The first part of the public hearing on the LHD for West Newton Hill took place on June 12th in City Hall, moderated by City Council member Ted Hess-Mahan and with other members of the Zoning and Planning committee of the City Council, the Planning Board, and the Newton Historical Commission present. The slide presentation presented at the public hearing is available by clicking the links below. Here is a link to notes for the presentation. A group of neighbors opposed to introducing a LHD also presented their viewpoints.
The City Planning Department will be sending out a mail-in survey before the end of June to homeowners living within the proposed district.
The hearing remains open, and input from neighbors will continue to be collected. People are invited to express their views in writing to the Planning Department by addressing brief letters to firstname.lastname@example.org and to the City Council by writing to email@example.com. The Zoning and Planning Committee of the City Council and the Newton Historical Commission will be discussing this further after the summer break. Any vote by the City Council will not take place until later in the fall.