The Downtown Lynn Cultural District has so much to offer! Check out this fantastic video created with Lynn Community Television featuring just a few of the people and places that make living and working in the District so great. Check out our new video here!

Lynn Auditorium

From state of the art lighting and sound systems, to new curtains, seats, rigging, loading docks and lifts, the auditorium has jumped back onto the scene as the oldest yet newest premier entertainment venue on the North Shore.

Manning and Fraser Fields

Lynn's Fraser and Manning fields have rich histories and are the pride of Lynn Sports. Manning is a 4000 seat multi-use facility and Fraser at 4000 seats hosts Lynn's North Shore Navigators.

Downtown Lynn

Lynn, “where the city meets the sea” boasts a surging downtown. New zoning, restaurants, events, businesses and 300 new condo residents have brought life back into our culturally diverse downtown. Check it out!

Lynn Woods

Lynn Woods Reservation was founded in 1881. At 2,200 acres, it is one of the largest municipal forest parks in the nation and larger than Central Park in New York City!

Seaport Marina

Seaport Landing Marina is open for business. We offer year round and seasonal individual slip rentals for vessels of up to 65 feet. Convenient parking, a fuel dock, the Boston skyline are just some of the amenities. Check us out!.

High Rock Tower

High Rock is home to our new 12 inch Meade telescope with lenses powerful enough to view the rings of Saturn, Jupiter and her moons, galaxies, star clusters, nebula and many wonders of the night sky.


FY'14 CAPER Updates

The Department of Community Development is responsible for obtaining and administering federal and state funds for a wide array of development initiatives, community facility projects and public service activities. This involves:
-The design, construction and oversight of public infrastructure improvements
-The rehabilitation of both historic and non-historic buildings
-Renovation to recreational areas

DOWNLOAD FY'14 Approval Letter
(Acrobat PDF Format)
(Posted September 2014 | PDF Format)
(Posted September 2013 | PDF Format)
2014 Entitlement Presentation

The 2014 Entitlements Program presentation as presented by the City Mayor and the OCD.
DOWNLOAD: The 2014 Presentation

Final Downtown Traffic Study Posted

Through field inventories, signal reviews, and discussions with City officials, short-term and long-term opportunities to improve traffic flow and circulation have been identified. Access the full Traffic Circulation Study here

Citizen's Advisory Board

The Citizen's Advisory Board facilitates active participation by citizens throughout the City of Lynn. Visit our Citizen's Advisory webpage to read more about the Advisory Board, its services, responsibilities, meetings and more. For additional information on the CDBG program please contact our office

Did You Know...

Inventor of the Shoe-lasting Machine, Jan Matzeliger not only revolutionized the shoe industry but made Lynn, Massachusetts, the "shoe capital of the world.

Colonial Lynn was a major part of the regional shoe-making which started in 1635, and tannery industries of the early U.S. colonies, which reportedly includes the boots worn by Continental Army soldiers during the Revolutionary War. This historic theme is reflected in the city seal, which features a colonial boot.


City Features, Facts and Fun | Explore our arts and cultural district with changing exhibitions at the Lynn Museum, LynnArts and RAW Arts! Stop by the Farmers Market (in season) for locally grown produce and more!

Lynn Shore Drive History | The Metropolitan District Commission acquired private properties in the early 1900's in order to create the two abutting reservations along the present day Lynn Shore Drive. Many buildings, including Samuel Soule's 1855 Hotel Nahant, were removed in order to assure public access, protect important natural features and provide open space.


About Our Office

All about our office and responsibilities. Meet our staff and find contact information fast. VISIT THE ABOUT OUR OFFICE SECTION

Community Planning

What's happening in Community Planning throughout our city. VISIT THE COMMUNITY PLANNING SECTION

Economic Development

The latest in economic news, the waterfront project, commercial property for sale and more. VISIT THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SECTION

Block Grant Program

Our Action Plan, CAPER, Youth Assistance and the Citizen's Advisory Committee. VISIT THE BLOCK GRANT SECTION

Current Projects

Find details on citywide, mixed up and restoration projects happening in Lynn. VISIT THE CURRENT PROJECTS SECTION

Resource Center

Our Resource Center has up-to-date links to demographics, maps and more. VISIT THE RESOURCE CENTER


Downtown Cultural District


Lynn Featured On Cronicle!

A Fresh Look at an Old City takes a look at our city in several segments.