Washington Street Vision
We have launched!
Wow! A packed house for the community launch event of the Washington Street vision.

Last night we had a rich series of discussions about what we need to address over the next year of community planning to define the future of Washington Street.

Thank you for joining us, pitching in, sharing your ideas, and working with each other.

Here is a video of the presentation ( part 1 , part 2 )
Here are the presentation slides .
Here is the postcard for the Public Design Week.

More materials from the event will be posted soon. If you didn't fill out a survey, we will also be posting online in the next few days.

Now we are using what we learned last night to start preparing for the Public Design Week.
Public Design Week!
June 6 - 12
Tell your neighbors ~ everyone is invited
Pick up printed postcards at City Hall.
We printing more copies of postcards with the Public Design Week schedule this week.

We need help with distributing them and getting the word out.

You can come to City Hall to pick up cards starting on Friday May 3 at 3:00 p.m. Come to the Planning Department (basement) office, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue.
Online Surveys - coming soon!
In a few days the planning team will publish an online version of the surveys from the community launch event.

Stay tuned!
Hello Washington Street is on Facebook!
Find our project page and share it with your neighbors. Check back on Facebook for upcoming events and information.
A Message from Mayor Fuller
Taking Charge of Newton’s Future Starting with Washington Street

I’m very excited to begin work on the future of Washington Street with all of you, our local businesses, City Councilors, and Principle Group, the consulting firm we just hired to create zoning along this important corridor that links neighborhoods from West Newton Square to Newton Corner.

I believe deeply in pro-active master planning and zoning to guarantee developers conform to our vision for Newton.

Russell Preston and the staff at the Principle Group have a unique track record of effective, intensive neighborhood involvement. They will be helping us do something really difficult – develop consensus on the mix of office; retail and housing; building heights and density; automobile, bicycle, pedestrian and mass transit strategies; open space; and other issues from the vibrancy of Washington Street’s village centers to encouraging arts & culture and small, local businesses. I want to thank the City Council for approving on Monday night my request to hire this firm.

I have to ask for your help too. There will be a lot of opportunities for all of you to be heard and to help shape the future or Washington Street. We need to look at a lot of different options, think deeply, talk thoughtfully (even when we start from contrary points of view), and come up with a great plan. Keep watching this space for updates on the project.
City of Newton Massachusetts