Newtonville


About Newtonville

Newtonville's village center is a large commercial area bisected by the Massachusetts Turnpike, with businesses clustered on Washington Street and Walnut Street. The village includes an MBTA Commuter Rail Station, the Newton Senior Center, and is walking distance from the new Newton North High School. The Newtonville Historic District Commission and the Newtonville Advisory Committee are active in this village. The City is currently investigating the redevelopment of the Austin Street municipal parking lot for a mixed-use development that would add housing and vitality to the village center while retaining parking.

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Village Views

Mayor Warren would like to know what you are thinking and how he can improve municipal services and enhance the quality of life in your village. This survey is the first step in a new initiative by Mayor Warren to increase dialogue between Newton residents, businesses, and City Government. Based on your responses, we will hold community meetings to discuss your topics of interest and develop joint strategies to address your concerns. We appreciate your feedback and comments!

Please take the survey here

Resources

Beautiful Newtonville - Beautiful Newtonville is a volunteer grassroots organization of local residents, businesses, commercial property owners, and nonprofits committed to revitalizing the village of Newtonville, Massachusetts while fostering a new spirit of civic engagement. Our planning teams empower volunteers of all ages to work together and collaborate with government agencies to revitalize Newtonville and experience the fulfillment of collective action.

Newtonville Area Council   The Newtonville Neighborhood Area Council is a legal entity of Newton city government. Its purposes are several: to facilitate communication between Newtonville residents and the City; to address issues of importance to Newtonville residents; and to support and foster pride in Newtonville through the sponsorship of various community activities.

Newtonville Neighborhood Advisory Committee
- Neighborhood advisory committees (NAC) in Newton's four CDBG target neighborhoods work with housing and community development staff on the development of the five-year Consolidated Plan and the Annual Action Plan. Their input is critical on identifying the needs in their neighborhood and developing priorities, strategies and projects that address those needs. The committees also serve in an advisory capacity for the implementation of projects in their neighborhood.

Newtonville Local Historic District and Commission - Newtonville has been recognized as an architecturally important and intact historic neighborhood displaying examples of many late 19th and early-20th century residential architectural styles. The Commission holds public meetings.

NNHS Neighborhood Parking Plan - The Newton North Neighborhood Parking Plan encompasses an area of about 40 streets in Newtonville. This plan was developed over the course of two years through a series of community meetings, and the plan was rolled out in summer 2013. New parking regulations were put in place, superceding an outdated series of parking restrictions in the neighborhood. The plan features a permit override option available to residents and a limited number of non-residents (i.e., NNHS students). The plan continues to change as needed, and maps and information are on the plan website.

Car School Traffic and Parking Plan - This parking plan is continuing to be developed. Click on the link to view the information.

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Community Engagement Meetings

Newtonville Street Banner Design Competition - In summer 2012, the City hosted a design competition to create a graphic identity for Newtonville. Learn more here.

Reimagining Walnut Street: An Interactive Workshop
- On May 23, 2013, over 100 residents, business owners, and property owners joined Planning and Transportation staff at the New Art Center for an interactive workshop to discuss plans for street improvements to Walnut Street south of the MassPike in Newtonville. View the May 23, 2013 presentation. View the Streetscape Images slides presented by Beautiful Newtonville. More details on plans for Walnut Street coming soon.

Walnut Street Community Meeting - On Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 7:00 p.m., residents and businesses are invited to join Planning and Transportation staff to review plans for a revitalized Walnut Street. The meeting will be held at Day Middle School, 21 Minot Place, Newtonville. Download the meeting flyer. View the November 14, 2013 presentation.

Thank you to everyone who was a part of the 2nd Annual Newtonville Village Day and Jazz Festival on Sunday, September 29, 2013!

Washington Street Corridor Study - How can we improve access to transit, promote pedestrian and bicycle safety, and create a better Washington Street in West Newton, Newtonville, and Newton Corner? Join us for a Community Listening Session on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at The Second Church of Newton, 60 Highland Street, West Newton.


Newton Family Singers Presents....Loves Me Like A Rock - A Joyous Celebration of the Music of Paul Simon, to benefit the Asperger´s Association of New England, and the Autism Alliance of Metro
 West. Sunday, April 13, 4pm, at the Performing Arts Center at Newton North High School. For more information about this unique community event, please visit our concert website, www.nfsconcerts.org, or email us at newfamilysingers@gmail.com

High Interest Projects

Austin Street - The City of Newton owns a 1.7 acre (74,000 square foot) parcel between Austin Street and Highland Avenue that is currently used for 159 metered public parking spaces. Over the past year and a half, the City has undertaken studies regarding the potential for development on the parcel, a concept that grew out of the Newton Comprehensive Planning process as a way to create village housing, add vitality to the village center, and create fiscal benefits for the village and the City. The City issued a Request for Proposal to redevelop the site. All information about project history, community meetings, and proposals received for the mixed-use redevelopment are on the project website. Notices of future meeting dates will be posted on this website. To sign-up to be on an email notification list, please send your email address to AustinStreet@newtonma.gov with the word "subscribe" in the subject line.

75-83 Court Street - A developer is proposing a housing development with a mix of affordable and market-rate units for a 52,000 square foot site on Court Street in Newtonville. Information on project status and the current plans and nubmer of units is on the project website.

Community Development Projects

For information on development projects in your village, please call the Planning Department at (617) 796-1120.