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September 14, 2020
7:00 PM
Brookline, MA 02445
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Economic Development Advisory Board Mtg via Zoom

Monday, September 14, 2020

Economic Development Advisory Board Agenda

September 14, 2020

7 – 9 PM

Via Zoom

All times approximate; items may be taken out of order.

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7:00 pm           Growth Companies proposal for Chestnut Hill West

(1234, 1244, 1268 Boylston St)

-          Proposal from Growth Companies (9/3/2020), including Real Estate Tax Increase Analysis and Development Timeline

-          Existing Chestnut Hill Village and Chestnut Hill Office Zone Design Guidelines

-          Chestnut Hill Vision in Comprehensive Plan (starting pg. 68)

-          Proposal from Growth Companies to Planning Department (11/9/2018)  for 1268 Boylston and response from Economic Development Division (11/28/2018)

-          Permitted prior to 2005, but not constructed, building at 1268 Boylston

7:45 pm           Commercial Areas Update including early indicators of local business revenues and pedestrian footfall counts during COVID-19 (Kara Brewton)


7:55 pm           Fall Town Meeting Warrant Review – general discussion to determine which, if any, articles EDAB would like to hold a future public hearing/vote on. At the time of this agenda posting, new Fall Warrant articles are not yet posted, but will be at:

                        Holdover warrant articles from the Spring that EDAB may be interested include (using Spring 2020 TM article numbering as an interim reference): 21-23 related to legalizing and regulating some types of Short Term Rentals; 24 regarding acceptance of the Community Preservation Act; 35 eliminating zoning off-street residential parking minimums in the Transit Parking Overlay District; 41 resolution to increase Affordable Housing in Brookline

8:10 pm           Committee Member Updates, including:

-          Building a Better Brookline: Housing Affordability forum update (Al Raine & Paul Saner)

-          Update on Harvard Student model regarding Fiscal Impact Model (Ken Lewis)

8:40 pm           Approval of letter endorsing state Open Meeting Law changes permitted during COVID-19 to become permanent changes, as requested by Brookline Commission for Women and MA Commission on the Status of Women (Anne Meyers)

8:45 pm           Approval of draft June meeting minutes, including edits

8:50 pm           Other business, if any

Note: The online .pdf version of this agenda includes links to meeting materials.