildings at 64 Allen Avenue
    • Request to demolish buildings at 1652 Centre Street
    • Request to demolish buildings at 1082 Walnut Street
    • Request to demolish buildings at 334 River Street
    • Request to demolish buildings at 401 Albermarle Road
    • Request to demolish buildings at 26 Magnolia Avenue
    • Request to demolish buildings at 210 Evelyn Road
  • CLG Report – Request to authorize CLG Report to Mass Historic Commission for PR for property located at 173 Otis Street
  • Request for Partial Demolition to add room on rear roof at 410 Newtonville Avenue, PR
  • Request for Partial Demolition and Landmark Request – Request to add onto rear and to authorize a CLG Report for property located at 46 Walnut Park
  • Request for a waiver review to waive a demolition delay placed on 64 Dearborn Street

Urban Tree Commission:  The Urban Tree Commission will meet on Friday, December 21st at 7:45 a.m. in Room 205. The agenda includes the following:

  • Forestry Update
  • Phase 3 Solar Update
  • Outcome of 10 Mignon Road Tree Removal Hearing
  • Tree Preservation Ordinance and Significant Trees

 

Development Review Team Meetings – Week of December 16th

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

  • 342 Auburn Street –  Special Permit/Variance for proposed accessory structure
    with a footprint in excess of 700 ft.
  • 106 Sumner Street –  Special Permit for proposed detached garage for single-family
    dwelling
  • Boston College- 140 Commonwealth Avenue/Beacon Street –  Administrative Site Plan Review/Special Permit to construct a science building

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