Zoning

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Description:

    This data layer represents the City of Newton’s official zoning map as detailed in Chapter 30 of the City Ordinances. Zoning maps also show the city’s local historic districts. Streets and railroads are in the Public Use district but are excluded from the maps and distributed data for clarity.


Creation, History and Update Process:

    GIS data was recognized as the “official zoning map” for the November 1, 2015 version of the city ordinances.  The previous official City of Newton Zoning Map is entitled "City of Newton, Massachusetts, Amendments to Zoning Plans, adopted July 21, 1951, as amended from time to time" (Newton Revised Zoning Ordinance, 2001, Section 30-4(b).)  

    In 2015 the GIS layer was checked against the scanned sheets, as well as against all zoning ordinances since the adoption date of the map. Internal property boundaries were dissolved to create contiguous zoning areas.

    This layer is updated when areas are rezoned. Also, if a property boundary is corrected or updated, the zoning boundaries will also be updated.

Features and Attributes:

Name

Alias

Description

Data Type

Width

Zoning

Zoning

Official zoning

Text

3

***** coded values *****

SR1

Single Residence 1

SR2

Single Residence 2

SR3

Single Residence 3

MR1

Multi Residence 1

MR2

Multi Residence 2

MR3

Multi Residence 3

MR4

Multi Residence 4

BU1

Business1

BU2

Business2

BU4

Business4

BU5

Business5

LMD

Limited Manufacturing

MAN

Manufacturing

MU1

Mixed Use 1

MU2

Mixed Use 2

MU3

Mixed Use 3/Transit Oriented District

MU4

Mixed Use 4

ORD

Open Space/Recreation

PUB

Public Use

POLY_TYPE

Polygon Type

Type of polygon-codes per Mass. Parcel Standard

Text

15

***** coded values *****

FEE

Fee Owner Parcel

TAX

Parcel Dissolved for Billing

ROW

Right of Way

PRIV_ROW

Private Right of Way

RAIL_ROW

Railroad Right of Way

WATER

Water Body




Last Updated:            December, 2019

 

 

 

 

 


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