By John Rufo
Currently on the town’s docket of issues are three very different zoning amendment proposals that, if approved by Town Meeting this spring, stand to shape
a newly diverse range of residential types and placemaking strategies in different ways.
Through three newly proposed zoning amendments, Needham can shape its future to create the possibility of more diverse housing options, more beginning
and end of life care options, commercial thoroughfares that are less strip than street, and town gateways that are more than just exit ramps to traffic
How can zoning do all this? Well, zoning can’t do it