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”
Results of the Newton Center Parking Study were presented to the Public Safety and Traffic Committee on Thursday January 14th.
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.
Continue reading “Rationale for the delay in Walnut Street Improvements?”
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”
Some comments on Rob Gifford’s Newton Tab editorial in support of Austin St. Proposal: Continue reading “A response to Rob Gifford’s 03Oct2015 editorial on Austin St. finances”
The public convenience and welfare is NOT SERVED. Specifically:
Continue reading “Does Austin St. Meet the Special Permit Criteria?”
Some comments on Andy Levin’s December 1st Editorial in the Tab: “Time to Build on Austin St.,” with the editorial in bold:
Continue reading “A Response to Andy Levin’s 1Dec2015 Editorial in the Tab”
The City of Newton organized an information session on the planned sale of the Austin St. parking lot to real estate developers at Newton North High School on Sunday.
Continue reading “Photos from the March 2015 Austin St. Information Session”