Housing adjacent to shopping and close to transit supports restaurants and shops with foot traffic. Businesses that are already there benefit, and new businesses have a reason to open in vacant storefronts.
According to City figures, out of 32,000 housing units, we have approximately 50 committed affordable homeownership units counting towards Newton's housing stock. If we want young people returning to start a family, or downsizing empty nesters staying here, we need more moderately priced homeownership. The B’nai B’rith plan does that, including affordable, moderate and market rate options...more.