We're moving Newton Riverside Visioning to the City of Newton website!

Thank you! Over the last few months the coUrbanize online platform has helped us hear from hundreds of people about the possible future of Newton's Riverside site. Thanks to everyone who shared comments and provided ideas for the vision for Riverside.


Where can I get a copy of the Riverside Vision Plan?

The final Riverside Vision Plan can be downloaded here under the Info tab (there are 3 parts and an appendix) or from the City's website: www.newtonma.gov/riversidevision

Where should I go for more information about the 2019 Riverside Special Permit and Zoning Amendment?

For more information and to follow the Riverside Special Permit process, please go to: www.newtonma.gov/riverside

What will happen with this site?

This is the last you'll hear from us on this coUrbanize page. The project coUrbanize site will be archived but all the links and information will remain available at the same url address.

Draft Principles Open for Comment!

Thank you to everyone who came out to our second public meeting this past Thursday, March 28! We had a great turnout and were able to have productive discussions with various members of the community, who were able to ask questions and comment on the draft principles of the Vision Plan.


If you missed the event, don’t worry, you can still tell us your thoughts! After reviewing the meeting materials - which include the Vision Team's one-page summary of draft principles, the meeting presentation, and meeting boards detailing draft principles and considerations - please leave your questions and comments on the updated comments tab, which has been reorganized to allow for feedback focused around the Vision Plan topics.


Be sure to leave feedback before the comment period closes next Friday, April 12. We appreciate and look forward to hearing your feedback!

New Comment Topics

Thank you to everyone who has commented so far! We’ve appreciated all your feedback and it’s help us get a better understanding of the community’s interest and concerns surrounding the Riverside Visioning Process. To continue the dialogue, we’ve added some new questions about local business, community-building, and possible sources of inspiration for the Riverside site.

Click through these new topics in our comments section and post your ideas to help us as we continue the Visioning Process!

We look forward to reading your feedback, and hope to you next Thursday, March 28 for our Second Community Meeting.

March 28 Meeting Reminder + New Document Uploads

Please join us for our second Community Meeting for Riverside Visioning on March 28, 2019 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm at Lasell College's Winslow Academic Center, de Witt Hall at 80 Maple Street for a summary of comments from the first meeting, site analysis, and draft guiding principles.


Ahead of the second meeting please see the Info tab for newly uploaded documents detailing the visioning team's key takeaways from the February 10 Community Meeting, as well as a graphic outlining the anticipated special permit process for the Riverside site as related to this vision planning process.


We look forward to seeing you there!


For more info, questions, or concerns, please contact us at (617) 796-1120, or via email at riverside@newtonma.gov.

Join us Thursday, March 28th at 6:30 PM for our Second Community Meeting!


2/10 Riverside Vision Open House Summary

Thank you again to everyone who attended the Riverside Vision Open House! We generated a large volume of responses that has helped us to gain a larger understanding of the public discourse surrounding the site.


Please find the summary here or in the Info tab!

Thank you for coming to the 2/10 Riverside Vision Open House!

Thank you to everyone who came to the Riverside Vision Open House on February 10th! You can download the brief presentation and photos of the station boards and written comments from the evening under the Information & Plans tab.


We hope that you will join us for our next public meetings on

Thursday, March 28th and Tuesday, April 30th

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: TBD

Join us on Sunday, Feb. 10th, at the Riverside Visioning Plan open house!

Welcome to the City of Newton's Riverside Visioning Process!

Thanks for visiting our Vision Plan website. We're using this site to complement the public events we'll be hosting throughout the planning process.

Please sign in to share ideas and feedback with us throughout the process and to receive news via email.