June 21, 2024

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Needham Planning Board, 6/4/24

Several weighty issues faced new board chair Natasha Espada as the Planning Board met on Tuesday. After several sessions, they closed the public hearing on the renovation and expansion of the high school tennis courts, and they mediated a dispute between neighbors on a subdivided property on South Street. They also started work on a code of conduct for the board, and charted the course for the expansion of local restaurant Blue on Highland. The meeting is available for viewing in the window below:


1) Reorganization of the Planning Board

2) Public Hearing: 882-886 and 890 Highland Avenue
Blue on Highland Restaurant LLC., Petitioner
Request to expand the existing restaurant (located at 882-886 Highland Avenue) by 650 square feet into the adjoining commercial space, formerly a nail salon.

3) Decision: 148 Chestnut Street
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, Inc., Petitioner
Request to construct a temporary addition to the Hospital at the former emergency room entrance on Lincoln Street to house medical imaging services during the renovation of the nuclear medicine suite.

4) Correspondence

5) Public Hearing: 609 Webster Street
Town of Needham, Petitioner.
Request to renovate Four existing tennis courts, add four new tennis courts, install stormwater management improvements, ADA accessible walkways, and landscape improvements.

6) Request to review and approve Landscaping Plan: 920 South Street Definitive Subdivision
Brian Connaughton, Petitioner.

7) Request to Release Surety: Definitive Subdivision Amendment
Whittenton Management, LLC, Petitioner.
Property Located at 250 Cedar Street

8) Discussion of & Vote to Adopt Code of Conduct

9) Board of Appeals – June 20, 2024

10) Planning Board Appointment to Community Preservation Committee

11) Minutes

12) Report from Planning Director and Board Members

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