May 2023

Waban Area Council



Isabelle Albeck, Dinah Bodkin, Bill Bracken, Rena Getz, Sallee Lipshutz, Drake McCabe,

Megan Meirav, Chris Pitts, Sumukh Tendulkar

Ex-Officio City Councilor: Bill Humphrey     


When:  Thursday, May, 11, 2023, 7:30 pm


Where:  Virtual Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 868 4752 0630

Passcode: 700015


Meeting Agenda


I.  Opening  (5’)

     A.  Confirmation of quorum

     B.  Issues from the Community

II.  Substantive Topics (15’)

     A.  WAC presence at Waban Village Day - Sunday, May 21, 2023 

     B.  Update on Landmark considerations held at NHC Meeting -Thursday, April 27, 2023

III.  Zoning Updates (60’)

     A.  Village Center Rezoning

     B.  City of Newton’s compliance with the MBTA Communities Act

     C.  WAC discussion with Peter Harrington on proposed VCOD Zoning

IV.  Administrative Items (5’)

     A.  Review & approval of Meeting Minutes

     B.  Treasurer’s Report

     C.  Meeting Format for the remainder of 2023

V.  New Business (5’)



    Please note: Agenda order and discussion length is at the President’s discretion.

Meeting Date: 
Thursday, May 11, 2023 - 7:30pm


Slide decks presented

Waban VC Upzoning Proposal_vp.pdf

MBTA CON Compliance_vp_05-11-23.pdf