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MBTA to seek proposals for development at Riverside Station

Posted by Ralph Ranalli August 20, 2007 01:22 PM

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MBTA officials believe Riverside Station is ripe for development
(Globe staff photo by Dominic Chavez)

NEWTON/WESTON/NEEDHAM

MBTA officials said they will request proposals as early as this fall from developers interested in building housing and commercial space at the Riverside T station.

Transit officials also said they have asked aldermen in Newton to solicit input from Auburndale residents who will be affected by the project and and that they will will incorporate those ideas into the design requests. Several neighborhood residents have spoken out against the project, saying the streets are already jammed with auto traffic.

The Riverside station sits on 22 acres close to the borders of Weston and Wellesley, less than a half-mile from Interstate 95 and the Massachusetts Turnpike.

-- Megan Woolhouse

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