Planning & Development

Mission Statement:  Newton’s Department of Planning and Development is committed to community-based planning that guides the future of the City while promoting equity, healthful lifestyles, diverse housing options, a resilient economy, varied transportation options, and preservation of the built and natural environment.

Planning and Development Department Management & Organizational Analysis, June 2016

 Department News & Weekly Report


Zoning Ordinance Updated, Chapter 30

The Board of Aldermen voted to adopt the updated Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 30, which takes effect on November 1, 2015. The adoption of the regulation completes Phase I of the City's Zoning Reform project. The City's updated Zoning Ordinance can be viewed through the hyperlink above.  To use our interactive Zoning Map click here.


High Interest Development Projects

If you are looking for information on larger development projects being worked on by the Newton Planning and Development Department click here.

Department Resources:

FY17 Budget Book
Interactive Property Information
City Ordinance- Chapter 22- Planning and Development




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