Save the Date, if you want to learn more about the proposed changes at the Street

The proposed changes at “The Street” in Chestnut Hill will be considered at two upcoming meetings:

On December 1,  The Street will be on the agenda of Newton’s conservation comission. The meeting starts at 7:00pm.

On December 6, Newton’s Land Use committee will hold a public hearing for “The Street” at 7:00pm in City Hall.

More information on proposed changes at the Street

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We heard you, neighbors! Many of you who took our survey about the proposed changes at the Street said you would like more information. So, we’ve dug into the City of Newton public records and found these two images which were presented at the Land Use Committee meeting on September 20th.

You can see the whole presentation here. 

Review the planning memo, stormwater report, engineering memo and more here (look under  Boylston Street “The Street” (1-55) – #261-16)

Or listen to an audio of the meeting here. 

View the Land Use committe Report following the 9/20/2016 meeting here. 

The Street is supposed to be on the schedule of the next Conservation Commission meeting, to be held Nov. 10th. The next date that Land Use will hear The Street has not yet been determined.

If you missed the survey, you can go back and take a look here. Let us know what you think!

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Road work coming up in Chestnut Hill

Please be aware that the City’s contractor for milling and paving, Lorusso Corp., is currently scheduled to mill Suffolk Road in its entirety and Hammond Street from Ward Street to Stone Ave. This is scheduled to begin on Tuesday 11.1 and should be completed by Wednesday 11.2 but could potentially run to Thursday 11.3.

Detours, similar to those in place for the sidewalk work currently going on, will be set up. These roads will be closed, for the most part, while this work is going on for the safety of the workers, pedestrians and the motoring public alike. As work progresses the road blocks will often roll in one direction or another. This is entirely under the control of the police on site as to what is the safest and most expedient way for traffic to proceed. Residents of the affected neighborhoods should be notified either by Robo-call or by mail.

Paving of these streets is currently scheduled for the following week, most likely Wednesday 11.9 and Thursday 11.10 weather permitting. Understand that rain will effect this paving schedule but not the milling schedule.

Sidewalk work has already begun.

Proposed changes at The Street in Chestnut Hill

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There is a pending proposal before the City of Newton Land Use, Conservation and Planning Commissions to change the structures in The Street shopping center in Chestnut Hill. The Chestnut Hill Association has begun to explore this proposal as it affects traffic, noise, and the quality, use and vista of Hammond Pond. The plans include two new structures, each of two stories, that would abut Hammond Pond and a new, underground two story garage. We’re curious about what you might think about this proposed development, so, please, tell us by taking this quick survey.

 

 

Waban Hill Reservior meeting Sept. 22

Public Meeting #3 for the Waban Hill Reservoir Master Plan project is confirmed for Thursday September 227-9 pm at the Durant-Kenrick House, 286 Waverley Avenue, Newton Corner.

Newton Community Farm accepting applications for 2016 summer produce shares

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Newton Community Farm (303 Nahanton Street) is accepting applications from Newton residents until February 28 for available shares in our summer 2016 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.  Eat fresh, locally-grown produce from June through October for a  cost per share of $625 for weekly pick-up or $338 for alternate week pick-up. NCF will randomly allocate remaining shares by lottery for applications received at the farm by the due date.  All applicants must be a Friend of the Farm (FOF) to be considered in the process.  Go to www.newtoncommunityfarm.org for more information about the program or to download the application.