Newton Mayor Setti Warren officially submitted a special permit application for the much debated Austin Street project today. The project includes…

    • 68 housing units consisting of a mix of one and two-bedroom units.
    • 25% affordable units deed-restricted to households earning up to 80% of Area Median
    • 127 surface level public parking spaces controlled by the City.
    • 90 underground parking spaces serving the project representing 1.25 spaces per unit plus five  for retail employees.
    • A public plaza.

Here’s the letter from Warren to the board.

Dear Honorable Board,

We are announcing the filing of the special permit application from Austin Street Partners for redevelopment of the Austin Street parking lot. Attached you will find a memo from the Planning Department, the preliminary term sheet for the ground lease, and the special permit application form. To follow will be plans submitted by Austin Street Partners. The terms of the preliminary agreement and the special permit filing are summarized for you in the memo from the Planning Department. Questions should be directed to Interim Planning Director James Freas at [email protected]

Thank you.


Setti D. Warren