On Tuesday, May 14, Newton City Council’s Land Use Committee held a public hearing about the Northland Development Project‘s architectural and design guidelines, sustainability and stormwater management plans. Newton city planners and consultants and Northland representatives made presentations.

The Northland Development Project has 800 housing units, plus office and commercial buildings. Depending on how it’s designed and built, it could have positive implications for the environment or it could be problematic.

During the public comment part of the meeting, Dan Ruben presented Green Newton’s position on the Northland project. Several other Green Newton representatives spoke, too, including Jim Purdy, Beverly Craig and Cory Alperstein. Halina Brown testified on behalf of the Newton Citizens Commission on Energy. Here are the written versions of these presentations.

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