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Seven years after Newton‘s Board of Alderman voted unanimously to transform Newtonville‘s Austin Street
municipal parking lot into housing and retail space, 28 Austin has opened.
28 Austin — Newton’s first new multi-family housing north of Route 9 in more than a decade
— is a unique private-public partnership between the City of Newton and Austin Street
Partners.
28 Austin has transformed the City of Newton’s aging Austin Street Municipal Parking Lot into 68 new transit-oriented, energy-efficient, modern apartments
(including 23 affordable homes), two new retailers (Henry Bear’s Park, a toy store, and
Caffé Nero, a bakery and café), a landscaped public