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Rob May
Director of Planning and Economic Development

Pam Gurley
Administrative Assistant to the Planning Board
and Conservation Commission 

Shane O'Brien
Staff Planner

PHONE: (508) 580-7113

EMAIL: planning@cobma.us

Brockton City Hall
45 School Street
Brockton, Mass. 02301


8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Brockton City Hall

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

The City of Brockton, with support by MassDevelopment, has developed an economic and redevelopment strategy that rethinks Downtown’s future. The Downtown Brockton Action Strategy is an implementation-focused plan that emphasizes a series of strategic development initiatives within the next five to ten years. Our fundamental goal is to build a strong, diverse, attractive downtown that can reclaim its role as anchor of the city and the metro south region.
The City will be taking public comment, either in writing or via e-mail, through December 2, 2015. Those comments will be taken into consideration and incorporated final plan which will be presented to City Council in January 2016 for their consideration and approval. Please e-mail your comments to planning@cobma.us with the words “Action Strategy” in the subject line.

Downtown Action Strategy v12 Final Draft (52 MB)

Downtown Brockton Urban Revitalization Plan

Brockton DIF program for 3/8/16 Final Draft

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
Exhibit A
District Map

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


2013-2017 Consolidated Plan - DraftPDF894.19 KB Download
2015 Community Workshop FlyerPDF1.95 MB Download
2015 Community Workshop PresentationPDF2.91 MB Download
2016 Conservation Commission Meeting DeadlinesPDF76.70 KB Download
2016 Planning Board Meeting DeadlinesPDF89.36 KB Download
2016 Technical Review Meeting DeadlinesPDF9.46 KB Download
40R Design StandardsPDF5.18 MB Download
40R Ordinance ordPDF719.30 KB Download
Annual Plan Public Comment DraftPDF1.45 MB Download
Brockton Draft Plan 2PDF6.18 MB Download
Brockton Power Peer Review ReportPDF398.24 KB Download
CAPER Year 3 FinalPDF1.97 MB Download
Caper Year 4PDF390.89 KB Download
City of Brockton Open Space and Recreation Plan - 2013PDF16.73 MB Download
Planning Board Rules and RegulationsPDF96.27 KB Download
Site Plan ReviewPDF64.48 KB Download
Subdivision Rules and RegulationsPDF1.77 MB Download
Zoning Text Amendment as recommended by Planning Board May 2015PDF145.92 KB Download


40R Application PacketPDF352.78 KB Download
40R Application Process ChecklistPDF70.95 KB Download
Definitive Subdivision ApplicationPDF376.15 KB Download
Planning - Form APDF420.98 KB Download
Planning - Form BPDF421.14 KB Download
Site Plan ApplicationPDF96.94 KB Download
ZBA Return ApplicationPDF1.29 MB Download

Zoning Maps

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

Click on the Zoning Map Section Key to see the individual Section Maps.
Zoning Map

Zoning Ordinance

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