Boston Globe article: "Neighbors, Developer reach long awaited accord on Riverside project in Newton" 10.28.19
Newton Patch article: "Mark Development trims Riverside proposal" 10.28.19
Housing, Zoning, Elections, and Other Issues
Boston Globe editorial: "Newton candidates need to pipe up on housing" 10.27.19
Boston Globe article: "Want to know a Newton City Council candidate's opinion on Riverside? Northland? Don't Ask." 10.21.19
Boston Globe article: "Developer’s plan for Riverside Station site is scaled back, but the opposition isn’t likely to end" 9.9.19
Boston Globe article: "Seeking the Rightsize for Riverside" 9.6.19
WGBH - Morning Addition: "When It Comes To Housing In The Suburbs, How Dense Is Too Dense?" 6.10.19
Boston Globe article: "Newton chamber joins Charlie Baker's housing fight" 5.2.19
Boston Globe article : "Newton residents want to ‘have a say’ on Riverside plan" 4.26.19
Newton Tab article: "Developer files Riverside application before visioning done" 4.3.19
Boston Globe article: "Newton's mayor delays revamping citywide zoning" 3.22.19
Newton Tab article: "Crowd offers feedback about Newton’s Riverside site" 2.14.19
Boston Globe article: "Developer’s Riverside plan triggers debate in Newton" 1.18.19
Newton Tab article: "Some concerned over short timeframe of Riverside visioning process" 12.28.18
Our Alternate Zoning Petition!
As an alternative to Mark Development's petition for zoning changes, the Riverside Committee submitted a zoning amendment petition that is based on a development with a smaller total square footage (650,000), a residential focus (441 units), and sufficient commercial space to offset city costs and retail to support residents.
Our goal is to create a livable community at Riverside, including a community center and meaningful open space, while preserving the qualities of Grove Street and the abutting communities of Lower Falls and Auburndale.
Here is the press release the committee distributed in response to Mark Development's filing for a special permit on 3.29.19