City Hall will be closed on the last business day of the week, which will primarily fall on a Friday. Otherwise, City Hall will continue to operate beginning this week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. by appointment on all business days other than the last business day of the work week. The scheduled closure will not affect Early/In-person Voting for the November 3, 2020 Presidential Election. Anyone wishing to vote can go to the Pawtucket City Hall, 137 Roosevelt Ave, 3rd Floor from Monday through Friday even on days when City Hall is closed due to Workshare. Voters can go from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm until November 2, 2020 (until the 4:00 pm deadline). No appointment is necessary to vote.

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Planning & Redevelopment

For questions regarding how the City may assist your business during the COVID 19 Emergency please contact us at or please call us at 728-0500 ext. 451 or click here.


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 Artist Resource Directory 2019

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

Pawtucket Affordable Housing Workshop 1 (5/1/19)

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

Narrative Summary of the Substantial Amendment to the City of Pawtucket’s 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan – COVID-19 CDBG-CV Funding

The City of Pawtucket is providing a 5-day public review and comment period on this document from Thursday, May 28, 2020 to Thursday, June 4, 2020. Comments may be submitted in writing or by calling before 4:30 PM on Thursday, June 4, 2020 to:

Edward G. Soares, Community Development Program Manager, City of Pawtucket, Dept. of Planning and Redevelopment, 137 Roosevelt Avenue. Pawtucket, RI 02860. 401-728-0500, Ext. 441  Email:
Document Link Here 


2020-2021 Revised Citizens Participation Guide

The City of Pawtucket encourages the participation of all its residents in deciding how best to utilize the funding from the CDBG, HOME, and ESG Programs.  The Citizens Participation Guide explains the process.
Document Link Here


Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice for the State of Rhode Island including the City of Pawtucket’s Plan

The deadline to submit comments is 12:00PM (noon) on June 8, 2020. More information here.


Five-Year (2020-2024) Consolidated Plan

The 2020-2024 Five-Year Consolidated Plan reflects community input received from various individuals and organizations as well as City departments. 

It is hoped that the priorities chosen will have the effect of improving the lives of Pawtucket’s low and moderate income residents.

Link to "Pawtucket CP_DPR"

One Year Annual Action Plan (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021) Executive Summary

The 2020 Annual Action Plan includes the goals and objectives outlined below, all targeting community needs related to affordable housing, economic development and employment, and strengthening neighborhoods.

Link to “2020-2021 Annual Action Plan Executive Summary”

Citizen Participation Guide

This Citizen Participation Plan has been developed to provide residents, community organizations, policymakers, and other interested parties the opportunity to fully engage in a significant advisory role throughout the planning, implementation and evaluation of the CDBG, HOME, and ESG programs, as well as the Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program, and to review and comment on each of the documents listed above.

Link to “Citizen Participation Guide”

Environmental Review Record

Blackstone Valley Bikeway, Pocket Park, Canoe/Kayak Dock- Environmental Review Record

The project will create a new pocket park to allow public access to the Blackstone River, will involve the planting of new trees, and will comply with ADA requirements. Corner of  Roosevelt Avenue and Exchange Street (use 249 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860 for GPS)

Current Projects

2018-2019 Consolidated 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.

2018-2019 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report 

2019-2020 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 2019-2020 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 13, 2019. Click here for 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan    

Request for Proposal - McCoy Stadium

The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (Corporation), on behalf of the City of Pawtucket, Rhode Island (City), is seeking proposals from individuals, firms and/or organizations (Respondent) who are interested in using, redeveloping and operating McCoy Stadium, potentially securing a professional sports team for that facility, and redeveloping sites in the City of Pawtucket’s Downtown Development Area for ancillary or sports-related uses. See the RFP here.

All further inquiries should be referred to:

Commerce RI
315 Iron Horse Way, Suite 101
Providence, RI 02908 
Phone: 401-278-9100 | Fax: 401-273-8270 | Email:

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


Reminder: City Hall to Close One Day A Week Through December

  • October 20, 2020
  • Press Release

Early Voting Will Remain AvailablePawtucket – The City of Pawtucket announced last week that a second round of the Workshare Program, which gained support and approval by both Local 1012 and Local...  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

Voter-Approved Citywide Paving Continues

  • May 29, 2020
  • Event

PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald R. Grebien, the Pawtucket City Council, and the Department of Public works have announced the citywide repaving of streets and roads.“Quality of life for our residents is of...  Read More >