Talks of a development taking place in Wells Avenue are underway, as city officials and zoning board of appeal members begin to dissect the development and its impact on the surrounding the area. The development is said to fit nicely into the proposed Needham Street redevelopment plan. As jobs follow younger, educated workers these days, the hope for the project is to give these millennial’s quick and easy access to work, shopping, and restaurants. The Needham and Newton office markets will see a direct impact upon the completion of this development. It does, however, seem like there will be significant time required before either side of the table will move towards a decision.
The Newton, MA vertical of WickedLocal offered commentary on the proposed mixed-use development on Wells Avenue from architect Doug Carr of Cube 3 Studio, who “described the development as “pedestrian-focused.” Carr said it would be six stories high and built around three exterior courtyards, contain 334 pet-friendly residential units, have a café and restaurant, “work bar,” convenience store, swimming pool, bike storage, and even a bike repair shop.”