• Zoning Redesign Finalization

  • City Council Process & Community Input

    The proposed draft zoning ordinance will be considered by City Council in 2018 and 2019. During this time the project staff will be holding drop-in sessions and seeking community input. Go to www.newtonma.gov/zoningredesign for details.

  • Draft Zoning Ordinance at Zoning & Planning Committee

    Members of the public welcome to attend. City Hall Room 205, 7:00 p.m.

  • Website Moves

    Zoning Redesign website moves to City of Newton website www.newtonma.gov/zoningredesign

  • Preview at Zoning & Planning Committee

    Members of the public are welcome to attend.

  • A New Zoning Map for Newton

  • What's the Process? How Stuff Gets Built in Newton

  • Building Shape, Size, and Form in Neighborhoods and Village Centers

  • Tapping the Creative Economy: Zoning, Arts, and Artisans

  • A Parking Lot for Goldilocks: Zoning for Just the Right Size

  • Housing for Whom? Zoning, Affordability, and Fair Housing

  • Cracking the Code: Understanding Zoning for Homeowners

  • Newton's Advantage: Zoning and Economic Development

  • Think Globally, Act Locally: Zoning for a Sustainable Newton

  • Zoning Redesign Workshop

    The project team will present the full draft of the Pattern Book, look ahead to the next phase of the project, and discuss the new zoning ordinance.

  • Pattern Book Presentation to Zoning & Planning Committee

    Sasaki and City staff will present the draft Pattern Book to members of the Zoning & Planning Committee of City Council. Members of the public are welcome to attend. The draft Pattern Book will be published online for community members to explore and provide feedback.

  • Project Update to Zoning & Planning Committee

    An update to the Zoning and Planning Committee of City Council including a preview of Pattern Book materials. Members of the public are welcome to attend. The presentation will be published online here under Info & Plans.

  • Pattern Book Open House

    Come to a two-day open house to discuss how context-based zoning can identify preservation, growth areas, and preferred character areas in Newton. Participate in a visual preference survey and digital a mapping exercise.

  • Pattern Book Walk (1:30 - 3:30pm)

    Join Sasaki Associates on a Pattern Book Walk while they collect data about the physical form of Newton. Hear first hand about the pattern book methodology and walk one of five tour routes. Monday, November 7, 2016 1:30-3:30pm Meet on the Newton Centre Green by the Parking Lot. Be ready to walk!

  • Zoning Redesign Booth

    Stop by our booth and share your comments about zoning on our map of Newton using our computer stations. The comments we receive will help inform the Pattern Book exercise that our team is working on. Look out for future pop-up opportunities to talk with staff and engage with the interactive map. Our booth will be outside City Council Chambers on the 2nd Floor of City Hall.

  • Zoning Redesign Kick-Off Event

    Join us to kickoff Newton's Zoning Redesign Project. Meet our team, bring your ideas and questions, and learn more about how to stay involved throughout the project.

  • Pop-Up Planning Department

    Find staff at Cold Spring Park Farmer's Market. Chalk draw the neighborhood. Come ask questions. Snap a pic of your favorite building in Newton and post to Instagram #NewtonPatternBook.

  • Pop-Up Planning Department

    Celebrating Newtonville Village Day and the Upper Falls Village Day. Chalk draw the neighborhood. Come ask questions. Snap a pic of your favorite building in Newton and post to Instagram #NewtonPatternBook.

  • #NewtonPatternBook online

    You can post a photo of your favorite buildings in Newton on Instagram using #NewtonPatternBook. We launched the photo submission campaign at the Pop-Up Planning Department at West Newton Farmers Market on August 27, 2016.

  • Completion of Phase One of Zoning Reform

    Board of Aldermen voted to adopt the updated Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 30, which takes effect on November 1, 2015.