Photos of the Newtonville Commuter Rail Station

With discussion picking up on the proposed Orr Building development, and given the significance of the rail station to the transit-oriented development of Austin St., it seemed useful to snap a few photos of the stairway leading to the rail platform.  Click on the images for high resolution version. Continue reading “Photos of the Newtonville Commuter Rail Station”

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“Parking is the lifeblood of Business” – Results of Newton Center Parking Study

Results of the Newton Center Parking Study were presented to the Public Safety and Traffic Committee on Thursday January 14th.

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Rationale for the delay in Walnut Street Improvements?

Independent of the Austin Street Project, Walnut Street is slated for an improvement project.   During the Austin Street hearing process it was frequently suggested that the businesses would be better served by doing the Walnut improvements first at it would make the streetscape more attractive to customers during the construction period and that they plentiful and directly adjacent parking right off Bram Way would help offset on street parking lost during the work.
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Analysis of the Austin Street Partners Pro Forma

Below is the Austin Street Partners Pro Forma submitted to the city and Board of Alderman in September 2015. It formed the basis for assessing whether the city was getting a fair deal in terms of affordable units and land price. Continue reading “Analysis of the Austin Street Partners Pro Forma”

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