Facade redesigned at planned Newtonville complex

The Boston Globe | By Allison Pohle
December 1, 2016

newtonbilleNEWTON — Responding to local feedback, a developer has revised the exterior of an office, retail and residential development proposed at the corner of Washington and Walnut Streets in Newtonville.

The three-building complex proposed by Mark Development would replace eight buildings that now house several businesses including Karoun Restaurant, Boston Ballet School, and Newtonville Camera.

In the revised plans, the architects have adjusted the West Building façade so it has a more irregular roofline, while the East Building’s four-story section on Walnut Street now has dormers and more variety at the roofline.

In addition, the East Building façade has been revised with a new tower element, updated windows, and an altered cornice. The West Building now has brick in its façade.
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The new space will include as many as 164 residential units, about 40,000 square feet of commercial space, 2,000 square feet of community space, and 346 parking spots.

The adjustments presented Tuesday to the City Council’s Land Use Committee came in response to feedback from five previous public hearings regarding the mixed-used development project.

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