300 - Planning & Economic Development Department

City of East Providence FY2024 Budget Summary

Who We Are:

The newly formed Planning and Economic Development Department is staffed with a Director of Planning and Economic Development, a Planner IV, Planner III, Planner II and a pending Planner I and one community development coordinator. Staff also act in the capacity of liaisons to community groups and assist many city boards and commissions.

What We Do:

The Planning and Economic Development Department oversees land-use planning, comprehensive planning, review of subdivisions and land development projects, promotes economic development and business assistance. The department is also responsible for long-range planning including the city's Comprehensive Plan, Housing Plan and Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. Planning also prepares the city's annual Capital Improvements Program and budget. It is also tasked with administering the implementation of various transportation, open space and recreation projects.