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Save Newton’s Villages

The City of Newton has been working since early 2021 on a plan that would make it easier for small businesses to open in village centers and gradually add smaller homes and apartments close to shops and public transit.

The proposed rezoning overlay plan would allow for greater density and height in some places, while also making it easier to build more small, multi-family homes by right and add affordable housing.

The years-in-the-making proposal earned rave reviews from environmentalistshousing advocates the League of Women Voters and many others.

It is expected to be considered for a vote by the Newton City Council before the end of 2023.

Village Center Overlay District FAQs

Common questions and answers to the proposed Village Center Overlay District under consideration by the Newton City Council as prepared by the Newton Planning & Development department (June 2023.)