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The purpose of this site is to upload and share files among Waldo Street Area Study Committee members for the Town of Brookline, MA. This site will especially be helpful to share very large 3D model files related to the study area. 

The navigation bar at the far left of this website includes access to files, photos, and background information.

Please note there is also basic information about the Waldo Street Area Study Committee on the Town's website, including meeting minutes and the official public meeting calendar

Because the Town's website only allows uploading of .pdf files, this website was created especially to share sketchup files, photos, etc. This site is open to the public for all to read and committee members to add to. Please remember this is a place to upload information, not deliberate outside of a public meeting.


  • May 13th 8:15 am Architecture Subcmte Mtg On Monday morning, May 13th, Pam McKinney, the Committee's Financial Consultant, will review the Committee's various development scenarios (same scenarios as discussed at the March meeting). Since the ...
    Posted May 8, 2013, 8:46 AM by Kara Brewton
  • Chestnut Hill Buys Durgin Garage The next Committee meeting will be Thurs., 3/14, 7 pm, 6th Floor Selectmen's Conference Room. The Committee will be meeting with our Financial Consultant for the first time ...
    Posted Mar 6, 2013, 9:29 AM by Kara Brewton
  • December 13, 2012 Neighborhood Meeting Materials In case you missed tonight's meeting, you can download the presentation here. Supplementary materials discussed at the meeting can be downloaded here. What's next? In early January the ...
    Posted Dec 13, 2012, 6:03 PM by Kara Brewton
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What's the Latest?

(as of 12/24/12):
Enforcement/Nuisance Issues Update --

Public Health & Human Services: Only one or two calls regarding these properties have been received since the large cleanup in early Spring 2011. The calls received recently have inquired about a van parked on Waldo Street (different from the one removed in 2011), and whether it was potentially harboring rats. The Health Department does not believe this van is causing any Health concerns at this time, but will continue to monitor both properties for Health code compliance.

Building: No outstanding enforcement items reported.

Police: In the immediate area, there was a car stolen from a private spot in September and three violations of town bylaws for early morning trash pick up in March/April. In the Coolidge Corner area, we occasionally have a series of bag/wallet/purse thefts where a suspect "works" the area swiping bags left unattended but nothing significant right now. We had some graffiti issues this summer, but not recently. Going forward, there will be added parking and traffic concerns in the Waldo St area. The best way to deter/reduce crime is revitalization and vibrancy of a neighborhood.  

Fire: Waldo Street does not warrant being designated a Fire Lane at this time.

(as of 7/17/12):
Have you noticed the bright colors at the Durgin garage storefronts? Tiny Hanger's Lucia is working on short-term solutions to bring more vibrancy to this site!

(as of 6/20/12):
A question arose as to whether Waldo Street (private Right-of-Way) was also a designated fire lane, which requires 18' in width and comes along with maintenance and free-of-obstruction regulations. Waldo Street is not currently a designated fire lane. Fire Chief Ford is currently researching this issue further. 

(as of 5/14/12):
4 of 7 storefronts at the Durgin garage (10-18 Pleasant Street) remain unleased. The owner's attorney continues to consider short-term leases for these spaces while looking towards a long-term lease/sale for the entire building. The Waldo garage (interior to the block) is mostly vacant, with some reports of intermittent storage uses. The Waldo garage's gravel parking lot is being leased out to vehicles, although there is no current Selectmen's license for open-air parking. Other than this issue, there are no outstanding enforcement issues at either site.