David DD

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Supported a comment by Nancy Finn on Newton Riverside Visioning Process 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Nancy Finn
Eric if you ride a bike on Grove street you could end up dead. It is a 2 lane suburban road that offers no break down lanes for bike riding. I used to bike on Grove Street at night or only on weekends. Now it is dangerous due to so much traffic. Where do you live in Newton?
Supported a comment by Nancy Finn on Newton Riverside Visioning Process 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Nancy Finn
Nothing as each village is all set.
Supported a comment by Philip Wallas on Newton Riverside Visioning Process 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Philip Wallas
In Woburn, just off 128, the existing mall is being redeveloped. Perhaps the plans there are a good indication of what developers are able to do. Partnering with Avalon Bay for 400 units, 25% affordable and 70% to be provided to residents who are local – Woburn residents, municipal employees, and business owners. https://www.northsuburbannews.org/2018/11/02/182653/woburn-mall-to-get-a-new-look Riverside should reach at least this standard
Supported a comment by Rose D on Newton Riverside Visioning Process 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Rose D
Love this plan. If Newton was serious about providing affordable housing and helping it’s older residents and employees this is a way to meet that goal. Also if Avalon could make it work for them as the develop perhaps Newton should entertain other proposals.
Supported a comment by Rose D on Newton Riverside Visioning Process 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Rose D
Survey of Newton elderly population found that most Newton elders prefer to stay in their own homes. If large developments like this one are approved by City Council, especially without any provisions for new schools, in time, when inevitably the schools become even more overcrowded, the City will then propose a tax override which will increase our taxes and make it more difficult for these elders to remain in their homes.
Supported a comment by Mary Elizabeth Patti on Newton Riverside Visioning Process 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Mary Elizabeth Patti
It is critical to improve pedestrian safety in the Grove Street / Riverside corridor. Reducing traffic, improving speed mitigation and adding pedestrian-controlled traffic lights at designated crosswalks would be essential. If we are to truly embrace the importance of the public transportation hub at riverside we need to make sure that safety of neighborhood pedestrians trying to reach the hub is not further compromised -!but rather enhanced.