Community Benefits

If passed, the articles will provide significant benefits to the Town, including:

  • New and secure property taxes memorialized in a recorded tax certainty  agreement;
  • Sustainability undertakings including voluntary compliance with the No Fossil Fuels By-law;
  • The maintenance and adaptive re-use of the historic Mitton House;
  • Substantial inclusionary zoning (affordable housing) commitments;
  • Other community benefits (such as partnering with the Senior Center and Teen Job Fairs);
  • An easement to the Town to provide a green buffer and protection of certain mature trees on Fisher Ave;
  • Balfour will open its doors regularly to the Town of Brookline for community events.

Photos are from actual Balfour Communities.