DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS - These are large developments that require a rezoning and are handled by specially appointed committees composed of members from other board/commissions and/or residents experienced in relevant professional fields.
MAJOR IMPACT PROJECTS - Under Section 5.09.b of the Zoning By-Law, Major Impact Projects are defined as residential projects over 16 units or non-residential projects over 25,000 square feet. Major Impact Projects undergo a preliminary review process with an appointed Design Advisory Team (DAT) to gather feedback and make revisions before undergoing the zoning process. Below are links to project pages for each recent Major Impact Project which contain plans, timelines and status information.
> Balfour at Brookline 2020
> Driscoll School 2020
> Waldo-Durgin 2020
> Hancock Village 40A Proposal 2018 - PENDING
> 209 Harvard Street 2018 - PENDING
> 20 Boylston Street 2018
> 54 Auburn Street 2017
> Dexter Southfield School 2016
> Beaver Country Day School 2015
> Devotion School 2015
> Circle Cinema/AC Hotel 2015
ADMINISTRATIVE SITE PLAN REVIEW - Administrative Site Plan Review, Section 9.11 of the Zoning By-Law, requires plans to be submitted to applicable Town departments review, comment, and possible adjustments.
> Dexter Southfield School 2019 (20 Newton St.)
Dexter Southfield School, an independent school for students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, is proposing to construct a new Lower School building (28,766 s.f.) next to and attached to an existing school building via a breezeway. It will be located on a field between the recently constructed Kraft Field House and the Hewitt Building facing St. Paul’s Avenue. Subsequent to this review, the school will appeal to the Zoning Board of Appeals for relief from maximum height requirements.
ZONING CASES (40A) - Projects that require zoning relief but are not Major Impact Projects go before both the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). Follow this link for a webpage where information on active and past ZBA cases can be acquired. Also look on Accela for cases, as it may have more updated information.
PRESERVATION CASES - Preservation staff draft reports on Demolition cases, Local Historic District (LHD) cases and Neighborhood Conservation District (NCD) cases in advance of all public hearings.
> LHD/NCD Case Reports
> Demolition Case Reports
COMPREHENSIVE PERMIT CASES (40B) - The Planning Department maintains a detailed webpage with information on all currently pending and recently-approved 40B affordable housing projects that are voted on by the ZBA.
OTHER TOWN PROJECTS: