Welcome! The Department of Development plans and guides the physical advancement of the City. The Department of Development proposes and manages projects that enhance the built environment and improve the City's quality-of-life. Priorities include economic development, affordable housing, and the preservation of older neighborhoods and historic buildings.

Technical planning advice is provided to the City Council, Planning Board, Zoning Board, and City departments and agencies upon request. In addition, the Department plans and coordinates all public and private development projects.

The responsibilities of the Department include: