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At its May meeting, the  League of Women Voters Newton voted in favor of supporting the new plan for the Austin Street parking lot. More here.

In addition, this is from Green Newton (formerly Green Decade)

Green Newton supports the Austin Street Development Project proposal, because of the numerous beneficial “green” features that the developers have committed to include in the plans.  We call on the City to hold the developers to these, including:

“LEED certifiable mixed-use building (Energy-efficient heating and ventilation systems, fixtures, and lighting along with rooftop solar power and EnergyStar appliances). • GreenStaxx building technology (Quality offsite modular construction with less community disruption). • Green terrace and rooftop garden. • Bike-friendly location with secure stations and storage  •  Car sharing (e.g. Zipcar), and electric vehicle charging.  • Highly walkable location with supermarket, pharmacy, village shops, restaurants and commuter rail access. • Widened Austin Street sidewalk and improved Bram Way.”

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