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

Demolition Delay List

Housing Loans Subordination Policy

Public Social Services Request for Proposals

The City of Peabody is soliciting proposals from community agencies, organizations and City Departments for Public Social Service projects to be funded under its FY 2016-2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The CDBG program is funded by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Through this program, HUD provides a formula entitlement grant to the city to fund projects, which aid in the development of viable urban communities by meeting one of two broad national objectives. These objectives are:
1) To benefit low- and moderate-income persons; or
2) To aid in the prevention and elimination of slums and blighted areas.

The total estimated amount of funding available to community agencies and organizations for Public Social Service projects for program year 2016-2017 is an estimated $58,000. Any commitment of funds will be contingent upon the final funding amount received. In the event that the funds received are less than the estimated dollar amount, all funds to individual projects will be reduced by the same percentage. Please click the link below to view the City of Peabody's Public Social Services Request for Proposals, applications are due on March 29th by 4:00 PM.
View the City of Peabody's Public Social Services Request for Proposals

Crystal Lake and Elginwood Pond Dredging Project

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Director: Karen Sawyer Conard   (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
Julie Daigle: Business Liaison: (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: Tessa Marc-Aurele   (978) 538-5793   Email
Clerk, Zoning Board of Appeals: Grace Augulewicz   (978) 538-5792   Email
City Planner: Pedro Soto   (978) 538-5783   Email
Conservation Agent: Lucia DelNegro   (978) 538-5782   Email

Zoning Ordinance

Zoning Board of Appeals

Variance from Zoning Board of Appeals

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

Peabody Farmers Market

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The City of Peabody is seeking public comment on our Five-Year Consolidated Plan for the Program Years 2015 through 2019. This includes Citizen Participation Plans, Housing Market Analyses, Needs Assessments, and one year action plans. These written documents are intended to describe the need for the development of affordable housing in this region, along with the needs in general for the City of Peabody, and how the City proposes to address those needs over the next five years. The Consolidated Plans will be submitted to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) after they have been presented to and reviewed by the general public. The Consortium and the City of Peabody are making these DRAFT documents available to the public in order to receive comments from interested parties concerning the proposed activities and expenditures.
Peabody ConPlan Public Comment Draft (4-12-2015)
Citizen Participation Plan for 2015 ConPlan (Draft for Comment)

Affordable Units for Sale

Downtown Economic Development Plan

General Information

Fax: (978) 538-5987