Planning Studies/Reports and Large Development Projects

Active Large Development Projects

Waldo-Durgin RenderingWaldo-Durgin Development

The Waldo-Durgin Mixed-Use Project is a large mixed-use development to include a hotel, a residential building, and a parking garage along with commercial uses along the street-front. The development is being proposed pursuant to an overlay zoning district that was established at Coolidge Corner at the 2019 Annual Town Meeting.

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Kent Street Affordable HousingKent Street Affordable Senior Housing

A proposal for suitable Air Rights development of Affordable Senior Housing over the Kent/Station Street Parking Lot, with retention of the public parking on the site.

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Active Area Studies

Boylston Street CorridorBoylston Street Corridor

Drawing on the community visioning process undertaken in 2018, the Boylston Street Corridor Study Committee will comprehensively examine opportunities for preservation of housing stock, redevelopment, and infrastructure improvements along the Boylston Street Corridor. The committee’s work will focus on the area of Brookline immediately surrounding Boylston Street (State Route 9) from Brington Road eastward to High Street, but may also include other adjacent areas as deemed appropriate.

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10BPC10 Brookline Place

The 10 Brookline Place Committee and Economic Development and Long-Term Planning Division is beginning a process to negotiate a rezoning and redevelopment of the 10 Brookline Place site. The 10 Brookline Place Committee will review and gather information with respect to the specific Site, including but not necessarily limited to the new development’s potential impacts on sustainability, livability, and the tax base. 

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Centre Street LotCentre Street Parking Lot

An active study since 2014-2015, the envisioned redevelopment of the Centre Street municipal parking lot would potentially include more sidewalks, trees, and bike parking, less on-street parking, a parking deck and solar roof, and an urban plaza. Other elements to the site's redevelopment will also be considered.

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Active Planning Studies and Reports

Strategic Asset PlanStrategic Asset Plan & Major Parcel Study - Implementation

In conjunction with the upcoming Community Preservation Act funds, the Department is actively impllementing elements of the Strategic Asset Plan and Major Parcel Study, published in 2018.

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Comprehensive PlanComprehensive Plan

The Brookline Comprehensive Plan (PDF) serves as the road map for the town's future. Published in 2005, it serves as a guiding tool for actions of the town as well as the town's official comprehensive, or master, plan under Massachusetts General Laws chapter 41, section 81D. A Planning Process Study Committee will be appointed to work with the Planning Department and other Town staff to develop a work program, budget, and scope for an inclusive, community-driven planning and zoning reform process.

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Housing Production PlanHousing Production Plan

A Housing Production Plan (HPP) is a community's proactive strategy for planning and developing affordable housing. The purpose of a Housing Production Plan is to identify and address the affordable housing needs of low- or moderate-income people.

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MBTA CommunitiesResponding to the Multi-Family Zoning Requirements for MBTA Communities

On December 15, 2021, the Massachusetts Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) posted at their Draft Guidelines for the Multi-Family Zoning Requirement for MBTA Communities. This requirement is described in the new section 1A of M.G.L. c.40A (the Zoning Act), including compliance in order to seek state funding from: the Housing Choice Initiative, the Local Capital Projects Fund, and the MassWorks Infrastructure Program. DHCD expects to issue final guidelines sometime in 2022.

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CC RRPLocal Rapid Recovery Plan (Coolidge Corner and JFK Crossing) - Implementation

The Coolidge Corner & JFK Crossing Rapid Recovery Plan (RRP) is an actionable, project-based recovery plan tailored to the unique economic challenges and COVID-19 related impacts to Coolidge Corner and JFK Crossing. The Economic Development & Long-Term Planning Division is currently working on implementing RRP projects. Identifying and applying for available grant funding - at the local, state, and federal level, as well as private foundation grant resources - is a top priority.

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  1. Completed Area Studies
  2. Completed Planning Studies/Reports
  3. Recently Completed Large Developments

Upcoming Projects 

  • A use study for the land on Fisher Hill Avenue formerly known as the west side of Newbury College campus, recently purchased by the Town, authorized by Town Meeting and the general voters in 2020. 
  • Boylston Street corridor in Chestnut Hill

(last updated 8/3/2022)