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

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
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

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)

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

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