Planning & Economic Development

The Department of Town Planning and Economic Development manages a wide range of tasks, including implementation of the Comprehensive Plan, preparation of grant applications, review and processing of Planning Board applications, preparation of bid documents, project management, and administration of Spencer Trust programs.

The Economic Development Officer is the main point of contact for applicants requiring Town approvals, such as liquor licenses, sign permits, A-frame signs, commercial developments, etc.

Continuing Care Retirement Community at the Former Zion Bible Institute Campus

Latest information on the plans for a CCRC at the former Zion Bible Institute campus:

For copies or additional information, please contact Mary Ann Rosenlof at (401) 247-1900 x326 or


Comprehensive Community Plan

State approval of the current plan expires on May 10, 2025.

Home Repair Program

The Town makes available to income-qualified homeowners zero interest loans that are forgiven after five years if the house has not been sold. Eligible projects include roof replacements, heating system replacements, windows and doors, handicap-accessibility projects, etc. For information about applying for a Home Repair Loan, please contact Mary Ann Rosenlof at or 247-1900 x326.

Please note it is illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. More information about Fair Housing:

Planning Forms & Documents

Click here for planning documents and Planning Board and Technical Review Committee application forms, checklists and related information.


Philip Hervey, AICP, Town Planner

Debra Page-Trim, Economic Development Officer

Bill Bentley, Spencer Trust Administrator

Office Hours & Location

  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 to 4:30 p.m.

  • Location: Mezzanine, Barrington Town Hall, 283 County Road.