Zoning & Planning Committee
February 11, 2019
*reception in Room 205
Council Chamber, City Hall
"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, local 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 anticipated to go until May 2019, will result in a vision plan and draft zoning recommendations for the areas that link West Newton to Newtonville to Newton Corner.
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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
|Mid-February - Mid-March||Month-long public comment period on Draft #2||Online, Library and in-person opportunities to be announced|
|Spring 2019||Drop in Office Hours||TBA|
|3/19/19||Presentation to the Committee of the Whole: Fiscal Deep Dive||TBA|
|Anticipated late April 2019||Release of Vision Plan and Zoning Final Draft to City Council||TBA|
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.
Comment Period for First Draft of Washington Street Vision Plan - now closed
All first draft comments are in one table here.
The documents with comments are still viewable by clicking on the links below.
Part 1 Start here! This section includes:
Part 2 Continue reading here. This section includes:
Part 3 Continue reading here. This section includes:
Draft Zoning Toolkit Read the toolkit here.
This document is the first draft of the “rule-book” for those seeking to develop or change a property along Washington Street. The zoning tools and regulations found within will clearly define how development in the area is allowed to happen based on the community’s vision for Washington Street (as outlined in parts 1-3 of the Vision Plan above).
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.
|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|