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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 (140 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
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.
Click here to view all 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.
Fiscal Analysis & Peer Review
|December 2, 2019-Full City Council||Memo-Responses to Council Questions|
|November 18, 2019-- Full City Council||
Final Council Order (Clean version)
Final Council Order (Redlined version)
Memo-Summary of Conditions
|November 7, 2019||Planning Memo-Updated Design Guidelines|
|October 29, 2019||Planning Memo-Draft Council Order & Recap|
|October 15, 2019||Planning Inter-Office Memo-Draft Council Order|
|September 24, 2019||Planning Inter-Office Memo- Draft Council Order|
|September 11, 2019||Planning Memo-Revised Design Guidelines, Proposed Rezoning, & Transportation Demand Management|
|August 6, 2019||Planning Memo - Transportation|
|June 18, 2019||Planning Memo - Transportation|
|May 14, 2019||Planning Memo-Architectural & Design Guidelines, Sustainability, & Stormwater Management|
|April 9, 2019||Planning Memo -Transportation|
|March 12, 2019||Planning Memo - Project Revision|
|January 15, 2019||Planning Memo - Transportation|
|December 11, 2018||Planning Memo-Housing and Economic Impacts|
|November 13, 2018||Planning Memo|
|September 25, 2018||Planning Memo|
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.
Take a look at the Northland Concept Boards
Former Mayor Setti Warren's November 2, 2016 Press Release.