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Planning & Redevelopment

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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 CDBG RFP Slides

 

Public Hearing Information

Pawtucket Redevelopment Plan Amendment No. 17 Downtown Gateway Project

News

PBDC FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

PBDC Program Summary

PBDC COVID-19 $10,000 Emergency Loan Program

PBDC COVID-19 Response $5,000 Forgivable Loan Program

Staff Contacts

Main Number 401-728-0500 ext 430
Address  Pawtucket City Hall, 1st Floor, 137 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket RI 02860
Bianca Policastro 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

One Year Annual Action Plan (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023) Executive Summary

The Program Year 2022-2023 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 “2022-2023 Annual Action Plan Executive Summary”   

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACTNOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS38 Japonica Street Demolition and New Construction 

FULL ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW RECORD LINKED ON THIS PAGE BELOW

2020-2021 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. This report also lists the funds expended under the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES)—CDBG-CV and ESG-CV.

2020-2021 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report 

CDBG-CV Round (3) Substantial Amendment to the 2019-2020 Annual Action 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 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020) which specifies the housing and community development projects to be undertaken under a proposed use of additional CDBG funds awarded to the City of Pawtucket under the CARES Act to prevent, prepare for and respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Citizen comments on the Substantial Amendment will be accepted until June 11, 2021 4:30 PM.

Link to “CDBG-CV Round (3) Substantial Amendment”

One Year Annual Action Plan (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022) Executive Summary

The 2021 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 “2021-2022 Annual Action Plan Executive Summary”   

2019-2020 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.

2019-2020 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report  

 

2022-2023 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)

38 Japonica Street, New Construction Rental Units 

Pawtucket Central Falls Development is proposing to demolish a dilapidated two-family home at 38 Japonica Street, Pawtucket, RI due to significant cosmetic and structural deficiencies. The building will be demolished and the project site will be prepared for the construction of a new, energy efficient mixed income residential structure with five rental units. The scale and design of the new building will be similar to the buildings at Branch Blackstone in Pawtucket as well as the surrounding community on Japonica Street. Four units will be deed restricted as affordable rental housing and one will be a market rate rental. One of the affordable units will target a family that is currently experiencing homelessness.  Once completed, the new homes will be energy efficient, lead-free, and use cost-appropriate green technology, including energy star-rated appliances and windows, efficient heating systems and long-lasting roofing and siding products.

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    

Pawtucket Taxpayers Will No Longer Receive Motor Vehicle Tax Bills

  • July 4, 2022
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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

The City of Pawtucket is looking for interested parties to respond to the RFP for two Affordable Housing projects in the city.

  • December 13, 2021
  • Event

The City of Pawtucket is looking for interested parties to respond to the RFP for two Affordable Housing projects in the city.The two locations are as follows:305 Owen Avenue160 Beechwood...  Read More >