Northland Special Permit

NorthlandThe City Council has before it a request of Needham Street Associates to rezone three parcels of land to Business Use 4 on Needham Street, Oak Street and Tower Road; and to grant a Special Permit to allow a mixed-use development of greater than 20,000 sq. feet with building heights up to 96 feet. 

The Land Use Committee is currently reviewing the two docket items associated with this request:

#425-18               Request to Rezone three parcels for Northland Development NEEDHAM STREET ASSOCIATES, NORTHLAND TOWER ROAD INVESTORS, NORTHLAND OAK STREET, LLC petition for a change of zone to BUSINESS USE 4 for land located at 156 Oak Street (Section 51 Block 28 Lot 5A), 275-281 Needham Street (Section 51, Block 28, Lot 6) and 55 Tower Road (Section 51 Block 28 Lot 5), currently zoned MU1.

#426-18               Special Permit to allow mixed use development NEEDHAM STREET ASSOCIATES, NORTHLAND TOWER ROAD INVESTORS, LLC, NORTHLAND OAK STREET, LLC petition for SPECIAL PERMIT/SITE PLAN APPROVAL to allow a mixed-use development greater than 20,000 sq. ft. with building heights of up to 96’ consisting of 822 residential units, with ground floor residential units, with restaurants with more than 50 seats, for-profit schools and educational uses, stand-alone ATMs drivein businesses, open air businesses, hotels, accessory multi-level parking facilities, nonaccessory single-level parking facilities, non-accessory multi-level parking facilities, places of amusement, radio or TV broadcasting studios, and lab and research facilities, to allow a waiver of 1,600 parking stalls, to allow a reduction in the overall parking requirement to not less than 1900 stalls, to waive dimensional requirements for parking stalls, to waive end stall maneuvering requirements, to allow driveway entrances and exits in excess of 25’, to waive perimeter landscaping requirements, to waive interior landscaping requirements, to waive lighting requirements for parking lots, to waive general lighting, surfacing and maintenance requirements, to waive off-street loading facilities requirements, to waive sign requirements relative to number, size, location or design, to waive the number of signs allowed at 156 Oak Street (Section 51 Block 28 Lot 5A), 275- 281 Needham Street (Section 51, Block 28, Lot 6) and 55 Tower Road (Section 51 Block 28 Lot 5), Newton Upper Falls, Ward 5, on 22.6 acres of land in a proposed BU4 district. Ref: Sec. 7.3.3, 7.4, 4.1.2.B.1, 4.1.2.B.3, 4.1.3, 7.8.2.C, 5.4.2, 4.4.1, 5.1.4, 5.1.13, 5.1.8.B.1, 5.1.8.B.2, 5.1.8.B.6, 5.1.8.D.2, 5.1.9.A, 5.1.9.B, 5.1.10.A.1, 5.1.10, 5.1.12, 5.1.13, 5.2, 5.2.13 of the City of Newton Rev Zoning Ord, 2017.

Important documents related to this request:

Historic Commission Memorandum of Understanding dated July 13, 2018

Zoning Review Memo August 2, 2018

Needham Street Associates Rezoning Application dated August 6, 2018

Needham Street Associates General Permit Application dated August 7, 2018

Needham Street Associates Special Permit Application dated August 10, 2018

Plans

Special Permit Plan Set dated August 6, 2018

Inclusionary Housing Plans dated August 6, 2018

3D Model dated August 6, 2018

Additional Information

Fiscal and Economic Impact Analysis dated August 31, 2018

Information to the Land Use Committee dated September 11, 2018

Land Use Committee Meeting of September 25, 2018 - Overview

Planning Memo dated September 21, 2018

Petitioners Presentation to the Land Use Committee on September 25, 2018

Land Use Committee Report of the September 25, 2018 meeting

Land Use Committee Audio of September 25, 2018 meeting

Land Use Committee Meeting of November 13, 2018 - Site Design and Open Space

Planning Memo dated November 9, 2018

Petitioner's Presentation November 13, 2018

Land Use Committee Meeting of December 11, 2018 - Housing and Economic Impacts

Planning Memo dated December 9, 2018

Newton Development Peer Review RKG Associates dated December 2018

Petitioner's Response to RKG Associates Peer Review dated December 5, 2018

School Department Projections dated December 11, 2018

Land Use Committee Report of the December 11, 2018 Meeting

Land Use Committee Audio of the December 11, 2018 Meeting

Land Use Committee Meeting of January 15, 2019 - Transportation

Planning Memo dated January 11, 2019

BETA Transportation Peer Review Presentation dated January 15, 2019

Petitioner's Response to the BETA Peer Review

Petitioner's Summary of the Transportation Demand Management Provisions

Land Use Committee Report for January 15, 2019

Land Use Committee Audio for January 15, 2019

Land Use Committee Meeting of March 12, 2019 - Site Design

Land Use Committee Report for March 12, 2019

Land Use Committee Audio for March 12, 2019

Land Use Committee Meeting of April 9, 2019 - Transportation

Planning Memo dated April 5, 2019

Oak Street Alternatives presented by BETA dated March 15, 2019

Right Size Newton Presentation on April 9, 2019

Planning Department Presentation on April 9, 2019

Petitioners Presentation on April 9, 2019

Land Use Committee Report for April 9, 2019

Land Use Committee Audio for April 9, 2019

Land Use Committee Meeting May 14, 2019 - Stormwater Management, Sustainability, and Design Guidelines

Planning Memo dated May 10, 2019

Petitioner's Letter to the Land Use Committee dated may 10, 2019

Northland LEED Rating System Primer dated May 2019

Northland Design Guidelines dated May 2019

Special Permit - Northland

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