Community Development & Planning

A vibrant downtown
A diverse economy within our regional employment centers
A range of housing types to meet the needs of the community
A ecologically sensitive open space network
A safe, efficient, and environmentally conscious transportation system

Emergency Repair Program: The City of Peabody with the assistance of a grant from the Community Preservation Act (CPA) has partnered with Habitat for Humanity to provide assistance with emergency repairs. For assistance, please contact Habitat for Humanity at 781-598-0310 or complete the application here. Completed application must be mailed to North Shore Habitat for Humanity / A Brush with Kindness, 215 Maple Street, Lynn, MA 01904. Please follow the link to hear one homeowner's story .

Programs and Services: The attached manual is intended to be used as a guide to the many organizations that serve low-income youth and families in Cape Ann and on the North Shore, which include the towns of Beverly, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, Peabody, Rockport, Salem, Saugus, Swampscott, and Wenham. View Manual

New Information

Affordable Unit for Sale   Application
Housing Loans Subordination Policy

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Director: Curt Bellavance   (978) 538-5770   Email
Assistant Director of Community Development: Stacey Bernson   (978) 538-5771   Email
Assistant Director of Planning: Brendan Callahan   (978) 538-5780   Email
Business Liaison: Debbie Macgregor   (978) 538-5775   Email
Administrative Assistant: Robin LaRosa   (978) 538-5772   Email
North Shore HOME Consortium: Lisa Greene   (978) 538-5777   Email
North Shore HOME Consortium: Kevin Hurley   (978) 538-5774   Email
Clerk, Planning Board: TBD   (978) 532-3000  
Clerk, Zoning Board of Appeals: Grace Augulewicz   (978) 538-5792   Email
City Planner: Andrew Levin   (978) 538-5783   Email
Conservation Agent: Lucia DelNegro   (978) 538-5782   Email

Planning Documents

Site plan review from the Planning Board

Community Development Documents

South Peabody Trail

45 Walnut Street Project

Housing Production Plan

Crystal Lake RFP

Crystal Lake and Elginwood Pond Dredging Project

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Downtown Economic Development Plan

General Information

Fax: (978) 538-5987