Newton’s Zoning Redesign Presentations on Parking Lots and Arts will be on January 18 and February 15

Join the City of Newton as it presents its next in a series of Zoning Redesign Presentations at the Newton Free Library (330 Homer St, Newton).

Thursday, January 18, 6:30pm: Parking Lot for Goldilocks: Zoning for Just the Right Size

Thursday, February 15, 6:30pm: Tapping the Creative Economy: Zoning, Arts and Artisans

Having embarked on a project to rewrite and redesign its Zoning Ordinance, the City of Newton will hold a series of Zoning Redesign Presentations at the Newton Free Library that will run through May 2018. The Zoning Ordinance, last changed in 1987, needs to be redesigned in order to reflect current best practices and to better protect those characteristics of the City that make it a desirable place to live. The goal is to encourage development and redevelopment within Newton that is in keeping with the City’s celebrated character while directing growth and economic development to the most appropriate areas.

The new zoning ordinance is described in a pattern book that represents several months of effort collecting first-hand data and analysis. You can find the complete draft online HERE and a printed copy at the Newton Free Library (290+ pages). A final version that incorporates community input is being prepared.