Economic Development & Long-Term Planning Division

The Division encourages appropriate commercial growth, fosters the prosperity of businesses in the town's commercial areas, and implements long-term planning initiatives. We do this by:
  • Analyzing potential commercial development opportunities that take advantage of regional market opportunities, local values and demographics, and neighborhood character
  • Working with developers prior to zoning and permitting processes and cultivating relationships between individuals rather than entities
  • Collaborating with local business associations to foster a common agenda among Town officials, store owners, commercial landlords, and neighborhood residents
  • Conducting research and outreach to suggest policy changes to improve our commercial areas
  • Improving the functional and aesthetic qualities of public space in our commercial areas
  • Support neighborhood groups and non-profits in programming of our commercial areas
  • Assisting individual businesses with business plans, identifying financial support and outreach / networking opportunities
  • Conduct research and outreach to suggest policy changes related to long-term planning initiatives
  • Assist Town Agencies and Boards/Commissions in implementing and updating the Comprehensive Plan
  • Assist the Town Administrator's Office, other Departments, and Planning Board in creating the Capital Improvements Program

Contact Us

  1. Kara Brewton 
    Economic Development Director

    Andy Martineau
    Economic Development Planner

    Brookline Town Hall
    333 Washington St.
    Brookline, MA 02445

    Monday - Thursday
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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