RightSize Newton - Needham Street

Northland Investment Corporation (https://www.northland.com/ ) has proposed a 22+ acre development on land it owns at the corner of Needham and Oak streets in Newton Upper Falls (shaded in red in the image above).

The proposal calls for:

Almost 2,000,000 square feet of development
800 rental units (80 studios, 360 1-bedrooms, 320 2-bedrooms, and 40 3-bedrooms)
180,000 square feet of office space (in the existing Mill building)
115,000 square feet of "retail" space
Only 1,550 parking spaces (total)
17 buildings, 7 of them currently at 7+ stories and 96 feet high

And this is just PHASE 1.  Northland has also purchased 14+ acres across Needham Street (the area shaded in yellow in the image above).  Those 14+ acres are certain to become PHASE 2 once Phase 1 is built.

RightSizeNewton.org was set up to educate and inform neighborhood residents about this MASSIVE proposed development and we need financial help to help pay for flyers, lawn signs, buttons, and other materials that will help us make sure that this project is SCALED DOWN to a size that is appropriate for the site and Newton as a whole.


More information about the development and our opposition to it can be found at: rightsizenewton.org

Please consider donating to help us pay for flyers, lawn signs, and other materials to help educate our neighbors and friends about this MASSIVE proposed development.
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