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Charting a thoughtful and informed course for our future

Brookline by Design is a group of Brookline residents seeking greater community oversight of Brookline’s most significant asset – its built environment.  We are calling on the Town to improve its land use planning process and its approach to regulation of growth and development, to ensure the future well-being of the Town and its inhabitants.


We are advocating for a comprehensive and inclusive community planning process that takes into account the long-range impacts of possible land-use scenarios on the Town’s character, infrastructure, quality of life, commercial vitality, sustainability, housing affordability and historic assets. This planning process is an inherently necessary first step to charting a thoughtful and informed course for our future. 


We seek to encourage robust civic engagement of all stakeholders in neighborhood-based planning to implement the shared goals and values articulated through the community planning process. It’s at the neighborhood level where context and compatibility can best be identified. 


We also support modernizing Brookline’s antiquated land-use regulations to incorporate progressive regulatory tools and techniques that promote new growth and development that is both predictable and appropriate. 

Steering Committee

  • John Doggett - TMM P13, Advisory Committee

  • Rick Fredkin - TMM P14, Brookline Library Trustee

  • Gina Hahn - TMM P3, Brookline Neighborhood Alliance Board member

  • John Hebert - TMM P7

  • Nancy Heller - TMM P8, Chair CPA’s Community Preservation Committee, Former Select Board

  • Linda Olson Pehlke - MUP, TMM P17, Advisory Committee

  • Fran Perler - TMM P8, Council on Aging, Amory Playground Design Review Committee, Friends of Hall’s Pond Board member

  • M. David Lee - President, Stull & Lee, Inc.  Architecture and Planning

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