This Thursday, May 25th: Informational Meeting on Northland Site on Needham Street

Join LWVN members at an informational meeting about the proposed development on the Marshall’s site on Needham Street.  The meeting will be held at 156 Oak Street on May 25th starting at 7 pm.  Please click Oak St Directions–Marshall’s Meeting to see the location of the meeting and of available parking.  Below is a short summary of the project.

Northland Needham Street Project Summary:

Northland Development owns 28 acres on both sides of Needham Street including the Marshall’s mall, Oak Street “Piano Mill” and the TJX building.  They are proposing a “mixed use center” including 865 residential units, 175,000 s.f. office and 200,000 s.f. retail uses as envisioned in the Newton Comprehensive Plan Mixed Use Center Amendment of 2011.

Procedurally Northland is not currently seeking approval of the project but is seeking a re-zoning of the land from MU-1 which prohibits residential use to BU-4 which allows a mix of uses.  A hearing on the re-zoning is scheduled to open on June 13, and Northland is hoping to conclude a pro-active re-zoning process in 2017 in order to seek the project special permit in 2018.


Save the date: LWVN Annual Meeting on June 15th!

This year, Annual Meeting will be at The Chateau in Waltham on June 15th starting at 6 pm.  We have some “catching up” to do with each other, some LWVN business to get ready for next year, and a guest speaker on what’s happening with health care–all over dinner and dessert!  More details to follow, but be sure to mark your calendar!

New Voter Registration Drive at Both High Schools–May 23, June 1, and June 5th

Help register new voters at both Newton North High School and Newton South High School!  This year LWVN will be at Newton North on May 23 from noon to 1:15 pm and on June 1 from 10 am to 12:30 pm.  We’ll also be at Newton South on June 5th from 11 am to 1:15 pm.  If you can help, please email

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