Planning Board

Members
  • Linda Hamlin, Chair
    Term Expires: 2018
  • Robert Cook
    Term Expires: 2017
  • Steven Heikin
    Term Expires: 2020
  • Blair Hines
  • Term Expires 2019
  • Sergio Modigliani
    Term Expires: 2016
  • Matthew Oudens
    Term Expires: 2019
  • Mark J. Zarrillo
    Term Expires: 2017
Goals
The Planning Board’s primary goal is to guide the physical growth and development of the Town of Brookline through the adoption and implementation of a master plan, consideration of zoning bylaw amendments, and evaluation and recommendation on land use changes, development projects, commercial signs and facades, and the siting of wireless telecommunication facilities.

Planning Board decisions are based on established criteria, guidelines and standards defined by the Zoning Bylaw. Key objectives include:
  • Addressing quality of life issues, such as traffic congestion, housing, and open space
  • Supporting small businesses
  • Enhancing the affordable housing supply
  • Encouraging capital improvements to properties
The board encourages and facilitates public review and comment at all of its meetings. In sum, the Planning Board’s aim is to protect and enhance the overall appearance and livability of the town.

Design Advisory Teams
The Planning Board creates Design Advisory Teams to assist them in reviewing some larger development projects. Design Advisory Teams consist of Planning Board members, design professionals, and neighbors.

If you are interested in information on the Design Advisory Team for a particular project, or to sign up for an email distribution list for a particular project, please email Polly Selkoe or call 617-730-2130.

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Planning Board Rules & Regulations
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