Next Meeting:

Meeting Date:
Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 7:30pm


Waban Area Council

The mission of the Waban Area Council is to hear, respond to and represent village concerns and issues; to provide a forum for Waban issues, and to encourage resident involvement in local government.


We meet regularly on the second Thursday of each month at the Waban Library Center.

City of Newton documentation of current issues and schedules:

The City Council is in the final phase of considering and voting on the Village Center Overlay District zoning and maps. It is expected to be voted out at the City Council meeting on November 20, 2023. Here is the link for the zoom meeting -
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Please consider attending the City Council meeting on Monday, November 20, 2023, 7:45pm for the final vote on the Village Center Overlay District Zoning + Maps. 

Zoom Meeting link

The Strong Block was unanimously approved to be designated as a Newton Local Landmark by the Newton Historical Commission at their August 24, 2023 meeting.      Update (August 14, 2023): The Newton Historical Commission (NHC) will be considering and voting on the designation of the Strong Block as...
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Update (August 14, 2023)

Please consider attending and offering public comment on the designation of the Strong Block as a Newton Local Landmark at the Newton Historical Commission meeting on Thursday, August 24th, 7pm

The NHC Agenda with the zoom link for the meeting is herelink. 

Please consider attending the meeting to voice your opinion on the matter.  If you are not able to attend the meeting, you can email your comments to the City of Newton Chief Preservation Planner, Mollie Hutchings (, and she will forward your email the Newton Historical Commission members.

The Waban Area Council have begun the process of applying the proposed zoning to discreet Waban parcels in Google Earth Pro. Shown below is the link to VC1/VC2 visualizations presented at our December 2022 meeting. This webpage hosts recent 3D visualizations for the Strong Block parcel. 
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How will our community address Climate Change? 
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Click here for the City of Newton's Five-Year Climate Action Plan

A proposed new Zoning Code is being formulated and discussed in the Zoning and Planning subcommittee of the City Council. Learn how this will impact your property
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Watch the presentation by City Councilor Pam Wright: Webinar copy and paste this Password: %7*hsQ%9

The Newton Planning Department is currently accepting comments on its draft Pattern Book, an important tool that will help guide future development and inform the zoning reform process. As stated in the draft Pattern Book: To build a zoning ordinance that respects and responds to that which is...
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Wabanites have passionately expressed, as have residents from other villages, the importance or preserving many of Waban's historical landmarks such as the Library, the Strong building which hosts most of our village's businesses, Waban Hall where Starbucks currently resides, and many homes that...
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September 26th 2019 WLC Sudbury Aqueduct Trail Meeting -- Joint Area Council event   Since our inception, the WAC has advocated for improvements to the Sudbury Aqueduct trail (especially at the heavily used Stanley/Canterbury Rd. aqueduct crossing). The city needs to “permit” the southern portion...
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What will Waban and Newton look like 5, 10, 25, 50 years into the future?  Please join us as we enter the next chapter in our future planning.  Learning from previous meetings, we've made some changes that will lead to productive results:  In 2017, a series of online surveys were sent to the WAC...
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  • Review presentations in archives on this page
  • Review online survey results
  • Execuitive Summary and results Submission to City
As of 2024, the WAC has put this innitiative back on the front burner under the direction of Sumukh Tendulkar, and several other community members. If you would like to be involved, please reach out to Sumukh or any other Area Councilor.  The Department of Conservation and Recreation has commenced...
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Please contact Sumukh Tendulkar.

Newton is currently revising the city's Zoning codes in a 3 phase process. The final Draft of Phase one is available at this link. The next phase of creating new codes is currently being proposed which among other things, will entirely remove single family housing zoning. Befor Mayor Fuller took...
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Read the information and let your City Representatives know how you would like to be represented.

Flooding occurs around Quinobequin and other Waban areas after rainstorms due to a variety of factors including storm system overflows. In the document Library is the presentation of newton's plan - starts on page 5.
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Newton has begun a storm system renovation plan.