On June 19, 2017 the City Council approved the Special Permit/Site Plan Approval petition know as Washington Place. The approval allowed a mixed-use development incorporating residential units and commercial space. The City Council approved two iterations of the plan: a 160-unit options and a 140-unit options. Click here to view the Board Order
The City Council approved an amended Special Permit/Site Plan Approval to adjust the configuration of the buildings in the 140-unit option on May 21, 2018 . The petition did not seek to amend the 160-unit plan. To view the petition and other submitted documents, click here to go to the City Council's Land Use Committee page and go to Washington Street #216-18.
The project is currently under construction. Click here to view construction updates. The Liaison Committee generally meets monthly and agendas are posted to the City's electronic posting board. Click here to go to the posting board on the homepage.
Housing Units: Below is a breakdown of the types of units that will be available when the project is complete. Of the 140 units, 21 units will be affordable to households at or below 80% AMI and 14 units will be affordable to households at or below 120% AMI.
JR 1 Bedroom (studio) 13
1 Bedroom 51
1 Bedroom Plus Den 14
2 Bedroom 56
3 Bedroom 6
We anticipate the lottery for the affordable units to begin in the late Fall of 2019. To receive updates on the affordable housing lottery, please click here to sign up for our email news briefings or go to http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/planning/hcd/affhousing/current_affordable_housing_opportunities.asp
Inquires for the market rate rental units can be directed to Mark Development, www.markdevelopmentllc.com
or (617) 614-9148.