Rendering of 967 Washington St., Newtonville

Why Care About Zoning?

Zoning lays the ground rules for what can and can not be built. These rules have played a key role in making living here more and more expensive. But we can change these rules to build a more welcoming, sustainable and affordable city. 


Zoning: Where We Are Now

Map of how land is currently used in Newton

Updating Newton’s Zoning Code – What’s happening now and how did we get here?

What does the new MBTA multi-family communities law mean for Newton?

Why change the zoning? What about affordability and sustainability?