In anticipation of the previously announced Spring 2018 construction start, Austin Street Partners' engineer is scheduled to complete required geotechnical exploration in the Austin Street Parking Lot, Monday July 24th through Thursday July 27th.
The City of Newton and Austin Street Partners have come together as a partnership for this exciting mixed use project at 28 Austin Street in Newtonville, the site of a long-standing public parking lot. Austin Street Partners will construct mixed-income housing and new retail space, restore the parking lot, and work with the community to design and construct two new public spaces. When construction is finished, the City of Newton will retain ownership of the property and maintain and operate the public parking lot as it has in the past. A project of this size involves considerable preparation and planning (see approximate timeline below). A Liaison Committee has been formed to continue the dialogue with the community throughout construction.
As construction gets closer, there will be periodic updates about the project, including the agendas for upcoming Liaison Committee meetings. Occasionally, there will also be times when Alerts are sent out to provide quick updates on specific timely topics: e.g. the start of the shuttle bus service to Aquinas School Parking Lot, or temporary lane closures. We encourage you to sign up for the email list. Past project update emails can be found below under project history.
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The Liaison Committee met in October 2016, and March 2017. Future meetings will be announced here. Minutes of past meetings are listed in the Archives section at the bottom of this page.
Members of the public are encouraged to attend. Public comment will open at the beginning of the meeting. If you cannot attend, please email the chair, Jake Auchincloss, at firstname.lastname@example.org with your comment or question.
28 Austin St Project Timeline
A Spring 2018 Construction start has been announced.
Previously planned Newtonville street improvements will be coordinated with 28 Austin Street construction to minimize disruption.
The 28 Austin Street project was
approved by the Newton City Council on Tuesday, December 8, 2015.The
following two links include the documents from the approval process.
Documents can also be viewed at City Hall, in the City Clerk's Office.
Project Update Archive
Liaison Committee Minutes Archive
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