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

General Information
Director of Planning
Jennifer Curtis
Director of Sustainability & Environment
Rod Melanson
Director of Community & Economic Development
Emily Ruger
Administrative Assistant
Debby Labrecque
Phone Numbers
Emergencies: Dial 911
55 Front Street

Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 12:00PM, 1:00PM - 4:30 PM