Washington Street Vision

 

           

Contact:

washingtonstreet@newtonma.gov

 

Phone:

617-796-1120


DRAFT Washington Street Vision Plan - Comprehensive Plan Amendment

Summer 2019 Update: Based on feedback from the City Council at the May 9th meeting, the Planning Department has created a DRAFT Washington Street Vision Plan amendment to the City of Newton Comprehensive Plan for the Council’s consideration. This document draws on the Hello Washington Street Report submitted by the Principle Group and has been modeled on the Needham Street Area Vision Plan amendment to the Comprehensive Plan. 

The current July 29th draft can be found HERE.

The July 8th draft can be found HERE.

Links to the Hello Washington Street Report are found below. 


 Hello Washington Street Vision Report & Draft Zoning

"Hello Washington Street!" is the City of Newton's initiative to plan proactively the future of Washington Street in a community-based process with residents, businesses, and City Councilors, with the help of the Principle Group, the planning firm under contract with the City of Newton. The thirteen-month process, started in April 2018 and wrapped up in May 2019, resulted in the Hello Washington Street Draft Report and draft zoning recommendations for the areas that link West Newton to Newtonville to Newton Corner.

Draft #3 Hello Washington Street Report & Zoning

Draft #3 - Vision Report
Draft #3 - Zoning

Draft #2 Hello Washington Street Report & Zoning

Draft #2 - Vision Report
Draft #2 - Zoning

All second draft comments are in one table here.

Only have a few minutes? Take a quick read through these summary sheets and key maps & additional summary sheets

Hard copies available at Newton Free Library


Upcoming and Recent City Council Meetings:

Date  Topic  Location/Time  Resources
 11/14/18

Presentation to ZAP

First Draft Vision Plan and Toolkit

City Hall, Council Chamber/ 7:00 p.m.

Memo

 11/26/18 Presentation to ZAP West Newton Sub-Area City Hall, Room 205/ 7:00 p.m.

Memo

Presentation

 12/06/18 Presentation to Committee of the Whole - First Draft Vision Plan & Zoning Redesign - First Draft Zoning Ordinance Drucker Auditorium, Newton Free Library/ 7:00 p.m. 

Memo

Presentation

 1/14/19 Presentation to ZAP-Newtonville & Crafts Street City Hall, Room 205/ 7:00 p.m.

Memo

Presentation

 1/28/19 Presentation to ZAP: Zoning Toolkit & Other Tools City Hall, Room 205/ 7:00 p.m.

Memo

Presentation

 2/11/19 Vision Plan and Zoning Draft #2 Release  City Hall, Room 205/ 7:00 p.m.*
*reception to proceed meeting

Memo

Presentation

2/12/19 - 3/13/19 Month-long public comment period on Draft #2 Online, Library and in-person n/a
 3/19/19 Presentation to the Committee of the Whole: Fiscal Deep Dive City Council Chambers / 7:00 p.m.

Memo

Presentation

 3/20/19 Presentation to Public Safety & Transportation Committee Room 205 / 7:00 p.m.

Memo

Presentation

 3/25/19  Presentation to Zoning and Planning Committee Room 205/ 7:00 p.m. 

Memo

Councilor Comments

 4/04/19 Presentation to Zoning and Planning Committee Room 205/ 7:00 p.m. 

Memo

Presentation

Councilor Comments

 4/08/19 Presentation to Zoning and Planning Committee Room 205/ 7:00 p.m. 

Memo

Councilor Comments

4/22/19 Release of Draft #3 of the Vision Plan to the Zoning to City Council City Council Chamber/ 7:30 p.m.

Memo

Presentation

5/09/19 Discussion of Zoning and Planning Committee City Council Chamber / 7:00 p.m.  Memo 
5/28/19 Presentation to Zoning and Planning Committee City Council Chamber / 7:00 p.m.

Memo

Presentation

7/15/19 Presentation to Zoning and Planning Committee City Council Chamber / 6:30 p.m.

Memo

Presentation

 

  

Project Updates

City Council Committee of the Whole - December 6, 2018

At a City Council Committee of the Whole meeting on December 6, 2018, the Council was asked to provide feedback on a draft height map. The presentation and draft height map are now available. Video and notes of the meeting will be available soon. 

See a video of the presentation from NewTV.

First Draft Materials

All first draft comments are in one table here.

Draft One Vision - Part 1

Draft One Vision - Part 2

Draft One Vision - Part 3

Draft One Zoning Toolkit

  

Video now live of presentation October 24, 2018

Presentation slides

Click here to read the memo from September 13 to find out how we are writing the first draft of the vision plan and zoning recommendations.  Full survey results from May - July are appended to the memo.

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Get involved - we need your input!

 

Past Events

Presentations to City Council

  West Newton focus area - November 26, 2018

June 5-9, 2018 Public Design Week

Here is the postcard for the Public Design Week, June 5-12.

Read the Public Design Week Snapshot.

Presentation to Zoning and Planning Committee of City Council June 30, 2018.

Closing night June 12, 2018 presentation slides and video.

Opening night June 5, 2018 presentation slides and video.

Topic session: Housing Diversity + Affordability video

Topic session: Parking + Traffic video

Topic session: Public Life + Public Spaces video

Topic session: Business Roundtable video

Topic session: Walk, Bike, Ride, Drive video

Topic session: Creative Arts + Culture on Washington video 

Topic session: Understanding Form-Based Codes + Zoning video

May 1, 2018 Launch

Here is a video of the May 1, 2018 presentation (part 1part 2).

Here are the May 1, 2018 presentation slides.

Past Emails

  March 8, 2019 February 12, 2019 January 31, 2019 December 13, 2018
November 27, 2018 November 20, 2018 November 6, 2018 October 30, 2018 October 25, 2018
October 18, 2018 October 1, 2018  

September 24, 2018

 

September 22, 2018 September 14, 2018
August 14, 2018 July 25, 2018 July 2, 2018 June 14, 2018 June 4, 2018
May 16, 2018 May 11, 2018 May 2, 2018 May 1, 2018 April 25, 2018

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