Updates below include reports, memos and messages delivery regarding the Austin Street Parking Lot Re Use Plan. Click the links to download each document.
February 6, 2012 Board Order
City Updates deliverd by Ward 2 Alderman Steve Linsky at the Beautiful Newtonville December 2011 meeting
Ward 2 Alderman Steve Linsky synopsized the Austen St Re-Development project, a proposal for the City owned parking lot on Austin Street in Newtonville to be reused for a mixed use development containing at least 18 units of housing, 5,000 square feet of commercial space and at least 85 public parking spaces. After a 3-year period drafting the Comprehensive Plan as a guide to the City’s future development and another 2 years of a public visioning process for a potential Austin St. re-development, the City’s Planning Department as well as a citizen’s committee (the Joint Planning Advisory Committee) have issued reports that the Board of Aldermen are presently considering. If adopted, the City will then issue a Request for Proposals (RFP). Ultimately, any accepted project that calls for either re-zoning or other zoning relief will require approval by the Board of Aldermen. There would be a public hearing/comment period before the Board takes any final action.
Stephen M. Linsky, Alderman, Ward 2, City of Newton
1000 Commonwealth Avenue Newton, MA 02459
web: www.ci.newton.ma.us/Aldermen/pix/ward2.htm (city)
“Recommend to the full Board of Aldermen and the Mayor to sell or lease, for a minimum price to be determined, the City-owned parking lot on Austin Street in Newtonville to be reused for a mixed-use development containing at least 18 units of housing, 5,000 square feet of commercial space and 85 public parking spaces.”
~from September 23, 2011 Memo with Recommendation
“The City’s determination to provide for the re-use of the Austin Street Parking Lot is principally focused on its potential contribution towards transforming Newtonville’s village center into a much better place. Achieving “Excellence in Place-Making” is essential to a successful project.”
~excerpted from the Findings and Recommendations of the 2011 Joint Advisory Planning Group (JAPG) Report Austin Street Parking Lot.