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

What comes to mind when you think about downtown Peabody? What would make it a better place? Which are your favorite businesses and what types of new businesses would you like to see? The City of Peabody is asking for the public’s help in shaping the downtown’s future.

Earlier this year, the City of Peabody engaged a consulting firm specializing in downtown economic development to examine the downtown Peabody’s economy and help outline and economic development strategy for the next 5 – 10 years. As part of the process, the City of Peabody is asking the public to complete a brief online survey. The survey takes less than five minutes to complete and is completely anonymous and confidential.

The survey is available at here. It will be available online until October 20th.

For more information please contact Stacey Bernson, Assistant Community Development Director at 978-538-5771 or Email.

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

Demolition Delay List
Demolition Delay Map
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: TBD   (978) 532-3000  
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: TBD   (978) 538-5783  
Conservation Agent: Lucia DelNegro   (978) 538-5782   Email

Zoning Ordinance

Zoning Board of Appeals

Variance from Zoning Board of Appeals

Chapter 40B Comprehensive Permits

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

Peabody Farmers Market

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Affordable Units for Sale

Downtown Economic Development Plan

General Information

Fax: (978) 538-5987