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Community Development

Community Development

  • 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. 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.
    Download Application

  • 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

  • Staff

  • 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: Carla McGrath (978)538-5792 Email
  • City Planner: Andrew Levin (978)538-5783 Email
  • Conservation Agent: Lucia DelNegro (978)538-5782 Email
  • Planning Board Members

  • Thomas Bettencourt, Chair 26 Hingston St Peabody, MA 01960
  • John Ford, Vice Chair 216 Lowell St Peabody, MA 01960
  • Atty. Peter Arvanites, Secretary 9 Randall Rd Peabody, MA 01960
  • John Franciose 22 Dustin St Peabody, MA 01960
  • Joseph Gagnon 20 Leblanc Dr Peabody, MA 01960
  • Roy Simoes 17 Leblanc Dr Peabody, MA 01960
  • Atty. Diane Cooper 27 Dublin Rd Peabody, MA 01960
  • Dr. Judith Otto 82 Franklin St Peabody, MA 01960
  • Dennis Feld 192 Lowell St Peabody, MA 01960
  • (Alt) Matthew Genzale 3 Julie Cir Peabody, MA 01960
  • (Alt) Christine Mizioch 35 Lenox Rd Peabody, MA 01960
  • Planning Board

  • The Peabody Planning Board oversees the Rules and Regulations Governing the subdivision of land in Peabody.

    These rules and regulations were adopted under the Subdivision Control Law, MGL Ch. 41, Section 81-K through 81-GG inclusive. The subdivision regulations were adopted for the purpose of protecting the safety, convenience and welfare of the residents of the City of Peabody by "regulating the laying out and constructions of ways in subdivisions providing access to the several lots therein, but which have not become public ways, and ensuring sanitary conditions in subdivisions and in proper cases, parks and open areas."

    The Planning Board acts on project proposals with due regard for the provision of: -adequate access to all of the lots in a subdivision by ways that will be safe and convenient for travel -for lessening congestion in such ways and in the adjacent public ways -for reducing danger of life and limb in the operation of motor vehicles -for securing safety in case of fire, flood, panic and other emergencies -for insuring compliance with the applicable Zoning ordinance -for securing adequate provision for water, sewerage, drainage, underground utility services, fire, police and other similar municipal equipment, and street lighting -and for coordinating the ways in a subdivision with each other and with the public ways in the City and with the ways in neighboring subdivisions

    The Planning Board is also part of the review process, through public hearing, for any changes to the Peabody Zoning Ordinance.