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:
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:
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:
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)
- Toni Goncalves, Chairperson
- Clarence Hassan
- Jim Sweeney
- Iolando Spinola
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 at 6:30 via ZOOM; last revised June 15, 2022)
- Joyce Voorhis, Chair
- Laura Biechler, Vice Chair
- Peggy Curtis
- Ruby Clay
- Shareefah Mapp
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.
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.
Technical Review meets the last Monday of every month at 10 a.m.
The Building Department identifies the zoning of a property and can be contacted at [email protected] 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.”
|Abutter Request Letter||319 KB||Download|
|Planning Rates and Fees||434 KB||Download|
|2022-2023 City of Brockton Open Space and Recreation Plan||20 MB||Download|
|Brockton Walk Audit: Downtown and Commuter Rail Station||2 MB||Download|
|Brockton Downtown Parking Study (Brockton Parking Authority- 2017)||12.98 MB||Download|
|Brockton Walk Assessment (WalkBoston)||797.39 KB||Download|
|Brockton Storefront Guidelines (The Narrow Gate Architecture, LTD - 2016)||8.91 MB||Download|
|Brockton Urban Agriculture Plan (2017)||7.50 MB||Download|
|Corcoran Building Cleanup (EPA) Public Files||Download|
|Metro South Chamber Fairgrounds Study||Download|
Fees & Schedules & Regulations
|Brockton Conservation Commission Filing Information Regulations||Download|
|Brockton Planning Board Stormwater Policy||Download|
|40R Zoning Ordinance Amendment||Download|
|40R Downtown Smart Growth Design Standards||Download|
|Planning Board Rules and Regulations||Download|
|Subdivision Rules and Regulations||Download|
|Site Plan Review||Download|
|2023 Technical Review Meeting Deadlines||Download|
|2023 Conservation Commission Meeting Deadlines||Download|
|2023 Planning Board Meeting Deadlines||Download|