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Robert O’Brien, Director of Economic Development
Office: (781) 286-8181 ext. 20322
Mobile: (617) 461-6730

Frank Stringi, City Planner

(781) 286-8181

Mission Statement

The core of the Department of Planning and Community Development’s strategy and mission is to:

1. Stabilize neighborhoods through the preservation and enhancement of the community’s housing stock for people of all ages;

2. Encourage and promote job creation and retention through economic development opportunities;

3. Facilitate the provision of transportation, water supply, drainage, sewerage, schools, parks, and open space;

4. Conserve the value of land and buildings, including the conservation of natural resources;

5. Prevention of blight and pollution on the environment;

6. Encourage the most appropriate use of land throughout the city;

7. And to preserve and increase the city’s amenities.

The email that can be used in the website is

Housing Rehabilitation & First-time Homebuyers Financing:
John Squibb
(781) 286-8181

Oceanfront Development Opportunities
Several major untapped development opportunities still exist along our oceanfront. We invite you to examine the specific public offering as well as the privately owned parcels outlined in this online guide.


Create a stable community and living environment through the administration of:

  • housing preservation programs
  • infrastructure, public facility and open space improvements
  • natural resource protection
  • and economic development strategies which encourage the most appropriate use of land throughout the City


President Obama has declared Suffolk County a disaster area due to the severe rain storms of mid-March. Affected residents and business owners can begin the disaster application process by registering online at or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired.

Miscellaneous Links & Downloads

Public Hearing Notice - Proposed FY2017 Annual Plan - HUD Community Development Block Grant Program

CDBD 2016 Annual Plan

Public Notice 2015 CAPER

Economic Development Website

Home Improvement Loan Program