The Brookline Comprehensive Plan (PDF) serves as the road map for the town's future. It serves as a guiding tool for actions of the town as well as the town's official comprehensive, or master, plan under Massachusetts General Laws chapter 41, section 81D.
On July 24, 2018, the Planning Board considered amending the Brookline Comprehensive Plan to incorporate findings and conclusions of recent planning studies that included significant public process. The Planning Board decided that each chapter should be completely rewritten rather than attaching relevant, updated studies. Chapters that could be amended include: