Newton’s small lots create a big debate
Call to rewrite code goes before aldermen
With a few words to Newton’s code property owners who own a vacant undersized lot next to their homes could build another home on that lot. In Newton, where developable land is at a premium and the housing market seems on the rebound, the issue is stoking divisions. Residents are calling their aldermen, sending letters of opposition and threatening legal action. Developers are rallying other residents who own undersized lots warning them that their investment could be at risk.