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Town of Brookline
Planning and Community Development PDF Print E-mail

Alison Steinfeld



Brookline Town Hall
333 Washington Street
3rd Floor
Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 730-2130

Fax:(617) 730-2442


Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday 8:00-5:00
Friday 8:00-12:30

Welcome! Planning & Community Development handles many land use and planning issues for the Town, including Planning Board review of developments, economic development, affordable housing, historic preservation and the Town's federally-funded Community Development Block Grant program. 


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Fall 2013 Zoning Articles

Planning Update Newsletter

Interactive Maps

The Residences at South Brookline Application to the ZBA


Site Plans are available, click here

Hancock Village c.40B Proposal Information Click Here


New Programs and Partnerships:

Find your home's thermal images at www.sagewell.com and take the first step to improving your home's energy efficiency.



Check out Metro-Boston's bike sharing system online at www.thehubway.com, including where Brookline's stations are and how to join.  Hubway users, know your rights as a consumer by clicking here.

Planning Contacts:

(click on name to email)

Kara Brewton, Economic Development Director

Polly Selkoe, Assistant Director for Regulatory Planning

Joe Viola, Assistant Director for Community Planning

Linda Hickey, Head Clerk

Derick Yung, Secretary


Have a question and not sure who to ask?  Ask the PLANNING OMBUDSMAN 

Neighborhood Conservation Districts:

Two warrant articles were approved related to the establishment of Neighborhood Conservation Districts (NCD's.) These copies are NOT offical copies - please contact the Town Clerk if you need an official copy of what was approved by Town Meeting.

Enabling Article (Article 5)

Hancock Village NCD (Article 6)

2005 Study of NCD's in Brookline

Also see the Hancock Village Planning page for more information on this issue.

Organizational Assessment of the Brookline Planning & Community Development Department

The Town Administrator commissioned the Collins Center of the University of Massachusetts Boston to conduct an organizational study of the Town's Planning and Community Development department.

Click here for a copy of the study (PDF).  


 Planning Ombudsman