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Oct 27

Planning for a Changing Brookline Part 2

Posted on October 27, 2015 at 12:44 PM by Andy Martineau

The Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB) Presents:


Planning for a Changing Brookline Part 2:

"How to Get What We Want from Developers"

December 7, 2015, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Town Hall, Room 103

RSVP by November 30 to

About 70 Brookline neighbors at the first EDAB workshop in June developed a list of criteria (linked below) for successful re-development in our commercial areas. The goal of the December workshop is for participants to feel better empowered to ask the right questions and achieve these criteria when a project is proposed.  A panel consisting of developers and former Town officials will discuss the trade-offs inherent in every development project and how they are evaluated by a developer and realized by the Town.

Notes from June 8, 2015 workshop:

Workshop Panelists:

Ted Tye, Managing Partner at National Development, a leading New England real estate development and investment firm

George Cole, a Brookline resident and Principal, Program & Project Management with Stantec

Jennifer Gilbert, a Brookline native and former Town Counsel

Kenneth Goldstein, a Brookline resident formerly Chair of the Planning Board and Board of Selectmen

Workshop Moderator:  Kenneth Lewis, a Brookline resident and member of EDAB