Developers have proposed a multi-building development around the Green Line’s Riverside stop in Newton.
The project—which would mean supplanting the Hotel Indigo on Grove Street—would have eight residential buildings with 663 (mostly rental) units, two office buildings, and a mixed-use building with a 200-room hotel and condos, according to recently broached details from Mark Development and Normandy Real Estate.
At least 100 of the residential units would be designated as affordable. Two of the buildings would be tall for the area: 14 and 18 stories, and each 210 feet.
The proposal is in its early stages, and things could change—particularly given the development’s would-be scope, which has some Newton residents concerned about its potential effects on traffic and the city’s schools, per Globe correspondent John Hilliard.
The developers are sweetening their proposal with plans for new highway access off Route 128 directly to the project. That access would also include bike lanes and new signals—all of it privately paid for as would be hundreds of new parking spaces.
It could be 2019 before a formal plan is presented to Newton officials. Stay tuned.