Community Development
Building Better Together

Community Development

To develop and implement community based strategies to enhance economic opportunity, build strong neighborhoods, protect Keene’s environment and natural resources and ensure a dynamic framework for quality growth and development while providing professional advice and technical expertise to promote and protect health, safety and the environment.

Location, Contact & Hours

City Hall, 4th Floor
3 Washington St.
Keene, NH 03431

P: (603)-352-5440
F: (603)-283-5654

8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday

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Why Choose Keene?

Everything you need is here in Keene.  This resource is provided for your redevelopment needs.  Learn about funding incentives, the development process, community profile...  Call Med if you have questions - (603) 757-1875, or email

Land Development Code - Building Better Together

Ordinances O-2020-10 & O-2020-11 related to the establishment of the Land Development Code and changes to Downtown Zoning Districts to City Council to begin the adoption process were introduced to City Council on October 15, 2020. For more info on these ordinances, and the schedule/process for adoption visit:  


  • The Public Workshop phase for these Ordinances concluded on February 8, 2021. More info on the public workshop is available at the Joint Committee webpage. 
  • An amended version of O-2020-10 & O-2020-11 will be submitted to City Council to set a Public Hearing date by the end of March or early April. A mailed notice of the City Council Public Hearing date and time will be sent all property owners in the City of Keene and posted in the local newspaper and on the City website.

Upcoming Dates of Interest: 

  • Feb. 22, 2021 at 6:30 pm - Planning Board Public Hearing on Articles 19, 20, and Sections 25.10 through 25.14 of the proposed Land Development Code (Click Here for Agenda)
  • March 17, 2021 at 4:30 pm - Historic District Commission Public Hearing on Article 21 and Section 25.15 of the proposed Land Development Code (Click here to access Historic District Commission webpage)
  • March 24, 2021 at 7:00 pm - Planning, Licenses and Development (PLD) Committee meeting to discuss Congregate Living and Social Services License and proposed changes to Chapter 46 of the City Code of Ordinances. (Click here to access PLD agendas)



The following link below will provide useful information on flood insurance, protecting your home from flood damage as well as how to find out if you're in the flood plain.  

Public Notices

The Joint Committee of the Planning Board and Planning Licenses and Development Committee meeting on Monday, March 8 has been cancelled. 


The Historic District Commission will be virtually meeting on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 4:30pm.  To access the meeting, visit or call (888) 47

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