Kathleen Kouril Grieser



March, 2017

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Supported a comment by coUrbanizer via Text on Newton Zoning Redesign Project 5 years, 8 months ago
coUrbanizer via Text
In re Newton Centre parking lot: Keep it a parking lot! There's too little parking already, and when shoppers come to Newton Centre to avoid Newtonville, there will be more.
Supported a comment by Ellen K. on Newton Zoning Redesign Project 5 years, 8 months ago
Ellen K.
What provisions are in place to restrict/control development of the golf course properties, which are most of the remaining large parcels of open space?
Supported a comment by James Pacheco on Newton Zoning Redesign Project 5 years, 8 months ago
James Pacheco
These large Multi-use structure need addition zoning regulations regarding fire safety. These building are being designed and built with light weight construction materials which burn rapidly [like a match box/book explosion]. While under-construction, we need construction regulations to protect the workers with type of structure. These issue appears to be serious flaws in the National Fire Safety codes.
Supported a comment by isabelle albeck on Newton Zoning Redesign Project 5 years, 8 months ago
isabelle albeck
When considering zoning redesign, please - do not eliminate any open space: we need trees and grass for our wellbeing: they calm our stress and are good for the environment by absorbing noise and pollution while facilitating animal life. - lower the FAR in Single Residences: we need large buffer zones around each house; right now, the FAR is too generous: each time one house is demolished a McMansion takes up most of the lot because the FAR allows it; we need to keep the footprint of new structures closer to the original footprint. - keep new structures at a height of three stories, not higher: it makes a difference regarding shade, the visibility of trees on the other side and have them set back generously away from the curb; having room for trees in the setback makes it less confining for passers-by. - encourage businesses: do not change zoning from commercial to residential; we need commercial tax base, not housing that will burden our schools. - keep parks and buildings instead of surplussing them. Thank you.
Commented on Newton Zoning Redesign Project 5 years, 8 months ago
Good idea, Alicia.
Supported a comment by mark Sangiolo on Newton Zoning Redesign Project 5 years, 8 months ago
mark Sangiolo
Upper Falls Village Center needs a small expansion of new retail/housing near the depot restaurant around a new green space.
upper falls village needs protection from needham street linear center. Consider trading with northland dev. and getting some development control on a piece of the old ivex site next to chestnut st. develop this to a town green with small retail around it.
maybe some music venues/restaurant etc.