Economic Development & Long-Term Planning Division
Mission - the overarching goals that drive our work
Promote commercial development that enhances tax growth and offsets fiscal burdens for residents so that the Town can provide high quality programs and services
Aid in the growth and prosperity of the town’s business community
Improve the functional and aesthetic qualities of public space in commercial areas
Ensure long-term capital needs are met
Update and implement the Comprehensive Plan
Reduce climate-changing greenhouse emissions to achieve zero emissions by 2050 and prepare for climate-change impacts
Current Focus Areas - the topics and areas where we will have a measurable impact over the next five years
Improve Strategic Messaging and Communications
Increase awareness among residents and property owners about the benefits and impacts of new commercial tax growth. Employ new mechanisms to deliver these messages through the use of news, social media, partner organizations, or other tools for communication.
Encourage Commercial Development
Facilitate appropriate, market-driven commercial and mixed-use development where neighborhood character, infrastructure capacity, and site conditions are suitable.
Promote Business Success
Create and identify resources and programs that support the business community. Encourage messaging and branding for the commercial areas that resonate with residents, visitors, and the business community.
Long-Term Planning/Regional Issues
Develop and implement a framework through which future growth might be managed and directed.
Guiding Principles - the core values that underpin all of our work
Inclusiveness: We will intentionally seek and integrate the interests and views of a diverse range of people that live, visit, work, or own property in Brookline.
Pragmatic optimism: We will focus the energy and enthusiasm we have as professionals to be the most effective in our work.
Innovation: We will bring creative thinking to our work and strive to approach projects with an open mind and fresh perspective, while always seeking novel ways to achieve our goals.