Riverside Public Hearing on proposed changes to project
Tuesday, April 13, 7 p.m.
This is a joint meeting of the City Council's Land Use Committee and the Planning & Development Board
Public comment is allowed, so please attend and speak up!
This meeting is virtual only. Visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86578304934 or go to www.zoom.us, click “Join a Meeting” and enter the following Meeting ID: 865 7830 4934.
The Newton City Council approved a special permit for the Riverside project in October 2020, after 2 ½ years of meetings, presentations, and intense negotiations.
However, in January 2021, Mark Development (MD) proposed some significant changes to the project they say are needed because of market forces related to the coronavirus pandemic.
Notably, they want to replace the hotel with a lab/life science building and reduce the square footage of the residential, retail, and open space. MD is expected to seek approval from the City Council in winter/spring 2021, and then public hearings would begin.
For more info on the proposed changes (amendment) and our response, visit the News Updates section of our website.
Click here to see Mark Development's approved special permit plans on the City's website.
The LFIA Riverside Committee has been actively engaged in this process, providing feedback to our Ward 4 Councilors (Lenny Gentile, Josh Krintzman, and Chris Markiewicz), who have been advocating on our behalf to minimize negative impacts of the development, provide adequate mitigation funds, and ensure neighborhood participation during the construction process.
Thank you for your continued support!
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Past Events -- 2020
Monday, Oct. 19
Land Use Committee
Tuesday, Oct. 6
Tuesday, Sept 29
Thursday, Sept. 10
Tuesday, Aug. 18
Tuesday, Aug. 4
Tuesday, July 28
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