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  • Reply to: Staples - Craft Farm 1615 Beacon   2 years 1 month ago
  • Reply to: 1521 Beacon St. Development (St. Philip Neri site)   2 years 4 months ago

    I asked several questions at the end of May 6th meeting at the WC which was attended by approximately 140 people to get a sense of where people stood after the presentation.

    1. How many were involved in the meetings the developer held prior to the May 6th meeting? Less than a dozen raised their hands
    2. How many were in favor of the current proposal? About a dozen raised their hands
    3. How many were opposed? 80-90% raised their hands
    4. How many would favor a design that had half as many units and preserved the Church structure? 50-60% raised their hands.
  • Reply to: Sudbury Aqueduct Walking Trails   2 years 6 months ago

    If you abut the Sudbury aqueduct (map on the link above), or walk it, please send us an email  saying that you support the trails! 

     

    adowns@newtonma.gov

     

     

  • Reply to: Angier School Project   2 years 6 months ago

    The weather has made a slight impact.  Work was halted for six snow days thus far.  The project schedule allowed float for five snow days, so one day will need to be made up.  The construction team is confident that it will not be a problem to work extra hours to make up the lost time.  Once the weather is better, they will start ten hour days, plus Saturdays.  Work time will be from 7AM to 5PM, as set by the town.

    The steel is going up as planned.  Soon the building will be wrapped.  This will allow the building to be temporarily heated for indoor work, such as pouring the concrete for the floors, to begin.

    Angier has been designed to have solar panels on the roof.

  • Reply to: Zervas School   2 years 8 months ago
  • Reply to: Sudbury Aqueduct Walking Trails   2 years 9 months ago
  • Reply to: Future Planning   2 years 10 months ago

    Mayor Warren's FY16-FY20 Capital Improvement Plan and Five Year Financial Forecast
    Mayor Warren presented the FY16 -FY20 Capital Improvement Plan and Five Year Financial Forecast to the City and the Board of Aldermen on Monday, October 20th. To see Mayor Warren's remarks, please click here. To view the CIP, please click here. To View the Five Year Financial Forecast, please click here

    Click here for Capital Improvement Database

  • Reply to: 1521 Beacon St. Development (St. Philip Neri site)   2 years 11 months ago

    Oakvale Road, unfortunately, is a private road and therefore is not maintained by the city. It is the cut-through of choice for vehicles going to Karen Road. Residents of Oakvale have been suffering the destruction of Oakvale's pavement by hundreds of construction trucks since the McMansioning of Karen Road started 10 or 12 years ago. So far, none of the developers has taken responsibility for mitigating the damage. We anticipate that this will get even worse during the project at St. Philip Neri. We would like to propose an agreement with the developer of St. Philip Neri that they will either send their trucks down a public street such as Montclair or Moffat rather than Oakvale, or repave our street when they are done with their project.

    Residents of Oakvale are also concerned about the amount of traffic that will pass daily over our deteriorating private road once the multi-housing project is completed. We would appreciate an opportunity to discuss with the city and the developer ways to mitigate this problem, and would like to be included in “near neighbor” meetings. Possible solutions to the problem include: establishing Oakvale as a one-way street from west to east, on the model of nearby (private) Roslyn Road; putting the ingress to the new development on Short/Beacon Street rather than Karen Road; having the city make Oakvale a public road without charging the abutters for the improvement; or by some other means.

  • Reply to: Water and Sewage   2 years 11 months ago

    Based on the suggested increased price for Water and Sewer my family would be paying 1000. per year more for water! It wouldn't be so bad if I could install a second meter for the water used to water my lawn.

    This increase will be coming after the Newton Assessor's have increased the value of Newton homes-- so we are now paying higher property taxes. (our property taxes have almost doubled in the past ten years, even though the value of our house has not increased in tandem and we have NOT done any major renovations.)
    I oppose an increase in water fees. I feel that the cost of living in Newton is already prohibitive for many families.

  • Reply to: 1521 Beacon St. Development (St. Philip Neri site)   2 years 11 months ago

    48 rental units under 40B 105 parking spots with access onto Karen road

  • Reply to: 1521 Beacon St. Development (St. Philip Neri site)   2 years 11 months ago

    The Beacon and Chestnut St intersection. is already too congested. We would contribute to stop this development. Developers make promises, but the reality of the finished project is always worse than what was proposed

  • Reply to: Storm Water System   2 years 11 months ago

    Check the Document Archive on this page

  • Reply to: Friends of The Quinobequin   3 years 2 days ago

    This shows exactly where the boardwalks will go.

  • Reply to: Angier School Project   3 years 5 days ago
  • Reply to: Add-A-Lane 128 Rte 9 cloverleaf   3 years 1 week ago

    4 pdfs have been attached giving traffic counts for: Route 9 eastbound offramp, Chestnut northbound at route 9, Radcliff eastbound at Quinobequin, Rioute 9 eastbound between Chesnut and Quinobequin