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Planning and Community Development - Office of the Director

Town of Braintree Department of Planning and Community Development

Office of the Director
1 JFK Memorial Drive
Braintree, MA 02184
781 794-8230
Fax: 781 794-8089

Director: Christine Stickney, 781 794-8232,
Assistant Director: Melissa M. Santucci Rozzi, 781 794-8234,

Conservation Planner: Kelly Phelan, 781-794-8233,

Zoning Administrator: Jeremy Rosenberger, 781-794-8236,
Administrative Assistant: Louise Quinlan, 781 794-8235,

Departmental Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Department Description

Our department has a number of land use responsibilities ranging from routine zoning & subdivision permitting of residential & commercial structures, including rehabilitation & new development; to Town wide - long term land use & transportation planning, to wetland conservation matters including the preservation of open space & historical places, to development of affordable housing programs, to floodplain mapping & management, and economic retention & development.  In addition, our office also does a majority of the land use grant writing for the Town in these various areas.

In addition we work in collaboration with other Town departments such as Engineering, Public Works and Inspectional Services on joint community and neighborhood projects throughout the Town.  The department also works closely with our neighbors; the Towns of Weymouth, Holbrook, Randolph and the City of Quincy on various regional issues.

We also serve as staff to the Mayor’s office on initiatives being put forward relative to a variety of community development matters.  The department provides technical assistance and information to other Town departments, citizens and professionals.

Staff to the following Boards/Commissions:

        Braintree Planning Board                                                     (5 members)

        Braintree Conservation Commission                                    (7 members)

        Braintree Community Preservation Committee                    (5 members)

        Braintree Historical Commission                                           (5 members)

        Braintree Zoning Board of Appeals                                       (4 members)

In addition to the mandated requirements of the Town Charter staff frequently represents Braintree on the following:

        South Shore Coalition (MAPC regional subset)

        Housing Consortium (Quincy-Weymouth-Holbrook-Milton)

        MPO – Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization – transportation

        needs of metro Boston