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Hello Washington Street Planning Event
October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
What’s happening on October 24th?
People will have an opportunity to view the first drafts of the vision plan and zoning recommendations for Hello Washington Street! These are ideas for the future of Washington Street from West Newton, to Newtonville, and up to Newton Corner.
Images, drawings, and text will show options for what these areas on Washington Street could look like 5 years in the future. Other images and drawings will show options for these areas 20+ years in the future.
Starting at 6:00 p.m. we will have food and refreshments and a design gallery for viewing. Then at 6:30 p.m. we will have an overview presentation by Principle Group, with an introduction from Mayor Fuller. Then, we will break up the room into stations by geography and allow time for people to rotate through. Stations will include: West Newton, Newtonville, and the area near Crafts St. at Washington. We will also look at Washington Street itself and options for how to make the road safer and easier to navigate. If you arrive after the event has started, we will provide the overview presentation you missed at the beginning. Throughout the event members of the planning team will be answering questions and listening to feedback. We will end the event with a recap and Q&A.
What happens next?
- This event will be followed by a month-long comment period, when people will be asked to go online to read the draft documents and leave their comments directly on the pdf. Paper copies will be available too at the Newton Library with a way for people to give input.
- In person events like topic-specific forums and drop-in office hours will be held later this year where you can ask more questions and discuss the ideas more in depth. We will announce these dates at the Plan Open House event on October 24th.
- At the end of January, we will release the second draft of the vision plan and zoning recommendations. This will be followed by a second comment period as we refine the plan into a final version for review by City Council.
What should I do?
Come in person, if you can, for the event! Tell your neighbors, friends, and colleagues! After the event, please read the plan and provide your comments online. Stay involved in the process as we move from first draft to second draft.
Go to our website for more information and FAQs: www.newtonma.gov/washingtonstreetvision. Follow the project on Facebook!