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Grants, Projects & Plans
Envision Newton 2042 - Comprehensive Plan
What began as a simple question, “What do you love about Newton?” at a late-September 2021 Farmer’s Market, eventually evolved into an all-encompassing plan that will help shape the future of the Newton community. While the Envision Newton 2042 plan introduces new and innovative ideas, objectives, and goals, it still manages to build upon all the key focus areas that were included in the 2012 Newton’s Future: A Comprehensive Plan. By doing so, the new plan will continue to continue forward all that the previous plan established and achieved.
City-Wide Urban Revitalization Plan
The goals of this plan are to encourage revitalization, stabilize and increase the tax base; to improve the City through new construction and rehabilitation of existing residential, commercial, and industrial property; increase land values and aesthetic improvement; and make needed public improvements.
First Ave Residential Historic District
Documents relating to the First Avenue Residential Historic District including architectural surveys and site inventory forms.
Hotel-Motel Tourism Grant
The Newton Hotel-Motel Tourism Grant Program is a way for the City of Newton to fund numerous community projects, special events and initiatives through local hotel-motel tax, while also keeping the process and application the same for each request.
Local Grants Available
Find local grants available for downtown facade improvements, downtown housing, and the dangerous and dilapidated program.
Master Plan for Downtown Newton
This document dissects the existing Main Street District and provides specific strategies for improving vehicular and pedestrian circulation, beautification strategies for areas within the public right-of-way(ROW), providing a heightened awareness of sustainable practices and recommendations for accessibility improvements.
Newton Downtown Historic District
The Newton Downtown Historic District was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places in September 2014. The properties contributing to the significance of the district are at least 50 years old and retain a high degree of historic integrity.