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Big Doings in Waltham: Three Buildings, Hundreds of Apts.

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The City Council has unanimously O.K.d one of the biggest projects in the city in living memory—and one in walking distance to the commuter rail stop.

The project, Moody & Main, will take four mostly vacant buildings around 1 Moody Street in downtown Waltham and turn them into three, five-story buildings with 269 residences, 392 parking spaces and ground-floor retail. More portentously, as one councilor put it, the project's "an absolutely sterling example of smart growth," not least, wethinks, because of the proximity to commuter rail. (Transit-oriented, people, transit-oriented.) Construction could start in the next few months.
· Waltham Councilors Approve Huge Mixed-Use Downtown Project [Boston.com]
· Newton O.K.'s Major Project at the End of the Green Line [Curbed Boston]