Mayor Warren’s Planning Department floated some ideas last month designed to create more affordable housing in Newton through changes to the city’s inclusionary zoning policies. I’m hardly an expert on zoning but will try to explain it as best I can. I hope others who know more about this will jump in, correct me and expand on this.
Under Newton’s current inclusionary zoning rules, when a developer builds a housing project of more than
Various state agencies have continually determined that Newton has not met the 1.5 percent threshold that would provide a 40B exemption. So why does Mayor Warren’s Planning Department and ZBA continue to dispute that? Read Jonathan Dame’s latest story for Wicked Local Newton here.