A 21st Century City

A Blueprint for Brockton/City-wide Comprehensive Plan

Brockton is poised to benefit from the transformation of urban communities underway in the 21st century. Brockton has distinctive strengths as a place to live, work, and visit which can be significantly enhanced through collaborative action. This document provides a Blueprint for Brockton with both guidance and inspiration for those actions. Click the button below to read more about:

A Blueprint for Brockton

Transforming Downtown

Downtown Brockton is the heart and soul of our city and of the Metro South region. And to keep it healthy and growing the City continues to create and direct resources downtown. Click the button below to read more about:

Transforming Downtown

Neighborhood Planning Efforts

The Department of Planning and Economic Development has kicked off an eighteen month effort to develop a city-wide comprehensive planning effort with the goal of increasing the pride we have in our community and its assets. By creating a framework for our City to thrive as a prosperous, livable, and inclusive community we will be able to capitalize on opportunities for growth and economic development. Click the button below to read more about:

Neighborhood Planning Efforts

Planning Board

The Planning Board meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. in the G.A.R Room, located on the second floor of City Hall, 45 School St. (Meetings currently held via ZOOM)

2021 Planning Board Meeting Deadlines


Toni Goncalves, Chairperson
Clarence Hassan
Jim Sweeney
Samantha Ambroise

Conservation Commission

The Conservation Commission is the official agency responsible for overseeing the protection and preservation of Brockton’s natural resources.

The Planning Department is responsible for the administrative support of the Conservation Commission.

Specific duties include: enforcement of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection laws, wetland preservation, protection of watershed resources.

The Conservation Commission meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 6 P.M. in the G.A.R. Room, located on the second floor of City Hall, 45 School St. (Meetings currently held via ZOOM)


Stephanie Danielson, Chairperson
Joanne Zygmunt
Bonnie Sparks
Joyce Voorhis
Andrew Ambroise
Laura Biechler


Megan Shave

Conservation Commission Page

Conservation Commission Public Documents (Google Drive)

Brockton Historic District Commission

The Brockton Historic District Commission is the official agent of municipal government responsible for City-wide historic preservation planning.

The Commission works in cooperation with other agencies to ensure that the goals of historic preservation are considered in planning and development activities throughout Brockton. It is staffed by the Planning Department.

Historical Commission Page

Technical Review Committee

Technical Review is a reviewing group made up of representatives of various Departments from the City involved in the permitting process reviewing plans with applicants.

2021 Technical Review Meeting Deadlines

Technical Review meets the last Monday of every month at 10 a.m.

Zoning Maps

The Building Department identifies the zoning of a property and can be contacted at building@cobma.us or 508-580-7150.

Click the Zoning Map to download pdf.  Then click Section Key to see the individual Section Maps.
Please contact the Building Department to confirm the legal zoning and status of parcels. This map is presented for illustrative purposes and is not a legal representation.”

Unofficial Zoning Map Zoning Ordinance

Planning Documents


2013 City of Brockton Open Space and Recreation Plan PDF 16.73 MB Download
Brockton Downtown Parking Study (Brockton Parking Authority- 2017) PDF 12.98 MB Download
Brockton Culinary/Food Incubator Feasibility Study PDF 11.66 MB Download
Brockton Walk Assessment (WalkBoston) PDF 797.39 KB Download
Brockton Storefront Guidelines (The Narrow Gate Architecture, LTD - 2016) PDF 8.91 MB Download
Brockton Urban Agriculture Plan (2017) PDF 7.50 MB Download



40R Application Packet Revised PDF 2.21 MB Download
40R Application Process Checklist PDF 70.95 KB Download
Definitive Subdivision Application PDF 376.15 KB Download
Lot Release Application PDF 99.06 KB Download
Subdivision - Form A PDF 233.29 KB Download
Subdivision - Form B PDF 421.14 KB Download
Technical Review/Site Plan Review Application PDF 418.02 KB Download
Return to ZBA Application PDF 175.87 KB Download
Abutter Request Letter PDF 319 KB Download
Planning Rates and Fees PDF 434 KB Download

Fees & Schedules & Regulations

Planning Rates and Fees

Brockton Conservation Commission Filing Information Regulations PDF Download
Brockton Planning Board Stormwater Policy PDF Download
40R Downtown Smart Growth Design Standards PDF Download
Planning Board Rules and Regulations PDF Download
Subdivision Rules and Regulations PDF Download
Site Plan Review PDF Download
2021 Technical Review Meeting Deadlines PDF Download
2021 Conservation Commission Meeting Deadlines PDF Download
2021 Planning Board Meeting Deadlines PDF Download