Planning & Development

The Planning & Development Department is responsible for the administration of all planning, development and environmental activities in the City.

The department is divided into three offices:

City Planning Office

  • Coordinate planning functions for the City

  • Serve as staff to the Planning Board and help property owners and developers navigate the Planning Board review process

  • Organize, direct and coordinate the gathering and analysis of social, economic and engineering data necessary or useful in the conduct of planning and developmental activities

Community and Economic Development Office

  • Coordinate community and economic development functions for the City
  • Coordinate Federal, State and local grants intended to address specific needs and opportunities within the City, such as CDBG grants.
  • Support local businesses and developers through a variety of assistance and incentive programs.

Sustainability & Environment Office

  • Coordinate and administer the City’s response to climate change and sea level rise
  • Coordinate and administer efforts to preserve natural resources within the City

Planning & Development News

General Information
Phone Numbers
Emergencies: Dial 911
55 Front Street

Monday - Thursday
7:30 AM - 12:00PM, 1:00PM - 5:30 PM