OPEN THREAD: Austin Street goes to our aldermen

Newton’s full Board of Aldermen finally take up debate on the proposed mixed-use development at Austin Street tonight.  (They are not expected to vote until December.) The all-important draft Board Order that was approved by the Land Use Committee last week can...

Austin Street: The final countdown

The proposed mixed use development at Austin Street will be before the Land Use Committee for its final public hearing this Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. with another meeting scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. Here’s the agenda . Here’s the recent...

Mayor Warren engages in ‘retail’ politics

Newton Mayor Setti Warren has been spending time meeting with Newtonville business this week to listen to their concerns and answer their questions about the Austin Street project. Here’s a few images from his Twitter feed… Always good to see my friends at...
Austin Street: The site visit!

Austin Street: The site visit!

Newton Aldermen have scheduled a site visit to the Austin Street parking lot for this Wednesday Oct. 7 at 8 a.m.   The developer will be marking off the lot to show where the building and plaza go. It’s a public meeting so that means everyone is welcome. Asking...

Here’s the city’s vision for Newtonville

Not that this will be controversial or anything  but Newton’s Planning Department has just released this document outlining the city’s vision for Newtonville.   And  on page 15, you will see the  Economic and Fiscal Impact Analysis for the Austin Street...