Upper Falls – Needham Street
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About This Project

Upper Falls – Needham Street

Newton, MA

CUBE 3 has been working with Northland (Developer), Stantec (Urban Designer), and VHB (Civil Engineers) developing the design, strategy and improvements for Upper Falls for a few years. Northland Newton Development (NND) is an innovative national model of sustainability, affordable housing, transit demand management, historic preservation, open space, master planning, and community amenities.

NNDs green initiatives set a new standard in the Commonwealth, with Passive House-designed buildings, solar, LEED For Neighborhood Development, LEED Gold building standard, 10 acres of open space with 750 new trees, natural resource restoration and daylighting of the South Meadow Brook, first class renovation of an historic mill building, and undergrounding of over 1.5 miles of unsightly overhead utility wires.

800 new housing units
140 affordable housing units
193,000 GSF office space
115,000 GSF retail space
22.7 acre assemblage
10 acres of open space
1,100 bike parking spaces


Development website: https://www.northlandnewtondevelopment.com/




Mar 9, 2020 – Archinect: 800-unit mixed-use development heading to Boston suburbs

Mar 4, 2020 – Curbed: Construction imminent on 14-building Newton development following vote

Mar 4, 2020 – BBJ: Newton voters approve 800-unit Northland development

Mar 3, 2020 – WCVB5: Newton residents vote to approve 23-acre Northland Project

Feb 25, 2020 – Boston Globe: Newton awarded state grant for Needham Street, Upper Falls infrastructure improvements

Jun 21, 2019 – Boston Globe: Northland adds workforce housing to Newton development

Sep 24, 2018 – Patch.com: Newton Upper Falls Edges Closer to Major Makeover

Nov 4, 2016 – Wicked Local: Everything we know about Northland’s plans for Newton Upper Falls

Nov 2, 2016 – Newton-Needham Regional Chamber: Northland Unveils New Vision For N-Squared Inno District


Architecture, Corporate, In-Design, Planning, Residential, Retail