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.

Department News & Weekly Report

Zoning Redesign

The Zoning Redesign project is the first comprehensive look at updating and improving Newton’s Zoning Ordinance in more than 60 years. The goal is to enhance the city's high quality of life and quality of place. Learn more 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.

New Affordable Housing Opportunity

Department Resources:

Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 30 FY17 Budget Book
Interactive Property Information
City Ordinance- Chapter 22- Planning and Development

City Meeting and Events Calendar

Accessory Apartment Ordinance




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