THE LDS ChurcH Administrative Site PLAN Review
The Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints applied for Administrative Site Plan Review per section 7.5 of the Newton Zoning Ordinance on May 8, 2019. The petitioners are proposing to construct a meeting house, parking lot and related site and landscaping improvements at 70 Carlson Avenue. The Planning Department has until Friday, July 5, 2019 to review the application and to provide a memorandum to the Commissioner of Inspectional Services. The Planning Dept. intends to hold a public meeting to discuss the plan in late May or early June.
The Adminstartive Site Plan review process is described on the Newton City website http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/planning/current/adminspr.asp . This web page also lists all current applications, including the LDS Church Application.
Links to the LDS Church application with supporting documents are found on the same page:
The Site Plan contains the planting plan and schedule on page L-400. The listed plants include several coniferous trees. However, plan on page L-700 shows that 338 live trees will be destroyed while only 165 new trees planted..