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Posted on: January 27, 2023

New Energy Codes in Effect Jan. 1, 2023

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The Residential low-rise Stretch Energy Code was updated effective January 1, 2023.

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Posted on: December 2, 2022

Citizen Planner Award, CPA & HOME Funds, Electricity Program Offers Savings this Winter

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Jesse Geller Awarded 2022 Citizen Planner Award

The American Planning Association - Massachusetts Chapter (APA-MA) Awards
Committee has selected Jesse Geller, Brookline Zoning Board of Appeals Chair to receive the 2022 Citizen Planner Award on De...

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Planning & Community Development
Posted on: December 1, 2022

Housing Production Plan

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We are currently updating our Housing Production Plan (HPP). The purpose of a Housing Production Plan is to identify and address the affordable housing needs of low- or moderate-income people. The Town of Brookline hired a consulting tea...

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Housing Production Plan Updates Planning & Community Development
Posted on: December 1, 2022

MBTA Communities Act

By the end of 2023, Brookline is required to change our Zoning By-Law to permit multi-family units without a special permit across at least 41 acres of land near our MBTA stations. The zoning should have the capacity to permit 6,990 housing units. The rul...

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