The vision plan was officially adopted December 16, 2019 by the City Council.
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 vision plan was officially adopted by the City Council on December 16th, 2019. Click HERE to view the adopted vision plan.
The current Height Principles Diagram Corridor Map can be found HERE
The December 12th draft can be found HERE
The November 15th draft can be found HERE
The October 2nd draft can be found HERE
The 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!" 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 #2 Hello Washington Street Report & Zoning
All second draft comments are in one table here.
Hard copies available at Newton Free Library
Upcoming and Recent City Council Meetings:
Presentation to ZAP
First Draft Vision Plan and Toolkit
|City Hall, Council Chamber/ 7:00 p.m.|
|11/26/18||Presentation to ZAP West Newton Sub-Area||City Hall, Room 205/ 7:00 p.m.|
|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.|
|1/14/19||Presentation to ZAP-Newtonville & Crafts Street||City Hall, Room 205/ 7:00 p.m.|
|1/28/19||Presentation to ZAP: Zoning Toolkit & Other Tools||City Hall, Room 205/ 7:00 p.m.|
|2/11/19||Vision Plan and Zoning Draft #2 Release|| City Hall, Room 205/ 7:00 p.m.*
*reception to proceed meeting
|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.|
|3/20/19||Presentation to Public Safety & Transportation Committee||City Hall, Room 205 / 7:00 p.m.|
|3/25/19||Presentation to Zoning and Planning Committee||City Hall, Room 205/ 7:00 p.m.|
|4/04/19||Presentation to Zoning and Planning Committee||City Hall, Room 205/ 7:00 p.m.|
|4/08/19||Presentation to Zoning and Planning Committee||City Hall, Room 205/ 7:00 p.m.|
|4/22/19||Release of Draft #3 of the Vision Plan to the Zoning to City Council||City Council Chamber/ 7:30 p.m.|
|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.|
|7/15/19||Presentation to Zoning and Planning Committee||City Council Chamber / 6:30 p.m.|
|10/2/19||Presentation to Zoning and Planning Committee||City Hall, Room 211 / 7:00 p.m.||Memo|
|11/7/19||Presentation to Zoning and Planning Committee||City Hall, Room 205/ 7:00 p.m.||Memo|
|12/11/19||Presentation to Zoning and Planning Committee||City Hall, Room 211/ 7:00 p.m.||Memo|
|12/16/19||Full City Council||City Hall, City Council Chambers/ 7:00 p.m.||Memo|
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.
First Draft Materials
All first draft comments are in one table here.
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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West Newton focus area - November 26, 2018
Here is the postcard for the Public Design Week, June 5-12.
Read the Public Design Week Snapshot.
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
Here are the May 1, 2018 presentation slides.
|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 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|