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:
"Affordable Housing" to incorporate the 2016 Housing Production Plan (PDF)
"Route Nine Corridor" to incorporate the 2015 Route 9 East Visioning Study (PDF)
"Natural Resources, Open Space, Parks and Recreation" to incorporate Open Space Plan 2018 (soon to be released)
"Economic Development" to incorporate 2018 Perspectives & Opportunities for Brookline's Commercial Areas (PDF)
"Town, School and Cultural Facilities" to incorporate 2018 Strategic Asset Plan (PDF)
New Chapter "Climate Action Plan" to incorporate Climate Action Plan