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
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.
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 and the second was January 26 both at the Waban Library Center, 1608 Beacon Street. The first meeting focused on residential districts and the second focused on the pusposes and village district sections . The PowerPoint presentation from those meetings are 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
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.
Northland Project Public Hearing: Tuesday, February 12 (Sustainability and Stormwater)
The next public hearing for the 822 housing unit mixed use development proposed for Needham and Oak Streets will be on February 12. This hearing will focus on sustainability and stormwater. 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 http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/planning/current/devrev/hip/northland.asp.
Monday, January 28
The Zoning and Planning committee will be holding a meeting to discuss the village districts.
Wednesday, February 13
The Planning Department will be holding a community meeting for Ward 8 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm at Countryside Elementary School, 191 Dedham Street. Please attend to learn about the proposed zoning code and give your feedback directly to the Planning Department.
Monday, January 28
The Zoning and Planning committee of the City Council will be discussing the Climate Action Plan which the city is developing.
Thursday, March 21
The final public meeting about the Climate Acton Plan. Location and time to be announced.
Monday, January 28
The Zoning and Planning committee of the City Council will be discussing amendments to the zoning ordinance allow medical and recreational retail stores to be located in Limited Manufacturing and Manufacturing districts.
Thursday, February 7
The Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council will be hearing a presentation about a proposed recreational marijuana dispensary at 24-26 Elliot Street (old Green Tea restaurant location).
Please contact an area council member to volunteer!
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