Three separate appeals were filed this week challenging a decision by Newton’s City Council to allow a housing and retail project in Newtonville to move forward, John Hilliard of the Boston Globe reports.
The proposed mixed use development at Washington Place in Newtonville goes before the Newton City Council for a final vote this Monday June 19.
And you can share your own final thoughts about
Newton TAB editor Andy Levin urges the City Council to vote yes.
The Newton Villages Alliance’s Kathleen Kouril Grieser wants the City Council to vote no.
UPDATED: We’ve added this video from a Newton North student
Former Ward 2 At Large Alderman Marcia Johnson writes in a just-published TAB column….
Surprise! Within two short weeks of the Washington Place developer announcing he had lost faith in the city zoning and permitting process as a tool to create a thoughtful, mixed-use development on Washington Street, the neighbors are suddenly wringing their hands and trying to find a compromise.
Globe business reporter Jon Chesto writes about the likelihood that even though the Washington Place project is favored by a majority of City Councilors it “doesn’t appear [developer Robert Korff] has the votes.“
Despite [Mayor Setti] Warren’s advocacy, city records show that fewer than 20 affordable units have opened so far in Newton since