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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The city has a rare opportunity to legally acquire public access to the top of the Sudbury Aqueduct as a walking trail from the MWRA. Not all of the land above the aqueduct is owned by the Authority, but most of the frequently-used parts are, and most of these run through Waban, Upper Falls, and...
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Working Group formed to addrerss traffic and pedstrian issues in Waban. First meeting was held October 22, 2014 Minutes and presentation attached.
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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.  If you would like to participate, please RSVP by November 12th to ...
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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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Separating drinking water and irrigation into separate water meters is currently being proposed byt the City. A second meter will cost aproximately $750 to be paid by the homeowner. Attached is a powerpoint to be presented explaining the proposed rate hikes included in the Mayor's Capital...
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Read the powerpoint and attend the meeting

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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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,...
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Waban Area Councilors met with the developer of the St. Philip Neri site on September 18, 2014 in the offices of Schlesinger and Buchbinder. Read the report in the full description.  
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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.

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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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.

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, December 11, 2014 - 7:30pm

Agenda TBD