The 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:
Land Use Committee Meeting of September 25, 2018 - Overview
Land Use Committee Meeting of November 13, 2018 - Site Design and Open Space
Land Use Committee Meeting of December 11, 2018 - Housing and Economic Impacts
Land Use Committee Meeting of January 15, 2019 - Transportation
Land Use Committee Meeting of March 12, 2019 - Site Design
Land Use Committee Meeting of April 9, 2019 - Transportation
Land Use Committee Report for April 9, 2019
Land Use Committee Meeting May 14, 2019 - Stormwater Management, Sustainability, and Design Guidelines