UPDATE: Globe story here
Newton Mayor Setti Warren will unveil a proposal on Friday at add housing, a restaurant and hotel in Newton Centre
Under the plan, the city-owned former Newton Centre Library at 1294 Centre Street (yes the same site that was proposed and rejected for MassChallenge) would be combined with adjacent 39 Herrick Road and redeveloped into a 57-room hotel with a restaurant, joined to a 3-story residential property for 5 – 10 affordable housing units. The historic facade of the old library would be preserved and community meeting space would be available in the rear. Parking would be underground and the green space in front and rear would be extensively landscaped.
The mayor and First Cambridge Realty Corporation will announce the project on Friday, May 12 at 8:15AM at 1294 Centre Street and the event will be live streamed here.