January 2020

  1. Wellesley Office Park Mixed-Use Development. David Hall of the Hanover Company and Attorney Peter Tamm will discuss the mixed-use development at the Wellesley Office Park. The town of Wellesley has adopted a 40R Smart Growth Zoning Overlay District at the site, and the developer is currently seeking a permit to replace the office building at 40 William St. with a 350-unit apartment building and a shared parking garage. The Newton Planning Dept. has issued this comment letter to the Mass. Executive Office of Environmental Affairs regarding the project.
  2. WAC Administrative Matters:
    1. Appointment of members to fill vacancies.
    2. Election of Officers for 2020.
    3. Approval of December minutes; Treasurer’s Report.
    4. Update on 2019 Annual Report.
  3. Issues from the Community
  4. Discussion of Possible Tri-Council Informational Forum on Northland Referendum.
  5. Announcements.

 

  • The Public Safety and Transportation Committee of the City Council is seeking public input on priorities for transportation and safety. January 8th at 7pm in Room 205 and January 22nd at 7pm. Waban residents are encouraged to attend and share your top priorities. If you cannot attend, email Committee Chair Jake Auchincloss at jauchincloss@newtonma.gov.
  • The Newton Highlands and Waban Area Councils will be meeting on January 13 at 7:30 at the Waban Library Center to learn about how marijuana dispensary permit applications are reviewed by the City Council and how residents can be most effective in influencing the City Council's decision-making process especially in light of the proposal for a recreational marijuana dispensary at 1160 Beacon Street (the old Jaylin Cleaners building).Wellesley Office Park Mixed-Use Development. David Hall of the Hanover Company and Attorney Peter Tamm will discuss the mixed-use development at the Wellesley Office Park. The town of Wellesley has adopted a 40R Smart Growth Zoning Overlay District at the site, and the developer is currently seeking a permit to replace the office building at 40 William St. with a 350-unit apartment building and a shared parking garage. The Newton Planning Dept. has issued this comment letter to the Mass. Executive Office of Environmental Affairs regarding the project.

 

Meeting Date: 
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 7:00pm

Comments

On several occasions in the past18 years, I have experienced sewer backup in my basement during severe rain storms. I've been told that this is due to the interconnectedness of the storm drainage and sewer lines under ground. I've also been told that the city has a long term plan for correcting this problem. I would like to know if this is being monitored by the Waban Area Council, and if so, if there have been any updates on the work.

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