RightSize Riverside Meeting 4/23

Join the LFIA Riverside Committee* for a Riverside Update:

RightSize Riverside* Presentation

Tuesday, April 23, 7 pm to 9 pm

Newton Free Library, Druker Auditorium

330 Homer Street, Newton

What’s New? What’s Next? What’s the Impact? Mark Development filed for a special permit for Riverside and a request for amendments to the zoning code for this site, even though visioning is not completed yet. The city council will schedule public hearings to discuss Riverside.This proposal will add 1.5 mil. sq. ft., of a dense, urban development to our villages.

How will oversized development impact villages and ALL of Newton? Massive development proposals at Riverside, Needham Street and Washington Street combined, would drastically impact Newton’s villages and bring more traffic than our streets can handle.  Villages are coming together to advocate for RightSize development in our city.  Bring your questions. There will be plenty of time for discussion.

The Mark Development Proposal is: 

Too big: 610,000 sq. ft. commercial; 675 housing units; 65,000 sq. ft. retail

Too tall: 14- and 18-story towers just 400 feet from a low-rise neighborhood

Too dense: New village as dense as Manhattan (66K people/sq.mi.). Limited open space

Too intrusiveWall of 6-8 story buildings along scenic Grove Street

Too much traffic: Could double traffic on Grove Street and nearby intersections


We support: development that reflects the scale of our villages; is limited by traffic that our streets can bear; provides access to efficient and reliable transportation; marshals all possible resources to create real affordable housing; preserves green and open space; and unites our communities.

RightSize Riverside. Let’s Get it Right.

 *The Lower Falls Improvement Association’s Riverside Committee AKA RightSize Riverside



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