Planning and Community Development Department

Welcome to the Planning and Community Development Department! This department handles many land use and planning issues for the town, including:

  • Affordable housing 
  • Economic development
  • Long-term planning
  • Preservation planning
  • Neighborhood Conservation Districts
  • Planning Board review of developments
  • The town's federally-funded Community Development Block Grant program
  • Sustainability and Climate Action Committee activities
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Latest News

  1. Brookline Emergency Management Team Issues Heat Advisory

    With temperatures expected to be in the 90's with high humidity through Saturday, July 22nd, the Brookline Emergency Management Team has issued a heat advisory. Please read and share important information about Brookline cooling centers, including...

  2. Brookline Green Electricity Covered in Brookline TAB

    Journalist Emma Murphy covered the Town's Brookline Green Electricity program in the July 19 Brookline TAB. The article explains the state-mandated auto-enrollment structure and describes the program's three product options,  allowing consumers to...

  3. Window Safety

    Warmer weather is here and it is time to open up the windows and let fresh air in! Sadly, while spring and summer bring warmer weather, this time of year we hear about children seriously injuring themselves or even sometimes dying from a fall. A...

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