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
    Email

    Francisco Torres


    Economic Development & Long-Term Planner
    Email

    Brookline Town Hall
    333 Washington St.
    Brookline, MA 02445

    Hours


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

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

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