Office of Planning and Community Development

Mission Statement

The Planning Department provides professional support to the Mayor, Town Council, Town staff, as well as the Planning Board, Historic District Commission and Conservation Commission.

The Department’s principal responsibilities include:

  • Guiding clear and orderly review of development projects
  • Promoting business-friendly practices and policies
  • Applying for and administering grants, including Community Development
  • Drafting and updating the Town Comprehensive Plan
  • Negotiating and securing approval of open space acquisitions
  • Drafting of ordinances, and regulations
  • Assisting developing specifications for capital improvement projects

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Jonathan Stevens Director (401) 728-2400 ext. 142
Joshua O'Neill Town Planner (401) 728-2400 ext. 146
Celeste Beauparlant Planning Clerk (401) 728-2400 ext. 140
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