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Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (
93 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

Name any development, economic initiative or city improvement project, and the Mayor's Office of Strategic PlanningMore and Community Development (OSPCD) is sure to be involved in it. The Green Line Extension, Assembly Square and Shape Up Somerville are just a few of the initiatives and programs they play a central role in. In short, the over five dozen full- and part-time City employees who work in OSPCD's seven divisions are continually working to improve our City. The Department's divisions include:

  • Director's Office/Finance and Administration: They run the show, develop long-range plans for the city, plan the budget and oversee major projects.
  • Economic Development Division
  • Housing Division
  • Inspectional Services Division
  • Planning and Zoning
  • Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Parks and Open Space
Somerville City Hall Annex
50 Evergreen Ave, Somerville, MA 02145

Over a dozen City offices and programs occupy this building located just around the corner from Winter Hill CommunityMore School. They include:

-The Office of Sustainability and Environment

-The Somerville Arts Council

-Veterans' Services

-The Health Department and its divisions:

  • Office of Somerville Commissions (Women's, Multicultural, Human Rights, LGBT)
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Shape Up Somerville
  • SomerStreets Program
  • Somerville Cares About Prevention
  • Tobacco Control Program

-The Housing Division of the Mayor's Office of Strategic Planning & Community Development and its programs:

  • First-Time Homebuyer Opportunities
  • Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance
  • Heating System Replacement
  • Homeless Assistance
  • Housing Rehabilitation
  • Lead Hazard Abatement

 

Somerville City Hall
93 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

Head down Highland Ave. and you can't miss City Hall, which sits atop Central Hill next to Somerville High School.More Built in 1851 as the city's first high school, the building has housed city government since 1871. Today, the majority of City offices are still at City Hall. But in a city of over 74,000, one building can't hold them all. So another dozen City offices occupy City Hall Annex on Evergreen St., a handful are at the Department of Public Works building on Franey Road, and a few are at other locations in the city.

Offices located at City Hall include:

  • Mayor's Office
  • City Clerk
  • Election Department
  • Assessor's Office
  • Treasurer/Collector's Office
  • Auditing Division
  • Constituent Services
  • Mayor's Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (OSPCD)
  • Parks and Open Space
  • Planning and Zoning Division
  • Transportation and Infrastructure Division
  • Communications Office
  • Somerstat
  • Information Technology Department
  • City Solicitor's Office/The Law Office
  • Personnel Office
  • Purchasing Office
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