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 210-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 this location within the City of Newton.  Does City Hall really mean it when they say they want to conserve Newton's remaining green areas?

Church of LDS

 5.6 acres of woods

Carlson Ave Woods is a Natural Buffer that Surrounds UMass ' Campus by Urban Design

THE CHURCH OF LDS PLANS TO REPLACE THE WOODLANDS BUFFER ZONE WITH THE CHURCH BUILDING AND THE PARKING LOT LIKE THOSE SHOWN BELOW

A Church

A typical meeting house of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Days Saints

A Parking Lot

For 21 0 cars for the Church of LDS

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