Department of Planning and Economic Development
The Department of Planning and Economic Development is the lead agency responsible for all phases of planning in the city of Brockton and assists the Mayor and the City Council with public policy information and analysis. The office performs demographic studies, analysis and preparation of plans, and implementing actions including, but not limited to: the comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance review, fair housing plan, the five-year recreation/conservation/open space plan, small area and neighborhood plans, land use plan, transportation, and economic development.
Downtown Brockton Action Strategy
Please review a draft presentation outlining the core recommendations of the Downtown Brockton Action Strategy: an implementation-oriented plan for downtown Brockton focused on catalytic development opportunities and place-making strategies. Importantly, the Action Strategy builds on work that the community has already supported through other planning initiatives. We don’t want to reinvent the wheel, and we don’t want our community to go through another visioning process. We want to see positive changes in downtown, and we want to see them soon. But a plan can only be effective if it is both supported and shaped by the community.
Community Workshop, September 30, 2015 Presentation
40Q – Downtown Brockton District Improvement Financing (DIF) Plan
Recent and ongoing private investment underway in Downtown Brockton affords a unique, near-term opportunity to leverage that private investment to secure and optimize improvements to public infrastructure. Specifically, establishment of a DIF District offers potential benefits to secure improvements with future incremental new revenue.
Notice of Public Hearing
Pending Council Order
Planning Board Documents
Site plans and other information for Planning Board agenda items (past, present and future) are located here (in PDF form).
Planning Board Items