Kelley Brown

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Commented on Newton Riverside Visioning Process 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Agreed. A more robust MassDOT and MBTA engagement is needed. I don't think density or height is the issue. The physical layout will need to accommodate both current and future transportation needs.
Supported a comment by Ted Chapman on Newton Riverside Visioning Process 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Ted Chapman
I remains unclear to me whether the MBTA has actually modeled the future needs for this site to expand its capacity as a train and bus hub. It is imperative that the city and state politicians, insist this is done before it is too late. The design for Riverside development must accommodate this enhanced capacity, which may include increased commuter parking. The footings of the garage must design to support adding this capacity.
Commented on Newton Riverside Visioning Process 10 months, 3 weeks ago
That is an important note for the Newton peer review team whose job it is to make sure a good traffic impact study is provided by the developer
Commented on Newton Riverside Visioning Process 10 months, 3 weeks ago
I don't know. There will be a traffic study from the owner that provides data and analysis and a City-managed peer review , so that should help answer your question
Commented on Newton Riverside Visioning Process 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Ms. Finn - do you mean me? I suggest we all focus on the substance, rather than try to discredit others. I hardly think a mixed-use development at Riverside turns Newton into Cambridge or Boston. Our neighbors in Waltham, Wellesley, Weston and Needham all have large scale developments along the highway.
Commented on Newton Riverside Visioning Process 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Nope. Check out https://cdn.mbta.com/sites/default/files/projects/commuter-rail-vision/alternatives/alternatives-v3-revised-2019-03-12/railvision-alternative4-v3.pdf