Recently, I had the pleasure of having a conversation with Councilor Crossley, Chair of the Zoning & Planning Committe 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”. We talked about the following topics:
- The background/history of the zoning redesgn process, specifically the what, why, and when.
- What will success look like?
- How will zoning redesign help with the development of more econimically diverse housing units?
- How is ZAP planning to engage the community in the conversation and gather input/commentary?
Information and regular updates about Zoning Redesign can be found at the Current Drafting Status page on the city’s website.