Brookline Comprehensive Plan

last updated 5/3/2022

Brookline Comprehensive 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. 

On December 1, 2021, Town Meeting voted a resolution asking the Select Board to "in consultation with the Director of Planning and Community Development, appoint a Planning Process Study Committee 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." 

As part of the Fall 2021 Town Meeting process, Director Brewton noted that if the resolution passed, they would request in the Fiscal Year 2023 budget funding for an additional Economic Development & Long-Term Planning position. On April 28, 2022, the  Advisory Committee voted on a Fiscal Year 2023 budget including this request. The budget will be voted on at the Annual Town Meeting beginning May 24, 2022. 

Recent Studies that Could be Incorporated into Future Comprehensive Plan Update 

Detailed Results from 2020 Census (anticipated to be released in Fall 2022)

2016 Housing Production Plan (PDF) (and 2022 update once completed later this year)

2021 Urban Forest Climate Resiliency Master Plan Report

2015 Route 9 East Visioning Study (PDF)

2018 Open Space & Recreation Plan 

2018 Perspectives & Opportunities for Brookline's Commercial Areas (PDF)

2018 Strategic Asset Plan (PDF)

2018 Climate Action Plan