A Textbook Case of Land Overdevelopment

It's hard to believe the City of Newton could issue permits for such a blatant example of incongruous overdevelopment in the woodlands surrounding a college campus.

The overnight decimation of 5.6 acres of a woodlands buffer surrounding the main road to the suburban UMASS college campus, is a textbook case of developer-driven urbanization, as opposed to City-based urban planning. Moreover, the construction of a church, a 245-car parking lot over land that is, by all accounts, designated as the natural buffer between a college campus and a residential neighborhood is a clear example of overdevelopment, and completely disregards the original urban design for the College within the City of Newton.  Does City Hall really mean it when they say they want to conserve Newton's remaining green areas?

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Carlson Ave Woods is a Natural Buffer that Surrounds Mt Ida's Campus by Urban Design

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UNDER ITS CURRENT POLICY OF "DRAMATIC GROWTH", MT IDA COLLEGE PLANS

TO REPLACE THE WOODLANDS BUFFER ZONE WITH THESE BULDINGS

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A Church

Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Days Saints

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A Parking Lot

For 250 cars for the Church, to be licensed also for use by Mt Ida

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Eight Luxury Mansions

5,000 sq ft each one