QUESTIONS ABOUT CONSTRUCTION?
NEI General Contracting
Next Liaison Committee Meeting
September 12, 2018
6:30 pm at Newton City Hall, Planning Conference Room (Basement Level)
City Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 617-796-1121
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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28 Austin St Project Timeline
Excavation has begun!
Construction is set to begin April 17, 2018
Update, July 2018 - During construction there will be 50 – 3 hour spaces in the municipal lot and 20 -FREE 30 minute spaces across the street in the Star Market parking lot. If you need to park for a longer period of time there is space available at the Newtonville Satellite Parking Lot at 150 Jackson Road. If you park at the free Newtonville Satellite lot, call a taxi or ride sharing service to take you to Newtonville, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just save and scan your receipt and email it to email@example.com to be reimbursed. Limit 2 rides per person per day. For more information on the Austin Street project and to sign up for email updates, visit www.newtonma.gov/austinstreet or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-Construction work began January 2018
Project Update Archive
The Liaison Committee will next meet on May 2, 2018. Future meetings will be announced here.
Members of the public are encouraged to attend Liaison Committee meetings. Public comment will open at the beginning of meeting. If you cannot attend, please email the chair, Jake Auchincloss, at email@example.com with your comment or question.
Planning Department's Memorandum to the Liaison Committee_dated March 9, 2018
Plaza Design Plans_viewed and discussed March 14, 2018
Liaison Committee Minutes:
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 links include the documents from the approval process.
Documents can also be viewed at City Hall, in the City Clerk's Office.