Planning Board Mulls Medical Building Proposal

September 21, 2023
• Neighbors fear redevelopment is bringing too much traffic to their doorsteps, but proponents feel it can be managed.

This month, the Needham Planning Board began to review a redevelopment plan for a proposed medical building at 629-661 Highland Avenue. Consolidating many buildings into one with a smaller footprint, the project checks many of the boxes for the planned growth of the site, including having a purpose consistent with the zoning district and meeting dimensional requirements. However, neighbors are resistant, concerned that the traffic generated will impact their residential neighborhoods negatively, and potentially create unsafe conditions as people try to get to and from the site.

This story ran as part of the Needham Channel News, a weekly newscast airing on The Needham Channel every Thursday at 7:30pm. The Needham Channel News can be found on the Community Channel: Comcast 9, Astound 15 and Verizon 29. Most Thursdays it also can be viewed on our HD Channel on Verizon 2129, Astound 613 and streaming on this site.
Previous post Are You Ready for Anything?
Next post Monday Rockets Sports Update