The Northland Newton Project is the future green neighborhood in Newton MA, which will focus on sustainability, wellness, connectivity, and permeability. The 21st century-project will connect the Upper Falls Village which is located on the east bank of the Charles River in the city of Newton to Needham Street.
And we bring you the good news! the project has been recently approved by the Newton City Council. The project has been on the works for the past three and a half years, overcoming hundreds of meetings, engaging with neighbors, local businesses, the community, and every other stakeholder interested in the outcome, with the purpose to receive feedback and support.
The Northland Newton Development will be a 22.7-acre assemblage, encompassing 10 acres of open space, 800 new housing units, 140 affordable housing residences, 180,000 sqft of office space, 115,000 sqft of retail space, and more.
Some of the benefits of the project regarding the use of land according to the developers are as follows:
Increasing the number of affordable and workforce housing to 140 units.
Creating the largest Passive House Residential Community in the U.S.
Increasing open space to 40% of the overall.
Undergrounding 1.5 miles of utility lines.
Free 7-day a week shuttle to the Newton Highlands MBTA.
The exciting fact about the modern project is that it will be built under green initiatives, with LEED For Neighborhood Development and it will have 750 new trees, plus more!
Bottom line is that it will enhance and develop Needham Street by providing new business, jobs, and new life to the cities and its surroundings!