In its monthly meeting on March 8th, the state historical commission voted to receive the preliminary report about a proposed West Newton Hill local historic district, and to encourage the City of Newton to establish the district. The report can be viewed on this website. The MHC issued an advisory opinion which acknowledges the historical and architectural significance of the neighborhood.
No decisions will be made until following a Public Hearing, which will be held May or June 2017 at the soonest. There is time for community members to learn more and consider options. Following the Public Hearing, the proposal will return to committee review.