Proposed Northland Development Project on Needham & Oak Streets

The proposed project on Needham and Oak Streets, 156 Oak Street, 275-281 Needham Street and 55 Tower Road, includes 14 buildings varying in height from 3 to 8 stories with a total of 800 housing units (123 of which will be affordable), 180,000 square feet of office space and 115,000 square feet of commercial space on a 22.6 acre site. Updated Site Plan Revised 2/14/19

Click here to view the Special Permit documents submitted (Plans, Zoning Review, Applications, Memos) to the City Council's Land Use Committee for the Northland Project at "Needham Street/Oak Street/Tower Road, #426-18".    Click here to view 3D Model of the proposed project.

Additionally, #425-18, was submitted to request to rezone three parcels for Northland Development 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.

Planning Department Memos:
Land Use Committee Memo - Transportation, 4/5/19
Land Use Committee Memo - Project Revisions, 3/8/19
Land Use Committee Memo - Transportation, 1/11/19
Land Use Committee Memo, 11/13/18
Land Use Committee Memo, 9/25/18

Land Use Committee Schedule as of 2/8/19

Historic Decisions:
October 26, 2017
Mass Historic Memorandum of Agreement, June 2018
NHC Approval of Memorandum of Agreement, July 13, 2018


 November 19, 2017 - New Concept Enhancing the N2 District and Linking to the Upper Falls Neighborhood

Northland Investment Corporation, and the City of Newton presented a vision for the redevelopment of Northland’s parcels in the N2Innovation District. The first phase in a detailed planning process that will require extensive community input, the presentation will include concept plans for effectively integrating housing, retail, and office space. The team will also discuss community focused benefits, including enhanced open spaces, connections to the Upper Falls Greenway and improved street level experience.   

Watch the Presentation for Northland Development Project from November 2, 2016:



Take a look at the Northland Concept Boards.

Former Mayor Setti Warren's November 2, 2016 Press Release.

Article in Newton Tab by Johnathan Dame, November 4, 2016.

Article in Boston Globe by Jon Chesto November 1, 2016.

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