Is it time to consider abolishing single family zoning within Newton? This is now actively discussed in the zoning re-design meetings and would be very interesting to discuss here. Sounds interesting and perhaps it finally time.

In summary, councilors are now giving serious consideration of abolishing single family zoning 0.25 miles from T stops as part of the rezoning.  Even more generally, the idea of doing away with single family zoning across the board has also been raised.

Here’s the video from the June 29 Zoning and Planning Committee meeting discussing single family zoning

Here are the maps that show what the affected areas would be with those zoning changes:







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