Planning and Community Development Department

March 17, 2020 UPDATE

In response to the COVID 19-related State of Emergency, the Department of Planning and Community Development has transitioned to remote operations.  We will be checking our voice mail and e-mail messages regularly, and will respond as soon as practicable.  Please do not send correspondence to this office by facsimile or mail; it is not likely to be received timely.  Due to the volume of calls and e-mail we expect to receive, we ask that you bear with us as we work through this unprecedented event.  Thank you for your cooperation.

The following services directory connects you directly with a staff member. A list of online resources is provided below.

The Town of Brookline is providing frequent updates at Brookline Covid-19 News. Stay connected and sign up for AlertBrookline for text or phone messages from the Town of Brookline during an emergency.

RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY COVID-19

The Town recognizes the unprecedented hardship and uncertainty Brookline’s business community is currently facing. Read more

RESOURCES FOR RESIDENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS IMPACTED BY COVID-19. Click here

Cancelled/Deferred Meetings: Boards, Commissions, Study Committees 


Meetings and hearings of the following Boards, Commissions, and study committees are deferred until after May 1. 

  • Planning Board, Preservation Commission, Board of Appeals hearings and meetings are deferred until after May 1. If you submitted an Appeals or Preservation application through Accela, staff will contact you.
  • Economic Development Advisory Board and study committees 
  • Housing Advisory Board

Department Services Contact Directory


Staff Directory

For questions about....

PERMITTING, ZONING, PRESERVATION

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS

RENEWABLE ENERGY AND BIKE SHARE

  • Brookline Green Electricity program Edward Bates or 617-730-2050
  • BlueBikes Bike Share program Edward Bates or 617-730-2050

AFFORDABLE HOUSING, CDBG PROGRAMS

LINKS TO RESOURCES

   Bylaws & Guidelines

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       Current Projects

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     Find Property Info

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  40B Housing Projects

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         Applications

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Boards & Commissions

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   Sustainability Office

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       Planning Blog

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               FAQs

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   Zoning Amendments

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   Affordable Housing

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      Reports & Plans

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    Business Support

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          Preservation

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