Please Provide Your Input on
Proposed Changes to Village Center Zoning
The City is considering updates to its zoning rules for our village centers and wants our feedback using this online Feedback Tool. The end of the Feedback Tool has a free response section where you can write additional thoughts, and we encourage you to express your thoughts about the proposed zoning changes. FEEDBACK IS DUE BY OCTOBER 16.
For more background, the last comprehensive update to Newton’s village center zoning was in 1987, almost 40 years ago. Zoning laws regulate how land in Newton can be developed and what kinds of new buildings are allowed. Zoning can influence store and business activity through parking and density requirements, whether green space or public spaces are required in new developments, the amount of housing supply near public transportation, and decisions people make about how to move through our spaces.
- Watch this episode of the League Presents, with City Councilor Deb Crossley, speaking about the Village Center Zoning Redesign efforts.
- View 2022: Shape the Future of Your Village Centers Interview with City Councilor Deb Crossley
- Visit the Newton Free Library’s interactive exhibit. You can view that exhibit in person, 2nd Floor Room C, or virtually here.
- Read here for more information on the City’s Zoning Redesign Process and Village Centers Zoning Updates.
- Read a Boston Globe Article on Newton’s efforts to gather public feedback on proposed changes to Village Centers Zoning.