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.

 

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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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 here. A series of public meetings will be held in this fall. Visit the Consolidated Plan linked under Document Archive on this...
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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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Water meter readings and rates have been a concern for Wabnites and Newton residents. Public Hearing on the Mayor’s proposed FY15 which addresses this issue will take place on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm at City Hall. Attached is a powerpoint to be presented explaining the proposed rate hikes...
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Read the powerpoint and attend the meeting

The WAC is currently studying concerns from the neigborhoods and the consideration of the City, School Committee, and Design Review Committee - we do not have a postion at this time. We do know that Zervas is going to be rebuilt. Many of the Details can be found at this link. We also know 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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According to a September 8, 2014 email from Acting Director James Freas (see below), it appears the developer will be pursuing a comprehensive permit for a housing development under Ch. 40B. How many apartment/condo units will be built, what they will look like, how much will they be sold for, and...
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Attend the meeting TBD by the builder and become knowlegable about special permits and 40B. View the video and ptt presentation under zoning.

  The ABCs of Zoning Relief for Housing Developments in Newton: A Residents’ Guide to How Developers get Permits and how the Community can have its Say  View Forum Presentation and Glossary available in document archive of this page How real estate developers obtain permits for housing...
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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.
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Newton has begun a storm system renovation plan.

The MA Dept. of Transportation will soon begin its multi-year construction through Needham, Newton and Wellesley on the last segment of the federally funded Add-A-Lane Project to widen Route 95/128 from Randolph to Route 9. (For updated information, go to: Needham Heights June 2014 DOT...
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Next Meeting:

Meeting Date:
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 7:30pm

Agenda TBD