Planning & Development


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To preserve and enhance the quality of community life, as well as the natural and built environments for all who visit, live, and work in Newton ~ now and for the future. The Planning and Development Department's weekly report, hyperlinked below, is intended to keep you informed of current development proposals and other noteworthy planning and development activities.

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 visit our High Interest Projects web page.

Department Resources:
FY16 Planning and Development Budget Presentation, April 27, 2015
FY16 Organizational Chart
FY16 Budget Book
Interactive Property Information
City Ordinance- Chapter 22- Planning and Development




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