Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council

Mission Statement

The nine-member Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council is an official elected body under the city charter.  Its purpose is to facilitate communication between Highlands residents and the Board of Aldermen and other city organs. It also serves as a forum/mechanism for dealing with various local issues and for fostering community spirit through annual events such as Village Day, the Halloween party and haunted house, and the Soup Social.

Links to Information about current projects impacting the Highlands is available on the Links page


Regular Meetings

The Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council meets on the first Thursday of each month, except in the case of inclement weather.  Meetings are held at the Brigham Community House, 20 Hartford St, Newton Highlands, MA 02461

February 7:  There will be presentations to by Cyprus Tree Management about their proposal to sell recreational marijuana at 24-26 Elliot Street (The old Green Tea restaurant) and by the developer of proposed residential development at 956-962 Walnut Street near the Whole Foods at 4 Corners.  Other topics to be determined.

Upcoming agendas can be found on the City's Electronic Posting Board.


Special Meetings

Zoning Redesign: Next meeting TBD

The Area Council in conjunction with the Waban Area Council will be holding a series of meetings to educate the public and our members about the proposed zoning ordinance and discuss the proposed zoning ordinance.  These meetings will be in addition to the Area Council's regular monthly meetings.  The first meeting was November 19 at the Waban Library Center 1608 Beacon Street.  This meeting focused on residential districts.  The PowerPoint presentation from that meeting is available on our Reports page.  

The background materials are available through the links here. The proposed zoning map is HERE, the proposed ordinance is HERE, the Planing Department's overview memo is HERE, and other information can be found through the Zoning Redesign webpage. Reports and documents developed for the Area Council meetings are available on our Reports page.

Additional dates and times of these meetings will be posted here, on the  City's Electronic Posting Board, and via  Newton Highlands Google discussion group.  Events relating zoning by other groups are listed below


Upcoming Events of Interest

Northland Project Public Hearing: Tuesday, January 15 (Transportation) 

The next public hearing for the 822 housing unit mixed use development proposed for Needham and Oak Streets will be on January 15.  This hearing will focus on transportation impacts.  The Land Use committee has announced a tentative schedule for hearing on the project.  Detailed information about the project including a description of the project, images of the proposed project, planning memos, actual plans and permit applications, and the tentative hearing schedule  are available at  

Zoning Redesign:

Thursday, January 10

The Planning Department will be holding a community meeting for Ward 6 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm at Mason-Rice Elementary School, 149 Pleasant Street.  Please attend to learn about the proposed zoning code and give your feedback directly to the Planning Department. 

Monday, January 14

The Zoning and Planning committee will be holding a meeting to discuss the village districts.  

Soup Social: Saturday, February 2 6:00 PM

Join neighbors and friends for the annual event on February 2. We will offer soups from local restaurants and ice cream. The Soup Social will take place at the Hyde Community Center and is free to all.  The event will honor John O'Hara.

Village Day:
Please contact an area council member to volunteer!

History of Newton Highlands

History of Newton Highlands
Old Photos of Newton Highlands
Crystal Lake:  History, Rules & Regulations
Brigham House
Avalon Bay Apartment Information

View the By-Laws of the NHNAC
Contact the Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council

Join the Newton Highlands Google discussion group

The contents and data contained on these pages have been created solely by the members of the Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council.  These pages are published as a service to the residents and visitors to the City of Newton. 

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