Exploring preservation options for West Newton Hill

A group of residents met with Ward 3 Councilor Barbara Brousal-Glaser on February 23rd to discuss concerns about the pace of demolitions, and to understand options available to the community.

About 30 people attended an exploratory meeting held on March 13th at the Neighborhood Club, where neighbors voiced support for moving ahead with a feasibility study by a preservation consultant. Others noted that potentially being part of a Local Historic District could present some inconvenience to individual homeowners, and it will be important to be able to address those concerns. We aim to pool the questions to make it more efficient in getting clarification from the City.  There was some discussion of how to pay for the feasibility study, and we are looking for suggestions on that.

Further outreach and community meetings will be planned to reach more residents and to understand their views.

A Steering Committee is forming to explore this in more depth, and those who are interested in being involved are welcome, and should contact us through this website.