28 Austin Street will augment Newtonville’s Austin Street Municipal Parking Lot with 68 mixed-income 1- and 2-bedroom apartment homes (including 23 affordable), boutique retail shops, and an Innovation Center within an energy-efficient, solar-powered new building along with a community plaza, and convenient resident and public parking. This project will support the City of Newton’s initiative to provide quality housing options for households of all income levels, increase diversity within its vibrant villages, and support its local business districts.
During 2014 and 2015, Austin Street Partners listened carefully during the important public
comment process. After incorporating this valuable feedback into our design, an application
for a Special Permit was submitted to Newton's Board of Aldermen on May 12, 2015.
The Board of Aldermen voted on December 8, 2015 to issue a special permit.
Construction is expected to begin in the Spring of 2017.