There are no upcoming events planned, but stay tuned for public meetings held by the Neighborhood Liaison Committee around construction of the Riverside project.


Upcoming Events

Riverside Public Hearings on proposed changes to project

The Newton City Council held a series of virtual public hearings in 2021 to discuss and solicit feedback on Mark Development's request to change aspects of the approved Riverside Development project.

On Aug. 24, 2021, the Council's Land Use Committee unanimously approved the proposed changes to the Riverside zoning and special permit, after months of public hearings and negotiations. 

On Sept. 9, 2021, the full City Council unanimously approved those changes. 

You may read the Land Use Committee report here: 

In addition, the Neighborhood Liaison Committee has been officially established. Liz Mirabile and Barbara Gruenthal will serve from NLF, and Phil Wallas and Italo Visco will serve from Auburndale. There will also be two Ward 4 councilors and a representative from Mark Development. The committee will address issues that come up during the construction and opening process of the development. 

We are grateful to our Ward 4 councilors (Lenny Gentile, Josh Krintzman and Chris Markiewicz), who worked with us to advocate for increased neighborhood mitigation funds and dug into the details on traffic, building heights, lab safety, and lighting to minimize the impact of the development on our neighborhoods. 

Thanks to everyone who has attended the Land Use Committee hearings, as well as those who spoke up, wrote emails and letters, and so on. It does indeed take a village or two to make a difference!

-- The LFIA Riverside Committee

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Past Events


Thursday, Sept. 9

Full City Council unanimously approved the project with agreed-upon changes to building use and heights, traffic, design, etc. 

Tuesday, August 24

Land Use Committee unanimously approved the proposed council order with the proposed changes to the Riverside Zoning and special permit. 

Tuesday, August 10

Land Use Committee public hearing on Sustainability, Civil Engineering, Signage, and Design Guidelines.

Tuesday, July 13

Land Use Committee public hearing on Transportation issues 

Tuesday, June 22

Land Use Committee public hearing on Site and Building Design, and Design Guidelines

Tuesday, May 11

Land Use Committee public hearing on Housing and Fiscal Impact (first half hour), then Traffic and Transportation. Reviewed projected traffic impacts of the developer's proposed changes.

Tuesday, April 27

Land Use Committee public hearing on Housing and Fiscal  Impact. Reviewed proposed changes to residential and commercial programs, including affordable housing, and fiscal impact analysis. Discussion continued to May 11.

Tuesday, April 13

Land Use Committee public hearing to discuss the developer's proposed changes to the project


Monday, Oct. 19 

Full City Council 

Land Use Committee:

Tuesday, Oct. 6

Tuesday, Sept 29

Thursday, Sept. 10

Tuesday, Aug. 18

Tuesday, Aug. 4

Tuesday, July 28

And numerous meetings and hearings before these ...

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