Recently, I had the pleasure of having a conversation with Councilor Crossley, Chair of the Zoning & Planning Committee of the City Council, (ZAP). The City of Newton’s Zoning Redesign project is a multi-year effort to update and rewrite Newton’s Zoning Ordinance. “Zoning is the set of laws governing such things as the size and shape of buildings, additions and renovations, and what types of activities can take place in which buildings.” Watch the video below to learn about the following topics:
- The background/history of the zoning redesign process, specifically the what, why, and when.
- What will success look like?
- How will zoning redesign help with the development of more economically diverse housing units?
- How is ZAP planning to engage the community in the conversation and gather input/commentary?
For more information about Zoning Redesign see the Zoning Redesign page on the city’s website.