The Newton for Everyone Coalition congratulates the City Council for enacting zoning reform Monday that complies with the MBTA Communities Act and includes Auburndale with nearly a unanimous vote.
This is the most significant zoning update in decades, an important first step toward meeting Newton’s housing needs.
Updated zoning in six village centers will enhance Newton’s ability to provide housing opportunities that are more affordable for seniors looking to downsize, families just starting out, and people who serve our community.
These environmentally responsible reforms will build village vitality and support our businesses. They are the result of three years of public outreach, analysis, debate, and compromise.
There is still more to be done to bring housing opportunities and economic development to the additional six villages not included in the new zoning.
Newton for Everyone looks forward to continuing our efforts to create a broader range of residential options in Newton.