Keene is updating its zoning & permitting processes to create a simpler & more efficient experience for all.

The City’s land use regulations have helped us grow to where we are today, and we’re streamlining them to ensure that we can continue to benefit from new economic opportunities while maintaining Keene’s unique character.



 New regulations will be easy to navigate & will include graphics to outline a clear process, from start to finish.


The updated structure will provide a set of clear procedures for development queries, & will create a more streamlined application process - eliminating the need to navigate multiple points of contact.


Although our regulations have worked in the past, they can be outdated & confusing.  This update will help guide us into the future, while protecting the crucial elements that make this a great place to live, work, & play.


Preliminary Draft

Land Development Code Released

On July 13, 2020, City staff released a preliminary draft of the Land Development Code for public review and comment.  This draft, as well as informational materials, such as a Change Summary that provides a high-level overview of the changes proposed to the City's existing land use regulations and a map tool to view proposed zoning changes, are available to view by clicking on the link below.




Documents & resources


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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