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. May 23, 2017 Special Town Meeting within the Annual Town Meeting

    On April 18, 2017 the Board of Selectmen executed a warrant for a Special Town Meeting to be held within the Annual Town Meeting on May 23, 2017.  The warrant and article explanation for the article filed by citizen petition can be found here:  http...

  2. Gateway East - 25% Design Public Hearing on April 26th

    The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will hold a 25% Design Public Hearing for the Gateway East project on April 26, 2017 at 7 PM in Room 103 at Brookline Town Hall.  This is a substantial milestone in advancing the project to 75% and 100%...

  3. New! Simple Recycling Program Launches April 24th!

    In partnership with Simple Recycling (, the Town of Brookline’s Department of Public Works will offer residents a free and convenient option to recycle unwanted clothing, shoes, small kitchen appliances, and housewares. Curbside...

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