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Community Development

The City of Peabody's proactive approach to economic development resulted in the establishment of a revolving loan pool of funds administered by the Department of Community Development and Planning and a five member Community Development Authority.

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  • 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.
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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
  • Conservation Agent Lucia DelNegro
    978-538-5782 Email
  • North Shore HOME Consortium Kevin Hurley
    978-538-5774 Email
  • North Shore HOME Consortium Lisa Greene
    978-538-5777 Email
  • City Planner & Planning Board Andrew Levin
    978-538-5783 Email
  • Community Development & Planning Administrator Michelle Machado
    978-538-5772 Email
  • Projects
  • Community Preservation Committee

  • The Community Preservation Act (CPA) helps communities preserve open space and historic sites, create affordable housing, and develop outdoor recreational facilities. The CPA is funded through a local option surcharge on property tax bills and a state match on those surcharges.