Newton City Council added final amendments and passed the Village Center Overlay District during its meeting Monday night.
The city council must pass a new zoning ordinance by Dec. 31 in order to comply with the MBTA Communities Law.
Newton City Council’s Zoning and Planning Committee voted to approve the third version of the Village Center Overlay District plans.
The city must adopt certain zoning ordinances by Dec. 31, 2023 to remain compliant with MBTA guidelines and thus remain eligible for funding.
The new zoning maps are part of updated zoning laws in the city, which have not received any major zoning updates in over 30 years.
City officials presented at the meeting to receive more feedback prior to the creation of a second version of village center zoning maps.
Newton Housing Partnership Members Advocate for Greater Availability of Affordable Housing Through Zoning
The City of Newton is currently undergoing the first overhaul of the city’s zoning ordinances in over 60 years, according to its website.
The proposal for the property calls to raze the home at 15 Algonquin Rd. for units that will connect to the property at 71 Commonwealth Ave.