This web site is intended as an information resource for Newton Village residents. Our mission is to ensure that major decisions which affect the villages’ neigborhood and communities are made transparently and consultatively.

Crafts Street Development Project

We are currently tracking a proposal by Mark Development to build a major commercial Elder Housing with Services Facility in the Washington-Crafts-Court Street area. Facility construction requires major rezoning of lots from Multiresidence 1 and Manufacturing to Business 4. This would be the first Business 4 zone approval in Newton Village.

Although the project will substantially alter the neighborhood, it is on fast-track approval by the city of Newton’s Department of Planning and Development. The lack of transparency and failure to perform basic due diligence is of grave concern to the community.