Document pdfs are also available for direct download.
Draft Two FAQ's
Why is the Vision Plan so long? This Vision Plan represents months of work with the community and City Council. The draft document lays a foundation for the future of Washington Street over five, ten, and even twenty years.
Why is the Zoning so long?This zoning code is written so it can be adopted as a new Article 9 in the City of Newton's existing Zoning Ordinance. Once adopted, property owners can use it like a dictionary - you will be able to easily look up the pages relevant to your property without having to read the entire document.
When does public comment period end?The Draft Two comment period starts today and ends in one month - on March 12, 2019 at midnight.
What happens to the comments? The Draft Two comment period will overlap with the City Council's review. After the comment period, comments received will be summarized as big themes to inform Council decision making regarding finalization of the Vision Plan and Zoning recommendations. The Council and the public will continue to be able to review all individual comments online throughout their review period as well.
What happens after Draft 2?The Final Draft is anticipated to be released in late April. As part of the City Council process, a Public Hearing will be held when the Council considers adoption, during a timeline to be determined.
Recent Memos to City Council
In January and February the planning team has continued to present to the Planning Committee of the City Council.
Have questions or want to share your ideas with us?
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Room 205, Newton City Hall
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
The Zoning and Planning Committee of City Council will continue its review of the Washington Street Vision Plan and Zoning recommendations. All meetings are open to the public and information is available here.
April 2019 - Final draft Vision Plan and Zoning recommendations anticipated
Join the Ward 3 City Councilors, Newton Ward 3 Democratic Committee, City of Newton for a Community Meeting.