While zoning may not seem like an interesting topic or one that might impact you directly, you may be surprised. 

Do you love the look and feel of Main Street?

Do you wish parts of downtown looked different?

Keene's downtown zoning update can play a role in addressing these questions.


Recognizing the importance of downtown to Keene and the  region, the City is working with the firm, Camiros, to update its downtown zoning regulations. This effort is the first of its kind for the City, as it has been over 50 years since Keene's zoning was examined comprehensively.

In April of 2019, Camiros released a “Technical Review and Approaches Report that reviews key observations, proposed concepts, and important questions for how Keene might update its downtown zoning.  This report reflects input received from the public and the Joint Committee of the Planning Board and PLD.


Draft Ordinance of Downtown Zoning Changes:

Upcoming Info Sessions:

  • Attend an info sessions on either Nov 19 or Nov 20 to review the proposed zoning changes and receive more info on the draft Ordinance. 

    • Each session is from 6:30 - 8:00 pm in Council Chambers (2nd Floor) of Keene City Hall. 


Tara Kessler, Senior Planner

Tel: (603) 352-5440

Community Development

Keene City Hall - 4th floor

3 Washington St

Keene, NH 03431


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