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 email@example.com with the words “Action Strategy” in the subject line.
Downtown Action Strategy v12 Final Draft (52 MB)
Proposed Brockton URP of 3/8/16 Final Draft (39 MB)
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
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
The Building Department identifies the zoning of a property and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-580-7150.
Click on the Zoning Map Section Key to see the individual Section Maps.