Category Archives: Urban Development

Tuesday, September 26 at 7pm. Online and In-Person (City Council Chamber, Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Ave. Newton). The City Council’s Zoning and Planning Committee (ZAP) will continue the public hearing on the proposed Village Center Overlay District – Version … Read More

Thursday, September 28 at 7pm. Online. Did you know, each spring, thousands of migratory fish return to the Charles River to spawn in the lakes, ponds, and tributaries? Across Massachusetts, there is a growing movement to remove aging, defunct mill … Read More

Thursday, September 21 from 7-9pm. First Unitarian Universalist Society in Newton, Parish Hall (1326 Washington St.,West Newton). Newton has plenty of high priced homes but is missing middle income housing. Fewer young people and families are able to live here, … Read More

Tuesday, September 12 at 7:15pm. In-person and Online. The City of Newton and Town of Needham are working together to study the future use of the former railroad corridor that historically connected the two communities. The possibility of a shared-use … Read More

Newton’s Planning and Development Department recently released its Village Center Zoning Redesign Plan Version 2.0 with details of how it meets the requirements of the MBTA Communities Law. Under the plan, building heights would be set at a maximum of … Read More

Kathy Pillsbury and Jay Walter gave an excellent presentation on “The Impact of Newton’s Zoning and the MBTA Communities Law on Climate Change” at Green Newton’s June 13 forum. Their presentation focused on the positive climate impact of the zoning … Read More