RESOURCES

Planning Department Friday Report (9/25/20)

  • Go here for previous editions.

Zoning Redesign (Planning Dept page)

Newton does not have enough homes (2-page flyer)

The character of the neighborhood in Newtonville  (Rev. Howard Haywood, Newton TAB op-ed, 1/21/15)

Letter—Newton officials, residents to MA legislators: Support H.4263, "Housing Choices" bill (5/9/20)

Northland Project

(approved 12/2/19 by City Council, affirmed by referendum 3/3/20)

The State of Zoning for Multi-Family Housing in Greater Boston (Amy Dain, June 2019)

MAPC Metro Mayors Coalition Housing Task Force

Compact: "After factoring in the housing demand created by... new workers, the increasing number of senior households, and the changing needs of existing residents, we estimate that the [15 municipalities of the] Metro Mayors Coalition will need to add 185,000 housing units from 2015–2030 in order to meet demand and reduce—or at least stabilize—housing costs." Pro-rated by population size, that means Newton should ideally be adding over 1,000 units a year through 2030. We're not even coming close.

Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2019 Shows Newton Needs to Produce Much More (7/16/19 Engine 6 summary of Newton findings)

TODEX: Transit-Oriented Development Explorer for Massachusetts (MHP Center for Housing Data)

  • This interactive map allows you to explore housing development patterns across neighborhoods in the MBTA rail system. Click on any station to see a graphic with surrounding housing density levels. Click "Data" tab to sort, filter, and download info for any station, line, or town in the data set.

  • Research suggests a recommended minimum density of at least 10 homes/acre to support rail service. For the Green Line D stations in Newton, the densities are: Chestnut Hill—1.9; Newton Centre—3.2; Newton Highlands—4.0; Eliot—4.2; Waban—2.1; Woodland—3.6; Riverside—2.3.

Documents Relating to Engine 6 HUD Complaint (2013) and Conciliation Agreement (2015)

NEWTON CITY HALL

Mayor Ruthanne Fuller

rfuller@newtonma.gov

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Newton City Council

citycouncil@newtonma.gov

Go here for individual emails.

David Olson, City Clerk

dolson@newtonma.gov

City Council Committee Assignments

Land Use Committee

    Rick Lipof, Chair

    Andrea Kelley, Vice Chair

    Nadia Khan, Committee Clerk

        nkhan@newtonma.gov

Zoning & Planning Committee (ZAP)

    Deb Crossley, Chair

    Vicki Danberg, Vice Chair

    Nathan Giacalone, clerk

        ngiacalone@newtonma.gov

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Zoning Board of Appeals

    Brooke Lipsitt, Chair

Community Preservation Committee

    Mark Armstrong, Chair

    Lara Kritzer, Program Manager

        lkritzer@newtonma.gov

Newton Housing Partnership

    Lizbeth Heyer, Chair

Planning & Development Board

    Peter Doeringer, Chair

Fair Housing Committee

    Ted Hess-Mahan, Chair

The image in this page's background is a screen shot of the federal Home Owners' Loan Corporation map for Newton and areas east toward Boston, from the interactive website Mapping Inequality: Redlining in New Deal America, a collaboration spearheaded by the University of Richmond's Digital Scholarship Lab.