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Newton Pattern Book Open House

December 4, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

SUNDAY DECEMBER 4, 2016. (1-5pm Saturday; 12-4pm Sunday.) Newton
Innovation Center. 124 Vernon St., Newton MA 02458. Please RSVP:


City Council’s Zoning Redesign project is hosting a two-day open house
about zoning in Newton. Stop by for an hour or more. Learn how
context-based zoning can identify areas for preservation, enhancement,
and transformation in Newton. Preview initial Pattern Book findings.
Engage with historic Newton materials. Participate in a visual
preference survey. Identify context areas with an interactive map.
Please help us share the information about the upcoming event (flyer
attached). www.courbanize.com/newtonzoning [2]

(Project Background: Newton’s current zoning was last changed in 1987
and needs to be redesigned to reflect current best practices and to
better protect the characteristics of this City that make it a great
place to live. The goal is to create an easily understood ordinance that
preserves what is best about Newton and is, at the same time, forward
thinking. In 2011, a Zoning Reform Group was tasked by City Council and
Mayor to develop a plan for reforming Newton’s zoning ordinance. Phase
One of the zoning reform project was completed in 2014, which
successfully reorganized the existing ordinance making it easier to
understand, but it did not alter the content of the ordinance. Phase
Two of the Zoning Redesign project is now underway.)

Lily Canan Reynolds

Community Engagement Manager

Department of Planning and Development

City of Newton, Massachusetts

[email protected] | 617-796-1140