Planning Department Mission Statement

To provide professional advice and technical expertise to elected officials, appointed boards and commissions, city departments and citizens to assist in understanding and addressing key community issues and priorities.

To continue to focus on a long term commitment to economic vitality, environmental integrity, and development design quality through the highest quality master plans, plan implementation and development review.

To Encourage:

planning principals that promote rational, economical and environmentally efficient use of land, to allow Keene to grow in a manner consistent with the goals of the community.
protection of the natural environment and the City of Keene's critical and unique natural resources.
the utmost quality development and uses of the land through the application of conscientious regulations.
identification and protection of land to maintain open space and the natural beauty of the City of Keene's hillsides, trails, woodlands and scenic vistas.
both economic growth and the enhancement of Keene's quality of life; safe and efficient modes of transportation; and identification of land suitable for all types of housing for the City of Keene's residents.
To reflect the highest ethical and professional standards, and with enduring respect for our customers and the public trust.