The next regularly scheduled City Council meeting is being moved up one day to TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.  The Board of License Commissioners meeting is also scheduled for November 20, 2018, at 6:45 p.m. This is due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Planning & Redevelopment

The Pawtucket Department of Planning and Redevelopment is charged with ensuring Pawtucket is a quality place to live, work and visit. Many of the department’s responsibilities involve enforcing the City’s rules and regulations concerning the building environment. The Department also actively works to improve Pawtucket’s economy by encouraging appropriate economic development. Lastly, the department oversees the administration of various State and Federal Grants including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Housing Programs.  


Pawtucket Announces Expanded Loan Program for Small Businesses 

Pawtucket Redevelopment Agency Request for Proposals for Planning and Development Consultant Services

Pawtucket Arts Festival 2018

Pawtucket Façade Improvement Program

The City of Pawtucket's new Facade Improvement Program offers small grants and grant loan combinations for larger projects to include replacement or installation of new awnings, doors, landscape, lighting, paving, siding, or windows; decorative material; code-compliance; and public-facing street or sidewalk improvements. such as bicycle hitches, interactive elements, planters, and seating.  The program will offer small grants and loan combinations for larger projects.  For small grants, applicants may request up to $2,000 for materials for small improvements.  For larger projects, the City will offer a loan for half of the total project costs up to $15,000 and a grant through CDBG funds up to $30,000.  The loan is structured to be paid within five years.  For more details, contact Herb Weiss, Economic & Cultural Affairs Officer at Or call 401 728-0500, Ext. 437. 

Façade Improvement Rules and Regulations

Façade Improvement Program Application

Façade Improvement Program Application (Espanol)

Staff Contacts

Main Number 401-728-0500 ext 430
Address  Pawtucket City Hall, 1st Floor, 137 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket RI 02860
Jeanne Boyle-Director of Commerce - ext 432
Sue Mara-Director of Planning - ext 440
Mary Bourdeau - Administrative Assistant - ext 439
Jay Rosa - Assistant Director - ext 450
Anthony Hebert - Senior Planner - ext 248
Edward Soares - CDBG Program Manager - ext 441
Kerri Vecoli - Secretary - ext 430
Michael Wilcox - Project Engineer  - 447
Herb Weiss - Economic & Cultural Affairs Officer - 437

Current Projects

2017-2018 Consolidate Annual Performance and Evaluation Report

Each year, as part of the process of utilizing and administering US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds, the City of Pawtucket compiles a Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report, or CAPER.  The report describes how the City of Pawtucket used these resources over the previous fiscal year, what progress or accomplishments were achieved through these expenditures, and how these accomplishments fit within the larger context of the City’s Five Year Consolidated Plan goals and objectives.

Click here for 2017-2018 Consolidate Annual Performance and Evaluation Report 

2018-2019 Annual Action Plan, with funding amounts for Housing and Community Development funds, Availability/Opportunity for Citizen Comment

The City of Pawtucket, would like to announce the availability of its 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan for public review and comment. HUD has released the final funding amounts, the Annual Action Plan lays out the spending priorities for federal housing and community development resources expected in the upcoming year and includes this year’s funding allocations for the Community Development Block Grant, HOME, and Emergency Solutions Grant Programs.  Citizens comments on the plan will be accepted until June 20, 2018.Click here for 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan

Pawtucket/Central Falls Commuter Rail Station receives $13 million in Federal TIGER Funding


The State of Rhode Island will receive $13.1 million in federal funds to put toward building a new train station to serve Pawtucket and Central Falls. The new station will be built between Dexter and Conant streets at a total estimated cost of $40 million. The cities of Pawtucket and Central Falls are working with RIDOT and RIPTA on this project, as well as preparing the area around the train station. The station is set to open in 2020. For additional information about the project, please visit: 

Pawtucket/Central Falls Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

The cities of Pawtucket and Central Falls received grant funding from the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency to update existing hazard mitigation plans for both communities.  This joint effort across two municipalities, and the resulting multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan, will be the first of its kind in the State of Rhode Island.  The goal of this work is to improve community preparedness for various natural hazards like flooding and major storm events.  Public input in this effort will be collected at community meetings scheduled for June 8th, 2017 and again in the fall of 2017.Click here for project updates and opportunities to contribute:

Substantial Amendment to the 2017-2018 Consolidated Plan

The City of Pawtucket, is announcing the availability of an amendment for citizen review and comment.  A copy of the Substantial Amendment to the 2017-2018 Consolidated Plan, which specifies the housing and community development projects to be undertaken under a proposed reuse of available funding under the Community Development Block Grant, HOME Housing Partnerships Program and Emergency Solutions Grant.  Citizen comment on the Substantial Amendment will be accepted until April 23, 2018. Click here for the Substantial Amendment to the 2017-2018 Consolidated Plan

Tidewater Master Plan

The City has partnered with National Grid and the Tidewater Steering Committee to develop a Master Plan for fifteen (15) acres of riverfront property. Click here for the Tidewater Master Plan


Mayor Honors Boy who Raised $5,000 for Operation Stand Down

  • November 20, 2018
  • Press Release

Pawtucket - Mayor Grebien honored Zachary Gosselin, who helped raise over $5,000 in partnership with the Pawtucket Red Sox for the military charity Operation Stand Down Rhode Island. Twelve-year-old...  Read More >

City Speak
"The birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, Pawtucket is poised to undergo a 21st century evolution into Rhode Island's premier arts and cultural destination, an ideal community to live, work, play, start a business and raise a family."

- Mayor Donald R. Grebien

New Event

Arts Festival Retrospective Opening Reception

  • September 20, 2018
  • Event

Arts Festival Retrospective Opening ReceptionThe Advisory Commission on Arts and Culture is hosting an opening reception for the Arts Festival Retrospective exhibit on September 20, 2018 from 4-6pm....  Read More >