Waban Area Council

The City of Newton posts documentation of current issues and schedules every Friday. Many of these items concern Wabanites. Below are links to these postings.

 

Current drawings and plans can be found here.  The developer proposes to build a 48-unit rental development at the site.  He has applied for a letter of 40B project eligibility with Mass Housing.  This is the first formal step in the process of obtaining a permit under Mass. Ch. 40B.  Resident...
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Review the plans submitted by the developer (link in summary) and consider the impact on Waban. Traffic, schools, affordable housing, etc.

Working Group formed to address traffic and pedstrian issues in Waban. Traffic Council to meet on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 7 p.m. in Room 211 TC15-15 WILLIAM PAILLE, DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, requesting discussion and potential approval of a High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk Beacon (HAWK Signal...
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What will Waban and Newton look like 5, 10, 25, 50 years into the future? The WAC has undertaken a Waban Future Vision Project and details of that project will be posted on the wiki. If you have any questions please send email to cpitts@newtonma.gov Sessions will recomence in September. To get...
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Attend working meetings every third Thursday at the WLC at 7:30pm

Wabanites have passionately expressed, as have residents from other villages, the importance or preserving many of Waban's historical landmarks such as the Library, the Strong building which hosts most of our village's businesses, Waban Hall where Starbucks currently resides, and many homes that...
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Community Group formed to preserve and uplift the river bank area along the Charles River in Waban.     Much of Newton’s Charles River water front is a wonderful recreational resource for our city. Any day of the week you can see lots of folks walking, bicycling, strolling, bird watching, jogging...
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Newton is currently revising the city's Zoning codes in a 3 phase process. The final Draft of Phase one is available at this link. The next phase of creating new codes is supposed to take 3 years but various Alderman have suggested it could take 4 or more. Alderman Sangiolo recently proposed a...
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On December 15th, the Board of Aldermen voted to permit residents to purchase an “Outdoor Water Meter” that will allow for separate metering of outdoor water use effective July 1, 2015.  Any resident wishing to obtain a second meter to qualify for this summer’s new rate structure must register with...
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Read the powerpoint and attend the meeting

The Land Use committee of the BOA has held working sessions to discuss the Special Permit proposals for Riverside Station and the Hotel Indigo. The discussion areas for each meeting included: transportation, parking issues, engineering water and sewer infrastructure improvements, and fiscal impacts...
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Neighbors asked the Council what could be done about all-day parking on Dorset, Locke and Beacon Street.  In response, the Council held a meeting on parking on Beacon and surrounding streets Feb. 24 (rescheduled from Jan. 27). The City's plans call for bicycle accomodations along Beacon from...
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Attend upcoming meetings

Newton has a rare opportunity to legally acquire public access to the top of the Sudbury Aqueduct from the MWRA. The MWRA Trails program would allow Newton then to formalize the current off-road walking trails through Waban and Newton Highlands. Not all of the land above the aqueduct is owned by...
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Fuller St., Orchard Ave., Upland Rd are up for name changes in Waban. The issue will be discussed byt the BOA commison on Public Saftey and Transportation this Wednesday at 7:45 in room 202 at City Hall. The attached docket has supporting infromation starting on page 22.
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November 9, 2014 Update from Zervas School Building Committee member Chris Neal: Greetings all, There will be a Board of Aldermen meeting this Wednesday, November 12th at 7:45 PM, Second Floor, Newton City Hall to review and potentially vote on the 5-58 site plan.  The documents that the...
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The progress of the renovation of Angier School can be viewed on the City's website. The PTO also has an FAQ and can be viewed here. Regular meetings between the project construction team and the WAC take place once a month before each WAC meeting.  There is a new push to have the building ready...
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Flooding occurs around Quinobequin and other Waban areas after rainstorms due to a variety of factors including storm system overflows. In the document Library is the presentation of newton's plan - starts on page 5.
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Newton has begun a storm system renovation plan.

Week of May 4th, 2015 Throughout the week of May 4th, Barletta Heavy Division (BHD), MassDOT’s contractor for the Route 128 Add-a-Lane Bridge V project, will continue construction operations. Work will be performed during both the standard working hours of7:00AM to 3:00PM and a third shift of 7:...
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The proposed project consists of Roadway reconstruction, bridge construction and signal improvements along the corridor to improve safety and operation of the corridor. Sidewalks and Bicycle accommodations consisting of a bicycle lane have been provided in accordance with applicable design guides...
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The Newton Historical Commission voted unanimously on April 23 2015 to approve Landmarking the house at 1615. It had already been agreed to by the Massachusetts Historical Commission. Landmarking means that a historical structure is important for the neighborhood and the City and the structure can...
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Next Meeting:

Meeting Date:
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 7:00am

Agenda: review and approve contents of WIS newsletter insert.