Newton to launch series on zoning topics starting Sept. 27

In the midst of revising a zoning code last updated 30 years ago, Newton officials are inviting the public to attend a nine-part monthly discussion series on different zoning topics starting Sept. 27. The first meeting, set for 6:30 p.m. in Newton Free Library’s Druker Auditorium, is titled “Think Globally, Act Locally: Zoning for a Sustainable Newton.” Future meetings will include topics such as economic development, making zoning understandable for homeowners, affordability and fair housing, designing buildings in neighborhoods and village centers, and the city’s rules for construction, according to the planning department. The meetings, part of Newton’s Zoning Redesign Project,, are free, but city officials ask residents interested in attending to RSVP at https://courbanize.com/projects/newtonzoning/about


John Hilliard can be reached at john.hilliard@globe.com.