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.
New Planning Initiatives
Municipal Resilience Program. Read the summary report from the recent Community Resilience Building workshop held for Barrington and Warren.
Walker Farm Resilience and Recreation Improvements. Conceptual master plan for Walker Farm includes shoreline restoration, establishment of wetlands and improved recreational facilities for "people-powered" watercraft and other users.
Summary: Amendments add Appendix IIA - "Developer Guidance for Allin's Cove and Former O'Bannon Mill Sites, applicable to Lots 109 and 154 on Assessor's Plat 2. Revisions to other elements in the Comprehensive Plan were made to cross-reference the addition of Appendix IIA:
Barrington Comprehensive Community Plan (Approved 2015)
State approval of the current plan expires on May 10, 2025.
Latest information on the plans for a CCRC at the former Zion Bible Institute campus:
For copies or additional information, please contact Phil Hervey at (401) 247-1900 x7 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application materials - Preliminary Plan Application Submittal
For copies or additional information, please contact Mary Ann Rosenlof at (401) 247-1900 x326 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
Click here for planning documents and Planning Board and Technical Review Committee application forms, checklists and related information.
Phone: 247-1900, extension 347
Phone: 247-1900, extension 365
Phone: 247-1900, extension 283
Location: Mezzanine, Barrington Town Hall, 283 County Road.