As Jonathan Dame of the Newton Tab says – “It’s official: a developer has asked the City Council for permission to replace a string of historic buildings in the heart of Newtonville with a 171-unit, mixed-use complex five stories tall.”
The project is going to require two different votes from the City Council, one for a zoning change and one for a parking waiver – and that will require a 2/3’s vote.
So if you’re a betting man/woman take your shot at handicapping this one.
On the plus side, the developer has already backed off a bit and reduced the plan by a floor. On the negative side, Newtonville has just finished up a battle over Austin St and here comes a project significantly bigger.
What odds do you give for this project getting eventual approval at City Hall?