70 Crescent Street, Auburndale, MA 02465
To follow & participate in the City of Newton's overall design & planning process for this project, click here.
Build 8 units of rental housing, with at least 4 units permanently affordable (income level to be determined), and expand an existing small community park (the Reverend Ford Playground) on land taken for the Mass Turnpike in the early 1960s but later returned to the City of Newton and used by its Parks & Recreation Dept.
CPA funds appropriated for site assessments;
CPA funds spent $41,752
For reports from these assessments below, click here.
|$100,000||City non-CPA funds appropriated for site cleanup|
|$260,000||CPA funds appropriated for feasibility & design|
|$298,500||City non-CPA funds appropriated for feasibility & design|
|$1,400,000||total CPA funds to be requested for affordable housing|
|$1,300,000||total CPA funds to be requested for expansion of Rev. Ford Playground|
|$2,202,499||total non-CPA City funds for market-rate housing|
|$4,902,499||TOTAL PROJECT COST (estimated)|
For minutes from the CPC's discussions of this project to date (February 2016-January 2017), click here.
29 January 2016 - pre-proposal, with preliminary development budgets for full project
17 March 2016 - site assessment CPC funding recommendation
4 April 2016 - site assessment City Council order (appropriation, $100,000)
12-21 December 2016 - full proposal ($316,555 in CPA funds; reduced to $258,308 by requesting to apply unspent balance from site assessment), divided into several files:
19 January 2017 - design funding public hearing presentation
30 January 2017 - design funding CPC recommendation
6 March 2017 - design funding City Council order (appropriation, $260,000)
6 September 2016 - site cleanup City Council Order (appropriation, $100,000), based on site environmental assessment (assessment reports under "Project News" below)
6 March 2017 - design funding City Council order (appropriation, $298,500)
23 November 2011 - Planning Dept. initial memo to Real Property Reuse Committee
19 September 2012 - Joint Advisory Planning Group Final Report (citizen advisory committee appointed to advise the Reuse Committee)
13 July 2015 - Planning Dept. final memo to Board of Aldermen Real Property Reuse Committee
16 November 2015 - Board of Aldermen final order for allowed/required reuse of this site
2016-17 hiring of Owner's Project Manager (OPM) for the City: