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Date:
March 2, 2020
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:
Town Hall Selectmen's Hearing Room
Address:
333 Washington Street
6th Floor

Brookline, MA 02445
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3/2/20 BFAC Joint Meeting of Boards & Planning Dept. Staff Overseeing Development in Brookline

Monday, March 2, 2020


Joint Meeting of Boards & Staff Overseeing Development in Brookline

Monday March 2, 2020, 7 – 9 PM

Town Hall, 6th Floor Select Board’s Hearing Room

Meeting Objectives

  • Improve coordination between Boards in (a) the formulation of development policies and strategies; and (b) planning and permitting of development projects
  • Update / educate Board members regarding (a) Membership of other boards; (b) Town Planning Dept. organizational structure and personnel; and (c) Town planning processes prior to the permitting phase and during the permitting review / approval process for larger projects
  • Staff update on recent past accomplishments, current development projects, and planning strategies for targeted areas for potential future redevelopment
  • Board chair updates on policy initiatives and future priorities
  • Update on the Subsidized Housing Index – 40B

Meeting Scope

This meeting includes speakers from each of the following Boards/Commissions:

Select Board, Planning Board, Housing Advisory Board, Economic Development Advisory Board, Preservation Commission, and Climate Action Committee. All members from these Boards/Commissions have also been invited to attend and participate. Additionally, the following Boards/Commissions have also been invited to attend and participate: Zoning Board of Appeals, Brookline Fiscal Advisory Committee, Transportation Board, Conservation Commission, Planning & Regulation Subcommittee of Advisory Committee, Zoning By-Law Committee.

To ensure compliance with Open Meeting Law, this meeting notice and agenda is being posted as a meeting for each of the Boards/Commissions noted above.

AGENDA

Times below are approximate; items may be taken out of order.

7:00 pm                Welcome & Introduction – Moderator Select Board Member Ben Franco

7:10 pm                Overview: Development Planning & Permitting

7:20 pm                Planning Department Updates: Planning Strategies, Policies, & Program Work

8:00 pm                Development Board Updates: Membership, Accomplishments, Policies

Planning Board, Housing Advisory Board, Economic Development Advisory Board, Preservation Commission, and Climate Action Committee

8:50 pm                Board Chair Q&A – Moderator Ben Franco

Lessons learned from recent development projects

Comments from Board members not on panel

Questions from attendees and public

Wrap up & next steps