The Lower Falls Improvement Association’s Riverside Committee is a neighborhood group concerned about oversized development at the Riverside MBTA Station in Newton
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A birds-eye view of Newton Lower Falls, seen from above. Note the abundance of green space, low-rise houses, and Riverside station on top left.
LET’S GET RIVERSIDE RIGHT.
We are a neighborhood group concerned about development at Riverside. We oppose the current Mark Development proposal as too big, too dense, too tall, too urban, and inappropriate for this location.
The proposal is for a mixed-use project that, if approved by the Newton City Council, would insert a high-rise, dense, urban, privately owned “village” between two low-rise historic villages — Newton Lower Falls and Auburndale.
The current proposal would set a precedent for a massive development that threatens to destroy the very fabric of our communities. It would:
· Cause staggering traffic on local roads and highways
RightSize Riverside — The Lower Falls Improvement Association’s Riverside Committee — supports sensible, sustainable development at Riverside that:
We urge you to learn about this project and tell our elected officials how you feel.
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